Vedder Price

Richard Thomas

Partner

Richard Thomas is a partner in the London office of Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Finance & Transactions practice group.

Mr. Thomas has over 30 years’ experience in corporate and commercial law, in both the UK and cross-border markets and in many sectors, from chemicals to engineering, financial services, transportation and high-tech. This experience includes mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and venture capital, joint ventures and management buy-outs for private and public companies based within the United States, the United Kingdom and Western, Central and Eastern Europe.

He regularly acts for U.S. clients setting up, acquiring, operating, financing and selling businesses in the UK and Europe. Recently he acted for a U.S. private equity fund on the internal reorganization of an electronics group and the sale of its UK operations. Other recent transactions include assisting a U.S. asset-based lender to establish a presence and close its first deals in the UK; representing a U.S. real estate fund and local investors on the restructuring of their joint venture to acquire, build and operate a warehousing complex in Russia; and advising a U.S. medical devices company on the establishment of its operations in Europe, Russia and the Middle East. 

In addition to his native English, Mr. Thomas speaks Dutch, French and German.

Richard Thomas

Partner

Education

  • Queens' College, University of Cambridge, M.A., 1978
  • College of Law, Chester, Solicitors' Finals, 1979

Richard Thomas

Partner

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 1981

Richard Thomas

Partner

Richard Thomas

Partner