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

Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Banking, restructuring and insolvency.


Richard is global co-head of the Firm’s restructuring and insolvency team, comprising specialists throughout Europe, the Americas and Asia.

Richard is based in London but has extensive cross-border and international experience, advising creditors (including banks and other financial investors and steering committees), insolvency office holders and corporate debtors and their directors on a wide range of workouts, business recoveries, stressed financings and insolvencies.

Work highlights:

Richard leads on many of the firm’s domestic and international key restructuring and insolvency deals. These include advising:

  • the creditors and debtors on the financial restructurings of European leveraged buyouts, including Primacom (Germany), Terreal (France), Seat Pagine Gialle (Italy), Foxtons (UK) and Global Garden Products (Italy)
  • financial institutions on bank failure and resolution planning in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, including Bankas Snoras (Lithuania), African Bank (South Africa) and other European and UK based institutions
  • creditors, debtors and other stakeholders on complex multi-creditor/stakeholder financial restructurings and recoveries, including Zim (Israel), VSZ (Slovakia), Parmalat (Italy and Latin America), Tiscali (Italy), Railtrack/Network Rail (UK), Metronet (UK), Ashanti (Ghana)
  • the administrators on both pre pack and trading administrations and on other insolvencies, including Woolworths, Republic, McCarthy & Stone and Lehman Brothers International (Europe)(LBIE)


Partner Linklaters 2002.




Richard speaks regularly at client events, including at a recent seminar in Abu Dhabi and Dubai on issues including the new UAE Insolvency Law, the impact of the current oil price environment, lessons learned from sales of European Non-performing Loans (NPLs) and Brexit.


Richard studied law at Birmingham University

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Corporate restructuring & insolvency

(Leading individuals)

Richard BussellLinklaters LLP

With a substantial core group of restructuring practitioners based in London, as well as the ability to leverage the vast global reach of the firm and its excellence in complementary practice areas, Linklaters LLP is able to’ produce restructuring, and workout advice of the highest quality’, irrespective of the geographical location or client type. Spearheaded in London by the ‘level headed‘ Richard Bussell and ‘technically excellent‘ Rebecca Jarvis , the team is equally adept at handling restructuring and transactional-related distressed debt mandates as it is in relation to matters involving recourse to formal insolvency procedures. The ‘super commercial‘ Bruce Bell is well-regarded for his debtor-side work, as well as on the creditor front for distressed funds. The ‘remarkably bright‘ James Douglas  excels in contentious creditor work and is a key member of the team that also includes the ‘highly technical‘ Nick Le Masurier, who, in addition to core creditor and debtor work, has also developed a niche in relation to bank recovery and resolution.