International Loan Documentation with Dr Nick Skrekas

International Loan Documentation 

This intensive course will cover all aspects of a loan transaction, concentrating particularly on the agreement itself and on the legal implications of a properly drafted and incorrectly drafted document.


You will be taken step-by-step through the process of documenting a loan, from the early stages of pre-contractual issues, letters of commitment and written offers, through to administrative provisions, representations, covenants, defaults, transfer provisions, guarantees and the eventuality of insolvency.


By attending this course, you will fully understand the legal implications of a properly drafted and incorrectly drafted document.

By attending this two day course you will:

  1. Learn how to spot the critical issues early in any transaction
  2. Understand how to best negotiate the documentation so you get the best deal possible
  3. Refine your ability to deal with crucial parts of loan documentation and understand the rights and obligations of syndicate members
  4. Be fully prepared for the coming regulatory changes in Cyprus with respect to Insolvency laws
  5. Master the hard and soft provisions of world leading LMA loan documentation
  6. Develop your understanding of how to securitize, sell or restructure bad loans

Practical, workshop sessions:

  • Syndicated Unsecured Loan
  • Issues Spotting, Negotiating and Drafting
  • Bad Loans – Restructuring and Distress Hedge Funds
  • ‘Boilerplate’ Provisions and Loan Transfers
  • Libor Funding and Broken Funding Costs

Who should attend:

  • In-house lawyers in financial institutions
  • Bankers concerned with the negotiation of loans
  • Bank executives involved in the documentation of loans
  • Lawyers in private practice who advise clients on loan agreements
  • Corporate counsel
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DATES: 19, 20 April

DURATION: 14 Hours

LOCATION: EIMF Premises, Nicosia

TIME: 09:00 - 17:15

FEES: HRDA eligible €292, non-HRDA eligible €530 (both + €100.70 VAT)


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In-House Training

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Instructor: Dr. Nick Skrekas

Dr. Nick Skrekas is an international lawyer and financial analyst who has worked at top law firms, as an expert on EU projects, as well as an acclaimed consultant. He also has a background as a specialist writer in cutting edge financial media like The Wall Street Journal and has authored two books for Thomson Reuters.

He has deep experience in syndicated loans representing both multi-million lenders and prime borrowers, corporate finance, project finance, finance, equipment finance, shipping and aircraft finance. He is also a specialist in international banking and business law.

Dr. Skrekas has been training bankers, CEOs, CFOs, lawyer and business executives in areas like finance and law across the world since 2004. He has recently advised some top 4 Greek banks in rationalization portfolios and consolidating their international presence.

Dr. Skrekas has a Bachelor of Laws with Honors, a Bachelor of Economics, a Diploma in Applied Finance, a Masters of Laws, an MBA and Doctorate in Law from top Australian institutions, always graduating with exceptional distinctions.

His qualifications are recognized in Australia, the UK, the US and European Union. Dr. Skrekas is also a Member of the International Bar Association and is a certified analyst. He has a superior record of more than two decades of work experience and is a leading consultant to bulge bracket investments banks and magic circle law firms, as well as private equity and hedge funds. He also is employed as a consultant by world leading strategy advisory companies.