K&L Gates has welcomed Richard Gray as partner in its Sydney office, who joins from HWL Ebsworth.
Mr Gray brings with him more than 30 years’ experience working as a finance lawyer in Australia, with a particular focus in various forms of secured and unsecured financings, including project and infrastructure finance, structured financings of property assets, securitisation, syndication, and tax-based and cross-border structures, according to a statement from K&L Gates.
Throughout his career, he has also advised on lending, swaps, major workouts, and European, US and domestic note issues and programs.
Over the years, Mr Gray has built up a significant client base, which includes lenders, borrowers and arrangers across a broad range of sectors, such as property, government, resources, infrastructure, energy, transport, innovation, funds management, hotels and finance.
“Richard’s addition, along with the recent appointment of special counsel Eric Boone, broadens and diversifies K&L Gates’ banking and finance capabilities in Australia and around the globe,” said Nick Nichola, K&L Gates’ managing partner, Australia.
“Their front-end finance experience and knowledge nicely complement our existing finance capabilities and will provide benefit to clients regardless of their business life cycle stage.
“We are excited to welcome Richard to the firm.”
Commenting on his new role, Mr Gray said: “One of my main attractions to K&L Gates was the firm’s fully integrated global platform, which will help me deliver new sources of financing to clients”.
“I’m excited by the opportunity to help my colleagues further build K&L Gates’ finance offering,” he said.