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Richie Clark

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Fox Williams LLP

Work Department

Corporate.

Position

Partner and head of corporate, focusing on general corporate, public and private M&A, finance and governance matters specialising in AIM domestic and cross-border flotations, fundraising and shareholder disputes acting for both companies and nominated advisers/brokers within a number of industry sectors, natural resources, technology and financial services in particular.

Career

Articled Blake Cassels & Graydon, Calgary 1995-96; qualified Alberta 1996; Ashurst Morris Crisp 1997-2001 (admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales 1998); McCarthy Tétrault 2001; partner 2004; partner Fox Williams LLP 2007. Publications include: ‘On Par: The Takeover Panel’s review is designed to level the playing field for London-listed mining companies’ in ‘Mining Journal’ December 2010; ‘Takeover Panel’s review encouraging for AIM companies but still work to be done’ in ‘Dealmonitor’ September 2010; ‘How to prepare for a London IPO in 2010’ in ‘International Resource Journal’ January 2010; ‘Getting your IPO right in 2010’ in ‘Director on Finance Online’ 23 November 2009; ‘All that glisters – London’s AIM: Some Canadians think again’ in ‘FTSE Global Markets’ June 2009; ‘Is the AIM market still a growth platform for natural resources companies?’ in ‘International Resource Journal’ May 2009; ‘What does the future hold for AIM: Evolution or Extinction?’ in ‘Dealmonitor’ April 2009.

Languages

French.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales; Law Society of Alberta; Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; Canada-UK Chamber of Commerce (also a director and chair of SME forum); Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Experts Committee.

Education

Mount Allison University (1991 BA Hons Canadian Studies); Carleton University (1992 MA Canadian Studies); Dalhousie University (1995 LLB).

Leisure

London Devils Ice Hockey Club, Harpenden Colts Youth football coach, golf.


London: Corporate and commercial

Flotations: small and mid-cap

Within: Flotations: small and mid-cap

Fox Williams LLP's practice operates as a one-stop shop for advice on AIM IPOs, secondary fundraisings and public takeovers, among other matters. Although the firm is active across a wide range of industries, it is a particularly well-known name in the natural resources sector, where the work spans areas such as oil and gas, agriculture, mining and renewable energy. In 2017, senior partner Paul Osborne, Guy Morgan , legal director Sean Williams and others acted for AIM-listed company Plexus Holdings Plc in the £42,5m sale of its wellhead exploration and services business for jack-up applications to a subsidiary of TechnipFMC. Morgan also acted for AIM broker finnCap in Rich Pro Investment's £35.5m hostile takeover of ASA Resource Group Plc's. Other natural resources clients include Scotgold Resources Limited and SacOil Holdings Limited. The team also adds value in transactions connected with financial services (including fintech), tehcnology and professional services. Andrew Woolf and Mary Elliott are other key practitioners in the team, which is led by Richie Clark.

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M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Paul Osborne¬†leads the team at Fox Williams LLP, which is noted for its expertise in financial services, technology and natural resources in particular. Osborne¬†advised Plexus Holdings on the ¬£42.5m sale of its wellhead exploration for jack-up applications business to TechnipFMC; Richie Clark¬†acted for NAVES Corporate Finance on the ‚ā¨35m sale of the company to Braemar Shipping Services; Andrew Woolf¬†assisted Clinical Computing with the sale of the entire issued share capital of its trading subsidiaries to Constellation Software; and Peter Faber¬†provided English law advice to Rubis Energie on its acquisition of the Dubai-based holding company of an Iranian bitumen manufacturer. The firm also has a strong equity capital markets and public M&A practice; Guy Morgan¬†advised leading AIM broker finnCap in connection with the ¬£35.5m hostile takeover of ASA Resource Group by Pro Rich Investments. Stifel Financial Corp, Tatton Asset Management and Directa Plus are also clients.

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