Richard is a finance partner in Freshfields’ international restructuring and insolvency group with over 15 years of restructuring experience. He has worked on in and out of court restructurings/refinancings, bondholder and CMBS restructurings, English schemes of arrangement, intercreditor agreement disputes, formal insolvency appointments, distressed M&A, US chapter 11s, pension deficits, insurance workouts, telecoms, and insolvency aspects of structured finance.
Richard has acted across the capital structure for all the key stakeholders including corporates, lenders, bondholder/lender committees, creditors, purchasers, directors, security trustees, distressed investors, private equity sponsors, shareholders, administrators and liquidators.
Richard has particular cross border and UK experience – often involving multiple jurisdictions around Europe and beyond. Non-confidential matters on which he has advised include PHS, New World Resources, Spanish real estate restructurings, IVG, McCarthy & Stone, Endemol, Deutsche Annington/GRAND, EMI, Primacom, Carl Zeiss Vision, Cory Environmental, La Seda de Barcelona, Paroc, Bank of England (Bradford & Bingley, Landsbanki and Kaupthing), Honsel, TMD Friction, XL Airways, Amtel Vredestein, Schieder Möbel, Polestar, and the separate acquisitions of the London Eye and Budget Rent-A-Car Group’s EMEA assets.
Richard is a member of R3, INSOL and the Turnaround Management Association UK. He regularly gives lectures and writes legal articles for journals. Richard is also a qualified solicitor-advocate (civil), recommended by Legal 500 and ranked in Chambers as Tier One.
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