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Richard Fletcher

Tel:
Work 020 7831 9222
Email:
Web:
www.macfarlanes.com
Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Banking and finance

Position

Partner advising financial institutions and corporates on a range of financing matters, with a particular focus on fund finance, as well as speciality finance and structured finance.

Career

Qualified 2006; partner 2015


London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

Macfarlanes LLP has a small dedicated debt capital markets practice; it focuses on complex transactions for financial institutions, corporates, investors and other market participants. In 2018, the firm advised on high-profile matters including issuances by Venn Partners LLP, which was appointed by the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government to operate the £3.5bn Private Rented Sector Housing Guarantee Scheme bond programme. The firm is 'very experienced in the debt fund market' and practice head Richard Fletcher is 'a very capable lawyer, who is very responsive and good to work with'. He frequently advises financial institutions, corporates, fund managers, investors, servicers and trustees on a broad range of financing matters, primarily focusing on debt capital markets, as well as structured finance, securitisation and speciality finance.

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Structured products and securitisation

Within: Structured products and securitisation

Macfarlanes LLP focuses on innovative and highly complex transactions, frequently involving fund-based structures, as the structured finance team has significant expertise in fund formation. Its work includes covered bonds, CLOs, receivables financings, fund structures and alternative lending platforms, portfolio transactions and liability management, restructurings, synthetic securitisation and other structured products. The 'user-friendly, sensible and responsive' Richard Fletcher leads the practice, which acts for financial institutions, corporates, servicers, fund managers, investors, trustees and other market participants. He handles a variety of ABS transactions, frequently involving investment funds and consumer finance-focused businesses. Goldman Sachs and NatWest Markets are among his key clients.

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Macfarlanes LLP

  • Finding the ‚Ä®right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‚Äėin principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‚Äėrecorded in a suitably worded agreement'. ‚Ä©
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