What we say about Richard
Richard is a corporate lawyer, specialising in equity and debt capital markets work, M&A, project finance, joint ventures, venture capital / private equity and crowdfunding. He has a varied client base, from early-stage companies and entrepreneurs through to companies on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.
Many (although not all) of Richard’s clients are from the engineering, technology and natural resources sectors, and many are in, or are entering, a high growth period of their existence. Richard has a particular interest in the electrification of the transportation sector, and his network amongst lawyers in this area is second to none.
Richard believes in providing excellent quality legal advice, while maintaining a level of understanding of a client’s business, from start-up to exit, which enables him to proactively identify both opportunities and threats. He sees part of his role as assisting clients to identify suitable co-workers, sources of capital and potential synergistic businesses with which they can collaborate.
As a result of his interest in the whole business, rather than just the legal needs of his clients, Richard is on the board of several privately-held companies and is the UK distributor for one of his client’s products. Outside law, he is also the founder of an early-stage technology company utilising his knowledge of computer programming and web design.
Examples of recent previous work include:
- representing three Israeli tech companies on restructuring and admission to the AIM Market;
- representing a minerals exploration and development company in its convertible security & private placement facility;
- acting on the transfer of registered office of a SE from Germany to England & Wales;
- acting for the investment banks on a $40m private placement and subsequent offering in relation to a natural resources company;
- acting for the investment bank on an AIM placing for an engineering company and its £10.75m acquisition of a group of companies; and
- advising on the initial implementation and first €2bn drawdown under an EMTN programme for a US blue chip company.