Structuring International Lending Transactions: Mitigating Legal, Economic, and Political Risks
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE video webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide finance counsel with the tools to structure around legal, political, and economic risks encountered in cross-border lending. The panel will discuss choice of law provisions, foreign guarantors, exit strategies if access to collateral is impaired, credit default swaps, and more.
- The rise of cross-border lending: current size and scope
- Legal, economic, and political risks of transacting business with foreign borrowers and collateral
- Measuring risk: sovereign ratings, other
- Structural solutions
- Choice of law
- U.S. or other low-risk borrower and guarantor
- Exit strategies for overseas collateral
- Credit default swaps and other "insurance"
- Partnering with government lenders
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What are some of the legal and enforcement risks in cross-border financing?
- How might a lender gauge the political and economic climate in a particular country?
- What factors should be considered in drafting a choice of law provision?
- How should the financing be structured to allow for enforcement in the U.S. or other low-risk jurisdictions?
- What are some exit strategies counsel might include in loan documents where enforcement against foreign collateral is uncertain?
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Sullivan & Worcester
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Ettore A. Santucci
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Sylvia Fung Chin
Partner Of Counsel
White & Case
Ms. Chin is a senior lawyer in corporate and commercial financing, with an emphasis on asset-based financing... | Read More
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