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Richard Lister


Financial services | Fintech | Mergers and acquisitions | Private capital |

Very good at stepping back and seeing things in a broad way

Chambers UK 2015

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About Richard Lister

Richard is global head of our fintech practice, and has worked across all IP-intensive industries on commercial transactions, including outsourcing, joint ventures and carve-outs.

During his career, he has worked at the European Commission (DG IV), and spent time working in Brazil, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai and Sweden.

Richard speaks French and Spanish.  

Recent work

  • Advising the world's leading financial institutions on the implications of using distributed ledger technology (blockchain) for securities trading and settlement.
  • Advising Prudential Group on its arrangements with BlackRock Financial Services for the use of the Aladdin system.
  • Advising a private equity firm and its investee companies on data-loss cases involving the theft of personal data from fintech businesses.
  • Advising HSBC and other financial institutions on their recovery and resolutions plans.
  • Advising on Novartis' sale of its animal health business to Eli Lilly.




  • University College, Cardiff, UK
  • College of Law, Chester, UK