Richard Howley

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

United Kingdom
T:+44 20 7444 3439
Richard Howley

Richard Howley


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Richard Howley is a banking lawyer based in London who is experienced in international ship finance, with a particular focus on financing LNG carriers. He has a broad range of experience in bilateral and syndicated debt facilities and structured financings, including the project and lease financing of LNG carriers and the project financing of semi-submersible drilling rigs, FPSOs and other floating production units, and the negotiation of shipbuilding and other transport contracts, particularly in connection with shipowners tendering for LNG projects. Richard has been involved with the financing of both second-hand and new-building vessels, acting for shipowners, banks and lessors worldwide. He has also acted for international banks and finance lessors in relation to the debt financing and lease restructuring of semi-submersible drilling rigs, drillships and FPSOs.

Richard is a regular speaker at international conferences, chaired the Banking and Legal session at Gastech 2009 in Abu Dhabi, one of the world's largest energy conferences, and participated in the Students Programme at Gastech 2011 in Amsterdam.

Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales


IMO 2020 webinar series

Webinar | May 2019

IMO 2020 webinar series

Webinar | April 10, 2019

LNG shipping: New realities and opportunities

Publication | April 2017

The shifting LNG market

Publication | December 2016