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Given the cross-border nature of many banking transactions, it is common for the principal legal advisors for lenders and borrowers to need to...
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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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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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Sub-participation is a means by which a lender can transfer its risk 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 12th Jan
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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 discusses Term Loan B (TLB) facilities which frequently appear as a tranche of senior facilities in syndicated loans in leveraged...
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Produced in partnership with Carlo de Vito Piscicelli of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton 12th Jan
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IntroductionShari'ah (also Sharia, Shariah or Shari’a) (literally, in Arabic, 'the path towards the watering place') or Islamic law is the legal...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note examines:•why negative pledge clauses are used in commercial transactions •the consequences of breaching negative pledge...
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9th Nov

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Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation 2021Jurisdictions coveredThe following jurisdictions are covered in this report:Australia;...
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Trade sanctions—an introductionWhat are trade sanctions?The UK uses sanctions to fulfil a range of purposes, including supporting foreign policy and...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Tauwhare MVO MIExCP 15th May
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The Bribery Act 2010—an introductory guideThe Bribery Act 2010 (BA 2010) was passed to ensure the UK’s compliance with the Organisation for Economic...
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Produced in partnership with Joanne Kane of Carmelite Chambers 15th May
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The UK sanctions framework under SAMLA 2018 This Practice Note explains the UK financial sanctions and trade sanctions regime under the Sanctions and...
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Produced in partnership with John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 15th May
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Agents and other intermediariesAn agent is a person who performs services for or on behalf of a commercial organisation. The use of agents will...
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Produced in partnership with Joanna Dimmock of White & Case 15th May
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Sanctions regimes made under SAMLA 2018—trackerThe Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018 (SAMLA 2018) was implemented to ensure the UK has a...
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15th May
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International sanctions—an introductionWhat are sanctions?Sanctions are non-permanent restrictions or prohibitions imposed by governments that...
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Produced in partnership with Roger Matthews of Dentons and John Binns of BCL Solicitors LLP 15th May
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FCPA—who it applies to and what it prohibits (US)What is the FCPA and what does it prohibit?The Foreign and Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) was enacted...
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15th May
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When can a commission be a bribe?All commissions constitute the giving of a financial advantage, although they will not necessarily be...
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Produced in partnership with Richard Furlong of Carmelite Chambers 15th May
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The effect of sanctions on loan agreementsThis Practice Note looks at:•issues that sanctions can pose on lending transactions•the key provisions of...
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15th May
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The EU and US Sanctions RegimesThis Practice Note considers:•EU sanctions•sanctions in the US, and•the similarities and differences between the EU and...
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15th May
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Understanding the sanctions regime post–Brexit—a guide for businessesThis Practice Note is intended for commercial organisations in the UK. It...
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11th May
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Sanctions are restrictions on financial, economic and trade dealings with certain countries, legal and natural persons and organisations and are...
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Produced in partnership with Eve Giles of Allen & Overy LLP, Diana Czugler of Allen & Overy LLP and Hannah Pye of Allen & Overy LLP 4th May

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