Mark Richardson

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Mark Richardson is an associate 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
Education
MA (Oxon) Jurisprudence
Oxford University
Languages
English

Experience

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 Turkey to port facilities near Ceyhan, Turkey

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*

Representation of Yamal Development (a joint venture between Gazprom and Novatek) on its US$2.9 billion acquisition of a 60% interest in Arctic Russia B.V. from Eni*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

"A top firm. Really strong, they stand out from their competitor firms."
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