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Richard Baxter

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

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Partner and firm senior partner, dealing with a wide range of corporate, corporate finance and related regulatory work, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance, reorganisations, joint ventures and corporate governance issues. Sector experience includes TMT, outsourcing (including catering and hospitality) and renewable energy, and Richard's clients range from major international groups to entrepreneurs.


Articled and post-qualification Clifford-Turner (now Clifford Chance); qualified 1986; assistant solicitor Stevens & Bolton LLP 1988-90; partner 1990 to date.


St Paul’s School, Barnes; Exeter University (LLB Hons).


Family, golf, horseriding, tennis.

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

Within: M&A: smaller deals up to £50m

James Waddell leads the practice at Stevens & Bolton LLP, which has handled a number of cross-border M&A transactions; Keith Syson and Nick Atkins advised e-Travel, an online travel company based in Greece, on its merger with Swedish company Etraveli, and Syson also acted for the shareholders of Acro Aircraft Seating on the £55m sale of the company to China-based Zhejiang Science and Technology Investment Company. In addition, Jenny Robertson acted for Thesis Asset Management on its £47m sale to Regit Bidco, and Waddell advised insurance broker Stackhouse Poland on a series of transactions, including the acquisition of Lucas Fettes. Richard Baxter, Joe Bedford and Ken Woffenden are also key members of the team. Other clients include Bunzl, Metropolis International Group and Broker Network.

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South East: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Baxter - Stevens & Bolton LLP

Within: Corporate and commercial: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Stevens & Bolton LLP's team is ‘excellent' for corporate M&A and commercial services work. It serves clients ranging from local startups, especially in the technology sectors, to international corporate clients including US investors. It advised the shareholders of e-Travel, which is based in Athens and has an office in Ireland, on its merger with Etraveli, a global online travel platform based in Sweden. James Waddell leads a team that can ‘focus on the key issues’ even during tight time frames and Nick Atkins  ‘is pro-active, responsive,  easy to speak to and commercial in his approach to understanding the client’s needs’. Joe Bedford and Ken Woffenden are highlighted for ‘their great understanding’ of clients' commercial needs. Other core names include Jenny Robertson, highly experienced duo Richard Baxter and Keith Syson, and head of commercial Beverley Whittaker. Senior associates James Floyd and Oscar Horwich  are also noted.

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