Richard is an experienced international General Counsel qualified as a Solicitor in England & Wales, he is also admitted as an Attorney at the Madrid Bar in Spain and licensed as a Legal Consultant in the United Arab Emirates. He is based in Dubai and London.
Richard has over 27 years of in-house corporate and commercial experience on diverse projects in heavy industry, with BP PLC, in renewable energy in Spain and Japan, upstream and midstream oil and gas mega-projects in Russia, India, Iran, Egypt and Angola and LNG and gas to power in Trinidad and Spain.
Richard also worked for Harsco Corp (NYSE) as General Counsel for Europe and MEAP on projects in the steel, infrastructure, rail and manufacturing space and was very active in M&A and Joint Ventures in Central Europe, India, China and the UAE. He also acted as Group General Counsel for Gulftainer in the UAE, a global container port operator, on port acquisition and infrastructure projects in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, USA, Brazil, Russia, Scandinavia, Eastern Africa and the Middle East.
Latterly, Richard was Chief Legal Officer at Ports Development Company, an international joint venture amongst Emaar, PIF and Huta in Saudi Arabia supporting the complex development of a significant commercial port in King Abdullah Economic City.