Richard is a dispute resolution partner in Clyde & Co's Shanghai office.

Richard acts for clients in all areas of dispute resolution and has particular experience in joint venture disputes, property development and infrastructure disputes and disputes arising under franchise, distribution and importer agreements.

Prior to moving to Shanghai in 2015, Richard practiced in the Middle East for 8 years; firstly with Clyde & Co in Dubai and secondly with Clyde & Co's office in Abu Dhabi where he headed up the dispute resolution team.

Richard frequently acts for clients in cross border arbitration proceedings including LCIA, ICC, DIFC/LCIA, DIAC and ad hoc arbitrations.  He also assists clients with court proceedings in overseas jurisdictions and has particular experience in dealing with disputes in difficult jurisdictions and emerging markets.

Richard is well versed in alternative dispute resolution and is regularly instructed by clients to assist in settling claims by negotiation, mediation, expert determination and other forms of ADR.

Richard was admitted to the New Zealand Bar as a barrister and solicitor in 1995. Prior to joining Clyde & Co in 2007, Richard worked for a well-known full service firm in Auckland, where he practiced as a general commercial litigator.