{{ languageVal }}
  • English

Richard Spooner

Email Icon Send an email T: +852 2971 3046 M: +852 9016 8024


Richard is a partner of Maples and Calder's Corporate team in the Maples Group's Hong Kong office. His practice focuses on mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, private equity and venture capital investments and general corporate matters.  He has extensive experience representing public and private companies in M&A and strategic transactions.  Richard also advises major corporations and private equity clients on investments, dispositions, restructurings, reorganisations, spinoffs and joint ventures.  He has recently advised on significant M&A and going-private transactions involving Hong Kong and US-listed companies, as well as on various acquisitions and investments in China and across Asia.


Richard joined the Maples Group in 2008.  He previously worked for Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in Hong Kong. Richard has been recognised as a leading offshore lawyer by legal directories, including being individually ranked by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global, and ranked as a highly regarded practitioner by IFLR100.





1997 - Admitted as a solicitor in Hong Kong (not practising)

2000 - Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales (registered in Hong Kong as an English solicitor (not advising on English Law))


University of Sheffield, UK, BA (Hons) Law

University of Sheffield, UK, LLM


For expert advice, contact us today – we’d love to hear from you. Please fill in the form and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Please note that your email may be received and read by other Maples Group employees in addition to your intended recipient. The use of this form does not create an attorney-client relationship and information submitted will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential, nor will it prevent us from accepting related instructions on behalf of others. Do not send us any information regarding any current or potential legal matters until your proposed engagement of us as legal counsel has been agreed and confirmed by us in writing.