Trained as a lawyer, the trainer has over 19 years experience in international banking and structured finance transactions, including real estate finance, loans, leverage finance, debt capital markets, securitisation, structured products, repos, derivatives and financial regulatory and compliance. She has been actively involved in the creation of innovative award winning structured transactions and negotiating complex financings.
She has advised global institutions such as Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs and spent many years practicing law at Allen & Overy LLP, Linklaters and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood in multiple jurisdictions including London, New York, Hong Kong, Singapore etc.
She holds a Law LL.B (Hons) degree from University College London and has worked in the Finance Know-how team at Clifford Chance. She is an author and now runs her own business advisory, training and legal consultancy
This Bond Documentation course provides an overview of debt securities and bond trading. It is relevant for in-house lawyers and private practice lawyers alike as well as bankers, bond traders involved in anything from the day to day business such as the usual plain vanilla bonds to the more complex heavily negotiated transactions involving structured securities or unusual assets. This course will also be relevant to the Operations and Documentation teams involved in bond transactions from time to time, structurers, compliance personnel as well as accountants who advise clients on bond trades.
The first part of this course sets the scene by giving an introduction to the international capital markets, the categories of securities and characteristics of plain vanilla bond securities. We then cover the 4 stages of a bond issue and look at stand-alone vs programme-based bond issues.
We go through the various aspects of due diligence that is required followed by a review of the bond documentation overview. In this part we cover the key parties and documents involved, the payment obligations and mechanics and the terms and conditions of the bonds. We discuss in detail the subscription agreement, the representations, warranties, covenants, conditions precedent and the key areas of negotiation. We discuss the events of default and the role of the trustee followed by legal opinions, ratings and the issues around the clearing and settlement of bonds.
Other Bonds courses that may be on interest,
|Restructuring High Yield Bonds||Restructuring high yield bonds pose a range of challenges not found in dealing with purely loan-driven structures; custody chains means that noteholders are more difficult (and take longer) to identify|
|Negotiating & Issuing High Yield Bonds||This programme is designed to provide participants with an in-depth guide to negotiating an appropriate covenant package for New York-style high yield bonds|