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
- Prospectus rules
- Listing rules
- Unregulated collective investment schemes
- Real estate funds
- Unit trusts
- 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.
Before becoming a lawyer, Richard was an officer in the Royal Navy, serving in the submarine fleet.
Outside of work, Richard enjoys cricket and rugby and supports Bristol Rovers Football Club.