Richard Molesworth

Richard Molesworth

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Richard is a Senior Associate in the Baker McKenzie Dispute Resolution Department based in London. He is a member of the firm's Arbitration Practice Group.

Practice Focus

Richard primarily advises on arbitration and commercial litigation, with a particular focus on post-M&A and joint venture disputes.

Representative Legal Matters

Recent projects with which Richard has been involved include:

  • Advised a private individual in the banking industry in an ICC arbitration seeking to rescind contracts as a result of fraudulent misrepresentations

  • Advised two multinational groups in the shipping industry in an ICC arbitration defending a claim for unfair prejudice and breach of notice procedures in relation to a share issue

  • Acted for a manufacturer in the oil and gas sector bringing a claim for breach of a joint venture agreement in an ICC arbitration

  • Advised a major oil company on the renegotiation of its contracts for the purchase of drill-ships in the context of an alleged breach of contract and possible ICC arbitration claim

  • Acted for a commodities trader in LCIA proceedings in relation to a dispute as to the purported exercise of an option to purchase additional quantities

  • Acted for a major oil company in LCIA proceedings against an Italian oil and gas company in respect of unpaid invoices

  • Acting for a major media company defending a claim by a public figure for misuse of private information and breach of data protection law

  • Advised a major social media company on its rights in a defamation and breach of data protection claim in relation to hosting third party comments

  • Advised a global technology company on a claim for defamation and malicious falsehood in relation to keeping a "blacklist" of resellers it would not allow to sell its products

  • Acted for an electronics manufacturer in a negligence action against a former pensions adviser in respect of the failure to break the salary link when the company sought to close its final salary pension scheme to future accrual


Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England & Wales - Member


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2014)


  • College of Law at Moorgate (Legal Practice Course) (2012)
  • College of Law at Moorgate (Graduate Diploma) (2011)
  • University of Cambridge (BA Philosophy) (2009)