Mark Richardson


Mark Richardson co-anime les Pôles Corporate – fusions et acquisitions et Private Equity du cabinet.

Fort de plus de 28 années d’expérience, Mark conseille une clientèle française et internationale dans le cadre d’opérations transnationales en matière de fusions, d’acquisitions, de private equity, de restructurations, d’alliances stratégiques, d’opérations boursières et de gouvernance. Il assiste régulièrement les conseils d’administration et les dirigeants notamment dans le  cadre d’OPA hostiles et les conseille quant aux obligations de transparence et de gouvernance.

  • Chambers Global et Chambers Europe 2019 : Mark Richardson « is an esteemed M&A practitioner. Dual-qualified in France and the US, he often acts on complex cross-border transactions. He advised HID Global on its acquisition of Arjo Systems ». One client says the lawyers are « reactive and listen well » adding : « They give excellent advice and have an understanding that goes beyond the legal aspects ». Another source admires that the lawyers « know us very well – they know what we want and don’t want in negotiations. They are fully available and very efficient ».

  • Cité dans Best Lawyers in France 2019.
  • Chambers Global 2018 : reconnu comme « Leading Individual » en Corporate M&A – Mid-Market. Mark Richardson is praised for his ability to handle cross-border M&A deals. He is dual-qualified in France and the USA, and often represents US entities in transactions involving the French market. Clients also appreciate his pragmatism, describing him as « someone who has his client’s interests at heart but also knows where to draw the line to get a deal to happen ».
  • Legal 500 2018 : reconnu comme « hautement réputé » en fusions et acquisitions.
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2018 : mentionné dans le classement Private Equity des meilleurs cabinets d’avocats en LBO dont la majorité des opérations porte sur des entreprises de 50 à 300 millions d’euros.
  • Chambers Europe 2017 : band 1 for M&A Mid-Market. Mark Richardson is dual-qualified in France and the USA and is therefore well placed to assist clients with cross-border matters. One impressed client notes that he is « an experienced lawyer with good business understanding ». He is skilled in mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions and privatisations.
  • Option Droit & Affaires 2017 : classé dans la section LBO dont la majorité des opérations porte sur des entreprises de 50 à 300 millions d’euros – Catégorie ***.
  • Chambers Europe 2016 : band 1 for M&A Mid-Market. « An excellent lawyer and certainly a name to mention » Mark Richardson « is creative, pays attention to the client and uses initiative ». He frequently advises public and private corporations as well as financial institutions on domestic and cross-border transactions. He has additional expertise in corporate governance matters.