Richard, an English solicitor and French avocat, and is the former Global Vice Chair of Dentons, the global law firm. He was part of the small management team which took the business from the 164th to the largest law firm in the world in less than 5 years, while also winning the prestigious International Law Firm of the Year award from The Lawyer magazine and the Financial Times. Richard has been stationed in New York, Brussels and Paris, has headed the firm’s M&A department as well as a number of its international offices, and worked extensively in Africa, India, China, Brazil and South America. He is a specialist in mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, and advises some of the world's largest multinational groups and funds in the development of their domestic and international strategies. Graduating from the Meyler Campbell Mastered programme in 2016, Richard uses his coaching every day in every aspect of his work – with clients and as an active promoter of diversity and inclusion. He sits on a number of advisory and charitable boards, and was the former Chair of Meyler Campbell's Advisory Board. He speaks on strategy and innovation around the world, and is passionate about encouraging a growth mindset in all those he meets.