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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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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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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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This Practice Note considers:•the purpose of events of default included in facility agreements•common events of default relating to borrowers and...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 12th Jan
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Summary of advantages and disadvantages of the floating chargeThis Practice Note discusses the advantages and disadvantages of taking a floating as...
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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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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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9th Nov

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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 19th 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 Sullivan 14th Apr
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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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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): For information on the implications of coronavirus on trade and commodity finance transactions, see Practice Note: Coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 8th Apr
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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 8th Apr
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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 8th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): For information on the implications of coronavirus on trade and commodity finance transactions, see Practice Note: Coronavirus...
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Produced in partnership with Sullivan 8th Apr
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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 19th Mar
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What is prepayment finance?Buyers frequently provide finance facilities to commodity producers by way of paying in advance for goods and...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 26th Feb
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What is pre-export finance (PXF)?PXF is an established structure used to provide finance to producers of goods and commodities. It is a type of trade...
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Produced in partnership with Dentons 26th Feb
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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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26th Feb
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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 26th Feb
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Factoring is a type of receivables financing whereby a company, sole trader or partnership, known as the client, sells (ie assigns) its book debts (or...
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