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Carolyn Pepper
Partner
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Diane Roberts
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Elizabeth Tabas Carson
Partner
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Erika Kolb
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Jonathan Andrews
Solicitor
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Leon Stephenson
Partner
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Mark Pring
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Nathan Menon
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Patrick Kratzenstein
Associate
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Robert Scheininger
Partner
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Thomas Morgan
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Tim Dolan
Partner
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Will Sutton
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Contributions by Reed Smith

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New York—cross border banking and finance guide
New York—cross border banking and finance guide
Practice notes

This cross border Banking & Finance guide provides a summary of the key issues for lenders providing commercial loan facilities in New York including loan markets and recent developments, lending, security and guarantees, enforcement, intercreditor issues and governing law and disputes

Contributions by Reed Smith Experts

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Bonds issued by charities, housing associations and universities
Bonds issued by charities, housing associations and universities
Practice notes

This Practice Note details certain aspects of capital markets transactions in the charity, social housing and education (university) sectors. In addition, examples of such transactions and potential issues to be aware of are highlighted. The Practice Note sets out what social impact bonds (SIBs) and development impact bonds (DIBs) are and how these operate. It also describes key parties to the transactions and key documents used in transactions when issuing SIBs or DIBs.

Brussels I (recast)—dealing with insurance matters
Brussels I (recast)—dealing with insurance matters
Practice notes

This Practice Note deals specifically with the reforms in Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, Brussels I (recast) as they relate to insurance matters. These are set out in the regulation at Chapter II, Section 3 in Articles 8–14. The Practice Note considers general rule that a defendant should be sued in the country in which they are domiciled and exemptions to that general rule when dealing with an insured who is regarded as the weaker party—the position where parties are on an equal footing is explored. Additional protection where there might otherwise be tacit prorogation of jurisdiction is considered as is impact of an agreed jurisdiction clause in an insurance dispute.

FCA and PRA enforcement essentials—preventing a referral to enforcement
FCA and PRA enforcement essentials—preventing a referral to enforcement
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers how firms can prevent a potential regulatory breach from escalating to a serious issue subject to FCA and/or PRA enforcement. It considers the risks for firms and senior managers of not notifying or reporting a breach to the regulator. It sets out the practical considerations for firms on discovering a breach, including: planning and strategy in relation to internal investigations; dealing with individual misconduct; securing evidence; the role of senior managers when a breach occurs; notifications to the market under LR 9.2; informing other parties of a breach such as insurers and auditors; publicity and public relations (PR) strategy; and further consequences of breaches such as civil proceedings and interest from other regulators.

Introduction to fund finance—capital call facilities
Introduction to fund finance—capital call facilities
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the main terms of capital call facilities, including typical representations, covenants and events of default, the nature of the due diligence a lender will undertake and what constitutes a typical security package.

Regulating online content
Regulating online content
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the complex and wide ranging regulatory landscape relating to illegal, inciteful and illicit online content. It covers existing legislation and regulations, and voluntary initiatives relating to the regulation of online content, as well as emerging regulation, including the Online Safety Bill (and the Online Harms regime), disinformation and fake news, and the EU regulation on addressing the dissemination of terrorist content online.

Retained Rome I—insurance contracts (art 7)
Retained Rome I—insurance contracts (art 7)
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the insurance contract provisions in Retained Regulation (EC) 593/2008, Rome I. Definitions are provided and the different provisions for large and non-large risk contracts are explained in terms of choosing the applicable law, failure to choose and escape routes. Insurance cover obligations are explained as is how to determine where the risk is situated. Provisions for reinsurance contracts are briefly considered. Finally, whether Retained Rome I or Retained Rome II apply when dealing with vehicle accidents or third party rights against insurers is explored.

Rome I—insurance contracts (Art 7)
Rome I—insurance contracts (Art 7)
Practice notes

This Practice Note looks at the insurance contract provisions in Regulation (EC) 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I). Definitions are provided and the different provisions for large and non-large risk contracts are explained in terms of choosing the applicable law, failure to choose, escape routes and EU Member State derogation. Insurance cover obligations are explained as is how to determine where the risk is situated. Provisions for reinsurance contracts are briefly considered. Finally, whether Regulation (EC) 593/2008, Rome I or Regulation (EC) 864/2007, Rome II applies when dealing with vehicle accidents or third party rights against insurers is explored.

Use of information in the secondary debt market for loan trading
Use of information in the secondary debt market for loan trading
Practice notes

This Practice Note considers how the possession of information (particularly confidential and material non-public information) impacts on the secondary loan market. In particular, it considers whether loan trading is a regulated activity, the use of information barriers and ‘Big Boy’ letters in the secondary loan market and the relevant market guidelines issued by the LMA and other trade associations in relation to the handling of sensitive information by participants in the secondary loan market

Other Work
Pre-trade due diligence checklist for par trades (bank debt/claims) under Loan Market Association (LMA) documentation
Pre-trade due diligence checklist for par trades (bank debt/claims) under Loan Market Association (LMA) documentation

This Checklist identifies the key factors that you should consider when advising a prospective party in relation to a trade using secondary debt trade documentation (par) published by the LMA. This list is not exhaustive. In particular commercial due diligence covering the financial condition of the obligors, industry and other matters would be conducted pre-trade but are beyond the scope of this checklist. Additionally, certain terms of trade are credit-specific, and can only be referenced generally. In this Checklist, we assume that the debt in question is performing and that the obligors are not in any form of restructuring or insolvency/bankruptcy.

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