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|Title: ||國際聯合貸款交易之實務操作及風險管理： 以隱名參貸為研究核心|
Industry Practice and Risk Management for International Syndicated Loan Transactions: Focusing on Sub-Participation Arrangement
international syndicated loan transaction
secondary loan market
Loan Market Association
Asia Pacific Loan Market Association
|Issue Date: ||2020-09-02 11:51:04 (UTC+8)|
The international syndicated loan transaction is one of the financing methods which is commonly used by enterprises globally. This kind of syndicated arrangement has been adopted around the world for decades and is already a mature and well-developed transaction model. Financial institutions in Taiwan also have been participating in the international loan market via different roles for a long period of time.
In practice, as long as there’s a loan transaction, there will always be the possibility of borrower’s default. It can be either a purely civil matter that the borrower has financial difficulties which makes it fail to repay the loan; or it can involve criminal liabilities that the borrower maliciously defrauds the syndicated lenders. However, in either way, it leads to the same consequence that both the administrative party, who arranges the loan; and the finance party, who commits a loan amount, will be exposed to various risks when becoming one of the parties of a syndicated loan transaction.
In an international syndicated loan arrangement, it covers a wide variety of legal issues, such as whether there’s any ambiguities in the clauses of the facility agreement, whether the agreement is clear and comprehensive enough to serve as a binding document among parties, whether there is any transactions or arrangements that is restricted or prohibited by the facility agreement, whether a lender can rely on others to carry out its due diligence, what is the legitimate timing for entering into secondary loan market, how to proceed a secondary loan market arrangement, is there any restrictions on the identity of the counterparty for said deal, whether a lender has a disclosure obligation to share the information of said arrangement…etc. In fact, if there’s no default, then any of the aforementioned will never become an issue. On the contrary, once there’s an event of default, the parties will focus on all the details of any relevant or even irrelevant events, arrangements, facts that happened during the course of the deal or even post of the deal. For example, in the secondary loan market, many lenders tend to engage to sub-participation to manage its funds and risks because it is more convenient, efficient and most importantly, is an anonymous arrangement. Given sub-participation is a separate and independent deal, the details of how to proceed the arrangement usually will not be stipulated in the facility agreement and therefore, any arrangements of sub-participation can easily be twisted, misinterpreted and be examined through a magnifying glass after borrower’s default.
Accordingly, this article will introduce the contractual relationship among parties, important terms / clauses in transaction documents, and further elaborate the legality, feasibility, practice and relevant legal issues of secondary loan market transactions. The focus will be on sub-participation arrangement based on industry practice and relevant transaction documents of a syndicated loan transaction. This article will also touch on parties’ rights and obligations and analyze the risks and difficulties one may face when involving in the international loan market.
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|Source URI: ||http://thesis.lib.nccu.edu.tw/record/#G0103358017|
|Data Type: ||thesis|
|Appears in Collections:||[風險管理與保險學系 ] 學位論文|
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