Richard is an associate in Reed Smith's Shipping Group, practising in all aspects of transactional shipping work.
Richard advises clients in connection with:
pre- and post-delivery (re)financings (including restructurings/work-outs, settlements and marine loan portfolio due diligence);
and shipbuilding contracts (including newbuild deliveries), relating to various types of newbuild and second-hand commercial shipping vessels, and/or superyachts, typically with an international/cross-border element.
Richard advises various industry participants including shipowners, charterers and a wide range of investors such as traditional lenders as well as private equity houses and other providers of alternative finance. His experience includes a secondment at the Asset Finance legal division of a leading international bank.
Richard works with clients and other lawyers throughout Europe, the U.S., Asia and the Middle East.