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Richard is a partner in our Technology, Media and Commercial team based in our Manchester office. He advises on joint ventures, supply/purchase, franchise, licensing, endorsement/sponsorship/image rights, outsourcing and IT deals and disputes and legal resourcing.
Prior to joining Shoosmiths Richard worked for 12 years as an in-house lawyer for US listed businesses operating in sportswear, entertainment, retail, technology and marketing. He was also a member of the legal committee of the World Federation for the Sporting Goods Industry. His experience includes negotiating cross border joint ventures, developing and executing litigation strategies in multiple jurisdictions, going through corporate acquisitions and disposals, working on outsourcing of support functions, international sales contracts and IT procurement, as well as being in the middle of some of the sporting world’s biggest deals.
As Legal Manager for the Nike Football Business Units, General Counsel for Umbro and then VP International Counsel for Iconix Brand Group Inc he managed legal teams and budgets on a global level and worked with lawyers from the top US firms through to small boutiques.
His experience of working at the front line in competitive global markets enables him to provide both in-house teams and businesses expert, results-orientated and responsive legal advice.