Richard is a member of our corporate restructuring and insolvency group with a principal focus on the corporate aspects of restructuring. His work in this area began in 1995 when he advised the administrators of Barings Securities Limited and includes advising:

  • the directors of Carrier 1 S.A. on the cross-border insolvency of the Carrier 1 (2002-2005)
  • H.M. Treasury on the resolution of the Dunfermline Building Society and transfer of its wholesale deposit business to the Nationwide Building Society under the new stabilization powers introduced by the Banking Act 2009 and on the restructuring of Northern Rock into two entities, consisting of a new savings and mortgage bank and an asset management company (2009)

His recent work in this area includes advising:

  • the SIPA Trustee of MF Global Inc. in relation to its claims in the administration of MF Global UK (Dec 2012 to date)
  • the Winding-up Board of Glitnir in relation to the proposed composition of the failed Icelandic bank (Sept 2013 to date)
  • Punch Taverns Plc on proposals for the restructuring of the Punch Securitisations (Mar 2013 to date)
  • certain junior creditors of CEVA Group plc on its restructuring (Apr - May 2013)
  • certain creditors of Lehman Brothers International (Europe)(in administration) on the settlement, and subsequent trading, of their claims (June 2012 - Feb 2013)
  • the Ricardo group on the acquisition of the European business and assets of AEA Technology plc in a pre-pack administration (Nov 2012)

He also retains a wide corporate practice, advising on cross-border and domestic M&A, joint ventures and a range of corporate, commercial, governance and compliance issues (including the Bribery Act).

His recent work in this area includes advising:

  • Bertelsmann on the repurchase from KKR of its 51% stake in the BMG Rights Management joint venture (originally acquired from Bertelsmann in 2009) (Feb -Apr 2013)
  • Public Sector Pensions Investment Board of Canada on its 50:50 joint venture with AXA to acquire and develop a site at King’s Cross, London to provide new UK headquarters for BNP Paribas (May 2012 - Jan 2013)

Richard is also a partner in our Data Protection and Privacy hub and advises on all aspects of data protection and privacy.

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