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Farrer & Co

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Richard advises on a broad range of corporate transactions including acquisitions, disposals and investments. His clients are both public listed companies as well as fast growing private businesses. Richard is the head of the firm’s entrepreneurs and family business group. In addition to advising public listed companies Richard has extensive experience in working with entrepreneurial and family owned businesses and has a particular interest in the media, technology and publishing sectors. His recent experience includes advising Mantle Diamonds Limited on its simultaneous US$25 million fund-raising from Australian private equity fund Pacific Road Capital and the acquisition of the Lerala Diamond mine in Botswana from Australian listed company Diamonex Limited and BMJ Publishing Group Limited on its acquisition of Informatica Systems Limited.


Qualified at Farrer & Co in 1995; spent 4 years in private practice and a further 5 years at Reuters Group plc. Rejoined Farrer & Co in 2003 and became a partner in 2004.


The Law Society Governor, University of Westminster


Exeter University; The College of Law, York; London Business School.

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London > Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

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Richard LaneFarrer & Co

Farrer & Co’s corporate team has particular expertise in the financial services, media and entertainment, and property sectors. Team head Jonathan Haley  specialises in private company transactions, with particular experience acting for entrepreneurial clients on the sale of regulated businesses (FinTech and LegalTech) to both trade and private equity purchasers. Richard Lane has been acting for a growing number of new US and Middle East-based clients. David Fletcher  has a particular focus on the technology sector. Simon Ward  has in 2021 developed a focus in the regulated wealth management sector. Anthony Turner  has an extensive international practice, particularly for entrepreneurs and in the financial services sector.