Richard Fletcher > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP
20 CURSITOR STREET
LONDON
EC4A 1LT
England

Work Department

Finance

Position

Richard advises financial institutions and corporates on a range of financing matters. He focuses on fund finance, speciality finance and structured finance including the structured finance and debt capital markets aspects of project finance, infrastructure finance and restructurings.

His work includes advising on:

  • leverage facilities and investor call bridge facilities;
  • receivables financing, asset based lending and speciality finance;
  • structured financings and structured products;
  • RMBS, CMBS, CLOs / CDOs and whole business securitisations;
  • debt capital markets issues, including bonds, MTNs, high yield bonds, convertibles and exchangeables;
  • project bonds and infrastructure financings; and
  • refinancings and restructurings.

Career

Qualified 2006; partner 2015

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Richard Fletcher – Macfarlanes LLP

Benefiting from the firm’s strong capabilities in debt finance, investment funds and tax, Macfarlanes LLP‘s exceptional’ fund finance practice ‘provides sound advice across a broad spectrum of fund finance products’. The group is also noted for its expertise in credit fund leverage, which makes it a popular choice for credit funds. Leading the team are Andrew Perkins, who is very knowledgeable in the asset-backed facility space’ and the highly competent’ Richard Fletcher, who is well regarded for his excellent market knowledge’.

London > Finance > Securitisation

Macfarlanes LLP is ‘very nimble and efficient, and great ability to understand and focus on clients’ priorities‘. The firm is sought after for its ‘deep knowledge of the private ABS warehouse market‘, though it is active across a range of instruments, among them CMBS, RMBS, CLOs and receivables financing. Head of structured finance and securitisation Richard Fletcher is the lead partner and clients remark that he is ‘excellent at planning the legal documentation journey, identifying and flagging potential issues early to ensure smooth execution‘. Scottish-qualified senior associate Ryan Moore also plays a major role in the practice.