Syndicated Loan Negotiation

Course Outline

This course will provide a practical introduction to negotiating the terms of a Loan Market Association Form for Syndicated Commercial Loans. It will consist of a run through of the principal provisions, discussing how these may be amended to be more favourable for either the borrower or the lender.

Who should attend

This Course is ideal for all lawyers and all other professionals who are engaged in negotiating or reviewing loans for businesses or Government agencies in the Syndicated Loan Market.

Venue, Dates and Time

ILS Tuition Centre, 11/12 Vincenti Buildings, Strait Street, Valletta VLT1432
(the venue might change depending on the number of participants).

1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th November and 5th December, 2011
1600 – 1800 hrs


Fee €300 inclusive of VAT; cheques are payable to Ganado Services Ltd.

To apply kindly use our online registration form.


A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to all participants indicating the attended lectures. This course has been accredited with 12 hours of structured CPE and qualify for the attainment of Professional Competencies in terms of the MIA CPE Regulations.


Tuesday, 1st November 2011
Session 1 – 
An Introduction to the Loan Market Association Form
                 The Loan: The Rights and Obligations of the Parties to the Agreement
                 The Purpose, Utilisation, Repayment, Prepayment, Cancellation and Interest

Tuesday, 8th November, 2011
Session 2 – Representations, Warranties and Covenants

Tuesday, 15th November, 2011
Session 3 – 
Information undertakings: Financial Statements, Notification of default and Due Diligence Checks

Tuesday, 22nd November, 2011
Session 4 – 
Events of Default, Acceleration and the Enforcement of Security

Tuesday, 29th November, 2011
Session 5 – 
During this session other provisions generally found in a Syndicated Loan Facility Agreement will be discussed, such as: Transfer and Assignment, Agency, Payment Mechanics, Amendments, Governing Law, Waiver of Immunity

Monday, 5th December, 2011
Session 6 – 
Participants will be divided into small groups: each group will consist of persons representing the borrower and others representing the lender. The opposing groups will be asked to negotiate the terms of Syndicated Loan Facility Agreement. Mr Richard Ambery, Dr Conrad Portanier and Dr Leonard Bonello will supervise.

Lecturer: Mr Richard Ambery

Richard Ambery’s biography

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