Richard Sharman
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Richard Sharman

Holland & Knight

United Kingdom

Richard Sharman is an asset finance attorney in Holland & Knight's London office. Mr. Sharman focuses his practice on complex, highly structured asset finance and corporate transactions acting on behalf of financial institutions, leasing companies, operators, arrangers and investors, with a particular focus on aircraft and other transportation assets.

Mr. Sharman has significant experience advising clients on the establishment of equity/debt funds and co-investment platforms, joint ventures, conventional debt and Islamic financings, structured operating leases, bespoke securitizations, repacks and debt trades. Over the years, he has worked on multiple award-winning, first-of-kind deals. Additionally, Mr. Sharman is well versed in cross-border leasing and asset portfolio sale and purchase transactions, and he has significant recent experience advising creditors on repossession, workout and restructuring scenarios.

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