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Richard Francis

Special Counsel

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“I adopt a client centric approach and draw on broad experience to deliver strategic and commercial advice efficiently.”

Leveraging 16 years experience across private mergers and acquisitions, equity capital markets, funds, fintech and financial services, Richard provides holistic and commercially focused advice on a broad range of issues.

Richard assists clients from industries including agribusiness, financial services, fintech, investment management, private equity, property, renewables and start-ups and enjoys working with entrepreneurs and organisations creating innovative products and services.

The breadth of Richard’s practice and his experience working with foreign and domestic clients at all stages of their ‘life cycle’ gives him a unique perspective when delivering commercially focused solutions. Richard enjoys building a deep understanding of his clients’ businesses and working collaboratively to optimise outcomes.

*APN Property Group — acted for APN on the listing of the APN Convenience Retail REIT.

*Ebang International Holdings — advised on the establishment of its Australian cryptocurrency trading platform.

*Jefferies Group — acted for Jefferies in connection with the establishment of its Australian equities business and expansion of its investment banking business, including its admission as a trading participant of both the ASX and Chi-X.

*Pemba Capital Partners — advised Pemba on the sale of Heavy Maintenance Group Pty Ltd to Sime Darby.

*Perpetual — advised on the establishment and operation of various trust structures.

*Residential development — acted for a developer on its residential development activities in Australia and its $300 million joint venture with private Chinese investors.

* Matters handled prior to joining Addisons.



Financial Services


Investment Management

Private Equity


Real Estate




Master of Law and Legal Practice - University of Technology Sydney

Bachelor of Business - University of Technology Sydney