Richard Semple

Partner Debt Finance
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Richard is a partner in the Real Estate Finance team of the Debt Finance practice group at the London office of Kirkland & Ellis.

His practice focuses on real estate finance transactions, acting for private equity and credit fund clients.

He 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.

Richard is recommended for Property Finance and commended by client testimonials in both the 2020 and 2019 editions of The Legal 500: United Kingdom.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2007, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of England and Wales


  • BPP Law School, LondonPost-Graduate Diploma in Legal PracticeDistinction2005
  • BPP Law School, LondonGraduate Diploma in LawCommendation2004
  • King's College LondonB.A., History, 2:1Honours2001