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The effects of the Brexit transaction on the credit relations of commercial property
Here we give a brief overview of the effects of the result and Brexit itself in the relatively near term on the loan record of property financing. There is good evidence that the property investor association was drawn to the UK by its safe-haven nature combined with its robust business and government underpinnings.
Consequently, it is possible for institutions to postpone or curtail investments in the UK commercial property markets, at least in the near future. Marginal issues such as falling user demands and a dwindling climate for capital markets, combined with the benefits of relatively low prices and currency arbitrage, will shape the course of the property markets and the pace of change. Global capital markets.
How will London play its part as a financing center for CRE loans? Brexit's London-EU relations are also giving further consideration. Will Brexit question London's position as a preferred location for international companies to do Europe? In particular, only those Member States that make payments into the EU household and allow free circulation of persons within the EU currently fully enjoy the benefits of flexibility in access to the EU internal markets for consumer finance products.
A large part of cross-border EU bank activity is facilitated by legal provisions at EU law in the areas of investments, deposits raising and borrowing, commercial notification, securities clearance and safekeeping, retail credit, mortgage transactions and paymentservices. British creditors and Member State securities companies can do transactions and provide securities throughout the EU without having to obtain a license or similar registry in each one.
If the UK were to leave the EU (provided it does not remain a member of the EEA), UK creditors and securities companies would loose their existing passport privileges and, as such, if they planned to remain doing business within the EU, they would have to take advantage of the equivalent rules (which may take some negotiation time) or establish an EU affiliate, which would transfer their UK activities to other countries.
There is already evidence in the comments that building commentators are preoccupied with evaluating the possible impact on demands for offices and quality homes that can arise when companies and staff move to other EU centres such as Paris or Frankfurt. Records of financing properties - what care is necessary? The Leave decision does not affect characteristic credit relations on the basis of Loan Markets Association (LMA) or similar conditions.
It is our assumption that the law on real estate, lease agreements, transfer of real estate, mortgages and real estate duties, such as Stampelsteuer (stamp duty), will also remain largely untouched, as the corresponding law is German and not essentially affected by EU law. Eventually, however, it is likely that Brexit will require extensive due diligence on the part of all creditors and securities companies.
Before Brexit, financing documents must be thoroughly checked to make sure that possible traps are properly pinpointed and, if possible, removed for further transaction or, in the case of already recorded transaction, modified. As ISDA framework agreements generally do not contain design provisions to amend the laws, as can be found in the LMA documents, any reference to EU laws that are out of date or incorrectly made by Brexit would have to be handled proactively.
ISDA has dealt with such industry-wide problems in the past through on-line logs that stakeholders can stick to, thereby upgrading all their current documentations. A similar stance is expected to be taken to upgrade the Brexit rules, and ISDA has already initiated this work.
The majority of finance agreements, as well as those arising from industrial standards such as the ISDA Master Agreement and the LMA collateral document, contain statements authorizing the contracting party to enter into transactions under those agreements. While in most credit and note instruments these disclosures are provided only by the borrowers or issuers, in derivative instruments they are provided by both counterparties.
For example, if a creditor relied on a MiFID approval which would cease to exist as a consequence of Brexit, the creditor would (i) be in violation of its Treaty commitments under the ISDA Master Agreement and (ii) no longer be entitled to carry out operations and would therefore have to assign all operations to an authorized firm and carry out all prospective operations through that firm.
ISDA Master Agreement also contains an "illegality" terminating incident which is caused when it becomes unlawful for a contracting partner to make or accept payment or delivery or otherwise fulfil any obligation under that Master Agreement; however, we consider it unlikely that Brexit will cause such terminating incident in respect of actual transactions.
Had certain cancellation occurrences been included in an arrangement, for example to negotiate with the mutual funds managers of transaction funds who lose the right to trade in a country, Brexit could prematurely terminate a number of deals. Disordered Brexit, poorly or insufficiently bargained Brexit conditions or just reacting to Brexit could potentially cause rating degradations for certain issuers, CMBS grades, guarantees, tenants, insurance companies, hedging returnees, cash facilities suppliers and/or custodians.
Subject to the effect that Brexit has on prevailing credit terms, such as value, occupancy rate and rental level as well as tenant service, creditors may consider it appropriate to carefully review the credit documentation's testing of compliance with certain covenants. Creditors may also consider the effects on supervisory equity requirement and slots if a loan is rated as in arrears.
