Richard Dibble



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Richard Dibble

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Richard is a finance partner in London with a focus on ship finance, structured ship finance projects, off balance sheet financings and finance charter structures. Richard advises banks on problem loans, distressed debt and work-outs and regularly leads multi-faceted maritime sector transactions. Richard is also head of the Finance Group in London.

Experience Open

    • Advising commercial lenders in relation to the CIRR cover for a Euler-Hermes covered financing of a cruise vessel at Meyer Werft.
    • Advising UK cruise operator in relation to the sale of a cruise vessel for use as a floating hotel in Myanmar.
    • Advising a vulture fund in relation to the purchase of the first priority mortgage debt over a distressed cruise vessel under arrest by various trade creditors in Spain, her tow to, and her judicial sale in Gibraltar.
    • Advising a Canadian shipowner in relation to its buy out of its joint venture partner’s interests in two trans-shipment platforms under contract in Indonesian projects.
    • Advising a UK Scandinavian bank in relation to its ship mortgage enforcement over two Italian flagged chemical carriers languishing in India and Italy following default by the Italian bareboat charter.
    • Advising a German bank in relation to the cancellation by its borrower of a newbuilding contract in China and the possible enforcement of security for the pre-delivery financing.
    • Advising a UK bank in relation to the restructuring of its debt financing of a fleet of tankers for a Dutch operator experiencing financial difficulties.
    • Advising a co-ordinating committee of lenders to a major European ship operator in crisis.

Education Open

  • Exeter University, LLB Hons


Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Current Trends in Ship Finance WFW, Tenth Hamburg Seminar
  • Case study: Getting a distressed ship out of Spain


Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England & Wales

Employment Record Open

2002-present: Watson Farley & Williams, Partner

1990-2002: Watson Farley & Williams, Associate

1988-1990: Watson Farley & Williams, Trainee

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