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. Mr Howley has been involved with the financing of both second-hand and new-build 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.