Richard Payne - Corporate, Commercial, Banking

Richard Payne

Corporate & Commercial, Banking & Finance

Richard Payne - corporate solicitor
Richard Payne
Contact Details
E:  rpayne@aquabridgelaw.co.uk
T: 0333 405 0327 
DDI: 01245 673074
Mobile: 07710 459940

'Richard has acted for the Woodland Group over many years and we greatly value his input. He provides us with straightforward legal advice focusing on the key business objectives without getting bogged down in detail or legal jargon thus enabling faster decision making. 

He has always based his advice and recommendations on his years of experience rather than just setting out our options and he is a valuable member of our team.'

Kevin Stevens, Chairman and CEO
Woodland Group 
Richard has over 20 years experience advising public quoted and private companies, private equity investors, management teams, entrepreneurs, family owned businesses, banks and financial institutions on a wide variety of UK and international corporate finance and banking transactions.  

Prior to joining Aquabridge Law, he spent a number of years in London with a major international law firm followed by many years as a partner with a leading regional law firm in East Anglia.  

Clients praise his pragmatic approach combined with an ability to identify the key commercial issues and deliver practical business focused solutions. He has wide experience advising clients in a variety of business sectors with a particular emphasis on the logistics industry.

Particular Areas of Interest Include:

  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals
  • Management buy outs and private equity investments   
  • Joint ventures and shareholders agreements
  • Corporate restructuring and reorganisations
  • Share options and employee incentives
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Banking and acquisition finance
  • Property finance and asset based lending
  • Refinancing arrangements and debt restructuring 
  • Public company takeovers and mergers
  • Stock exchange and AIM regulations
  • Initial public offerings and secondary equity fundraising 
  • Agency and distribution agreements
  • Manufacturing and supply contracts 
  • Franchising and outsourcing 

Richard is recommended in both Chambers UK and Legal 500 where he is recognised as being a “client favourite” and a “thorough and focused practitioner” who is “particularly highly regarded for his corporate finance expertise”. 

He is also noted for his “strong reputation advising both financial institutions and borrowers on acquisition finance”. Clients praise his “commercial approach to deals” and the fact that he “understands the commercial effects of each and every decision”.
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