The evaluators can severely restrict the ratings and define bandwidths that do not allow a final computation of the key figures. In addition, in the case of multi-lender financing, the effect of a variation in the degree of adherence to key ratios may affect the authority of a particular lender category when inclusion of check assessments or cover testing.
The Brexit date will be bridged by a large number of recent credit contracts. Very little LMA-based documentary evidence focuses on rules that are directly or implicitly supported by EU rules. The standard building regulations of the German Building Materials Association (LMA) stipulate that "a legal regulation is a reprimand to this regulation in its modified or reproduced version" - and this will be useful in smoothening the Brexit junction "unevenness".
Below are some of the areas of credit financing that are typically covered by EU legislation: Acquirement as an execution measure: It is common for securities to contain a right to adequate amounts of pecuniary interest within the scope of the execution arm's length of the chargee. That right arises from the 2003 Regulation on the provision of long-term securities (No 2), which was adopted pursuant to the Law of 1972 on the European Communities and is therefore due to be repealed.
However, we believe that the collateral requirements are of great value to the UK finance sector - and would therefore be transposed into Brexit legislation. Higher cost provisions: Comprehensive and generic pricing of collateral is used to request borrower to reimburse the lender for higher cost of principal during the term of the investment.
Accruals for the environment: Despite the fact that many pieces of environment regulation are built on EU laws, it is unlikely that the UK will attempt to make any substantial changes to this Act. There are many issues arising from a number of intergovernmental agreements in which the United Kingdom itself is involved. We believe that the environment regulations in the document probably do not need to be changed.
Plan provisions: Nor is the system of programming laws likely to undergo any substantial changes, even though much of the programming code is governed by EU laws. UK forecasting focuses on the national and sub-national markets with different sets of regulations, guidelines and codices for England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Probably the major differences lie in the requirements for environment impact assessments under EU laws. We are of the opinion that the design regulations in the documents hardly need to be changed. Article 55 of the Bank Resolution & Recovery Directive (BRRD) provides that any agreement incorporated under the laws of a third State containing a guarantee of an EEA credit institution must contain a clause by which the other party accepts that such guarantee may be provided by the competent regulatory authority (Article 55 requirement).
It is unlikely, however, that the United Kingdom would take this action; it is a supporter of the broader system to which the FRG belongs and therefore UK banking institutions are likely to have to incorporate clauses in their agreements to fulfil the requirements of Article 55, even after the Brexit. Currently, EU Member States are obliged to accept the other Member States' reorganisations of banking and securities companies (including the use of the deposit tool).
If the United Kingdom were not to maintain EEA affiliation after Brexit, the EEA IFIs would have to incorporate the Article 55 requirement into almost all agreements that are subject to British legislation, inclusive of the installation and safety record, from the date on which the United Kingdom ceases to be an EEA State. It is expected that marketing practices and the guidelines of sector associations such as the LMA will lead the intermediate reporting cycle approaches.
There is also EU legal provision to identify which tribunal has competence and to ensure mutual acceptance of judgements throughout the EU. The existing legal and venue provisions are also often broadened to cover conflicts arising from non-contractual obligations. However, the provisions of this Directive do not cover the application of the rules of the Treaty to non-contractual relationships. It is uncertain in a post-brexit environment whether the British judiciary would have competence in a particular case and/or whether an English judgement could be executed elsewhere in the EU (and conversely).
A number of other treaties exist where the United Kingdom is either already a party or could become a party to them, which could help to alleviate this insecurity, such as the Lugano Convention or the Hague Convention (although the latter only concerns exclusivity clauses). While Brexit could therefore lead to early uncertainties and relatively small changes in contract documents - perhaps a move to exclusivity or even referral provisions - it is unlikely to be particularly difficult in the mid to long run.
What about the present preferential status of British legislation as the most preferred applicable legislation option for treaties? Whereas British legislation has benefited in respect of its popularity from the fact that, in reality, it is EU national legislation in finance issues, it is possible that, according to Brexit, this stance will be undermined, although we believe that this will probably not be the case.
While Brexit should not prejudice the viability of pre-existing reorganisations, there is now a degree of insecurity about the Brexit environment. Whilst the appeals in the case of the designation of an insolvency administrator for UK properties by Brexit should not be affected, other appeals deemed useful under the "Restructuring Toolkit" may be affected.
