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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to intercreditor agreements and their key provisions. This Practice Note:•explains the purpose of having...
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9th Nov
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What are incremental facilities?An incremental facility is feature included in a credit agreement where, subject to meeting certain pre-agreed...
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Produced in partnership with Osborne Clarke 9th Nov
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There are four main types of security available under English law: •mortgage•charge•pledge, and•lienThis Practice Note explains:•the nature of a...
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9th Nov
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The vast majority of derivative transactions are documented by standard documentation developed and published by the International Swaps and...
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9th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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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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The key feature of a floating charge is that, until it crystallises, the chargor is entitled to deal with the charged assets in the normal course of...
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9th Nov
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In many commercial finance transactions, lenders expect to be given some form of credit support to increase their confidence in being able to recover...
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9th Nov
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What are they?A bridge to bond facility is a type of acquisition financing where the buyer requires the certainty of a fully committed financing...
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Produced in partnership with Cleary Gottlieb and Ian Chin of Morrison & Foerster 9th Nov
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There are times when a lender might want to get back some of the money it has lent to a borrower before the borrower is due to repay it.If the...
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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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[insert date]To:[insert full name and address of lender]Dear [insert full name of lender]I am a director of [insert full name of borrower] (the...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains information on subjects potentially impacted by the government and regulators' responses to the...
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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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Form of promissory notes and bills of exchangeA bill of exchange is a paper instrument that is used to transfer money from one person to another...
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Produced in partnership with Ed Bellamy, Marta Bishop and Jad Hussain of Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP 25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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Produced in partnership with Tony Rice of HFW, Gudmund Bernitz of HFW and Aysha El-Kaddah of HFW 25th Nov
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Note that pursuant to the Taking Control of Goods and Certification of Enforcement Agents (Amendment) (Coronavirus)...
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper (UK) LLP 25th Nov
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Borrowing base facilities ('BB Facilities') are secured on the assets forming the borrowing base, which consist of:•goods in storage or in...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons UK and Middle East LLP 25th Nov
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A borrowing base facility ('BB Facility') is a working capital line designed to provide short term liquidity by way of advances or the issue of trade...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons UK and Middle East LLP 25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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25th Nov
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The Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) is the UK's official export credit agency. It operates under the name UK Export Finance.Its purpose is...
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25th Nov
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Commercial letters of credit (also known as traditional letters of credit or L/Cs) are used in relation to the movement of goods in the context of...
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25th Nov
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Standby letters of credit are a type of letter of credit.The common feature of all letters of credit is an undertaking by a bank to pay the...
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25th Nov
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The Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) is the UK's official export credit agency. It operates under the name UK Export Finance.Its purpose is...
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25th 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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25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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Produced in partnership with Dimitri Papaefstratiou, Joseph Lam and Wen Liu of DLA Piper (UK) LLP 25th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the key issues relevant to trade and commodity finance during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.For information on the...
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25th Nov
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Bills of exchange are negotiable instruments that represent an unconditional promise by one party to pay another party, in accordance with the terms...
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Produced in partnership with Ed Bellamy, Marta Bishop and Jad Hussain of Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP 25th Nov
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A promissory note is a type of bill of exchange (for more information, see Practice Note: Bills of exchange—structure and parties) and accordingly...
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Produced in partnership with Ed Bellamy, Marta Bishop and Jad Hussain of Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP 25th Nov
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Projects are typically financed on a limited recourse basis through one or more sources, including:•government contributions•senior debt provided by...
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Produced in partnership with Dimitri Papaefstratiou, Joseph Lam and Wen Liu of DLA Piper (UK) LLP 25th Nov
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Commodity repurchases (repos) are a common alternative method of financing. There are a number of advantages for both the financier and a commercial...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 25th Nov
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What are Incoterms and what is their origin?Incoterms—an abbreviation of 'International Commercial Terms'—are a set of globally recognised terms and...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 25th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID 19): HM Treasury announced on 13 May 2020 that businesses with supply chains which rely on trade credit insurance and who are...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 25th Nov
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BREXIT: As of 31 January 2020, the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but has entered an implementation period during which it continues to be...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 25th Nov

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