Overview

Richard Tall guides financial services companies on regulatory, financing and transactional matters, including counseling on financial technology and digital currency issues. Richard also provides business-oriented advice to companies, limited partnerships and investment firms on corporate and M&A matters. He has particular expertise in the renewable energy and travel sectors.

Corporate Expertise

Richard has advised on many U.K. and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, disposals and other Takeover Code or private treaty transactions. He also represents clients in securities offers from unlisted bond issues to the Official List. He helps companies raise capital and access the equity markets through on- and off-market transactions and private equity deals.

Financial Services Expertise

Richard advises banks, business-to-business lenders, investment funds, real estate funds and other financial institutions on regulatory compliance and issues such as:

  • Financial promotions
  • MIFID
  • AIMFD
  • Prospectus rules
  • Listing rules
  • COBS
  • Unregulated collective investment schemes
  • Real estate funds
  • UCITS
  • Unit trusts
  • Crowdfunding
  • Working with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

Richard works with investment and real estate funds and other product providers, counseling them on structuring and managing funds throughout their life cycle.

Richard advises several startups involved in trading platforms and cryptocurrencies on the regulatory and transactional issues related to digital currency and blockchain activity.

Past Experience

Before becoming a lawyer, Richard was an officer in the Royal Navy, serving in the submarine fleet.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Richard enjoys cricket and rugby and supports Bristol Rovers Football Club.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Education

De Montfort University
LPC with Commendation (1996)

University of Birmingham
LL.B. (Hons) with Upper Second Class Honours (2:1) (1995)

Leadership & Community

Civic Activities

  • Submarine Officers Life Members Association — Trustee
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