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. machine tools manufacturer on its acquisition of its EMEA distributor group based in The Netherlands and for the largest global provider of operational excellence software and information services in its acquisition of a UK competitor and the integration of their global businesses. Other recent transactions include advising a U.S. commercial bank on the closing of loan facilities to an independent travel search engine; representing a group of U.S. high net worth investors on their subscription for a significant minority stake in a Chinese high-discount retail investment vehicle; assisting a UK-based payment services client on the establishment of the first UK-regulated Bitcoin trading platform; and advising the founders of a UK-based intelligent business networking app.

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