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What is a direct agreement?Direct agreements are very common in project finance transactions. A direct agreement is an agreement which gives the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note explains the features of three common types of loan facility:•overdrafts•term loans, and•revolving credit facilities (RCFs)It also...
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9th Nov
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Assignments by way of security can take different forms and it is important to understand how they are created and their effect. Security over choses...
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9th Nov
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What is a 'capital call facility'?A capital call facility is a form of finance provided by a lender to a fund and typically secured against investors’...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Olds of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton 12th Jan
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Subordination is a way of changing the priority of claims against a debtor so that one creditor or group of creditors (the junior creditor(s)) agree...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The ICC has issued a guidance paper on the impact of COVID-19 on trade finance transactions issued subject to ICC rules. For...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note lists hot topics (with links to the appropriate materials) that may be of interest to Banking & Finance lawyers. It is updated...
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Assignment is a means by which a lender can transfer its interest in a loan to another lender.For an overview of the reasons why a lender might...
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9th Nov
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Novation is a means by which a lender can transfer its interest in a loan to another lender.This Practice Note looks at what is meant by novation...
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9th Nov
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In summary, a market disruption clause sets out how interest is calculated for a loan if a lender’s cost of funding the loan is in excess of London...
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9th Nov
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The majority of secondary debt trades are conducted by telephone or by email. Following the trade call or email exchange, the parties will document...
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9th Nov
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Legal opinions are one of the key documentary conditions precedent in loan transactions. The legal opinion is a letter which sets out opinions as to...
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9th Nov
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What is a borrowing base facility?Borrowing base facilities ('BB Facilities') are a type of trade finance. They are working capital credit facilities...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons UK and Middle East LLP 12th Jan
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This Practice Note considers the main terms included in standard form shipbuilding contracts. In particular, it looks at:•standard forms of the...
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9th Nov
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Documents for a typical project finance transaction can be split into three broad categories:•finance documents—the finance documents govern the debt...
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9th Nov
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Shares are commonly offered as security for a loan in commercial lending transactions.Practice Note: Taking security over shares explains how to take...
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This Practice Note provides:•information on the background to the transition away from London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) and other Interbank...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note provides focused information on legislative solutions put forward in the US, UK and EU for addressing the issue of tough legacy...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note:•explains what LIBOR is•provides a brief summary of the developments affecting LIBOR over the last few years and the proposed...
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8th Apr
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In summary, a market disruption clause sets out how interest is calculated for a loan if a lender’s cost of funding the loan is in excess of London...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the Loan Market Association (LMA)’s approach to the calculation of interest in its (LIBOR based) facility documentation....
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note aims to assist practitioners with understanding the key issues to be aware of when drafting or amending a facility agreement to be...
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8th Apr
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STOP PRESS: LIBOR is being phased out and replaced with risk-free rates such as SONIA and SOFR. This Practice Note is being reviewed in light of the...
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8th Apr
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On 23 October 2020, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published two important documents that give swap and other market...
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Produced in partnership with Carolyn Jackson and Guy Dempsey of Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP 8th Apr
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This Practice Note compares the conventions used in the loan and swap markets for sterling, US dollar, Euro and Swiss franc interest rate benchmarks...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note provides a starting point to assist firms with planning and implementing a London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR) transition...
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Produced in partnership with Becky Critchley of Latham & Watkins and Anna Lewis-Martinez of Latham & Watkins 8th Apr
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This Practice Note is intended as an introductory guide to LIBOR transition. It aims to answer some of the most frequently asked questions on LIBOR...
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8th Apr
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What is the background to benchmark reform?Proposals for benchmark reform in the UK, European Union (EU) and elsewhere were triggered by the LIBOR...
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8th Apr
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We are constantly reviewing and adding to our content as a result of market practice and customer feedback. We do not have any content on the impact...
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8th Apr
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IntroductionPrior to September 2008, numerous small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) entered into interest rate hedging products (IRHPs) to support...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Shankland and Sarah Lainchbury of Sidley Austin LLP 8th Apr
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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8th Apr
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This Quick Look Brexit Financial Services Legislation Status Guide provides high level information on the status of Regulation (EU) 2016/1011 (OJ L...
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8th Apr
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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8th Apr
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Background to the regulated activities relating to benchmarksThe London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) is a global benchmark for short term interest...
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8th Apr
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This quick guide details UK legislation and retained EU legislation that has been amended and/or revoked by the Benchmarks (Amendment and Transitional...
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8th Apr
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BREXIT: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 (‘IP completion day’) marked the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the...
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8th Apr

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