- Corporate and Head of Food & Drink
Richard joined from City firm Ashurst and has a varied practice being recognised, in particular, for his M&A in the food and drink industry and also his public company expertise.
Richard heads the firm’s Food & Drink Group and is relationship partner to a wide variety of businesses in the industry. He regularly advises companies on all aspects of corporate law from M&A (buying, selling and IPOs) to restructurings and joint ventures.
On the public company side, calling on his experience of working at the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Conduct Authority and his membership of the London Stock Exchange’s Regional Advisory Group for Yorkshire and the North East, he advises on issues ranging from corporate governance and FCA and AIM rule compliance to IPOs, fundraisings and M&A.
In their words
"Helping clients develop and grow their businesses over the long term is what I find rewarding. I build solid relationships with clients by investing time and effort. A journey spanning an initial shareholders' agreement through private company M&A to IPO, public market fundraisings and public bids may well have twists and turns along the way, but it allows me and my colleagues to gain a deeper understanding of a client's business and provides a solid platform from which to advise."