Richard Cox > Browne Jacobson LLP > Nottingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Browne Jacobson LLP

Work Department

Business services.


Richard heads up the corporate team and is a recognised and respected corporate lawyer specialising in M & A and private equity with over 25 years’ experience with a particular focus on international work.

Richard specialises in corporate finance and has worked with a range of clients on transactions including mergers and acquisitions, management buy-outs and buy-ins and private equity deals as well as advising on joint ventures and shareholders arrangements. Richard has advised many overseas companies on cross border mergers. He has significant sector experience in a wide range of sectors in particular, technology, retail and food and drink.


Qualified 1996; Browne Jacobson 1994 to date.


Governor of Central College, Nottingham


The Becket Comprehensive, Nottingham; Leeds University (1992 BA History).


Family, tennis.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Birmingham

Drawing on strong cross-office working relationships, Browne Jacobson LLP handles a mix of MBOs, acquisitions, and divestitures for a diverse range of corporate clients. The wider team is jointly chaired by several partners working across multiple sites: Nottingham-based corporate head Richard Cox; West Midlands corporate lead Mike Jackson, a specialist in tech and VC work; London-based commercial chair Declan Cushley; and Clare Auty, noted for her focus on commercial health matters. PE head Gareth Davies regularly advises on high-value investments, acquisitions, and exits, while commercial partner Richard Nicholas works with various well-known corporates and charitable organisations on a range of contracts and agreements. Other key names to note include the real estate and construction-focused Clare Hanna, and commercial partner Nick Smee, who heads up the firm’s cleantech offering.

East Midlands > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Nottingham and Derby

Richard Cox heads the corporate team at Browne Jacobson LLP, drawing on over 25 years of experience in M&A and private equity deals, often with an international element. He recently advised Midlands private equity firm Lloyds Development Capital on its investment in Stonbury, a specialist in water and environmental sustainability. Head of private equity and corporate finance lawyer Gavin Cummings is an experienced counsel for management and equity providers in buyouts and international M&A. Also recommended is Nigel Blackwell, experienced in management buyouts/ins and trade sales and acquisitions. Mark Hughes, Sandra Wong and senior associate Sian Rose are other key figures in the highly acclaimed group.