Richard Wilson

Associate, London



Richard Wilson is an associate in our global M&A and Corporate practice based in London.

Richard advises both listed and private clients on multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and restructurings across a number of sectors, including financial services, natural resources, renewables and TMT.

Richard also advises investors and sponsors on the formation, restructuring and transactions of a variety of private funds and investment structures, including technology and renewable-focused funds.

Richard is dual-qualified as a solicitor of the courts of England and Wales and as an attorney of the high courts of South Africa.

Bars and Courts
Solicitor (England and Wales)
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
University of Cape Town
University of Cape Town


Representation of UniCredit S.p.A on the winding up of its long-term joint venture arrangements in respect of Yapı ve Kredi Bankası, one of Türkiye's largest commercial banks, at a valuation of approximately €1.25 billion.

Representation of Tink, a leading open banking platform provider, which enables banks, fintechs and start-ups to develop data-driven financial services, on its sale to Visa for €1.7 billion.

Representation of Gopher Investments on its acquisition of Finalto Group, the financial trading division of Playtech plc, for US$250m.

Representation of Energean Oil & Gas plc with respect to its sale of Edison E&P's UK and Norwegian subsidiaries to Neptune Energy Group Holdings Limited for US$250 million cash, with additional cash contingent consideration of up to US$30 million.

Representation of SoftBank Vision Fund on its US$800 million investment in Greensill at a valuation of approximately $3.5 billion.

Representation of Qatar Investment Authority on its US$200 million acquisition of a 10% stake in Borsa İstanbul A.Ş. from the Turkey Wealth Fund.

Representation of AIM-listed Next15 Communications Group plc on its acquisition of the US-based communication services provider, Health Unlimited.

Representation of Hambro Perks Advisory LLP on the formation and operation of multiple tech-focused venture capital investment funds domiciled in Guernsey and the ADGM.

Representation of Qatar Investment Authority with respect to multiple global investments into private investment funds across a variety of asset classes.

Awards and Recognition

"A top firm. Really strong, they stand out from their competitor firms." M&A: Upper mid-market and premium deals UK Legal 500 2020