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Richard Cowan, Principal Associate

Richard Cowan

Principal Associate

Practice notes

Richard is a Principal Associate in our Finance Group.

He is experienced in leveraged finance, real estate finance and general corporate banking.

Richard acts for a range of lenders (including clearing banks, debt funds, funds/trusts), corporate borrowers and institutional investors in financing most aspects of corporate lending transactions. His recent experience includes:

  • acting for a major UK clearing bank on a £100m real estate investment financing which included three separate acquisitions
  • acting for a litigation funder in preparing its new precedent finance agreement
  • acting for a club of banks on a £50m revolving credit facility to an offshore telecoms business
  • acting for a mortgage lender on its term and revolving credit facilities.
  • acting for a national retail chain on an £85m refinancing of its term and revolving credit facilities with a two bank club
  • acting for an investor and management team on a £40m debt funded MBO

Richard was listed as an “Associate to watch” in 2017 by Chambers & Partners, who commented, “Rising star Richard Cowan is described as "responsive, knowledgeable and commercial" by clients. He frequently assists with structured and leveraged finance transactions. One interviewee praises his attention to detail, saying: "He would go through long-winded legal documents with a fine-tooth comb.