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Securing Cross-Border Financings: Current Trends & Practical Tips

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Produced on November 06, 2020

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Course Information

Time 1h 3m
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Banking

Course Description

This program will provide (1) an overview of key differences between approaches to credit support in European-based financings and U.S.-based financings, (2) considerations for obtaining guarantees and security across multiple jurisdictions, and (3) practical tips and tricks for running a cross-border deal.

Presented by Jennifer M. Kent, this program will benefit attorneys who work on U.S.-based financing transactions that involve guarantees and security from non-U.S. jurisdictions, or who serve as local U.S. counsel for non-U.S. financing transactions that include U.S. guarantors.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify relevant factors to consider when selecting credit support jurisdictions
  2. Address certain pitfalls and logistical challenges that frequently arise on a cross-border financing transaction
  3. Discuss best practices for drafting Agreed Security Principles
  4. Avoid common perfection issues

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Jennifer M. Kent

Latham & Watkins LLP

Jennifer Kent is a senior associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins LLP and a member of the firm’s Private Equity Finance practice group. Ms. Kent represents private equity sponsors and private and public company borrowers in secured lending and other financing transactions, including acquisition financings, asset-based loans, subscription lines of credit, and debt-restructurings. Ms. Kent specializes in cross-border financings and recently completed a 13-month secondment to Latham’s London office, where she served as the lead associate on various European-based financings and restructurings.

As part of her pro bono practice, Ms. Kent regularly advises small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs as part of the D.C. Bar Small Business Legal Assistance Program. In addition to her practice, Ms. Kent serves as a Global Chair of Latham's Black Lawyers Group.

Ms. Kent graduated magma cum laude from Boston College Law School, where she served on the editorial board of the Boston College Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif.

Bar Admissions:

Washington, D.C.



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