Bond Documentation

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Course Overview:

The aim of Bond Documentation is to offer a practical understanding of international bond offerings and the mechanics of the documentation process in particular.

The course, although commercial, focuses primarily on English law, which is widely used for international offerings.

By attending this course, you will become familiar with the most important practical, legal and commercial aspects of international bond issues.

Course Highlights Include:

  • The key stages in the bond new issuance process from pre-launch to closing
  • How a Eurobond issue works and what documentation is required
  • Roles and responsibilities of the key participants
  • MTN programmes
  • Relevant regulatory aspects, including the Prospectus Directive
  • Selling restrictions
  • Listing considerations
  • The role and requirements of a trustee


We work with a series of expert instructors, please select the course location of interest to review the credentials of who will be delivering the programme.

Kate Pothlingham
Kate Craven started her career in the City at Mitsubishi Trust International in 1987, followed by Kidder, Peabody International. From 1993 until 2003 she worked for Merrill Lynch International where she was the Head of TMG.

Between 2003 and 2013 Kate worked for Barclays Capital as a Director in the Legal Department responsible for the team specialising in debt capital markets with a focus on Eurobonds and EMTN Programmes.

From 2001 until 2013, Kate was the Chair of the Legal & Documentation Committee of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), and in 2014, Kate was presented with an outstanding achievement award by IFLR in recognition of the huge contribution she had made to DCM documentation standards.



Central London Hotel Venue

All courses are held at four or five star venues in Central London, Zone 1. We strive to provide you with a training environment of the highest quality, to ensure that the whole learning experience exceeds your expectations.

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 Day 1

Overview of the international bond and debt market

  • Introduction to the markets and securities traded
  • Characteristics of the Eurobond market

The key participants and their roles and responsibilities

  • Issuer, Banks, Counsel, Auditors, Listing Agent, Fiscal Agent, Trustee, Clearing Systems

Listing on the irish stock exchange

  • Gerard Scully, Irish Stock Exchange

Offering structure, timetable and commercial considerations

  • Typical offering structures for Eurobonds e.g. Standalone v. Programme; Syndicated v. private placement
  • Timetable (and factors that may impact upon it)
  • Commercial considerations e.g. Retail v. Wholesale; Listing venue; Selling restrictions

Principal documentation


  • Terms and Conditions
  • Form of the bonds

Subscription Agreement

  • Underwriting risk
  • Force majeure
  • Conditions precedent

Agency Agreement/Trust Deed

The role of the trustee
By Stephen Norton, the Law Debenture Corporation Plc

  • Why choose the trustee option?
  • Role of Trustee – pre-closing and post closing


Day 2

Mtn programmes

  • Overview
  • Final Terms
  • Key Considerations

European regulatory framework

  • Prospectus Directive
  • Transparency Directive

Prospectus disclosure

  • Disclosure
  • Due diligence
  • Supplements

Syndicate processes

  • Roles and responsibilities of the banks
  • Pre-launch, book-building and launch
  • The pot system

Selling restrictions

  • EU considerations
  • US overview (Reg S; 144a; TEFRA C and D)

Signing & closing mechanics

  • Settlement process
  • Waiver of conditions precedent
  • Key considerations

Course summary and close

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