Richard advises clients on a broad range of complex commercial transactions, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholder, partnership and consortium arrangements, private equity, venture capital and early stage investments and corporate restructures.
Advising both public and private companies, Richard works closely with business owners, boards, CEOs, senior management, general counsel and in-house legal teams to deliver practical, commercial advice in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Working with a first class team of experienced lawyers, Richard delivers timely and innovative solutions in complex matters, cutting through to the most important issues, and leading negotiations to achieve outstanding results for his clients.
Richard’s experience in private M&A transactions over 25 years and across numerous industries gives him a level of expertise, experience and insight that makes him a highly regarded M&A and transactional lawyer and trusted strategic adviser.
Prior to joining SBA Law, Richard spent more than 20 years at DLA Piper, a leading national then international law firm, including 14 years as a partner in the corporate team and 5 years as a member of the firm’s Australian board.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) from Monash University.
Richard’s recent corporate and commercial transactions include:
Richard is included in the 2014 to 2022 editions of ‘Best Lawyers in Australia’ in the practice areas of Commercial Law, Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions, and in Doyle’s Guide as a leading Corporate Lawyer and one of Victoria’s preeminent Business and Commercial Lawyers.