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Richard Spooner

Maples and Calder (Hong Kong) LLP
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Richard's practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate matters.  He has extensive experience representing public and private companies in M&A and strategic transactions.  Richard also regularly advises major corporations and private equity clients on investments, dispositions, restructurings, reorganisations, spinoffs and joint ventures.  He has recently advised on significant M&A and going-private transactions involving Hong Kong and US-listed companies, as well as on various acquisitions and investments in China and across Asia.

Professional Background

Richard joined Maples and Calder in 2008 and was elected as a partner in 2016.  He previously worked for Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in Hong Kong.


University of Sheffield, UK, BA (Hons) Law

Bar Admissions

1997 - Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (not practising)
2000 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (registered in Hong Kong as an English solicitor (not advising on English Law))

Areas of Expertise

Private Equity

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