Richard is a commercial/corporate and property lawyer and works in both Duncan Cotterill’s Christchurch and Queenstown offices. Richard also leads the firm’s international practice including the firm’s membership of TerraLex, one of the world’s largest networks of independent law firms with over 20,000 lawyers in the network globally. Through TerraLex Duncan Cotterill is able to serve clients’ needs and business interests through a worldwide network of quality law firms that all meet high professional standards.
Richard acts for a wide range of business clients including corporates in the agribusiness sector, corporate property investors and developers (commercial, residential and rural), tertiary institutions and other business and charitable entities.
He has been instrumental in a number of complex corporate restructures and various acquisitions across a range of industries. Richard also has a strong range of smaller business clients who always have something different “on the go”, which he enjoys being part of.
Richard assists company directors and business owners with asset restructuring and protection issues as well as wider business concerns including property conveyancing, contract negotiation, financing and governance. For many he has become the “trusted advisor” to them and their families including holding trustee roles.
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