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Richard Trinick


Richard Trinick

As an associate in our London office, Richard concentrates on international arbitration and commercial litigation, with a focus on disputes in Africa and other emerging markets. 

Richard advises clients from around the world on a range of complex corporate and commercial cross-border disputes. He has experience of arbitration under a variety of institutional rules, including the ICC and LCIA Rules and of litigation before the English Commercial Court and the Tanzanian Court of Appeal. 

Richard has previously acted for clients in disputes across a range of industry sectors including telecommunications, consumer beverages, automotive, pharmaceutical and aeronautical. 

Richard is also an active member of our pro bono practice and has worked with a number of charities and other clients in areas as diverse as electoral reform, war pensions and social care. 

In 2014-15 Richard spent 11 months on secondment to the M&A team at SABMiller plc, where he gained significant experience working in multiple African and Latin American jurisdictions. 

Prior to working at Hogan Lovells, Richard spent two years working for a start-up company focusing on legal technology.

Representative experience

Acting for a subsidiary of a major European airline in proceedings in the English Commercial Court concerning the termination of a supply agreement.

Acting for an Asian multi-national against a European multi-national in an ICC arbitration regarding a joint venture in the automotive sector.

Acting for an international telecommunications company against another global telecommunications company in an ICC arbitration seated in London concerning a patent licence.

Acting for a major international company against an Indian multi-national in a dispute concerning the acquisition of a pharmaceutical business in Eastern Europe.

Acting for a subsidiary of SABMiller plc in relation to administrative proceedings before the Tanzanian Court of Appeal following actions in the Fair Competition Commission.

Education and admissions


  • BPP Law School, 2011
  • B.A., 2010


  • YIAG

Court admissions

  • England and Wales
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