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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work 01242 221122
Fax 01242 584700
Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

Richard Norton

Work 01242 246357
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Financial services; banking and finance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic alliances.


Richard specialises in corporate finance and banking, both for public and private companies. He has detailed knowledge of the listing rules, the AIM rules and the takeover code.

South West: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Norton - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: M4 Corridor and Gloucestershire

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP handles national and cross-border work for leading companies, including listings, corporate M&A and takeovers. It has notable specialisms in the aviation and renewables industries. In addition, the firm is increasingly active in matters connected with the Middle East and Africa, such as investments and acquisitions. Richard Norton is a key figure in the team.

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South West: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has carved out an excellent reputation handling loan and security transactions for specialist lenders, such as hedge funds and private equity funds. The banking practice also stands out due to its extensive experience of advising on aircraft finance, as well as on loans used to fund projects in the renewables sector. Another distinguishing feature of the department is the cross-border nature of its work, which is facilitated through its special Middle East and African practices. Practice head Richard Norton, who has a substantial international practice, has expertise in Loan Market Association (LMA) documents and swaps. Naomi Nettleton specialises in real estate finance.

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