Property deals often contain frameworks involving EU units such as Luxembourg or Netherlands SPE. A number of companies have taken recourse to UK rules on restructuring or reducing debts without applying for official bankruptcy or reorganisation proceedings in their home Member State. A condition for receiving the British court's penalty for conciliation proceedings is that the proceedings should be recognized and enforceable in any other applicable forum so that believers in those other forums cannot prevent the effect of proceedings before overseas tribunals and cannot obtain an improper advantage vis-à-vis other believers in the system.
Following withdrawal, it may be necessary for the United Kingdom to enter into negotiations for membership of the Lugano Convention (through which certain other non-EU countries have ensured reciprocal acceptance of judgements with EU countries) to make sure that British rules remain recognized and enforceable in EU Member States. Property deals often contain frameworks involving EU units such as Luxembourg or Netherlands SPE.
A number of companies have taken recourse to UK rules on restructuring or reducing debts without applying for official bankruptcy or reorganisation proceedings in their home Member State. A condition for receiving the British court's penalty for conciliation proceedings is that the proceedings should be recognized and enforceable in any other applicable forum so that believers in those other forums cannot prevent the effect of proceedings before overseas tribunals and cannot obtain an improper advantage vis-à-vis other believers in the system.
Following withdrawal, it may be necessary for the United Kingdom to enter into negotiations for membership of the Lugano Convention (through which certain other non-EU countries have ensured reciprocal acceptance of judgements with EU countries) to make sure that British rules remain recognized and enforceable in EU Member States. An advantage of ECIR in the EU is that when a company is insolvent in one Member State, all real property interests (i.e. property rights) conferred on its holders in another Member State are safeguarded when bankruptcy procedures are opened.
For example, if a debtor is subjected to bankruptcy in Luxembourg or the Netherlands with his COMI in the United Kingdom and his creditor has enacted operative British legislation to safeguard the debtor's UK property, a residence enforced by the Luxembourg or Netherlands bankruptcy procedures or a similar measure would not prejudice the UK interest in the UK property - so that the creditor would not be precluded from obtaining his collateral in relation to that property.
In the context of on-going overall effort to combat organised crime, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) has created an FATF AML framework which applies to all FATF members (including the UK, irrespective of their EU Member State status). If the UK wishes to maintain continued post-Brexit entry into the EU internal markets, it would either have to comply with the same legislation or demonstrate equivalentity.
For example, the Fourth EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive (the Fourth Directive), built on FATF recommendation, will enter into effect in June 2017 and eliminate the possibility for banking institutions to depend on the simpler "Know Your Client" (KYC) or "Client Due Diligence" scheme currently available to certain low-risk customers, such as publicly traded firms, such as those traded on the stock exchange.
Basle Accord (published by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision) sets out the regulatory framework for banking and securities institutions. The Basel Accord parties, including the United Kingdom, are, however, obliged to implement the agreements in their own domestic laws, so even after Brexit we should not expect any significant changes to the present requirement.
The UK is still the most important EU single and there are many good reason why the UK will continue to be an appealing place for national and foreign investor. A number of EU countries could profit from the investments diverted from the UK. The London region is likely to be affected by lower user demands (especially in the main London offices), especially as the possible losses of "passport rights" to the EU will affect EU finance service providers.
A broader due diligence and/or re-papering review of lenders' credit records is likely to be supported by contributions from sector organisations such as the Loan Markets Association and CREFC. Considerations on the use of a significant negative impact term to cause an occurrence of failure (although unlikely in a property transaction) and on the capacity of creditors to enforce flexible terms or even re-negotiate prices for transactions that are not yet paper-based.
Assurances of authoritative status in the ISDA documents and any unlawful rights of cancellation in the ISDA documents should be considered thoroughly. Premature terminations under ISDA and replacement requirement for insurance companies and/or bank accounts in credit documents should also be analyzed. Emphasis on key financials: Brexit's effects on value, utilisation and rental level may result in a re-visit of the credit document's full set of FIs.
European Union rules integrated into the latest loan documentation: Monitoring UK government developments in its decision to enact or repeal EU laws that are incorporated into funding document regulations and are "future proof" for funding beyond Brexit. Acceptance and execution of British regulations and the capacity of EU units to commence administrative procedures in the United Kingdom under ECIR may be questioned.
If the United Kingdom were not to maintain EEA affiliation after Brexit, the EEA finance institutes would have to incorporate the Article 55 requirements from the date on which the United Kingdom ceases to be an EEA State. Applicable laws and jurisdiction: Brexit will review the choices of applicable contract laws and the jurisdictions of British jurisdictions.