Richard has close to 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.

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