Richard is a London based Partner and Solicitor Advocate at Eversheds Sutherland who specialises in advising on heavy- weight civil and public law matters in dispute situations and conducts High Court proceedings, arbitrations and other forms of dispute resolution in London and internationally. Richard has 20 years’ experience as a commercial disputes lawyer, which includes acting on:
Minister of Finance (Incorporated) and 1Malaysia Development Berhad v International Petroleum Investment Company and Aabar investments PJs , advising the Malaysian Claimants on Commercial Court proceedings and two LCIA arbitrations to set aside a consent award and settlement agreements entered into by the previous Malaysian Government.
IOEC V Dean International trading and Others  – advising the successful Claimant who received judgment in full to recover $87m in stolen funds. The case is the leading authority on the interplay between illegality (post Patel v Mirza), sanctions and remedies. It also required the creation of bespoke processes to enable the first large scale e-discovery exercise in Iran for the purpose of foreign proceedings and establishing a three site virtual court.
NIOC v Crescent Petroleum : acting in one of the largest ever challenges to an arbitration award before the London Commercial Court.
In today’s geopolitical climate many foreign policy makers use sanctions or similar, steps such as the refusals to grant authorisations, to place economic pressure on governments, organisations and individuals.