Summer School of International Financial Law

10 days 14-25 Aug 2017, Oxford United Kingdom £8,500.00 + VAT* Download brochure Add to basket

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Please note, this is a residential course. The above price includes the accommodation as well (check in on 13 Aug and check out 26 Aug)

Euromoney Learning Solutions' Summer School has developed an enviable reputation as the premier international financial law event on the training calendar. This residential school offers an unequalled opportunity for lawyers from around the world to learn the principles and practice of international financial law from expert practitioners. Over two weeks, the Summer School will cover a substantial range of topics.

Moreover, the Summer School has a strong practical orientation; it provides guidance and advice on how to identify, approach and solve the legal problems posed by international financial transactions. Case studies and workshops provide opportunities for participants to study actual transactions and become involved in documentation and negotiation exercises. Prior to the course, participants will receive a study pack which will provide a solid basis of knowledge for the subjects studied. During the course, participants will receive a set of notes,sample clauses, extracts from relevant laws or regulations and materials for case studies and workshops.

Why you should attend

A team of expert consultants and practitioners will offer their advice throughout the ten days. Through the means of lectures, interactive exercises and case studies you will be given an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from their practical experience. You will leave us confident in the knowledge that you are better equipped to deal with the daily demands you face in the workplace.

To find out more about the City of Oxford and St Catherines College, see Visit Oxford


ISDA is a registered trade mark of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.Euromoney Legal Training and this course are neither endorsed by, nor affiliated with, ISDA.®

Who should attend

  • In-house lawyers in banks and financial institutions
  • Government and international organisations involved in international financing operations
  • Lawyers in multi-national corporations dealing with international financial transactions
  • Lawyers in practice who advise clients on international financial transactions
  • Banking executives who are closely involved in legal issues of international financial transactions
  • Instructors

    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.


    Day 1
    14th August
    Sue Wright
    International Lending

    Sue Wright is a solicitor with over 18 years experience in international banking transactions, including syndicated loans, subordinated debt, structured finance and tax driven transactions. Her experience also includes advising institutions on structuring cross-border transactions, including corporate structures, analysis of implications of local laws, tax implications and potential environmental liability. Sue was a partner in the banking department at Norton Rose for 8 years and was responsible for training assistants at Norton Rose for 2 years.
    Sue has been highly recommended as one of the leading experts in her field by the Legal 500 and by Chambers. She was head of professional development at Herbert Smith and is now running an independent training consultancy, specializing in international banking.
    Sue has been a trainer for Euromoney Legal Training for 15 years. She has also spent 8 years as consultant course director on both open and in-house courses which run throughout the world.

    Day 2 - 15th August
    Daphne Perry
    English Law & Contracts for International Lawyers

    Daphne Perry practised for 12 years as a barrister specialising in general commercial litigation until 1997, when Chambers & Partners ranked her in the top 11 juniors for commercial work in London. She then supported litigators at Denton Wilde Sapte for another 12 years with training, current awareness, know-how and precedents.

    Experienced in plain language legal drafting and editing, she is quoted in the Law Society's textbook "Clarity for Lawyers" and is a committee member of Clarity, the international association for plain language in the law. As Denton Wilde Sapte's plain language co-ordinator, for 3 years she supported their plain language service, liaising with other lawyers across the fi rm and with non-lawyers in training, business development and IT.

    Days 3 & 4
    16th & 17th August
    Mark Richards
    Project Finance

    Mark is a partner and head of the projects & infrastructure finance team at BLP. He has extensive experience in providing multi-disciplinary advice to both public and private sector clients, and he works on a wide range of high value, high profile, innovative and complex infrastructure projects, including the first PF2 transaction to close in the UK. Mark is qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales and is also a New York State Attorney.

    Day 5
    18th August
    Naina Rama
    International Securities Documentation

    Naina Rama is a consultant and trainer and has practised law for nearly 20 years in the banking & finance industry. She has spent her career advising some of the most prestigious global financial institutions such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup & Credit Suisse. Naina's primary role was to manage the legal risk globally across the various businesses within an investment bank. As a trainer, she now designs and leads training workshops for senior lawyers, law firm partners, accountants, bankers and various senior executives.
    She has been actively involved in the creation of innovative structured transactions; structuring, drafting and negotiating complex financings including complex repo facilities, hybrid structured products with multiple embedded derivatives, repackagings, synthetic CLOs and regulatory driven structured transactions; all types of securitisation transactions and restructuring them; supervision of large scale remediation project involving the mis-selling of interest rate swaps, financial regulatory projects and financial litigation.

