Richard Levy > Linklaters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Capital markets.


Richard has a broad range of experience in international capital markets transactions, including debt, equity-linked and equity offerings, issues of regulatory capital instruments, liability management transactions and structured note issues. He advises both investment banking and corporate clients.


Trainee solicitor Linklaters, London and Tokyo 1992-94; associate, London and Amsterdam 1994-2002; partner Amsterdam 2002-07; partner London 2007 to date.


Richard was a member of the UK Debt Market Forum, a group of experts set up by the Financial Conduct Authority to recommend practical measures to improve the effectiveness of UK primary listed debt markets.


St Paul’s School; Trinity Hall College, Cambridge (BA Law; MA Law).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

(Hall of Fame)

Richard LevyLinklaters LLP

Linklaters LLP‘s debt capital markets practice has a 40-year history in London, during which time it has become one of the leading firms for all kinds of debt product, including complex and innovative bond structures. It has one of the largest practices in the City, led by Elaine Keats, who handles standalone debt offerings, retail bonds and EMTN programmes. The firm is a recognised leader in liability management, equity-linked bonds and regulatory capital transactions. It is also a key player in emerging market debt, green bonds and the nascent area of sustainability and social bonds. Its team comprises seven UK DCM partners, two US-qualified partners and two counsels in London. Richard Levy is ‘the best in town – very technical and commercial, he delivers on client needs‘. Ben Dulieu is a standout practitioner for equity-linked transactions. Cecil Quillen and Carson Welsh excel in US securities and regulatory capital trades, respectively. The ‘highly skilled and responsiveRichard O’Callaghan has significant MENA and emerging markets expertise. ‘The team is the most knowledgeable and skilled in this area, bar none‘, remarks one client.

London > Finance > Emerging markets

Linklaters LLP has one of London’s most prestigious banking and finance practices and acts for a stellar roster of banks, corporates, funds and governments in their financing, hedging and investment activities. The London practice handles work in Africa, the CEE, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia and Turkey. Banking and debt capital markets are key practice areas, and the firm counts development finance institutions such as African Development Bank and International Finance Corporation among its clients. Among the firm’s many standout partners are Ian Andrews who advises sponsors, funders and public bodies on infrastructure financings; projects partner Andrew Jones, who leads the firm’s Africa Group; Mirthe Van Kesteren, who leads the emerging markets banking and structured trade finance practice in London and co-heads the firm’s CIS desk; and head of the head of the global energy and infrastructure practice Daniel Tyrer. The firm also has strong US securities law capability in Cecil Quillen. Debt specialists Richard Levy and Elaine Keats are also recommended.