Richard has extensive experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions (with focus on share and business acquisitions), local and regional joint ventures, schemes of arrangements, amalgamations, capital reductions, corporate reorganisations, and general corporate and commercial law.

He has been recognised as a leading individual for corporate/M&A in legal publications like Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR1000. Richard joined Allen & Gledhill on a scholarship in 1995 and became a partner in 2000. At Allen & Gledhill, he undertook a secondment as regional legal counsel for CNBC Asia and National Geographic in Singapore, and later with General Electric International Inc, in Hong Kong. He also had a one-year stint in the London office of Linklaters, where he gained considerable experience in cross-border transactions.