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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Richard Bussell

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Work 020 7456 4672
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www.linklaters.com/AboutUs/OurPeople/Pages/RichardBussell.aspx
Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Banking, restructuring and insolvency.

Position

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)

Career

Partner Linklaters 2002.

Languages

English.

Member

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.

Education

Richard studied law at Birmingham University


London: Finance

Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Bussell - Linklaters LLP

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Strengthened by the recent hires of fund/special situations experts¬†James Douglas¬†and¬†Sarah Mook¬†from¬†Ropes & Gray LLP¬†and Goldman Sachs, respectively,¬†Linklaters LLP¬†handles the full array of transactional, formal insolvency and corporate restructuring mandates implementing out of court and in court procedures across the jurisdictions with which the firm is located. Co-head of the firm's global team,¬†Rebecca Jarvis¬†has a particularly strong track record advising major international corporates facing financial difficulties and is representing Nigeria-based gas company Seven Energy Group on its complex capital restructuring. Co-head¬†Richard Bussell¬†handles both contentious and non-contentious mandates for a broad array of stakeholders and recently advised the trustees of the Co-operative Pension Scheme on the separation of the Co-operative Bank plc from the pension scheme in order to¬†improve its capital position and avoid potential resolution. A market-leading expert on the implementation of English creditor schemes of arrangement,¬†Bruce Bell¬†handles a mix of fund-side creditor work and debtor mandates including his ongoing work for the Norske Skog group on its restructuring. Spearheaded by the 'vastly experienced'¬†Tony Bugg, the firm also handles some residual Lehman Brothers work including on the continuation of the ‚ÄúWaterfall Proceedings‚ÄĚ in the UK courts to determine entitlements to surplus funds.¬†Nick Le Masurier,¬†Euan Clarke¬†and¬†Richard Hodgson¬†are also recommended.

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