79 Wellington St W, Suite 3000, Box 270, TD Ctr, Toronto, ON
Year called to bar: 1987
Richard is a senior corporate lawyer with a wealth of experience in cross-border and international M&A, giving practical and strategic counsel to some of Canada’s largest institutional investors and businesses. With Canadian and US experience and qualifications, Richard provides commercially minded counsel on mergers & acquisitions and securities transactions, whether domestic or cross-border. He has particular experience in the financial services sector, regularly working alongside financial institutions, companies, private equity firms and pension plans in their strategic transactional work. Richard’s cross-border acumen comes from a background helping clients execute transactions in various jurisdictions. Currently in Toronto, Richard was formerly based in the firm’s New York office from 2000 to 2008. From 1989 to 1992, Richard practised in the Torys office in London, where he advised on international merger and acquisition transactions and euromarket financings. Richard is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC ("J.C. Flowers") and Värde Partners, Inc. ("Värde Partners") completed its sale of Fairstone Financial Holdings Inc. ("Fairstone" or "the Company") to Duo Bank of Canada, a Toronto-based financial services provider supported by Stephen Smith, Centerbridge Partners L.P. and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board