Richard Smith
Senior Associate


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Summary Open

Richard is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Finance group.

Richard specialises in asset finance transactions with a particular focus on the shipping and offshore sectors. Richard advises banks, financial institutions and shipowners on all aspects of loan and security documentation.

Richard has also worked in the firm’s Singapore office and has direct industry experience, having spent time working in-house at a leading shipowner and operator.

Experience Open

    Richard’s experience includes acting:
    • For a syndicate of five lenders in relation to US$410m pre- and post-delivery facilities in respect of two newbuild LNG vessels.
    • For two lenders in relation a US$158m post-delivery facility in respect of four newbuild bulk carriers.
    • For two lenders in relation to a US$90m JOLCO financing in respect of tank containers.

Education Open

  • 2008: Nottingham Law School, Legal practice course
  • 2007: Nottingham Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in law
  • 2006: University of Nottingham, Zoology BSc (Hons)

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • 2010: Law Society of England and Wales

Employment Record Open

  • 2017 – present: Senior Associate, Watson Farley & Williams
  • 2016 – 2017: Legal Counsel, Navig8 Group
  • 2015 – 2016: Associate, Watson Farley & Williams, Singapore
  • 2011 – 2015: Associate, Dentons
  • 2010 – 2011: Lawyer, Clifford Chance

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