Richard Gray is a retired partner of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he practiced for approximately 32 years as a US domestic and international corporate finance lawyer in the firm’s offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is now an independent arbitrator with subject matter expertise across a broad range of complex financial and corporate transactions.  He has experience in more than 40 completed and pending arbitration cases administered by the New York State Court System, FINRA, CPR and AAA, including as sole arbitrator, as panelist, as chair and as expert witness.  He has also has testified in US Federal Bankruptcy Court as an expert witness on the syndicated loan market and has heard more than 50 cases involving legally contested disputes as a member of municipal tribunals acting as arbiters on matters of fact and law.

His experience includes secured and unsecured syndicated lending; leveraged buy-outs (LBOs) in public and private mergers and acquisitions; project finance; US domestic and cross-border financial restructurings, both in-court and out-of-court; debtor-in-possession financings; secondary loan trading; documentary letter of credit, banker's acceptance (bills of acceptance), pre-export and other types of trade and vendor finance; standby and performance letters of credit in structured and other transactions; bank guarantees; private placements; derivatives; structured products; and sovereign debt rescheduling.

Mr. Gray is a co-author of the first edition of the leading textbook in the US for syndicated loan documentation, The LSTA's Complete Credit Agreement Guide (winner of the Burton award for legal writing), and also served as a member of the Editorial Board of Butterworth’s Journal of International Banking and Financial Law.  He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.

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Richard M. Gray

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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators:  Fellow

American Arbitration Association:  Commercial Panel

International Institute for Conflict Resolution & Prevention (CPR):  Panel of Distinguished Neutrals (Banking, Accounting and Financial Services Panel & General Commercial Panel)


Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA):  Roster of Public Arbitrators

New York State Courts:  Court-Appointed Arbitrator

Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC):  Panel of Arbitrators & Panel of

Arbitrators for Financial Services Disputes (FSD Panel)

Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA):  Advisory Board, Americas Initiatives Committee

United States Council for International Business (US Affiliate of ICC)

New York International Arbitration Center

Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR):  Fellow

New York City Bar Association:  Arbitration Committee (former member of Asian Affairs Committee and Foreign and Comparative Law Committee)

New York State Bar Association:  Banking Law Committee, Derivatives and Structured Law Committee, Committee on Domestic Arbitration, Committee on International Banking, Securities and Financial Transactions, International Disputes Resolutions (IDR) Committee, Committee on International Insolvencies

International Bar Association

American Society of International Law

Asia Society


 Selected Publications

"The Arbitration of Intercreditor Disputes Among Financial Institutions," NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer (Fall 2018, Vol 11, No. 2)


“Lenders' Trade Group Adopts Optional Arbitration Clause for Model Latin America Documentation," Alternatives (January 2018)


"Collateral Allocation Mechanisms,” Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (September 2010), co-author

“Debt Repurchases,” International Financial Law Review (April 2010), co-author

The LSTA’s Complete Credit Agreement Guide (McGraw-Hill, 1st ed. 2009), co-author, recognized as “Best Law Firm Compendium” by the Burton Awards for Legal Achievement 2010

“Transfers of Syndicated Loans,” International Financial Law Review (December/January 2009), co-author

“Loan Participations: US and UK Compared,” International Financial Law Review (October 2009), co-author

“Debt Buybacks, Defaulting Lenders and Libor Market Disruption,” The Loan Market Chronicle 2009 (The Loan Syndications and Trading Association)

"The Market Disruption Clause," International Financial Law Review (December 2008/January 2009)


“Global Finance Client Alert: Libor Market Disruption” (October 28, 2008)

“Chapter 5: Understanding the Credit Agreement,” The Handbook of Loan Syndications & Trading (McGraw-Hill, 2007), co-author

"Why Banks Should Look at Market Flex and MAC Clauses,"  International Financial Law Review (April 2003), co-author

“Facing the Legal and Structural Issues of Cross-Border LBOs in Asia,” International Financial Law Review (February 2001)

“Asian Restructuring,” Banking Yearbook 1999 (International Financial Law Review, Special Supplement, July 1999)

“The Asian Financial Crisis,” Banking Yearbook 1998 (International Financial Law Review, Special Supplement, July 1998)

“Does the Crisis Bring Default Under MAC Clauses?” International Financial Law Review (April 1998)

“Satellite Finance: Money Matters,” Asia Pacific Satellite Magazine (June 1997)

Selected Presentations

“Case Study: LyondellBasell Restructuring, Selected Intercreditor and Enforcement Issues," 49th International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA) Annual Congress, Amsterdam, 2011

“The LSTA’s Complete Credit Agreement Guide,” The Loan Syndications and Trading Association, New York City, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

“CAM Exchanges,” New York City, September 23, 2009 (industry-wide webcast under the auspices of The Loan Syndications and Trading Association)

“Amend and Extends & Forward Start Facilities,” The Loan Syndications and Trading Association, New York City, May 27, 2009

“Libor Market Disruption,” New York City, Fall, 2008 (industry-wide conference call under the auspices of The Loan Syndications and Trading Association)

“Financing Considerations for Leveraged Acquisitions,” Management Buy-Outs Asia, Hong Kong, March 21, 2002 (IBC Asia Limited)

"Lessons Learned from the Asian Turmoil," Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, New York City, February 8, 1999

"Key Aspects of Corporate and Debt Restructuring," The Asia Business Forum, Singapore, August 2, 1999

"Innovative Project Financing under the Effects of the Currency Crisis," The Economist Conferences, Hong Kong, December 4, 1998

"Overview of the Restructuring Process," Asia International Communications Conferences Asia Limited, Singapore, June 24, 1998

“Restructuring Strategies for Telecommunications Projects,” Raising Capital for Telecom Operations, Singapore, April 17, 1998 (IBC Asia Limited)

“Refinancings and Collateral Protection,” Restructuring Asian Projects, Hong Kong, April 16, 1998 (AiC Worldwide)

“Restructuring in Indonesia,” Debt Restructuring in Asia, Tokyo, April 9, 1999 (Export-Import Bank of Japan (now known as JBIC))


Debt Restructuring Workshop, AIC Executive Summit, Singapore, June 26, 1998

“Overview of Restructuring Issues,” Debt Restructuring in Asia, Singapore, June 24, 1998 (AiC Worldwide)

"Refinancings and Collateral Protection," Asia International Communications Conferences Asia Limited, Hong Kong, April 16, 1998

“Project Financing for Strategic Telecom Alliances and Joint Ventures,” January 11, 1998, Honolulu  (Pacific Telecommunications Conference)

"Structuring Financing for Wireless Projects and Joint Ventures," International Business Communications Asia Limited, New York City, November 1997

"Financing & Building Strategic Alliances for Wireless Satellite Projects in Asia," World Resource Group, Washington, D.C., September 25, 1996

"Netting and Separate Entity Issues," Strategic Research Institute, New York City, January 13, 1994