Richard C. Morrissey is former managing partner of the Firm’s London office. He has extensive experience in cross-border mergers and acquisitions in a wide range of industries, and was formerly the head of the Mergers & Acquisitions group in Europe and has worked with numerous private equity firms on the buy side of transactions; on the sell side, he has worked with a number of corporate clients selling businesses to, or negotiating investments by, a variety of private equity firms. He is also a former co-head of the Firm’s Private Equity practice. Mr. Morrissey has also participated in many international equity and debt offerings for non-U.S. private issuers.
Mr. Morrissey is consistently recognised as a leading corporate lawyer, most recently for his work as an M&A practitioner in the 2017 edition of Chambers UK, the 2016 editions of Chambers Global and The Legal 500 United Kingdom, the 2015 edition of Chambers Europe, and the 2014 edition of Super Lawyers. He has received recognition on a number of occasions by Euromoney as one of the “world’s leading capital markets lawyers” and was cited in Global Counsel 3000 as a recommended lawyer for both capital markets and M&A. He was co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s Annual Conference on Securities Regulation in Europe for five years. He is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business, where he teaches private equity.
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