Secured Lending to Foreign Borrowers: UCC Perfection, Enforcement Risks, and Conflict-of-Laws Issues
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will analyze the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) provisions applicable to cross-border financing transactions and discuss some of the enforcement and conflict-of-laws challenges lenders and finance counsel should understand when structuring a secured transaction involving a foreign obligor or foreign collateral.
- Creating and perfecting a security interest under the UCC: applicability across borders generally
- UCC Section 9-307(b) and (e): general rules for determining the "location" of the obligor
- UCC Section 9-307(c): foreign obligors
- Application of UCC location rules in hypotheticals
- Enforcement risks and conflict-of-laws issues in cross-border transactions
The panel will review these and other essential questions:
- How is the "location" of a U.S. borrower generally determined for filing purposes under the UCC?
- How do the location and perfection, as well as priority rules, vary for foreign borrowers?
- Can UCC security interests be recognized or enforced in foreign jurisdictions? How should conflict-of-laws issues be addressed?
Matthew G. Bouslog
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Mr. Bouslog practices in the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. He... | Read More
Mr. Bouslog practices in the firm’s Business Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group. He specializes in representing companies in complex restructuring matters. Mr. Bouslog frequently represents debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in out-of-court and in-court restructurings, distressed acquisitions, and bankruptcy-related litigation. A significant number of Mr. Bouslog’s matters have involved cross-border issues. In addition to Mr. Bouslog’s restructuring expertise, he has represented lenders and borrowers in real estate and other finance transactions.Close
Edwin E. Smith
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius
Mr. Smith concentrates his practice in commercial law, debt financings, structured financings, workouts, bankruptcies,... | Read More
Mr. Smith concentrates his practice in commercial law, debt financings, structured financings, workouts, bankruptcies, and international transactions. He is particularly knowledgeable on commercial law and insolvency matters, both domestic and cross-border. His representations have included those in major bankruptcies including Lehman and the City of Detroit. Mr. Smith often advises financial institutions on documentation and risk management issues.Close
Steven O. Weise
Mr. Weise practices in all areas of commercial law and has extensive experience in financing, especially in those... | Read More
Mr. Weise practices in all areas of commercial law and has extensive experience in financing, especially in those secured by personal property, including structured financing. He is regarded as one of the foremost authorities on Article 9 of the UCC. He is a member of the Permanent Editorial Board for the UCC and a member of the American Law Institute’s UCC Article 9 Drafting Committee. Mr. Weise is also the past chair of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section Legal Opinions Committee.Close