Richard is a partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets and Corporate/Commercial practices and a member of the firm's Mining practice. He has a broad range of experience in all aspects of M&A, representing clients in both friendly and unsolicited public acquisition transactions as well as private acquisitions and dispositions of businesses and individual assets. Richard also advises public company boards on the ever-changing corporate governance landscape.
While Richard's practice spans multiple industries, he works most extensively with clients in the mining sector on various matters, including M&A, project finance, joint ventures, metals streaming transactions and royalty arrangements. Richard's practice includes acting for major producers, junior exploration companies and private equity funds with a mining focus.
Before joining the firm, Richard worked as a management consultant at a leading international consulting firm where he carried out assignments in Canada, the United States and Europe. He also clerked with the Honourable Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada in 1998. In 2011, Richard was recognized as a top lawyer under 40 in the Lexpert Rising Stars - Leading Lawyers Under 40.