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Richard Woodworth


Hong Kong

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Richard Woodworth


Hong Kong

Richard is a partner currently based in Hong Kong and leads Allen & Overy’s Asia-Pacific restructuring practice. He advises creditors, borrowers, insolvency practitioners and other stakeholders on all aspects of financial restructurings and formal insolvency proceedings. He has advised on transactions throughout the region including Vietnam, Indonesia, PRC, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore and many more.

Richard has advised on many landmark transactions, including many firsts for Asia. Recent highlights include advising the steering committee of lenders to Vinashin, Japanese shipper Sanko Steamship in dealing with its international creditors and the steering committee of creditors on the restructuring of Dubai World. Richard was the recipient of the inaugural IFLR Asia Restructuring ‘Rising Star’ award and he has received external recognition from all the independent legal guides.

News & insights

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2021

Restructuring, liquidation and solvent dissolution options in Australia

Australia has a well-developed and comprehensive legal framework for the restructuring, insolvent liquidation or solvent dissolution of Australian companies – both solvent and insolvent.  A number of…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Sustainability-linked loans in Russia: a hot market

When it comes to sustainable lending, the Russian loan market is punching above its weight. Many of Russia’s leading corporates have raised ESG or sustainability-linked loans (in some cases, multiple…

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Publications: 02 MARCH 2020

Hong Kong recognises administrators appointed under the Enterprise Bankruptcy Act of the People’s Republic of China

On 15 January 2020, we published a newsflash regarding the decision of the Hong Kong Court of First Instance dated 13 January 2020 (Decision) on the recognition of the appointment of bankruptcy…

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Banking and Finance



Hong Kong

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Admitted as solicitor, Hong Kong, 2006

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2007


BA (Hons), Law, Churchill College, Cambridge University

PCLL, City University of Hong Kong