Richard Spedding

Richard Spedding


Richard is a partner in the Corporate M&A and ECM Group. He provides M&A and equity capital markets advice, principally to public companies as well as investment banks, hedge funds and other financial intermediaries operating in the listed environment.


Richard has an M&A practice which is both domestic and cross border. He is particularly renowned for his 'expertise on the UK Takeover Code. Richard also regularly advises public companies on private M&A and demergers.

For public takeover work his client base encompasses quoted companies, financial sponsors, and merger arb funds. Richard was instrumental in setting the market norms for electronic acceptance of all UK takeovers and is ranked as a Band 1 leading individual by Chambers UK for mid-market corporate M&A.

Equity capital markets

Richard is routinely engaged as either underwriter counsel or issuer counsel and is considered a 'go to' adviser by the leading mid-market investment banks in London. He guides clients through the listing process and provides comprehensive advice on the UKLA Listing Rules, Disclosure and Transparency Rules (DTRs), the Prospectus Rules and the AIM Rules, as well as providing general corporate advice.

Richard is recognised in the Hall of Fame by The Legal 500 in Equity Capital Markets, and is ranked Band 2 in Corporate M&A by Chambers & Partners.

Richard sits on the Company Law Committee of the City of London Law Society.

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