Richard is the global Senior Partner of Pinsent Masons and Chairs the firm's Board.
Richard has ultimate responsibility for the leadership of the firm. He is responsible for ensuring delivery of our strategy as we transition to become a purpose-led, professional services business with law at its core.
Sustaining our multi-national sectoral brand and embedding our purpose, culture and values sit at the heart of Richard’s role. He spends much of his time hearing from clients and intermediaries about how the firm can best respond to their needs and generally how business can be made to work better for people.
Prior to becoming Senior Partner, Richard advised on some of the largest rail, road, airport and port projects in Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He also held several senior leadership roles at the firm including leading our Construction Advisory & Disputes practice, our Projects & Construction practice, our Energy sector and our Asia practice.
Since he became Senior Partner Pinsent Masons has been named Law Firm of the Year by Legal Week (2016), Legal Business (2016, 2019), The Lawyer (2018) and is regularly counted amongst and has twice (2015 and 2020) been named the most innovative law firm in Europe by the Financial Times. The firm was also the top-ranked organisation in the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (2019).
Partner, Head of Office, Singapore
Ian is independently recognised as a leading lawyer. He specialises in capital projects and has advised on over 50 public/ private partnerships. He has particular expertise in advising equity investors in relation to transportation, water and accommodation projects.
Ian is an investment funds expert. He advises fund managers on the structuring and establishing of investment funds in a range of sectors with a particular focus on private equity, real estate, debt and infrastructure. Ian also has a substantial practice advising institutional investors on their strategic and cornerstone investments into funds across a spread of asset classes.
Pinsent Masons wins Law Firm of the Year and Energy & Infrastructure Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards 2019