Richard Hastings

Richard Hastings

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Areas of expertise:
Commercial, Corporate, Technology, Telecoms, Media, Legal Project Management. Qualified lawyer, General Counsel & Company Secretary with broad and varied international corporate, IP and commercial experience. Has held senior in-house legal roles at executive/board level. Legal transformation specialist. Provides legal support to a variety of companies from small tech to huge multinationals.

What do you focus on for your clients

I am a qualified lawyer, General Counsel & Company Secretary with broad and varied international corporate, technology, telecoms, IP and commercial experience. I was a Partner and Head of Commercial in a c65 Partner Regional Law Firm specialising in technology, travel, telecoms and media and held senior in-house legal roles at executive/board level. I provide expert legal support to a variety of companies from small tech to multinationals, giving a breadth of perspective and a proven ability to add value across all areas of a business.

Tell us about your professional background

I was an associate solicitor at Squire Patton Boggs before moving in-house to Interoute Telecommunications Plc where I held the role of General Counsel & Company Secretary. I then joined Yahoo! Europe as Legal Director, before heading up Commercial at Thomas Eggar . I then spent some time at Travelport International as their Legal Director – EMEA and most recently worked at VimpelCom Telecom (now Veon) as their Deputy General Counsel Digital & Commercial.

Tell us a bit about your working style and other interests 

I am a commercially focused lawyer who gets the job done but in the right way and helps the business to make the best decisions. I work well in a crisis with a proven track record. I have a strong work ethic & lead by example in day to day leadership and business support. I have three children which keeps me busy and try to keep active with a target of three triathlons every summer.

This week is a significant milestone in Halebury’s evolution as we announced that we have been acquired by Elevate, the US-based market leading law company that provides sophisticated technology, people, data science and consulting tools to the legal sector, acting as a strategic partner to law firms and in-house teams. Our team at Halebury have […]
09 January 2019
LONDON – 8th January 2019 – Law company Elevate today announced it has acquired Halebury, the UK NewLaw firm. Halebury will be an Elevate business, retaining its own team. With UK-regulated Halebury on board, Elevate provides both in-house legal teams and law firms with a 360-degree service offering spanning talent, resourcing, consulting, technology and managed […]
08 January 2019

Halebury gives the opportunity to use my 20+ year legal experience to work on a variety of projects across different sectors and across multiple projects.

Richard Hastings