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Richie Clark

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Fox Williams LLP

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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.


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.




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.


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


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

London: Corporate and commercial

Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

Within: Equity capital markets ‚Äď small-mid cap

The corporate group at Fox Williams LLP has strengths in equity finance with related experience of public takeovers, private M&A, and corporate governance. Headed by Richie Clark, the team has recently been most active in the natural resources sector, but has also demonstrated expertise in the areas of technology, financial services and fintech. In addition, the practice group has developed a reputation for handling equity finance mandates for companies in the professional services sector.

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M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m

Within: Leading individuals

Richie Clark - Fox Williams LLP

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

Fox Williams LLP's corporate practice covers an array of sectors, including  technology, professional services, FinTech and financial services. The firm has a specialist regulatory team that acts on financial services matters which is able to work on cross-border issues through a network  of 'best-friend' firms. The firm made two recent hires , adding Scott Keown from CMS and Jo Varia from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP; Keown has a strong track record representing clients in the real estate sector on strategic acquisitions, while tax director Varia advises on corporate reorganisations and restructurings. Richie Clark heads the team, and focuses on both public and private deals. The highly recommended Mary Elliott is predominantly active in the media, publishing and technology sectors, and has a particular focus on representing early-stage companies on domestic and international M&A and investments.

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