Richard advises clients on a broad range of complex commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, partnerships and consortium arrangements, private equity, venture capital and early stage investments, corporate restructures and distribution and franchising agreements. Advising both public and private companies, Richard works closely with business owners, CEOs, senior management, general counsel and in-house legal teams to deliver practical, commercial advice in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Working with a first class team of experienced lawyers, Richard delivers timely and innovative solutions in complex matters, cutting through to the most important issues and leading negotiations to achieve outstanding results for his clients.
Richard’s experience in private M&A transactions over 20 years and across numerous industries gives him a level of expertise, experience and insight that makes him a highly regarded M&A and transactional lawyer.
Prior to joining SBA Law, Richard spent more than 20 years at DLA Piper, a leading national then international law firm, including 14 years as a partner in the corporate team and 5 years as a member of the firm’s Australian board.
Richard is included in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ in the practice areas of Commercial Law, Corporate/Governance Practice and Mergers and Acquisitions.