Mark Richardson

Partner, London



Mark Richardson is a partner in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London.

He has experience across a broad range of cross-border corporate matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings and general corporate advisory work.

Mark advises across all industry sectors, but has particular expertise in advising in the natural resources sector.

Prior to joining White & Case, Mark spent nine years with a leading global law firm.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence
Oxford University


Representation of European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) as a founding investor on the creation of a US$750 million biopharmaceutical platform to broaden access to vital specialty generic drugs in Egypt, with the potential to expand into other countries in Africa.

Representation of MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas PLC on its US$1.57 billion deal with Chevron to acquire a 9.57 percent stake in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli (ACG) oil field in the Caspian Sea off Azerbaijan and an effective 8.90 percent interest in the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline running across Azerbaijan, Georgia and Türkiye to port facilities near Ceyhan, Türkiye.

Representation of Angelini, the Italian pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare group on its worldwide acquisition, outside North America, of the ThermaCare business from GlaxoSmithKline. The acquisition is a key transaction in relation to the creation of the GSK/Pfizer Consumer Healthcare Joint Venture.

Representation of an international mining company in relation to its acquisition of exploration assets in West Africa.

Representation of AFI Development Plc in connection with an offer by its majority shareholder, Flotonic Limited, to acquire all of the issued share capital of AFI not already held by Flotonic.

Representation of Grupo Mineros S.A. on their acquisition from Yamana Gold Inc. of 100 percent of the producing Gualcamayo gold mine in Argentina, and a portfolio of exploration assets in Chile.

Representation of Royal Vopak, an Amsterdam-listed oil and petrochemicals storage operator, on the sale of its UK business to Navigator Terminals, a terminals operator formed by Macquarie Capital and Greenergy Fuels.*

Representation of Kansai Electric Power on its equity investment into the NeuConnect power interconnector project, linking Germany and the UK.*

Representation of Rio Tinto on various company secretarial and corporate matters as part of a secondment arrangement.*

Representation of Cargill on its US$1.35 billion acquisition of EWOS Group, a Norwegian fish food developer and manufacturer, from Bain Capital and Altor.*


* Experience prior to joining White & Case

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