    She holds a Law LL.B (Hons) degree from University College London (UCL) and has worked in the Finance Know-how team at Clifford Chance. She trained at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP and worked on a number of award winning transactions involving repackagings, securitisations and US corporate securities. She practised as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP in Singapore and has also worked in New York and Hong Kong.
    Returning to London, Naina spent around 5 years at Allen & Overy LLP. She advised on a wide range of issues including swaps, insolvencies, disclosure matters under the Prospectus Directive, US 144A SEC registered deals, real estate finance, master trust, CMBS and RMBS securitisations and Opco/Propco structures for loan securitisations. She was seconded to Credit Suisse to work on the Real Estate Finance trading desk where she worked on loan origination, leverage finance and acquisition finance deals. Later she was seconded to Citibank where she advised on LMA loans, highly structured real estate finance transactions, risk mitigation and syndication.

    In 2007 Naina moved to Credit Suisse as in-house legal counsel advising on structured capital markets, derivatives and structured products including fund-linked products, a range of exotic trades, CDOs, CLOs, repos and other highly structured financing transactions conducted during and post credit crunch. She structured and documented trades that achieved the required regulatory capital and balance sheet treatment using a combination of techniques such as credit default swaps, call options or unfunded loan participations.
    She started working as a specialist consultant in 2009 advising her clients on complex projects involving legal, operational, regulatory and compliance matters on derivatives, structured products, repos, restructurings, securitisations and corporate acquisitions.

    Day 6
    21st August
    Tim Walker
    Security Documentation

    Tim Walker is a solicitor with over 20 years experience of international and domestic banking transactions, including syndicated loans and structured finance. He was a partner in the Banking Department at Norton Rose until 1995 and now continues to head a niche finance practice at Cheltenham based law firm Rickerbys LLP. As well as secured lending transactions, Tim's current practice includes equipment leasing and invoice discounting. Tim is highly recommended as one of the leading experts in his field by Chambers independent legal directory.

    Day 7
    22nd August
    Alan Ward
    An Introduction to International Trade Finance

    Having been a Lecturer at the London School of Economics and a Fellow of the University of Essex, Alan Ward also lectures at other European Universities. Specialising in international trade and banking, he has also developed an extensive professional training and consultancy practice in these areas.
    An originator of successful courses in international financial law, he has trained bankers, lawyers and corporates in in North and South America, South East Asia, the Middle East and throughout Europe.
    He has written for the Journal of International Banking Law and the Business Law Review in addition to editing a practitioner's text on international trade finance. He has acted as a consultant to international banks in London, Sweden and Germany and is a member of the ICC United Kingdom National Committee.

    Day 8 & Day 9 (am)
    23rd & 24th August
    Arun Singh
    Corporate Finance & International M&A

    Arun Singh is an international lawyer and consultant to an international law firm. He was formerly a partner and Head of International Commercial Law at KPMG Legal globally. He is cited and ranked in Chambers Guide of the World's Leading Lawyers. He specialises in international investment, joint ventures, licensing of technology, R&D, M&A, energy, outsourcing and corporate governance globally. He has worked with clients such as Standard Chartered, Bank of China, KPMG, Motorola and more.

    He is a Visiting Professor in International Business, Leadership and Negotiations at Salford University Business School, Senior Associate of Oxford University's Institute of Legal Practice, a Visiting Lecturer to Cambridge University and a Visiting Fellow to Leeds University Business School where he focuses on leadership, cross-cultural dynamics in international business and international trade and investment.

    He is the non-executive director of an international investment fund listed on the London Stock Exchange and Chairs another international investment company where he approves and selects investments, their acquisitions, sales and their structures.

    He was appointed an OBE by HM the Queen in January 1999 for services to international trade, investment and intercultural management. Arun is an editor and contributor to a number of publications, in April 2010 his book on Business and Contract Law was published by Thorogood.

