2010 Global Master Securities Lending Agreement
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Clause 27 in a Nutshell™
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Clause 27 in full
27.1 This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement and understanding of the Parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes all oral communication and prior writings with respect thereto.
27.2 The Party (the Relevant Party) who has prepared the text of this Agreement for execution (as indicated in paragraph Schedule 9 of the Schedule) warrants and undertakes to the other Party that such text conforms exactly to the text of the standard form 2010 GMSLA (2010 version) posted by the International Securities Lending Association on its website except as notified by the Relevant Party to the other Party in writing prior to the execution of this Agreement.
27.3 Unless otherwise provided for in this Agreement, no amendment in respect of this Agreement will be effective unless in writing (including a writing evidenced by a facsimile transmission) and executed by each of the Parties or confirmed by an exchange of telexes or electronic messages on an electronic messaging system.
27.4 The Parties agree that where paragraph 11 of the Schedule indicates that this paragraph 27.4 applies, this Agreement shall apply to all loans which are outstanding as at the date of this Agreement and which are subject to the securities lending agreement or agreements specified in paragraph 11 of the Schedule, and such Loans shall be treated as if they had been entered into under this Agreement, and the terms of such loans are amended accordingly with effect from the date of this Agreement.
27.5 The Parties agree that where paragraph Schedule 12 of the Schedule indicates that this paragraph 27.5 applies, each may use the services of a third party vendor to automate the processing of Loans under this Agreement and that any data relating to such Loans received from the other Party may be disclosed to such third party vendors.
27.6 The obligations of the Parties under this Agreement will survive the termination of any Loan.
27.7 The warranties contained in paragraphs 13, 14 and 27.2 and in the Agency Annex will survive termination of this Agreement for so long as any obligations of either of the Parties pursuant to this Agreement remain outstanding.
27.8 Except as provided in this Agreement, the rights, powers, remedies and privileges provided in this Agreement are cumulative and not exclusive of any rights, powers, remedies and privileges provided by law.
27.9 This Agreement (and each amendment in respect of it) may be executed and delivered in counterparts (including by facsimile transmission), each of which will be deemed an original.
27.10 A person who is not a party to this Agreement has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any terms of this Agreement, but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from that Act.
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Largely untouched between the 2010 GMSLA and the 2018 Pledge GMSLA but for the omission of what I call the “supersession” clause: the one that automatically hoovers up all the outstanding stock loans documented under existing, but due-to-be-superseded, stock loan agreements, which is not used in the transition between title transfer and pledge stock loans because there are some fairly fiddly manual re-bookings required for each Loan, given the change in legal theory of the transactions.
A grab-bag of the usual miscellany, paranoia and wrong-headedness that populates the back-end of most commercial contracts these days, with pointless things (like a counterparts clause), logically self-defeating ones (like a warranty in a standard form that the standard form hasn’t been subsequently amended, except where it has been), and positively pernicious ones (like a no oral modification clause, though admittedly the JC is in a minority in seeing these as pernicious).
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