Richard is a corporate/commercial solicitor with extensive experience in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sector. He most recently worked as General Counsel to his client, Hummingbird Resources Plc, advising the UK AIM listed international gold mining company on a variety of corporate, commercial and project development-related matters. Richard is particularly well known for his leading experience in oil and gas projects, especially in Africa.
Richard has also led teams of lawyers and advised on major infrastructure projects in the UK and worldwide in the power, renewable, water, waste and transport sectors.
Richard has extensive international experience of transactions particularly in Africa, Canada and Central and Eastern Europe. He speaks fluent French and conversational Czech.
Please note: The experience list above may include examples of work completed prior to joining Keystone Law.
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales
Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
Richard has been described in The Legal 500/Chambers as having a “stellar reputation in the sector”, "dynamic" and "highly effective" and ranked as a leader in his field particularly in the oil and gas sector.
Between 1997 and 2017 Richard was named as a leading legal expert in the energy and natural resources sector in one or more of The Legal 500, Chambers UK, London Super Lawyers, the Guide to the World’s Leading Energy Attorneys and Chambers Global.
|2018||Keystone Law | Consultant Solicitor|
|2017 - 2018||Hummingbird Resources Plc | Vice President Commercial and General Counsel|
|2011 - 2017||McCarthy Tetrault | Partner - Co-Head Africa Group|
|2009 - 2010||Fieldfisher | Partner - Head Energy & Natural Resources|
|2007 - 2009||Osborne Clarke | Partner - Joint Head Energy & Natural Resources|
|2005 - 2007||Hogan & Hartson | Partner - Energy, Projects & Infrastructure Group|
|1997 - 2004||CMS Cameron McKenna | Partner - Energy, Projects & Construction Group|
|1996 - 1997||Ashurst Morris Group | Senior Associate - Energy & Major Projects Group|
|1987 - 1995||Hogan Lovells | Associate and Articled Clerk|
|1989||Qualified as a solicitor|