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30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast outlines the purpose of both syndicated loans and parallel debt. It describes what a trust structure is, the ‘agency’ concept and the role of a security agent or a trustee in the administration of a syndicated loan. It examines the cross-border security implications of syndicated loans and parallel debt and provides some advice and tips for practitioners advising clients undergoing debt restructurings.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what a syndicated loan is;
  • Have considered the purpose of a syndicated facility;
  • Be aware of the practical advantages and disadvantages of a trust structure;
  • Understand the ‘agency’ concept;
  • Have analysed what can be done structurally to mitigate the problems that arise with trust structures;
  • Understand what a parallel debt structure is and how it functions;
  • Be aware of the problems of validity and uncertainty associated with the parallel debt provision.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
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In this podcast Tomas Gardfors from Norton Rose discusses syndicated loans and the functioning of the parallel debt provision.


Date Recorded: 31st October 2012

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