Richard Ufland

Richard Ufland

Senior Counsel

Email richard.ufland@​

Phone +44 20 7296 2000

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French

Practice groupCorporate

'Richard Ufland is well known and well liked by market commentators. He leads the industrials and life sciences group and acts for clients in a range of sectors'

Chambers UK 2016

As a senior corporate finance consultant at Hogan Lovells (previously a partner for over 30 years), Richard Ufland has a wealth of experience in mergers and acquisitions and securities issues.

He is noted for using his technical, constructive, and solution-driven approach to get to the heart of issues. Consequently, his advice is often sought by FTSE boards and international corporates on critical transactions. Richard acts on a wide range of transactions and advisory matters, as well as on major corporate restructurings and corporate governance issues. He regularly appears as a recommended individual for high-end mergers and acquisitions in Chambers and Legal 500 as well as other directories.

Richard is a former chairman of the Law Society Company Law Committee and is a member of the Company Law Committee of the City of London Solicitors' Company which assists the government and the EU in relation to legislative changes.

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers




Debrett's People of Today


Global Counsel 3000


The International Who's Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2013


Who's who legal

Education and admissions


M.A., Downing College Cambridge


Law Society

City of London Solicitors' Company

Representative experience

Heroux Devtek Inc., a Canadian listed company, on its acquisition of U.K.-based APPH Limited and U.S.-based APPH Wichita, Inc., subsidiaries of BBA Aviation Plc

WSP Global Inc. – on the acquisition from Balfour Beatty plc of the Parsons Brinckerhoff Group Inc. global business

Credit Suisse and Barclays – on the sale of the multinational Ionbond group to IHI Corporation

Sherborne Capital – in relation to its investment in F&C Asset Management plc and other listed companies

M P Evans Group on its successful defence of a takeover bid by Kuala Lumpur Kepong

Garmin – on its attempted public takeover of Raymarine plc

Christian Salvesen on its takeover by Norbert D'Entressangle SA

Warburg Pincus funds - on their acquisition in consortium with Cinven funds of two Dutch cable operations, Casema and Essent Kabelcom, for a total of €2.85 billion and €2.6bn respectively

The Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, HSBC and other banks - in relation to the restructuring of New Star Asset Management Group plc and its subsequent public takeover by Henderson Group plc

Millennium & Copthorne plc – on various acquisitions and disposals

Microsoft Corporation – on European investments

Lloyds Banking Group - on the sale of their equity stakes in housebuilders Miller Group, Cala Homes and Keepmoat by way of three separate transactions.

Electra Private Equity PLC on its restructuring plans and on its tender offer to shareholders

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