XXIV Old Buildings
11, rue du Général-Dufour
CH - 1204, Geneva
Tel: +41 (0)22 322 2500
Fax: +41 (0)22 322 2515
XXIV Old Buildings
London WC2A 3UP, UK
Tel: +44 (0)20 7691 2424
Fax: +44 (0)870 460 2178
Clerks 020 7691 2424
Richard is a qualified mediator and has also been involved as counsel in the mediation process.
He is an experienced litigator who appears in courts at all levels, in arbitrations, and before tribunals and professional bodies. Richard is particularly known for his expertise in all aspects of company law, partnership, business disputes, civil fraud and insolvency law. He is known as approachable and equally at home taking the lead or working as part of a team.
Areas of experience
Both Chambers & Partners 2014 and Legal 500 2013 recommend Richard for insolvency and company. Legal 500 also recommends him for partnership work. The directory notes that he is Special Standing Counsel for Trade and Industry.
"Extremely well regarded", Richard is said by Legal 500 to be "an exquisite strategist, with an excellent grasp on factual and legal matters; he gives top-class service at an excellent rate". He "has real silk quality for company matters" being both "technically gifted and tactically excellent".
Chambers & Partners notes he is: "very experienced and very sound" and that "he is an excellent pleader who cuts to the chase" with "detailed knowledge of the law and considerable experience." He impressed their commentators with his "excellent technical skills, broad knowledge of offshore investment funds, commercially driven advice and faultless courtroom manner".
He is recommended in Chambers Global 2014 for restructuring/insolvency which notes he is a "considered and very calm advocate who draws on vast experience."
Co-author of Blackstone's Guide to the Companies Act 2006 (OUP)
Standing Counsel to The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in Insolvency Matters
Formerly Junior Counsel to the Crown (Member of Chancery A Panel)
Public access accredited
Chancery Bar Association
Insolvency Lawyers Association
Associate of the Association of Business Recovery Professionals (R3)
Bar of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court
VAT number: 342084576
Registered name: Richard Bulkeley Ritchie