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How is a mortgage created?A mortgage is one of the four types of security recognised under English law and described in Types of security.This...
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Transferring a loan by sub-participationSub-participation is a means by which a lender can transfer its risk in a loan to another lender. For an...
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Synthetic securitisationsWhat is a securitisation?Securitisation is a technique used to finance the ownership or sale of types of assets that would...
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Bilateral, syndicated and club arrangementsOne of the features used to categorise loans is the number of lenders involved. A loan involving one lender...
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Crystallisation of floating chargesThe key feature of a floating charge is that, until it crystallises, the chargor is entitled to deal with the...
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Borrowing base facilities—structure, key terms and risksWhat is a borrowing base facility?Borrowing base facilities ('BB Facilities') are a type of...
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Direct agreements in project finance transactionsWhat is a direct agreement?Direct agreements are very common in project finance transactions. A...
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USA—Understanding the registration and reporting requirements for foreign private issuersCertain foreign companies that issue securities, or desire a...
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Produced in partnership with Jonathan Guest of McCarter & English LLP 31st Jul
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Dodd-Frank tracker—key legislation for Financial Services [Archived]STOP PRESS: The Financial Choice Act, which was passed in US House of...
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USA—financial services regulation essentialsIntroduction to US financial services regulationThe financial services industry in the US is heavily...
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31st Jul
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USA—Introduction to state securities (blue sky) lawsState securities regulatorsApart from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which is an...
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USA—The US regulatorsSecurities and Exchange Commission (SEC)What is the SEC?The SEC was created under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. This...
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31st Jul
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Produced in partnership with Dwight C. Smith of Covington & Burling LLP 31st Jul
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Rule 144A and Regulation S requirementsThis Practice Note provides an overview of Rule 144A and REgulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as...
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Produced in partnership with Lloyd Harmetz of Morrison & Foerster LLP 30th Jul
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Offering memorandum drafting for a Rule 144A/Regulation S securities offeringIn an offering under Rule 144A (17 CFR 230.144A) or Regulation S...
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Produced in partnership with Lloyd Harmetz of Morrison & Foerster LLP 30th Jul
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US regulation of debt capital markets—one minute guideIntroductionThe US provisions which are most relevant to international issues of debt securities...
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30th Jul
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Produced in partnership with Charles Farnsworth of Baker McKenzie and Adam Farlow of Baker McKenzie 30th Jul
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Due diligence in a Rule 144A/Regulation S offeringRule 144A (17 CFR 230.144A) securities are purchased only by qualified institutional buyers (QIBs),...
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Produced in partnership with Lloyd Harmetz of Morrison & Foerster LLP 30th Jul
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Parties involved in a Rule 144A/Regulation S debt offeringThis Practice Note discusses the parties in a Rule 144A (17 CFR 230.144A)/Regulation S debt...
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