Our Team


Richard is the founding partner of Hierons, a specialist of M&A, private equity transactions and corporate finance, and a bilingual English-French speaker.

James advises clients on general corporate and commercial law, and specialises in domestic and cross-border M&A, joint ventures and fundraisings. He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Mark joined Hierons in January 2016. He was previously a corporate partner at Reed Smith for 15 years, advising clients on M&A, joint ventures, contracts and general corporate and commercial law.



Neil has over 35 years' experience advising on IPOs, listed company takeovers, joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, and has been the General Counsel for a group of owner-managed businesses. He was a Corporate Partner at Clifford Chance for 17 years.

Peter Borrowdale

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Peter has worked for over 35 years as a senior legal adviser on corporate and commercial matters. He is no longer a practising solicitor, but provides us with invaluable help on developments in the law.

Charles is a finance lawyer, with 22 years' experience at Linklaters and its spin-off firm, Kinstellar. In that time, he has led teams in London, Amsterdam, Bangkok and Istanbul.

Robert was a corporate partner in Clifford Chance and Stephenson Harwood. He advises on the full range of M&A transactions. He works closely with clients in the insurance and aviation sectors.

Roy was a corporate partner in Simmons & Simmons, Richards Butler and Reed Smith. He has extensive experience of advising Asian investors, and his India expertise is widely recognised.

Richard Southall

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Richard is a barrister, a formidable litigator. He has successfully represented Hierons' clients in disputes and related litigation since 2009.



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