Richard Le Liard

Senior Associate

Richard is based in Jersey and is a senior associate in the Investment Funds and Private Equity Group. He has considerable experience in corporate and commercial law and specialises in establishing and advising investment funds and fund services businesses.

Richard has played and active role in many of the key fund launches overseen by Bedell Cristin over the past five years, including a European debt fund listed on the main market of the LSE, a master/feeder Jersey Expert Fund listed on The International Stock Exchange (TISE) and an international clean-tech eligible investor fund.

The nature of the regulatory framework in Jersey means that Richard's funds regulation expertise crosses over to, and he is sought after to advise on, all other classes of regulated activity in Jersey.

Richard participates in local industry groups and regularly introduces speakers at the Jersey Funds Association training seminars.

 

Professional
  • Solicitor - Jersey
Credentials
  • 'Next generation lawyers' - Legal 500 2017
  • Provides timely responses and is available for clients’ concerns and questions, even on short notice.
    Legal 500 2017
  • Is a hard-working lawyer who is making a real name for himself.
    Chambers 2011
News/Experience
Bedell Cristin advises Akina Partners on acquisition by Unigestion
Funds & Investment Structures 02 Mar 2017 Jersey

Bedell Cristin advised Akina Partners on the Jersey-law aspects of the sale of their private equity business to Unigestion to create a merged private equity business with AUM of over US$6 billion.

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Pacific Equity Partners Fund V
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

Advised Pacific Equity Partners Pty Limited (a leading and award-winning investment team) in connection with their fifth private equity fund which focuses on investments predominantly in Australia and New Zealand.

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LVP Seed Fund II, L.P.
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

Acted in connection with this Jersey limited partnership which is a venture capital fund investing primarily in the online, social and mobile game sector, predominantly in Europe, Israel and Turkey.

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One of the most anticipated hedge fund launches in recent years (according to the Wall Street Journal)
Funds & Investment Structures 21 Jul 2016 Jersey

Advised what was largely reported as the largest hedge fund start-up of 2015 (Bloomberg), in connection with the establishment and regulatory licensing of the Jersey general partner and Jersey manager of the Fund

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Bedell Cristin provides Jersey law advice on 'biggest ever single investment in litigation funding globally'

On 1 May 2015, leading litigation funders Therium Capital Management Limited ("Therium") announced a market-transforming £200 million private fundraising to invest in the costs of large-scale commercial litigation, group litigation and arbitration globally.

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Bedell Cristin deal is named Equity Deal of the Year in European IFLR Awards
07 Apr 2014 Jersey

An innovative equity deal in which Bedell Cristin acted as Jersey legal adviser has been named the Equity Deal of the Year at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) European Awards 2013.

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Bedell Cristin advises CVC Credit Partners on new $350m credit opportunities fund
Funds & Investment Structures 30 Aug 2013 Jersey

Bedell Cristin acted as the Jersey legal adviser for CVC Credit Partners Limited in relation to the establishment, launch and listing of CVC Credit Partners European Opportunities Limited (the "Company").

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Insights
Good things always come in threes
Articles | 18 May 2017

Richard Le Liard, senior associate, presents a round- up of recent regulatory developments. Published in the JEP Funds Review - 18 May 2017.

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Regime Change in Jersey
Articles | 18 Apr 2017

Martin Paul, head of funds and private equity group, and Richard Le Liard, senior associate discuss the regime of change in Jersey. Published in Funds Europe: Jersey Supplement 2017.

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SLPs and ILPs: Two ships come sailing in
Articles | 19 Sep 2011

Since April this year there have been two new types of legal vehicle available in Jersey: the separate limited partnership ('SLP') and the incorporated limited partnership ('ILP'), Richard Le Liard reports - published in Connect magazine Aug/Sept 2011.

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