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Growing Complexity of ECA Financing

Project Finance International
Project sponsors seeking to develop large-scale infrastructure projects have faced a variety of challenges over the last decade. Project sponsors have long sought to combine financial products from a diverse pool of private and public sector creditors; over the years...

Focus on Finance

Michele Alexander and Ryan Davis, members of Bracewell’s Tax Group, discuss the topic of Financing Transactions, including: impact of the Interest Deduction Limit and international tax changes on the banking industry and financing transactions in this presentation.

LIBOR: The End of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine?)

A few months ago, the head of the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority announced that it will stop requiring the reference banks to submit sterling quotes for LIBOR, the interbank lending rate, by the end of 2021. The acronym refers to the London-based unsecured wholesale market rates for jumbo deposits between major banks that...

Disaster Fundraising in Texas

A guide to fundraising laws for individuals who are interested in raising or donating money to a Texas charity in light of Hurricane Harvey

Current Trends in the Upstream E&P Financing Space

The upstream E&P industry is in the throes of borrowing base season. Borrowing base redeterminations allow lenders that provide reserve-based credit facilities to upstream E&P companies to review their credit documentation and ensure that, from a collateral standpoint, they are adequately protected in this tumultuous commodities market. In this post I will take a closer look at anti-hoarding provisions, controlled account provisions, and provisions requiring upstream E&P companies to grant mortgages on non-proven oil and gas reserves, which are three of the common amendments we...