This three-day intensive course will cover all aspects of a loan transaction, concentrating particularly on the agreement itself and on the legal implications of a properly drafted and incorrectly drafted document.
You will be taken step-by-step through the process of documenting a loan, from the early stages of pre-contractual issues, letters of commitment and written offers, through to administrative provisions, representations, covenants, defaults, transfer provisions, guarantees and the eventuality of insolvency.
How this course will help you
Be guided through the essential elements of various loan transactions
Learn how to negotiate representations, covenants and events of default from both a lender's and borrower's perspective
Gain a thorough understanding of the real value of security
Recognise pre-contractual issues and the legal nature of a letter of commitment
Improve your knowledge of interbank markets and basic administrative provisions
Become familiar with the standard 'boilerplate' provisions
Understand the concept of due diligence
Be able to deal with the transfer of loan obligations
- Master common banking expressions
Who should attend
In-house lawyers in financial institutions
Bankers concerned with the negotiation of loans
Bank executives involved in the documentation of loans
Lawyers in private practice who advise clients on loan agreements
- Corporate counsel
- The most common structures of loan transactions
Single banks and syndicated loans
Term loans and revolving credit facilities
Single currency and multi-currency facilities
Loan and guarantee facilities
Secured and unsecured facilities
What issues should it address?
How much detail should it contain?
Is it intended to create a binding legal commitment?
Workshop: Libor Funding and Broken Funding Costs
This session will involve consideration of how the Eurocurrency interbank markets work and the consequences in the documentation in terms of:
Here we will look at withholding tax, double taxation treaties, and the consequences for the loan documentation.
Overview and Administrative Provisions
This session will involve an overview of the loan agreement and how it is structured to protect the lender, and an examination of the "mechanical" provisions of a typical loan agreement, such as the payments clause and the procedures to be followed on drawdown.
Repayment and prepayment
- Delegates will consider the purpose of the representations. Typical representations will be considered, including common comments from either side.
As homework, participants will consider whether certain activities are prohibited by the loan documentation; and if so; which provisions are relevant.
We will review the homework, the impact of repeating representations, and the interrelations between different parts of the document, both in a term loan and in a revolving credit.
Covenants and Events of Default
Typical covenants and events of default will be discussed, including:
Material adverse change
Glossary of Terms
'Boilerplate' Provisions and Loan Transfers
Pro-rata sharing clause
- Calculate the likely recoveries of different classes of creditors in a winding up.
Review of Homework Exercise
Security and Quasi Security
Different types of security will be considered, including:
We will also consider the different insolvency regimes in the UK and the circumstances in which security may be set aside (or enforcement restricted) under English law.
The Course Director is an English solicitor with over 20 years experience in international banking transactions, including syndicated loans, subordinated debt, structured finance and tax driven transactions.
She was a partner in the banking department at Norton Rose for 8 years and was responsible for training for 2 years. She was head of professional development at Herbert Smith. She has been highly recommended as one of the leading experts in her field by Legal 500 and by Chambers. She is the author of International Loan Documentation and is a highly sought after trainer.
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Hotel in Central London, London, United Kingdom
Venue and Accommodation Information
All Euromoney Legal Training events are held at four or five star venues in Central London, Zone 1. We strive to provide you with a training environment of the highest quality, to ensure that the whole learning experience exceeds you expectations.
We have selected several venues across Central London, that we are confident meet our strict criteria for quality, service and professionalism. Each venue also offers accommodation for Euromoney Delegates at discounted professional rates.
Your training venue will be confirmed by one of our course administrators approximately 3-4 weeks before the course start date. Euromoney Legal Training can however recommend the following venues:
The Rembrandt, Knightsbridge
The Rembrandt is a spectacular hotel with the timeless ornate architecture and traditional qualities of an Edwardian building. Located in the exclusive area of Knightsbridge, the hotel was originally built as apartments for Harrods, as such all rooms have an individual shape, giving them each their own special feel. Each of the training rooms have natural daylight and a private lobby area.
For more information visit http://www.sarova.com/rembrandt or call +44 (0)20 7589 8100
The four-star deluxe Millennium Hotel London Knightsbridge is situated in the heart of one of the best shopping areas of London. Of all the hotels in Knightsbridge, this Millennium Hotel is amongst one of the most contemporary and stylish Knightsbridge hotels in the area. This Knightsbridge hotel has excellent transport links - only a short walk from Knightsbridge underground station on the Piccadilly line and just 40 minutes from London Heathrow Airport via the underground.
For more information visit www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/millenniumknightsbridge or call +44 (0)20 7235 4377
Crowne Plaza, Kensington
The stylish Crowne Plaza London-Kensington hotel is a short walk from Victorian shopping, royal parks and London's epic museums. All the training rooms are fed with natural daylight with lunch or coffee breaks taking place on their attractive garden terrace.
For more information visit http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/london/lonke/hoteldetail or call +44 (0)20 7373 2222
London Marriott Hotel, Kensington
Located close to Central London in the heart of Kensington, the London Marriott Kensington is perfectly situated for the best shopping and tourist attractions.
For more information visit http://www.marriott.co.uk/hotels/travel/lonlm-london-marriott-hotel-kensington
The Regency Hotel, Kensington
The hotel is conveniently located for all major transport links, such as Londons Heathrow, Gatwick and Stanstead airports, all major London train stations, and is a short walk from the nearest tube station (South Kensington, Piccadilly Line).
For more information visit www.londonregency.com or call +44 (0) 207 373 7878
Radisson Edwardian, Central London
The Radisson Edwardian offers a wide range of venues and accommodation across Central London, including such famous London areas as Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Mayfair. Each location offers 4-star accommodation and training facilities.
For more information visit www.radissonedwardian.com or call +44 (0)800 37 44 11
Euromoney Legal Training has also appointed approved and independent booking agencies to help you find the best location for you to stay during your time in London:
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Euromoney Legal Training strongly recommends that you do not book your accommodation until you have received full course confirmation.
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