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VAT is applicable on virtual programmes to delegates attending from the UK*. If participating from the EU, a valid VAT number is required to ensure VAT will not be charged under the reverse charge mechanism. VAT is not applicable to attendees from all other countries.
*For virtual courses ran through our Asia office, VAT may be applicable to HK and Singapore residents only. Find out more by contacting


Claiming Back Your VAT

All attendees of a London based course incur VAT as a part of the cost of attendance.

Euromoney Learning have partnered with VAT IT to allow you the unique opportunity to recoup the VAT incurred.

Using VAT IT's extensive experience and simple sign-up and refund process, every invoice can be turned into cash for your business.

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4. Receive your refund

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VAT IT have spent two decades identifying, researching and perfecting the foreign VAT Reclaim process and built the best back end technology in the industry. By partnering with Euromoney Learning, we can provide you with a fast and effective way to reclaim your VAT which helps reduce the cost of your training.

VAT IT will charge a percentage of the VAT refund if/when it is successful. 

Can I claim back the VAT myself?

You can claim back VAT directly from the UK Tax Authority (HMRC) by completing the following form. 
For European clients, please refer to form VAT 65
All other clients, please refer to form VAT 65A.


You may also be able to claim back your VAT against courses taking place outside of the UK, and we would recommend contacting VAT IT, our specialist partner, to discuss how to do this.

Bond Documentation

Boost your knowledge of legal & commercial aspects of international bond issues
  • The aim of the Bond Documentation course is to offer a practical understanding of international debt securities 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


    A good level of spoken and written English is required to attend this course. Delegates should be of an intermediate standard in English at a minimum. Please refer to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages - as a guide the level required is B2. 

  • 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 


  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – 10/10 of the world’s largest banks have chosen us as there training provider and we have delivered training across the largest banks and have trained over 25,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 100+ strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 25,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 99 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 4.2/5 on service and 4.7/5 on Coursecheck
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Kate Craven

    I spent 10 years heading the Debt Capital Markets team at Barclays and was the chair of ICMA’s Legal & Documentation Committee for 12 years. I am currently a Senior Advisor to ICMA and is on the steering committee of the ICMA Women’s Network.


    Kate 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.