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Richard Browne



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Richard Browne



Richard acts for a number of FTSE 100, FTSE 250 and other international corporates.

He has a broad practice covering public takeover bids (both hostile and recommended), auctions and other private sale and purchase transactions, joint ventures and the full range of equity capital markets transactions (including IPOs, rights issues, placings and accelerated book-builds). Legal 500 described Richard Browne as "pragmatic, very responsive and technically excellent".

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • Premier Farnell plc on its GBP691m contested and recommended takeover by Avnet, Inc.
  • Banco Sabadell on its GBP1.7bn recommended takeoer of TSB Banking Group.
  • CSC on its contested recommended GBP502m takeover of Xchanging plc. 

Experience highlights



Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
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Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1995


BA, English & Related Literature

Law Society Finals, School of Law, University of Surrey, Guildford, 1992


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Publications: 03 DECEMBER 2021

Jokowi affirms Government's commitment to implement 'fix' of Omnibus Law

On 25 November 2021, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (the Court) declared that the formation of Law No. 11 of 2020 regarding Job Creation (the Omnibus Law) violated the 1945 Constitution of…

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Publications: 29 JANUARY 2021

UK Regulation post-Brexit - Adjusting to the landscape for UK equity capital market participants

With the EU and the UK having reached a free trade agreement which sets out a framework for the substantial agreements to be put in place to govern their future relationship and the UK having left the…

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Publications: 22 APRIL 2020

Transacting in the time of Coronavirus

The current Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic presents a number of unique challenges for dealmakers.  Accepted truths and processes need to be challenged and adapted for the current circumstances.

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Publications: 20 FEBRUARY 2020

Covid–19 coronavirus: points to consider on M&A transactions

As coronavirus (Covid-19), spreads across the world, it has been widely reported that some companies are looking to suspend or terminate their contractual commitments. Factory closures, port and…

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