Banking and finance transactions

Banking and finance transactions guidance:

Why are lenders concerned about environmental risk? The ever growing number of environmental laws has affected the way that lenders perceive environmental risk and has...

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Lenders' risk exposure Lenders are increasingly concerned with environmental risk in their day to day secured lending businesses. All major UK banks now have to make, to...

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The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC Scheme) was a mandatory emissions trading scheme in the UK that aims to cut carbon dioxide emissions and improve energy efficiency...

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Produced in partnership with DLA Piper UK LLP [These clauses are intended for insertion in a Facility Agreement relating to the operation of a business, which involves...

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Date [______________________________20[insert]] Parties 1 [Consultant] (incorporated and registered in England and Wales under company registration number [insert...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020), the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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Effects of flooding on underlying assets Flooding can give rise to a number of issues in the context of a banking or finance transaction. This Practice Note highlights...

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In response to the Paris Agreement, governments and intra-governmental organisations launched a number of measures to promote sustainable finance. To date, these have...

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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 treated by the EU as a...

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What are green loans? This Practice Note considers the green loan market, focusing on the Green Loan Principles (GLP), published by the Loan Market Association (LMA) and...

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Land contamination liabilities The main types of liabilities associated with land contamination and water pollution are summarised in Table A. Table A—Summary of main...

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Companies operating in the UK may be required to report on environmental matters in accordance with: • the Companies Act 2006 (CA 2006) • accounting standards, and •...

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Legal framework Money laundering is the conversion of illegally obtained money into legitimate currency or other assets. The anti-money laundering (AML) regime in the UK...

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This Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year] Parties 1 [insert name of party], a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under...

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Key terms The terms ‘responsible business, ‘corporate responsibility’ (CR) or ‘corporate social responsibility’ (CSR), and ‘environmental social governance’ (ESG) are...

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Following the first Green Loan Principles and in light of the increasing popularity and borrower diversity in the green loan market, the first ever Sustainability-Linked...

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2020 News DateNews story 17 July 2020New rules adopted by the European Commission for EU Climate Benchmarks—LNB News 17/07/2020 85 16 July 2020Paper promotes role of...

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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 treated by the EU as a...

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The Equator Principles (EPs) are a risk management framework for determining, assessing and managing environmental and social risk in project financings. Introduced by...

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Key drivers for voluntary environmental reporting A company may choose to report on environmental matters: • to gain a better understanding of its exposure to...

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Brexit impact As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...

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