Richard has over 20 years of experience in China-related cross-border M&A and joint venture transactions in a wide range of sectors, including automotive, consumer, healthcare, mining and real estate. Richard also regularly advises on matters involving cybersecurity and data privacy compliance. Richard is ranked in Corporate/M&A by Chambers Great China.

His experience includes advising:

  • a multinational food, snack and beverage company on its acquisition of the entire interest in an online snack business in China

  • Cevian Capital on its sale of an 8.2% stake in AB Volvo to Geely for c. US$3.8bn

  • Yanfeng (a subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive) on its US$7.5bn global automotive interiors joint venture with Johnson Controls

  • Bright Food Group on its acquisition and the subsequent sale of a controlling stake in Weetabix

  • RCS Group Co., Ltd. on the US$136.77m disposal of the Dairy Queen and Papa John's food and beverage operations in China

  • Sanofi on its consumer healthcare joint venture with Hangzhou Minsheng Pharmaceutical

  • Takeda Pharmaceuticals on its disposal of its interest in a Chinese biopharmaceutical joint venture for US$280m

  • Linde on its divestment of assets in mainland China as part of Praxair merger remedies

  • China Merchants on its strategic investment in Shanghai International Port Group, Zhanjiang Port and the port integration project of Liaoning Province

  • Shandong Iron and Steel Group on its US$1.5bn acquisition of a 25% stake in the Tonkolili iron ore mine project in Sierra Leone and the subsequent acquisition of the entire interest in the project through an enforcement sale process

  • China General Nuclear Power Group on the acquisition of Vital Group Holdings Limited (currently known as “CGN Mining Company Limited”), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

  • Global Logistic Properties on its acquisition of logistics projects in mainland China


1996                          Fudan University, B.A. in Economics


Mandarin, English