Richard is a senior partner in the Mergers & Acquisitions; Capital Markets & Securities; Private Equity, Hedge Funds & Venture Capital; and Life Sciences practices. He advises public and private companies – including Alimentation Couche-Tard, New Look Vision Group and Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust – on their acquisitions, divestitures, investments, public offerings and private placements. Richard is also a key adviser to leading life science and pharmaceutical companies and represents a number of national investment dealers in connection with public and private financings. He has served as a Director of several public companies, including New Look Vision Group Inc., and is often called upon to advise boards of directors regarding their strategic decision-making. A long-time member of Davies’ Management Committee, Richard was Davies’ Managing Partner from 2000 to 2015. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; The Legal 500 Canada; Lexpert® Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada; Who’s Who Legal Canada; The Best Lawyers in Canada’s Montréal Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year 2018.