Richard Semple is a partner in Goodwin’s Real Estate Industry group. His practice focuses on real estate finance transactions, acting for a range of sponsor, borrower and lender clients.

Mr. Semple advises on all aspects and at all stages of domestic and cross-border real estate finance matters, including in respect of origination, lending, syndication, securitisation, refinancing, restructuring and distressed debt investing (acquisition, management and disposal). He is one of the most experienced lawyers operating in the European market on acquisitions of portfolios of loans (secured variously by real estate and other assets) and financing such acquisitions.
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Mr. Semple’s representative experience includes advising on the following:

  • GLP:
  • on the c. €1.1 billion term loan financing of its c. €2.4 billion acquisition from Brookfield of European logistics business Gazeley (formerly known as IDI Gazeley)*
  • on the c. £300 million term loan financing of a portfolio of English, French, German and Italian logistics properties*
  • on the c. £262 million term loan financing of the development of a portfolio of English, French and German logistics properties*
  • Bain Capital Credit:
  • on the c. €268 million term loan financing of its c. €432 million acquisition from Piraeus Bank of a portfolio of Greek non-performing loans with an aggregate outstanding principal balance of c. €1.95 billion secured by real estate*
  • on the c. €134 million term loan financing of its c. €212 million acquisition from Caixa Geral de Depósitos of a portfolio of Portuguese properties and non-performing loans with an aggregate outstanding principal balance of c. €449 million secured by real estate*
  • on the c. €124 million term loan financing of its c. €183 million (in aggregate) acquisitions from Banca Carige and certain other Italian banks of several portfolios of Italian “unlikely-to-pay” loans with an aggregate outstanding principal balance of c. €431 million secured by real estate*
  • on its c. €602 million acquisition from Liberbank of a portfolio of Spanish commercial and residential properties and the vendor financing of that acquisition*
  • Lone Star Funds:
  • on the c. €146 million term loan financing of its c. €209 million acquisition from DELA Vastgoed of a portfolio of Dutch commercial (office and retail) properties*
  • on the c. €176 million term loan financing of its acquisition of a portfolio of Slovenian commercial properties*
  • Ares Management on the c. €242 million term loan financing of its c. €316 million acquisition from Amundi of a portfolio of Austrian, Dutch, Finnish and German commercial (office) properties*
  • Mount Street to ensure greater protection for it against its potential liabilities in its role in respect of the Titan Europe 2006-3 commercial mortgage-backed securitisation*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Goodwin in 2020, Mr. Semple was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

 

 

Recognition

Mr. Semple has been recommended for “Property Finance” in both the 2020 and 2019 editions of The Legal 500: United Kingdom.

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PDL, 2005
BPP Law School
B.A., 2001
Kings College London University

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