    Day 9 (pm) & Day 10
    24th & 25th August
    Graham Penn - Sidley Austin LLP
    Asset Securitisation

    GRAHAM PENN, co-leader of the firm's Global Finance practice, is recognized as a pre-eminent authority on structured finance and securitization, with a particular focus on commercial real estate. Graham has worked in the securitization market since its inception in the UK in the late 1980s, on a wide range of both UK and cross-border transactions involving assets in a variety of jurisdictions. As the financial landscape has shifted in recent years, he has been well-placed to advise clients on restructuring, refinancing, workout, insolvency and enforcement strategies in respect of both balance sheet and securitized loans, primarily those secured on commercial real estate. He has also advised clients on new acquisition and financing structures post-credit crisis, including the first non-bank CMBS transaction and regularly advises clients on the sale and acquisition of performing and non-performing loans (NPLs), including those backed by commercial real estate.



    St. Catherines College, Oxford

    St Catherine's College is located ten minute's walk from Oxford City Centre with its historical colleges, museums, shops and cinemas. Accommodation is in student study bedrooms. All training takes place on-site. The college common room is open to delegates and provides a focus for
    meeting and socialising outside lectures/tutorials, and has a wide screen television with access to satellite channels. Please note, there are no televisions provided in the bedrooms. Moreover, in addition to a popular bar, the college has extensive grounds for jogging and sports, squash and
    tennis courts. There is also a laundry service provided at a cost and a laundrette in the college itself. 


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    Sunday 13th August

    19.00 – Registration and Welcome Dinner

    Monday 14th August

    International Lending – Sue Wright

    • Term Sheets
    • The most common structure of Loan Transactions
    • LIBOR and bank funding
    • Loan transfers
    • The loan agreements review
    • Workshop – glossary terms
    • Due diligence


    Tuesday 15th August

    English Law & Contracts for International Lawyers – Daphne Perry

    • Introduction to English contract law
    • Break
    • Formation of Contract & Pre-Contractual Negotiations in English law
    • Workshop: Contract formation
    • The contents of the contract under English law
    • Variation & Transfer of Contractual Rights & Obligations
    • Workshop: Variation and discharge
    • Termination of contract
    • International enforcement of financial obligations


    Wednesday & Thursday 16th & 17th August

    Project Finance – Mark Richards

    • How the financing documents interact with the project documents
    • The loan agreement in project finance transactions
    • Guarantees and letters of credit 
    • Multi-source finance
    • Bond issues
    • Mezzanine or subordinated debt
    • Lease and vendor finance
    • Intercreditor issues
    • The security package in project finance
    • Structuring the security package


    Friday 18th August

    International Securities Documentation – Naina Rama

    • The classic Eurobond issue
    • Disclosure
    • Subscription Agreements


    Saturday 19th August

    *Potential Day trip punting in Oxford* - We invite all attendees a chance to come punting with Euromoney Learning Solutions on the Thames.

    Sunday 20st August

    Free to explore Oxford, or why not head to London for a day trip.

    Monday 21st August

    Security Documentation – Tim Walker

    • Introductions:
      - Why take security?
      -Mortgages, charges, pledges and Liens

    • Some general principles
      - Legal & equitable title
      - Legal & equitable charges, assignments and mortgages
      - Fixed and floating charges

    • Anatomy of a Security Document
      - Fixed and floating charges revisited
      - Charges over book debts; the spectrum decision
      - Receivers and administrators
      - Floating charges – disadvantages
      - Key clauses and key issues

    • Cross-border issues

    • Guarantees


    Tuesday 22nd August

    An Introduction to International Trade Finance – Alan Ward

    • An introduction to International Trade Finance
    • Bankers’ Documentary Credits
    • Workshop: Autonomy, fraud and illegality
    • Guarantees in International Trade
    • Workshop: Identifying the nature of the obligation


    Wednesday & Thursday 23rd & 24th August

    Corporate Finance & International M&A – Arun Singh

    • Structuring the detail – M&A
    • Understanding the pre-contractual issues
    • Confidentiality agreements
    • Workshop : Due Diligence


    Thursday & Friday 24th & 25th August

    Asset Securitisation – Graham Penn

    • Transferring the portfolio of assets from the originator to the SPV/Issuing vehicle. Methods of transfer typically used and the importance of the ‘true sale’ analysis.
    • Commercial drivers to the structure: liquidity support techniques: credit enhancement: profit extraction techniques: senior/junior/subordinated structures.
    • Intercreditor related issues: security structures: control: and enforcement.
    • Comprehensive overview of the form and content of the documentation typically used in securitisation transactions. Lessons to be learned from the global credit crisis: new world/”mark II” securitisation structures.
    • 18.30 – Drinks Reception
    • 19.00 – Final Dinner


    Saturday 26th August

    Delegates depart after breakfast

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