'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
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”.