People

Varied perspectives help us to build constructive working relationships.

People
Richard Marshall, Partner at Penningtons Manches

Profile

Richard is an experienced commercial litigator who deals in a wide range of contentious and dispute resolution work as well as commercial arbitrations. He is also an accredited mediation advocate. Within his broad-based practice, he specialises in commercial, corporate and property related disputes, professional negligence and matters arising from the international wealth sector and also works closely with the family, private client and employment teams. He heads the firm’s international trade and commerce group and jointly leads the firm's sports law group. 

Through a combination of both strategic and legal advice, Richard plays an integral role in his clients’ businesses. Much of his work has an international and offshore element and he often manages multi-jurisdictional disputes. He is well regarded by his peers for his keen understanding of trial work on both sides of the Atlantic, and is the first port of call for our North American clients when a contentious matter arises, particularly those serviced from our San Francisco office. He has recently been involved in the quantum trial in Chicago of a long running and complex piece of cross-border litigation. 

Richard has a wealth of experience in international and domestic arbitration and has published widely on the topic, including a series of articles in New Law Journal on challenging arbitration awards. He is a member of The Professional Negligence Lawyers’ Association, The British Association for Sport and Law, The International Bar Association, The IBA Litigation Committee, The American Bar Association International Section and The American Sports Law Association.

Recent work highlights

  • Acting as corporate counsel in managing a team of US lawyers on a substantive transatlantic distributorship dispute which involved applications in the US State Appeal and Supreme Court and the US Federal and Federal Appeal Court.
  • Advising former directors of a multinational group of companies on insolvency and related proceedings brought against a Swiss group company in the British Virgin Islands.
  • Acting for an ultra high net worth individual to defend breach of contract claims of up to £150 million over alleged failures to purchase illiquid bonds.
  • Advising several leading soccer clubs on international transfers and related contractual and jurisdictional issues as well as dealing with regulatory issues with the English FA and various foreign football associations. This work includes representation at sports mediations and arbitrations.

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

Penningtons Manches LLP