Richard Hanson



Rick advises investment funds, asset managers and financial institutions on structured finance, securitisation and fund finance solutions in respect of a wide range of alternative and illiquid asset classes.

He has experience with funding structures backed directly and indirectly by commercial real estate, private debt and other asset classes. He advises on fund leverage matters including warehouse lines, loan-on-loan and repo financing, as well as loan portfolios (performing and non-performing) acquired or disposed of using securitisation and structured lending techniques.

Rick handles derivatives-related matters as well as standard and esoteric securitisations, across a wide range of specialty finance structures and asset classes.

  • Recent matters of note that Rick has worked on since joining Orrick include:

    • Acting for a leading alternative investment fund manager on a number of GMRA reverse repurchase facilities provided by a major European financial institution for the purposes of leveraging repackaged interests in European commercial real estate loans

    • Acting for a specialty finance vehicle backed by a global alternative asset manager on the establishment of a platform to finance the origination of litigation funding loans involving a rated asset-backed variable funding note issuance

    • Advising a venture capital fund on an innovative financing involving an investment into a late stage venture capital backed company in the UK structured as a private securitisation

    • Acting for a major European financial institution as financing provider to a Guernsey protected cell company to enable its cell to purchase a credit linked note issued by a bank as part of an innovative significant risk transfer transaction, which involved a credit insurance policy issued by a major European insurer

    • Acting for a European asset-backed special opportunities fund manager on a novel mezzanine financing to a European real estate investment group in the form of a GMRA repurchase arrangement of the shares in a holding company backed by real estate assets and cashflows in various European jurisdictions
    • Advising a cross-border supply chain finance "white label" platform on the establishment of a reverse factoring programme involving the true sale of receivables to the platform
    • Advising an international e-commerce provider on the establishment of a merchant cash advance platform to provide liquidity to SMEs impacted by the COVID-19 crisis
    • Advising a pan-European asset-backed special opportunities fund manager in a series of fund finance transactions, including multiple capital call facilities, an umbrella facility, a co-investment facility and GP facilities