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Richard Leishman advises lenders, borrowers and investors in a variety of U.S. and international maritime and financing transactions, including negotiating and documenting syndicated and single lender credit facilities. He also helps provide general finance and corporate representation.

Richard’s experience includes subordinated and mezzanine financings, private placements, structured finance transactions and initial public offerings.

Prior to joining Sutherland, Richard served as an associate in the shipping and offshore finance practice of an international law firm in New York. He also previously served as a solicitor in a litigation firm in Sydney, Australia, where the focus of his practice was maritime litigation and cross-border dispute resolution.

Professional Activities

Member, International Bar Association
Member, Maritime Law Association of the United States

  • LL.M., with distinction, Admiralty, Tulane University Law School
  • LL.B., The University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • B.Comm., The University of New South Wales, Sydney
Bar Admissions
  • New York, USA
  • New South Wales, Australia

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