Richard is a Partner at Hassans and a member of the firm’s Corporate and Commercial team specialising in corporate restructures and acquisitions.
He has extensive experience in the field of leveraged finance and enjoys a strong reputation in Gibraltar as a lawyer who can assist clients with all aspects of starting a business. He regularly advises on the establishment of offshore structures and operations and is proficient 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 Gibraltar’s first Human Rights Symposium, which attracted leading members of many different jurisdictions.
When not dealing with matters at Hassans, Richard also sits as a member of the Gibraltar Port Authority and the Gibraltar Transport Commission, as a trustee of Citizens Advice Bureau and the Gibraltar-based charity Kids Come First.
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.