Law Blogs Review #1:  21 October 2011

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By Lucy Chambers, Emily Renouf The purpose of this briefing is to highlight the principal requirements and key issues to be considered when considering listing high yield bonds on The International Stock Exchange (TISE or the Exchange) under The International Stock Exchange Authority Limited’s (TISEA or the Authority) listing rules (the Listing Rules). TISE offers: […]

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By James Heinicke, David Nelson, Fabien Debroise In this chapter we have tried to set out some of the key issues that a lender and its counsel need to consider when entering into a typical subscription (or capital call) finance transaction. We have looked at these issues from the perspective of a lender and as […]

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