Richard joined JHA in April 2018 from a top 10 global law firm, bringing with him almost 20 years of experience of handling complex, high-value international disputes, involving parties and laws from multiple jurisdictions.
Richard has represented clients in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings, including the LCIA, ICC, SIAC, DIFC-LCIA and SCC Rules. He has also represented clients in commercial litigation matters at all levels of the English Courts, including in relation to the challenge to, or enforcement of, arbitration awards, and is familiar with the courts of a number of other jurisdictions, including Guernsey, the British Virgin Islands, Bahamas, Sri Lanka, India, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and the USA, notably Oregon, California and New York. Richard has particular knowledge and experience of Russian and CIS disputes, as well as those emanating from the Middle East, Africa and India - prior to joining JHA, Richard spent three years in Dubai where he headed up his previous firm’s regional disputes team.
Richard is a keen exponent of the use of new technologies to deliver time and cost efficient solutions within the disputes process. He also advises on risk mitigation and dispute avoidance strategies and is familiar with all forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Richard’s clients, which include large corporations, state entities and private individuals, come from a variety of sectors including automotive, aviation, defence, construction, energy and natural resources, telecoms and technology.
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales, 2000
College of Law, Guildford – CPE, LPC
Newcastle University – BA
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