Richard Gray - Partner
Richard joined the firm in 2014 as a partner and heads the firm’s corporate team. He obtained a degree in Law (LLB Honours) at the Queen’s University, Belfast before being called to the Bar in Northern Ireland in 1989. He re-qualified as a solicitor with the city of London firm, CMS Cameron McKenna. Richard returned to Northern Ireland in 1992 and was formerly a partner in an international law practice.
Richard’s main areas of practice are in corporate, corporate finance and projects work. He also advises a number of clients in relation to competition matters. Richard has also worked as an external course adviser at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast in the area of company law. He is a member of the Law Societies of Northern Ireland and of England and Wales.
Richard has been named as a "leader in the field" for corporate finance (and previously for banking and projects) in Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Professional for more than a decade and also in Chambers Guide to Europe. The guide refers to him as a "trusted adviser" and "very committed to the job and getting the right outcome." He is also recommended in the Legal 500 which describes him as "authoritative, patient and not fazed by complexity."
Commenting on Richard’s approach the general counsel of a global infrastructure fund said of his input on a major project, Richard was "really outstanding." His "technical skills were extremely good" but he was also "very commercial" as well as being "extremely responsive and a really good communicator."
Richard is a member of the Institute of Directors.