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Slaughter and May

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Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Richard Todd

Work 020 7600 1200
Slaughter and May

Work Department

Corporate/Real Estate/IEN


Partner and member of the firm's infrastructure, energy and natural resources practice. He specialises in the engineering, construction and operation and maintenance aspects of major international and domestic projects, with a particular focus on energy. He is also an active member of the firm’s Commercial Contracts advisory team.


Joined Slaughter and May 2004. Partner since 2016.

London: Real estate

Commercial property

Within: Commercial property

With a distinct focus on high-value, non-commoditised work, Slaughter and May¬†has ‚Äėthe kind of strength in depth and commercial acumen that clients may expect from a highly specialised firm‚Äô. The department has built particular expertise in athletic stadium developments and has a number of such developments ongoing, including advising Everton on its new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock. Department head Jane Edwarde¬†is advising Derwent London on a substantial mixed-use office, theatre and retail development above the new Crossrail station at Tottenham Court Road. Edwarde is also acting for a joint venture comprising a Carillion entity, Beijing Construction Engineering Group and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund in relation to the development of Airport City at Manchester Airport. The team also handles a considerable number of investment property transactions for Legal & General. Indeed, Richard Todd¬†assisted Legal & General on the ¬£270m sale of 70 Gracechurch Street in London, and also assisted the client with the ¬£56.5m sale of Two Central Square in Cardiff. The group also has experience with complex HQ moves; this has recently included John Nevin¬†assisting Bupa with the lease of its new HQ in Central London, and also advising Withers LLP¬†on the lease of its new 60,000ft HQ. In the leisure sector, the team advised Tonstate Group on the ¬£500m sale of two Metropole hotels. Other work includes handling a range of Central London landlord matters, and advising retailers such as Marks and Spencer on strategic property issues.

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Within: Planning

Slaughter and May's¬†team is headed by¬†¬†Jane Edwarde¬†and specialises in energy and infrastructure, football stadia and urban development schemes. The firm advised Infinis on the sale of its entire onshore wind generation and landfill gas generation business, and Essex County Council on its new energy from waste facility in Basildon. Edwarde and Richard Todd¬†acted for Everton Football Club on its new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock, and Tottenham Hotspur Football Club on the construction phase planning requirements for its new stadium at White Hart Lane. The team also acted for London Resort Company Holdings on a 900-acre entertainment resort south of the River Thames, the first commercial project permitted through the DCO regime. Richard Keczkes¬†provides ‚Äėfocused, timely advice that gets the job done‚Äô.

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London: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)


Within: Sport

Noted for advising high-profile football clients on large, complex matters, the department at Slaughter and May is led by regulatory and transactional expert Andrew Jolly. He and Jane Edwarde acted for Arsenal FC on all its player transfers, and advised it on its agreement with Become Energy to construct and operate a battery storage facility at the Emirates Stadium. Jolly also acted for Everton FC on corporate, commercial, financing and governance matters. Additionally in the football sector, construction specialist Richard Todd and sports expert David Ives assisted Tottenham Hotspur FC with the £800m construction of its new 61,000-seat stadium. Other clients include Goals Soccer Centres and, outside of football, Boat Race Company.

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