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Richard Haywood

With over 25 years' experience as a lawyer, Richard Haywood is a heavy hitting corporate adviser.

Richard guides clients through a number of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures always with the client's commercial interests in mind. He acts for corporates and individuals in a variety of sectors, but has a strong focus on the food and energy sectors.


Deputy Pro Chancellor of the University of Birmingham

Previously non-executive Director of the Birmingham Royal Ballet

Relevant work

Eir – advised the management team of Eir, Ireland's leading telecoms, broadband and media company (enterprise value euro 3.6bn) regarding the acquisition of a 66% interest by NJJ, the continued investment by Anchorage Capital and the exit of Davidson Kempner and GIC (the Singapore Sovereign wealth fund).

Park Place Technologies Inc – acted for Cleveland based, private equity backed Park Place Technologies Inc regarding five acquisitions of IT businesses in the UK and Ireland and one in Singapore/Malaysia.

Arqiva – acted for the Arqiva management team regarding their Management Incentive Plans. Arqiva is the UK`s leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure

EY – acted for EY regarding four separate acquisitions of digital and HR consultancy businesses;

Arcadis – acted for Real Estate Consultancy Arcadis regarding the acquisition of three real estate consultancy businesses;

Gardner Denver – acted for KKR owned Gardner Denver in connection with its European reorganisation;

Johnson Controls – acted for Johnson controls in separating its UK automotive group from its facilities management group and the subsequent sale of its facilities management group to CBRE;

Molson Coors –acted for Molson Coors in the acquisition of Italian craft beer maker Birra del Mare;

La-Z-Boy – acted for the US based furniture maker in acquiring its UK distributor.

Findus Frozen Foods – acted for the Findus management team regarding their management incentive and exit plans;

KBC Group – advising on the £200m sale of its asset-based lending division, KBC Business Capital, to NYSE-listed PNC Financial Services Group

AMEC Plc – advising in relation to its consortium agreements with URS Washington Group and AREVA-NC relating to the bid to undertake the decommissioning of Sellafield