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Prior to joining HFW, Richard was the head of the banking practice area of another international law firm in Paris for 20 years. He has considerable experience in banking generally, acquisition, assets, projects and real estate finance, including credit facilities and security packages in Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. He has in particular a wide experience in aviation, rail and renewable energy financing, and has been involved in numerous financings acting for lenders, investors and sponsors.
He began his career as an inhouse counsel of Banque Indosuez, then joined CMS Francis Lefevre and opened Clifford Chance offices in Vietnam in March 1994, returning to Paris in December 1996. He then joined Hogan Lovells in March 1997 where he has set up and developed the banking practice.
Legal 500 say "Richard always finds a way to get a deal done". He also won the Client Choice Award for Banking and Finance in 2016.
Recent work includes:
- Advising lenders for Airbus A380 aircraft financings for Air France.
- Advising SNCF subsidiaries for syndicated credit facilities refinancing/financing of rolling stock.
- Advising lenders for innovative renewable energy financing transactions, including solar plants, windfarms and biomass projects.
- Advising lenders and corporate entities for large factoring transactions.