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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk

Richard Lane

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Email:
Web:
www.farrer.co.uk/people/richard-lane/
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

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.

Career

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.

Member

The Law Society Governor, University of Westminster

Education

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


London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Lane - Farrer & Co

Within: M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Farrer & Co is best known for its representation of clients in the financial services and wealth management sectors, where the firm works for banks, brokers and trust companies. Although mandates are often domestic, the team has significant experience in matters involving offshore jurisdictions, invariably acting for family offices and high net worth individuals. Furthermore, the firm retains a strong standing in the publishing and not-for-profit sectors, acting for UK clients on strategic acquisitions and joint ventures. Corporate M&A work covers both the public and private markets, with mandates for publicly listed companies balanced with private equity-backed transactions. Practice head Richard Lane leads the firm's international strategy, and acts for a growing number of US and Middle Eastern clients.

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