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Richard J.B. Price


Richard Price is a senior partner in the Capital Markets group and co-head of the Mining & Metals practice. He focuses on international equity and debt corporate finance transactions, SEC reporting, corporate governance and other corporate advisory and compliance matters.  He has held a number of management positions in the firm including head of its EMEA Capital Markets group and EMEA corporate practice.

His clients have included Aegean Airlines, Anglo American plc, AngloGold Ashanti, ArcelorMittal, Delek Group, Dolphin Energy, Elster S.E., E On, Lecta, Partner Communications, Piraeus Bank, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Sasol.  He has advised these clients on various corporate finance transactions and other corporate matters.  In addition, Mr. Price has acted for various financial institutions as underwriters of IPOs, including for Aer Lingus, Bharti Airtel, Brunello Cucinelli, Edita Foods, Krung Thai Bank, Redes Energéticas Nacionas and Sanitec, follow-on and secondary offerings, including for Alcatel-Lucent, CTT, HSBC and Piraeus Bank and investment grade and high yield debt offerings, including for Cell C, HSBC (designated underwriters counsel), Reckitt Benckiser and The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (designated underwriters counsel), Vendex and Yioula.

Mr. Price is a frequent speaker on U.S. securities law issues, international corporate finance transactions and corporate governance matters. He was a member of the Corporate Governance Committee established by the Government of Singapore to develop the Singapore Corporate Governance Code and sat on the Competitiveness Working Group of the Singapore Stock Exchange.  He is cited as a leading corporate finance lawyer in the most recent editions of Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, The Legal 500 and Legal Experts.

Mr. Price received his B.A. (Hons) from Mount Allison University and his LL.B. from the University of Toronto Law School. He practiced as a Canadian securities lawyer for a number of years with a leading Canadian law firm before he joined Shearman & Sterling in 1996 in its Toronto office. He became a partner in 1999 and relocated to our Singapore office where he led our capital markets and corporate practice in SE Asia and India before relocating to our London office in 2003.

Selected Experience

  • Anglo American in various investment grade bond offerings
  • The underwriters in various offerings by HSBC Holdings plc, including the £12.5 billion rights offering by HSBC Holdings plc (the then largest UK rights offering)
  • The underwriters in the IPO and London and Cairo listing of Edita Foods
  • The Portuguese Government in the final stage of the privatization of CTT
  • The selling shareholders and REN - Redes Energéticas Nacionas in the final stage of the privatisation of REN


  • University of Toronto, LL.B., 1988
  • Mount Allison University, B.A. (Hons.), 1985


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