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International Financial Law Academy

Learn the principles and practice of international financial law from a range of experts
  • Course Overview

    Euromoney Learning's International Financial Law Academy has developed an enviable reputation as the premier international financial law event on the training calendar. The academy 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 academy will cover a substantial range of topics.

    Moreover, the academy 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. 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.

    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
  • Monday 3rd 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


    Tuesday 4th August


    An Introduction to International Trade Finance – Michael Kenny


    • 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 5th 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

    Thursday & Friday, 6th & 7th 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


    Monday 10th August


    Legal Risks in Derivatives - Adam Ward  (To be Confirmed)


    • What swaps are and how they work
    • Understanding the Master Agreement
    • The significance of every clause in the Agreement
    • How to complete the Schedule to the documentation
    • How to draft clauses to meet special situations
    • How to deal with insolvency and close-out netting
    • The risks in credit exposure and techniques for credit enhancement
    • How to assess the capacity of the counterparty
    • The significance of major swaps litigation


    Tuesday 11th August


    Contract and Negotiation Masterclass – Arun Singh

    • Improve legal writing and contract drafting skills
    • Learn how to avoid common drafting pitfalls
    • Develop an effective communication style
    • Understand the structure and terms that are common to contracts
    • Learn advanced negotiation skills (for commercial matters and dispute resolution)
    • Writing legal opinions, correspondence memoranda and email
    • Drafting pre-contractual documentation
    • Drafting general contractual terms and specific clauses
    • Negotiation skills for lawyers
    • Tactics, techniques and personalities
    • Negotiating key clauses


    Wednesday & Thursday, 12th & 13th 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, 13th & 14th 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.

    Course 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


  • Arun Singh

    As a former partner and Head of International Commercial Law at KPMG Legal, I specialise in international investment, joint ventures, M&A, energy, outsoutcing and corporate governance.


    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.
  • Sue Wright


    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. She 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 the Head of Professional Development at Herbert Smith and is now running an independent training consultancy, specialising in international banking.
  • Mark Richards


    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.
  • Graham Penn


    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.
  • Michael Kenny


    Michael Kenny was a solicitor in private practice working in law firms in the City of London, and also in Bahrain, Hong Kong and New York. For 20 years he was a partner at Watson Farley & Williams, a leading international law firm. He is now a legal consultant focusing on legal training. He specialises in international finance, and advised banks and companies in trade finance, commodity finance and project finance. He was particularly involved in transactions in Africa and the Middle East. He has been a frequent speaker and contributor to legal and business journals.



The course will take place at a Central London hotel.

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