Richard is a partner practising in the mining, mergers & acquisitions and corporate areas. His focus is on all aspects of public M&A, representing clients in various industries on both the buy- and sell-side of friendly and hostile acquisition transactions, as well assisting clients with the acquisition and disposition of businesses and assets in private M&A. In addition, Richard regularly advises public company boards and executives on the ever-changing corporate governance landscape. Richard also works extensively with resource clients whose assets span the world. As a result, Richard has been engaged on files in North and South America, Africa, Australia and Europe. His client list includes major producers, junior exploration companies and private equity firms operating in the mining space. He has vast experience assisting these clients with their public and private M&A activity, joint ventures, earn-in arrangements, financing needs (including metals streaming transactions), royalties and off-take arrangements. Before joining Davies, Richard served as a clerk to Mr. Justice Charles D. Gonthier of the Supreme Court of Canada. Select Recognition: Chambers Canada; Lexpert® Special Edition: Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining; The Best Lawyers in Canada.