“He provides great client service and gives terrific and practical advice,” and is also lauded as being “exceptionally strong on Cayman regulations and very sensitive to the structuring needs of international clients, especially those in the USA.”
– Chambers and Partners
Legal 500 and IFLR 1000 refer to Richard as “highly regarded” and “excellent”.
Richard represents hedge fund managers and private equity firms on the structuring, formation, regulation and ongoing operation of Cayman Islands investment funds with a wide array of asset classes, from cryptocurrencies and other digital assets to real estate and debt. He also advises fund investors and service providers on both routine and complex investment fund related matters.
Corporate & Commercial
Richard advises on a wide variety of corporate transactions, including cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, stock market listings, shareholder arrangements, group reorganisations and downstream transactions. He regularly assists emerging growth companies and established technology companies with their group structuring, offshore IP ownership and fundraising. He also advises clients on a range of finance matters, including fund financing and debt listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange.
Qualifications and admissions:
- University of Oxford, Jurisprudence, 2002
- Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course (with distinction), 2003
- England & Wales, Solicitor, 2006 (non-practising)
- Attorney at Law, Cayman Islands
- Solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands)
Prior career history:
Areas of practice and expertise:
- Investment funds
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Joint ventures
- Equity capital markets
- Corporate finance
- Asset finance
- AIMA Cayman Executive Committee (Member Representative)