General Counsel for G4S' Care & Justice business @ Group 4 Securicor
Commercial Director @ Group 4 Securicor
Inns of Court School of Law
Commercial Director @ From January 2015 to Present (1 year) London, United KingdomLegal Counsel @ Legal Counsel for the Colt Group, the FTSE 250 telecoms and IT services provider, with an annual turnover of over 1.7 billion, employing over 5,000 employees in the provision of services to the business-to-business market. The role involved the negotiation of commercial
Commercial Director @ From January 2015 to Present (1 year) London, United KingdomLegal Counsel @ Legal Counsel for the Colt Group, the FTSE 250 telecoms and IT services provider, with an annual turnover of over 1.7 billion, employing over 5,000 employees in the provision of services to the business-to-business market. The role involved the negotiation of commercial contracts in the Enterprise Services sector. From July 2014 to January 2015 (7 months) London, United KingdomGeneral Counsel for the UK and Ireland Region (and, for a limited time, Africa) @ General Counsel for the UK & Ireland Region of G4S, the world’s largest security company, with an annual turnover of over £1.5 billion, employing over 45,000 employees throughout the Region in the provision of security and outsourcing services to the public and private sector in the infrastructure, FM services, utilities, care and justice, manned guarding and cash-in-transit markets. During part of this period, the role also involved responsibility for the oversight of legal support to G4S’ businesses in Africa.
The role involved managing, procuring and providing legal advice to the Regional Executive Management Team on all aspects of business, including negotiation and drafting of customer and supplier agreements, development of standard terms of contract, corporate transactions (acquisitions and disposals), litigation, employment, property, data protection, freedom of information enquiries and competition law.
This role also included leading and managing the regional legal department (comprising 10 lawyers), dotted-line management of legal functions embedded in business units in the region (comprising 7 lawyers) and responsibility for the relationship with two key business partners in PFI joint venture arrangements, with appointment as a Director of the Special Purpose Companies for the corresponding projects. From 2008 to 2014 (6 years) General Counsel for G4S' Care & Justice business @ Commercial Director / General Counsel for G4S’ Care and Justice Services business, involved in the management and operation of prisons, the provision of electronic monitoring services, the management and operation of police custody suites, the management and operation of immigration detention centres and the repatriation of failed asylum seekers to their countries of origin. From 2005 to 2008 (3 years) Commercial Director @ From 2002 to 2005 (3 years)
M.Jur, Master's Degree in Jurisprudence by research @ Durham University From 1992 to 1993 Bar Finals, Qualification as a Barrister @ Inns of Court School of Law From 1990 to 1991 LLB (Hons), Law @ Leeds Metropolitan University From 1987 to 1990 Nathan Richards is skilled in: Corporate Governance, Employment Law, Crisis Management, Legal Advice, Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Contract Negotiation, Corporate Law, Risk Management, Risk Assessment, Due Diligence, Dispute Resolution, Policy, Legal Writing, Commercial Litigation
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