Richard is a partner in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer's restructuring and insolvency group, based in London. He has broad restructuring experience across an extensive range of finance and corporate areas in the UK and Europe, as well as globally. He has worked on refinancings, out of court and in court restructurings, distressed M&A, US chapter 11 cases (s363 sales and plans of reorganisation), pension deficit solutions, insurance workouts, telecoms, formal insolvency appointments, CMBS workouts and insolvency aspects of structured finance.
Richard has acted for most stakeholders in restructurings including corporates, creditors, lenders, senior or junior lender committees (ad hoc or formal), security trustees, purchasers, distressed investors, private equity sponsors, shareholders, directors, administrators and liquidators.
Non-confidential matters on which Richard has advised include Carl Zeiss Vision, La Seda de Barcelona, EMI, Primacom, McCarthy & Stone, Paroc, Bank of England (in relation to Bradford & Bingley, Landsbanki and Kaupthing), Honsel, TMD Friction, the XL Group administration, Amtel Vredestein, Schieder Möbel, Polestar, Tussauds' acquisition of the London Eye and Avis Europe's acquisition of the EMEA assets from Budget Rent-A-Car Group's insolvency proceedings.
Richard was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, and became a partner in 2004. He is a qualified solicitor-advocate (civil) and a member of the Insolvency Lawyers Association, INSOL, R3 and the Turnaround Management Association UK. Richard regularly gives lectures and writes legal articles for journals.
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