Richard Ding – Business & Corporate specialist

Specialist in Business & Corporate Commercial Contracts and IT Telecoms & Digital

Richard is a corporate lawyer with over 20 years’ experience and specialises in mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and foreign direct investment in the Middle East, South East Asia, England, Europe and the US, with particular expertise in structuring transactions and setting up businesses. He is based in Dubai, UAE.

Richard provides specialist advice and tends to be a sounding board to clients who wish to start a business or expand their businesses by way of M&A or joint ventures. Over the last few years, he has been working with tech clients and advising them on their start-ups and Series A funding rounds and, on the other side of the table, advising investors investing into tech start-ups.


  • Advised a financial institution on their joint venture with an automobile manufacturer and establishing the joint venture company. One of the first few joint ventures of this kind in the world.
  • Acquisition of a UK healthcare provider by a Swedish fund.
  • Advising various tech start-ups on structuring their business including Series A funding rounds. Some of these are graduating to Series B.
  • Advising numerous private family offices in structuring their external business dealings.
  • Advising a UAE franchisor on the expansion of its franchise business.


1996 (Malaysia) 2001 (England)


Richard is married and enjoys travelling, going for walks, cycling and swimming. He has a weakness for normal coffee and is relieved that he now has to take off his glasses to read.

Contact Details Richard Ding
  • Email [email protected]
  • Office 0845 257 9449
  • Phone Mobile (UAE) : +971 50 55 22 834
  • Mobile Mobile (Malaysia) : +60 12 398 67 60
  • Skype
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To survive a merger you need to stay FLOAT

Posted in Excello Law Blogs on 21 Sep 2018

There is a hive of mergers happening in the world today. Currently, two prominent mergers are taking place in Europe. One is the Siemens-Alstom merger with combined revenues of €15.3 billion[1]. The other is the ThyssenKrupp-TATA steel merger with combined revenues of €15 billion and expected to produce annual synergies of up to €600 million[2]. […]

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