Richard Munden is based in Walkers’ Cayman Islands office, where he is a partner in the firm’s global finance and corporate group. He advises on a broad range of finance and corporate matters and specialises in aircraft, shipping and other asset finance, acting for lenders, leasing companies, manufacturers, export credit agencies and operators. Richard also advises on financing for hedge funds, private equity funds and venture capital funds and advises with respect to downstream acquisitions and other transactions. His corporate practice covers share acquisitions and sales, equity issues and joint venture and shareholder arrangements across a wide range of industry sectors.
Prior to joining Walkers, Richard was general counsel and part of the early stage management team of Vueling Airlines in Barcelona. After the IPO of the airline, he was appointed head of fleet. While in-house, Richard worked on a range of commercial projects and was heavily involved in the aircraft finance and leasing market, leading his airline’s fleet acquisition programme and manufacturer negotiations.
Before his in-house role, Richard was part of the finance group at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London and Madrid. He specialised in cross-border asset finance, bilateral and syndicated lending and project finance for clients including banks, airlines, leasing companies and other large corporates.