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Linklaters LLP

ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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www.linklaters.com
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Richard Hodgson

Tel:
Work 020 7456 3797
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Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Banking and finance.

Position

Solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales. Richard specialises in restructuring and insolvency matters, having worked in the field for over 10 years. He is particularly experienced in advising clients on situations where companies are or are likely to become subject to formal insolvency proceedings, undertaking contingency planning and providing strategic advice to stakeholders. He also has wide experience in distressed M&A situations, acting for both purchasers and insolvency practitioners as sellers.

Career

Trainee solicitor Denton Wilde Sapte, London and Dubai, UAE 1999-2001; associate Gardner Carton & Douglas, Chicago, US 2001-03; associate Linklaters, London 2003-05; associate Bingham McCutchen, London 2005-06; Linklaters, London managing associate 2006-12, partner 2012 to date.

Languages

English.

Education

London School of Economics and Political Science (1998 LLB).


London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Right at the top of the market’, the ‘fantastic’ team at Linklaters LLPexcels at handling complex multi-stakeholder cases’ and provides a ‘top-notch service’ to senior lenders, IPs, funds and corporates. Praised for her ‘strong leadership on complex mandates’, co-head Rebecca Jarvis has been working alongside colleagues in the firm’s Madrid office on the ongoing restructuring of Spanish company Abengoa. As part of his broad-ranging restructuring expertise, Richard Hodgson has a leading reputation for advising on distressed M&A mandates; he is assisting PwC and LBIE on the design and implementation of three bespoke auction processes, enabling eligible creditors to sell their remaining claims against LBIE to a third party purchaser rather than taking independent action or waiting for the conclusion of the potentially lengthy "Waterfall" litigation. The ‘highly personable’ Nick Le Masurier is ‘very knowledgeable’ on schemes of arrangement and alongside the ‘super commercialBruce Bell advised the ad-hoc co-ordinating committee of noteholders, via three schemes of arrangement, on the restructuring of Metinvest’s capital structure. Co-head Richard Bussell, Euan Clarke, Richard Hodgson and the ‘smart and effective’ Rory Conway are also recommended. Despite the departure in November 2016 of Yen Sum to Sidley Austin LLP, the team recently welcomed the arrivals of Sarah Mook, from Goldman Sachs and special situations expert James Douglas from Ropes & Gray LLP.

Right at the top of the market’, the ‘fantastic’ team at Linklaters LLPexcels at handling complex multi-stakeholder cases’ and provides a ‘top-notch service’ to senior lenders, IPs, funds and corporates. Praised for her ‘strong leadership on complex mandates’, co-head Rebecca Jarvis has been working alongside colleagues in the firm’s Madrid office on the ongoing restructuring of Spanish company Abengoa. As part of his broad-ranging restructuring expertise, Richard Hodgson has a leading reputation for advising on distressed M&A mandates; he is assisting PwC and LBIE on the design and implementation of three bespoke auction processes, enabling eligible creditors to sell their remaining claims against LBIE to a third party purchaser rather than taking independent action or waiting for the conclusion of the potentially lengthy "Waterfall" litigation. The ‘highly personable’ Nick Le Masurier is ‘very knowledgeable’ on schemes of arrangement and alongside the ‘super commercialBruce Bell advised the ad-hoc co-ordinating committee of noteholders, via three schemes of arrangement, on the restructuring of Metinvest’s capital structure. Co-head Richard Bussell, Euan Clarke, Richard Hodgson and the ‘smart and effective’ Rory Conway are also recommended. Despite the departure in November 2016 of Yen Sum to Sidley Austin LLP, the team recently welcomed the arrivals of Sarah Mook, from Goldman Sachs and special situations expert James Douglas from Ropes & Gray LLP.

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