Richard, counsel in our London office, has acted on many large and complex arbitrations across a variety of sectors and regions, with a particular focus on energy, M&A, finance, and life sciences disputes.

Richard’s recent experience includes:

  • acting for an American lifestyle company in an LCIA arbitration and parallel expert determinations relating to the buy-out of an Indian joint venture
  • representing Naturgy in its billion-dollar investment treaty claim against Colombia relating to the regulatory framework for the supply of electricity
  • advising an international pharmaceutical company on post-acquisition claims and supply agreement claims
  • acting for a telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration relating to an earn-out payment following the acquisition of an African telecommunications business
  • representing a power company in a dispute over the termination of a power plant project in Eastern Europe
  • acting for an Asian national energy company in an LNG pricing dispute relating to a project in Australia
  • acting for a consortium of international oil and gas companies in defending cost recovery claims brought by a Middle-Eastern state entity in an ICC arbitration
  • representing an Asian national energy company in an ICC arbitration relating to issues of force majeure regarding the quantity of gas reserves in a field Indonesia
  • acting for a European bank in post-acquisition claims relating to a Spanish credit card business
  • defending the shareholders of several banks against claims brought by another shareholder across five consolidated LCIA arbitrations

Richard is recognised as a recommended lawyer for international arbitration in The Legal 500 UK’s 2023 and 2024 guides.

Richard has also been appointed as sole arbitrator under the ICC Rules in relation to a financial services dispute.  Prior to joining Three Crowns, Richard spent 12 months on secondment to the M&A team at SABMiller, then the second-largest brewing company in the world.

Richard is an English-qualified solicitor-advocate (Higher Courts Civil) who holds a degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University.