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A deep dive into the moratorium – a lender’s perspective

With suspension of insolvency enforcement due to end shortly, lenders face the prospect of borrowers entering the new, free-standing moratorium. Andrew Spink QC, Justina Stewart and Saaman Pourghadiri consider the impact of the new moratorium from a lender’s perspective. How vulnerable are lenders upon entry into the moratorium? Which categories of charge holders are more vulnerable? How might lenders protect their positions, and what opportunities might a moratorium present to lenders? In this in-depth article, Andrew, Justina and Saaman consider: Protections for lenders arising from: the requirement of companies to meet lenders’ capital and interest payments during the moratorium; the disapplication of “ipso facto” provisions to most financial services contracts; and the ability of lenders, in practice, to stymy the…

Banking during Covid-19, Covid-19, Legal Blog & Publications, Financial Services 9 Sep, 2020

High Profile Financial Services and Pensions Judgment; Adams v Options SIPP UK LLP

Adams v Options SIPP UK LLP (formerly Carey Pensions UK LLP); Nicholas Hill comments on the Judgment two years in the making: clarity and relief for SIPP operators and execution only financial services businesses. In March 2018 the Chancery Division heard the high-profile test case on the liability of Carey Pensions UK LLP, a provider and administrator of self-invested pension plans (SIPPs), to the Claimant investor, whose underlying investments were alleged to have been manifestly unsuitable. A little over two years later Judgment has finally been handed down. The SIPP industry (and indeed a wide range of institutions conducting business on an execution-only basis) will welcome the Judgment. Case Note Nicholas Hill has written a short case note considering the Judgment…

Legal Blog & Publications, Financial Services 21 May, 2020

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