Philippa Richards

Philippa Richards

Knowledge Counsel

Philippa joined the firm upon qualification in 1997 and worked as an Associate for four years before joining the Knowledge team in 2001.

Philippa advises on a broad range of corporate transactional and technical company law issues. Her particular areas of interest include private equity and other private capital M&A, directors' duties, corporate governance, company distributions and other technical Companies Act and common law issues.

Philippa also lectures regularly to a variety of client and internal audiences, and has responsibility for the "corporate university" training programme for A&O Shearman's junior lawyers from around our global network.

Philippa supports the Private Equity, Corporate Infrastructure, Growth and Venture Capital and Building Societies and Mutuals teams.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 1997


LLB, Law, University of Birmingham, 1994

LPC, College of Law (Chester), 1995


A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.