Richard Wilson

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

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 and restructurings across a number of sectors, including financial services, oil and gas, real estate 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 has both funds and M&A experience in off-shore and African jurisdictions.

Bars and Courts
Attorney of the High Court of South Africa
Education
LLB
University of Cape Town
BCOM PPE
University of Cape Town
Languages
English

Experience

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 Turkey's largest commercial banks, at a valuation of approximately €1.25 billion.

Representation of Energean Oil & Gas plc with respect to its conditional 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., the primary stock exchange operator in Turkey, from the Turkey Wealth Fund.

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

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

Representation of Growthpoint Properties (the largest listed real estate investment trust in Africa) on its public takeover of Acucap Properties by way of scheme of arrangement in what was at the time the largest transaction by value in the listed property sector of South Africa.*

 

*Experience prior to joining White & Case

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