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Aluko & Oyebode | Nigeria | 17 May 2022

Examination of SEC rules on social bonds

The Securities and Exchange Commission has introduced new rules relating to the issuance of social bonds in Nigeria. The new rules define what social bonds are, the types of projects eligible for social bonds, conditions for approval and how the proceeds of the bonds should be utilised. Social bonds have become an avenue through which countries and corporates can obtain funding to deal with......
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MinterEllison | Australia | 10 Mar 2022

A claim for restitution does not a progress payment make!

A claim for payment, which is framed in restitution and not made under a contractual right under a building contract, will not attract the penalty…
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Leite Tosto e Barros Advogados | Brazil | 8 Mar 2022

To collect or not to collect: deciding on enforcement or collection of bonds under statute of limitations

Towards the end of 2021, the Brazilian Superior Court of Justice (STJ) issued a decision regarding Brazilian agribusiness bonds. This was not the only bond submitted to the ruling of the STJ: bank credit notes (CCBs) also came into question, in the context of a challenge to the statute of limitations for their collection. The STJ ruling in this case is and will remain relevant, considering......
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Osborne Clarke | European Union, Spain | 28 Feb 2022

Transposition of European directives in the area of covered bonds

Royal Decree-Law 24/2021, of 2 November (the "RDL"), transposes Directive (EU) 2019/2162 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 November…
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Baker McKenzie | Colombia | 25 Jan 2022

Sovereign green bonds debut in Colombia

In the final quarter of 2021, the Colombian government placed its first green bond offering for 750 billion Colombian pesos (approximately $198 million) of sovereign indebtedness for funding green and sustainable projects. Through the offering, the Colombian government seeks to align its sustainable finance strategy with the wider climate change mitigation agenda worldwide.
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Shearman & Sterling LLP | USA | 14 Dec 2021

New SIFMA investment-grade bond optional redemption model provision announced

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association investment-grade bond optional redemption model provision was recently published. This model provision provides issuers, investment banks, investors and other market participants with certainty and specificity in the calculation of the redemption price of bonds. The new language is expected to be introduced throughout the industry......
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Jones Day | Australia | 9 Dec 2021

Climate Change Class Action Relating to Australian Sovereign Bonds Permitted to Proceed

There has been a proliferation of climate change-related litigation against Australian government entities over recent years. The majority of these…
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Gokce Attorney Partnership | Turkey | 24 Nov 2021

Alternatif Yatırım Araçları: Tahvil ve İntifa Senedi

Günümüzün değişen ekonomik koşullarında, şirketler daha hızlı şekilde ihtiyaç duydukları sermayeye Ulaşmak isterken; yatırımcılar ISE daha zahmetsiz…
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Wigge & Partners | 26 Oct 2021

How long will Swedish green bonds market remain self-regulated?

"Green bonds" are any type of bond instrument where the proceeds or an equivalent amount will be exclusively applied to finance or re-finance, in part or in full, new and/or existing eligible green projects. Sweden is far ahead in the development of green bonds and, in 2019, green bonds constituted 20% of the country's total amount of bonds. Despite the recent development and increase of......
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Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP | Global, United Kingdom | 14 Oct 2021

A High Point for On-Demand Bonds: English Court of Appeal Questions ‘Paget’s Presumption’; English High Court Rejects Emergency Arbitrator to Stop a ‘Call’; and Singapore Court of Appeal Supports Express Exclusion of ‘Unconscionability’ Ground

On-Demand Bonds or Guarantees are preferred relative to “see to it” Bonds or Guarantees. This is because under On-Demand Bonds the obligation to pay…
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