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About Richard

Richard has been a litigation partner at HFW since 2001, with particular expertise in relation to shipbuilding and repair, charterparties and ship sale disputes. In early 2023 he relocated to our Monaco office with a view to doing more yacht-related work. A highly successful trial lawyer (he has won all 23 of the cases he has taken to trial), Richard is also a strong advocate of mediation, where also has a high success rate, having settled over 90% of his 35 mediations on the day. Fluent in Italian and French, Richard has very close connections with Italy and a number of longstanding Italian clients. In the field of yachting, he has handled yacht construction, refit and repair, sale and purchase and charter disputes.