Rachel Richardson Head of banking and finance policy
Rachel is head of banking and finance policy within the finance group at Macfarlanes. She provides strategic support on a wide range of finance issues, in particular in the area of sustainable debt finance and ESG.
Rachel is a technical expert in the area of sustainably linked lending, advising clients across the firm’s finance practice on legal and market developments connected to that area of finance. She is a founding member of the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) working group and regularly works closely with the Lawtech team at Macfarlanes.
Prior to this Rachel spent eight years advising debt funds, private equity sponsors and other financial institutions on a wide range of financing transactions with a focus on all aspects of leveraged and acquisition finance transactions, acting for both the firm’s lender-side and borrower-side clients. She also advises on fund finance and specialty finance issues.
Rachel has extensive experience of domestic, European and global cross-border financing.
Rachel’s experience includes a secondment to a global financial institution during which time she advised on a broad range of transactions.