Richard Lane

Partner

Richard Lane

Contact details

Accreditations

  • Chambers UK, 2016
  • Legal 500, 2015

Career

Qualified at Farrer & Co in 1995; spent 4 years in private practice and a further 5 years at Reuters Group plc. Rejoined Farrer & Co in 2003 and became a partner in 2004.

Education

Exeter University; The College of Law, York; London Business School

Memberships

The Law Society Governor, University of Westminster

Sources comment on Richard Lane's "quality and experience" in corporate matters".

Chambers UK

Richard advises on a broad range of corporate transactions including acquisitions, disposals and investments.  His clients are both public listed companies as well as fast growing private businesses. Richard is the Head of the firm's Entrepreneurs and Family Business group.

In addition to advising public listed companies Richard has extensive experience in working with entrepreneurial and family owned businesses and has a particular interest in the media, technology and publishing sectors.

His recent experience includes advising Mantle Diamonds Limited on its simultaneous US$25 million fund-raising from Australian private equity fund Pacific Road Capital and the acquisition of the Lerala Diamond mine in Botswana from Australian listed company Diamonex Limited and BMJ Publishing Group Limited on its acquisition of Informatica Systems Limited.

The legal directories say:

  • ‘Richard Lane “always has an eye on getting the deal done”’– Chambers UK
  • ‘The "business savvy" Richard Lane is another highly regarded member of the team. His "can-do attitude" makes clients feel that he is an "extension of an in-house legal department."’ – Chambers UK
  • 'The "first-rate" team at Farrer & Co is "attentive and caring"… Richard Lane is “business savvy”'– Legal 500

Who we help

Richard advises owner-managed companies at all stages of their growth, from their funding and acquisition strategies through to disposals and sales. He also works with individual entrepreneurs, advising on their exits and longer term strategies, working in tandem with the firm’s Private Wealth capacity.

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Richard Lane advises on a broad range of corporate work in the media, technology and telecoms sectors, including acquisitions, disposals, mergers and joint ventures. He advises an increasing number of AIM-listed companies, as well as venture backed start-ups.

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Deals

Mantle Diamonds Limited

Mantle Diamonds Limited

BMJ Publishing Group Limited

BMJ Publishing Group Limited

Serabi Gold plc

Serabi Gold plc

Duchy Originals

Duchy Originals

wildnet group

wildnet group

Ping Pong Group International Limited

ping pong

East Hill Management Co., LLC

East Hill Management Co

Serabi Mining Plc

Serabi Mining Plc

Serabi Mining Plc

Serabi Mining Plc

US Technology Company

US Technology Company