In Cooperation With


Richard Hakes
Reed Smith

Richard is a partner in Reed Smith's asset finance team, based in their London office.

He focuses his time on opportunities in the shipping and aviation sectors. His practice focuses principally on working with hedge funds and private equity funds and alternative investment platforms, as well as with special situations groups both in the U.S. and in Europe.

In particular he has led some of the largest sell- and buy-side loan portfolio transactions of the last five years. He also regularly advises firms on the structuring, negotiation and execution of their joint ventures, co-investments, asset portfolio acquisitions, and restructurings.

More generally, he has extensive experience across the full spectrum of shipping deals throughout the asset's lifecycle. He has worked on a diverse range of structured transactions for stakeholders in the industry, including assisting clients with their export credit agency related matters, commercial debt finance, private placements, debt-related instruments, Islamic finance, tax lease structures, individual asset and portfolio sales and purchases, securitisations, and capital markets products.