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By Alistair Russell, Richard Munden, Ardil Salem Although the fund finance market has historically been, and continues to be, a particularly low-risk one for lenders, recent events have led some to consider a rather rare and unlikely scenario: what if a fund simply releases or waives the commitments of its investors without lender consent? A credit agreement will […]

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Blackstone Chambers senior clerk Martin Smith resigned dramatically on Friday (23 November). Smith, who became senior clerk in 1990, departed so unexpectedly that there was mass shock and bewilderment at the bar. Blackstone’s spokeswoman said Smith’s reasons for resigning were confidential. “It’s a matter between Martin and chambers,” she said. The news comes as The […]

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