Richard Hilton

Joined firm 2012. Partner since 2022.

Richard has a broad cross-sectoral corporate and commercial practice, acting for a range of domestic and international clients.  He has particular expertise in public M&A, private M&A, joint ventures, commercial transactions, capital markets and company law.

Richard also advises on environmental and climate-related regulation, with a focus on nature and natural capital.

Highlights include advising:

  • Abrdn on various matters, including the sale of its insurance business to Phoenix
  • Authentic Brands Group on its cash offer for Ted Baker
  • Aviva on various matters, including the impact of Covid-19 on its general insurance business
  • BHP on the sale of its minority stake in Cerrejón, a coal mining operation in Colombia
  • Booking Holdings on its acquisition of Etraveli Group
  • ContourGlobal on the sale of nine Brazilian hydro-electric power plants
  • Fortress on its cash offer for Morrisons
  • GSK on its three-part inter-conditional transaction with Novartis, which involved the acquisition of Novartis’ vaccines business, the sale of GSK’s oncology business, and the creation of a consumer healthcare joint venture
  • GW Pharma on its cash and share acquisition by Jazz Pharmaceuticals
  • Shell on various matters, including the simplification of its share structure and its cash and share acquisition of BG Group
  • Sophos on its cash acquisition by Thoma Bravo
  • Standard Chartered on the launch of its cryptocurrency trading venture in partnership with BC Group
  • on its all-share combination with Just Eat
  • Vodafone on various matters, including its mobile network sharing arrangements with Virgin Media O2 in the UK
  • Various corporates on equity and debt capital raises, including Ascential, Countrywide and Drax
  • Various insurers on reorganisations and transfers of business in preparation for Brexit