Richard Needham

Richard Needham

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Richard is a member of the London office's Corporate Department. Richard joined Baker McKenzie as a trainee in September 2006. In 2008, Richard undertook a three-month secondment in Baker McKenzie's Melbourne office, before qualifying into the Corporate Group in September 2008 with a focus on corporate reorganisations. Richard spent 15 months on secondment to Baker McKenzie's office in San Francisco from January 2013 to March 2014. He was admitted ito the Law Society of England and Wales in 2008.

Practice Focus

Richard advises clients (mostly multinational companies) on structuring and implementing complex cross border reorganisations, and carve-out transactions. Recent highlights include advising Emerson Electric on the carve-out and divestment of its power transmission solutions business to Regal Beloit Corporation in 2015 and on the carve-out and divestment of its Network Power business to Platinum Equity in 2016. More recently, Richard advised SUEZ, on its acquisition and carve-out of GE Water & Process Technologies from General Electric Company in 2017.

Richard helps clients — mostly multinational companies — structure, implement and manage cross-border reorganizations efficiently while ensuring compliance with local and international legal requirements. He is part of a dedicated team in London focused on international reorganizations and business transformation projects.


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)


  • Nottingham Law School (2006)
  • Nottingham Trent University (2005)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • San Francisco
  • Melbourne