Edwin Richards

Edwin Richards

Admitted 2015

"Edwin and the Michelmores team were very helpful in providing clear and pragmatic advice to the investing management and founders in a complex transaction with international dimensions."

Stuart Layzell, Chairman of XVR and LearnPro

"Michelmores played a key role in getting this transaction to completion and we are very pleased to have had them on the deal."

Jeniv Shah, Partner at Apiary Capital

"Michelmores played a crucial role in getting this investment over the line and we are very pleased with their professional yet pragmatic approach."

Brian Menell, Chairman & CEO of TechMet 

"Completing a deal in the middle of a pandemic was challenging, but Michelmores did a great job keeping everyone focused and pushing at the right pace. Their professionalism and focus on the big issues helped us deliver a key strategic partner for growth."

Troy Christensen, CEO of Enotria 

"These are difficult times for many businesses and the faith demonstrated by investors in ours and its growth prospects is most welcome. This was a new process for us all but with the help and advice we received from Edwin and the Michelmores team it reached a speedy conclusion. All-in-all what could have been bureaucratic turned out to be relatively painless."

Melinda Kenneway, CEO of Kudos Innovations


Edwin is a Partner in the London Corporate team at Michelmores and, unusually for a solicitor, he is also a Chartered Accountant (FCA ICAEW). He has over 25 years’ experience (including working for many years at UBS) in mergers, acquisitions and disposals, private equity and start-up, venture and development capital.

Edwin provides pragmatic, commercial legal advice to management teams, SME and mid-cap, public and private clients. He is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500.

Recent Experience


Private Market Transactions

Public Market Transactions

  • Acting for the independent board of AIM quoted Modern Water plc in the £52 million all-share merger with AIM quoted DeepVerge plc
  • Acting for Mining, Minerals and Metals plc on its Standard Listing of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Acting for the shareholders of the Comarco group of companies, the Kenyan port and logistics business, on the reverse takeover of LSE standard-listed Anglo African Agriculture plc (to be renamed Agulhas Group Africa plc) and re-admission to the standard list.
  • Acting for Whitman Howard and Turner Pope Investments as Placement Agents in relation to a £8.4 million placing for Reabold Resources plc (AIM)
  • Acting for African Battery Metals plc (AIM) on two African cobalt-nickel acquisitions and associated placing
  • Advising AIM quoted investment bank Arden Partners plc and Whitman Howard in relation to a £7.83 million placing (carried out as an accelerated book build) for Reabold Resources plc (AIM)
  • Advising AIM client Modern Water plc on its £1.75m placing, completed as an accelerated book build, and associated subscription
  • Advising AIM quoted Sula Iron & Gold plc on a placing and open offer and a further subscription through Riverfort Global Capital including advising on an associated 'equity sharing' agreement
  • Advising Plant Health Care plc on its accelerated-whitewash compliant AIM placing and open offer


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