Richard specialises in corporate restructures and acquisitions, has extensive experience in the field of leveraged finance and has also developed a niche practice dealing with natural resources in emerging markets. He regularly advises on the establishment of offshore structures and operations and is experienced in transactional work involving the use of Gibraltar based vehicles, in particular, Gibraltar Limited Partnerships.
Richard has also worked on several acquisition finance transactions (including, for example, the largest European based property transaction in 2007), has been heavily involved in several high-profile re-financing deals concerning large public and multi national companies and has led teams advising on all the Gibraltarian aspects of floating various Gibraltar companies in the AIM stock exchange.
He has co-authored several articles for diverse legal publications such as Butterworths, IFLR and the Centre for Legal Studies, has co-written the Gibraltar chapter on Siemens AG Anti-Bribery Risk Legislation and Practice and the chapter on Limited Partnerships in Tolleys/Tottels publication of Gibraltar: International Finance Centre. In addition, during 2004, Richard was part of the organising committee that arranged Gibraltars first Human Rights Symposium, which attracted leading members of many different jurisdictions.
An LLB Honours graduate in Law and Spanish Studies from Kingston University in the United Kingdom, Richard completed the Bar Vocational Course at the Inns of Court School of Law in London and, as a member of the Middle Temple, was called to the Bar of England & Wales and Gibraltar in 2003.
He is also called to the Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court and therefore advises corporate services providers in all matters concerning the laws of the British Virgin Islands. When not dealing with matters at Hassans, Richard also sits as a member of the Gibraltar Port Authority and is a trustee of the Gibraltar-based charity Faces.