What is Due Diligence?

What is Due Diligence?

In this video, Kate covers what due diligence is and why it matters. She also explained that there is no fixed standard for due diligence and that it can and should vary depending on a number of factors.
Overview

Kate in this video has covered what due diligence is and why it matters, as well as setting out the risks to underwriters and their potential liability. She also explained that there is no fixed standard for due diligence and that it can and should vary depending on a number of factors.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is Due diligence?

  • Understand why due diligence matters

  • Understand the risks to underwriters and their potential liability

  • Identify the factors determining the nature and extent of due diligence

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Kate Craven

Kate Craven

Kate is a senior member of ICMA and consults on various projects including the recent update of the Primary Market Handbook. Kate previously served as Director at Barclays Plc in the Legal Department. She was responsible for the team specialising in debt capital markets. Prior to joining Barclays, she served as Director at Merrill Lynch. Kate had started in the Transaction Management Group at Merrill Lynch International in 1993 before spending two years in Tokyo with Merrill Lynch Japan Securities. She later headed the team responsible for the documentation of syndicated Eurobonds and EMTN programmes. Kate became chair of the Legal & Documentation Committee of the ICMA in 2001 and was listed as one of the 8 top in-house lawyers in the 2001 edition of Chambers and Partners Index to Leading Lawyers.

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