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Development of the Loan Market Association (LMA) documentationThe project to develop the LMA investment grade documents began in 1998 as a response to...
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9th Nov
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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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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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On an acquisition finance transaction, the borrowing group, in addition to the debt (whether loans or bonds) required to fund the transaction, will...
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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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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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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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A 10b-5 letter (also referred to as a 'disclosure letter') is a letter delivered to the underwriters by issuer's and underwriters' counsel in...
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Produced in partnership with Charles Farnsworth of Baker McKenzie and Adam Farlow of Baker McKenzie 12th Jan
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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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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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[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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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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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 12th Jan

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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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12th Apr
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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 12th Apr
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This Practice Note looks at the recommended form of single currency term facility agreement for pre-export finance transactions (the PXF Document)...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 12th Apr
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The popularity of financing business through the invoice discounting and factoring of receivables has grown significantly in the UK over the last 25...
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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper 12th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Norton Rose Fulbright 12th Apr
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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 12th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Tony Rice of HFW, Gudmund Bernitz of HFW and Aysha El-Kaddah of HFW 12th Apr
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Prepayment finance is an established structure used to provide finance directly to buyers of goods and commodities and indirectly to producers of...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 12th Apr
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STOP PRESS—Coronavirus (COVID-19) and registration of charges at Companies House: The content of this Practice Note is affected by the Companies etc...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 12th Apr
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Pre-export finance (PXF) is an established structure used to provide finance to producers of goods and commodities (see Practice Note: Pre-export...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 12th Apr
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Exporters who wish to take their goods or services to overseas markets will often face significant risks in their endeavours to generate new business....
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Produced in partnership with Dimitri Papaefstratiou, Joseph Lam and Wen Liu of DLA Piper (UK) LLP 12th Apr
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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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12th Apr
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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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12th Apr
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All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be bribes.Commissions may be facilitation payments,...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 9th Apr
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What is the FCPA and what does it prohibit?The Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted in 1977 and amended after complaints from industry...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Denmark; France; Germany; Greece; Hong...
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9th Apr
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Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Brazil; Chile; China; Colombia; Eurasia; European Union; India; Japan;...
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9th Apr
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This Practice Note comprises the guidance note to the FOB Free on board Incoterm in the Incoterms® 2020 rules, produced here with the permission of...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note comprises the guidance note to the CPT Carriage paid to Incoterm in the Incoterms® 2020 rules, produced here with the permission of...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note comprises the guidance note to the DAP Delivered at place Incoterm in the Incoterms® 2020 rules, produced here with the permission...
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8th Apr

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