Richard Diffenthal

Richard Diffenthal


Email richard.diffenthal@​

Phone +44 20 7296 5868

Fax +44 20 7296 2001

LanguagesEnglish, French, Spanish

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

'Richard Diffenthal is singled out by sources as 'outstanding.'

Chambers UK 2016

Richard Diffenthal is a Partner in our London office who primarily advises clients in the Technology and Media, FinTech and Digital Health sectors, in particular where digital technologies are creating convergence in adjacent sectors and verticals. Richard advises on a variety of corporate transactions including cross border M&A, "acqui-hires", complex joint ventures, corporate restructurings as well as early stage and growth capital investments (from Series A to pre-IPO rounds).

Richard co-leads the Tech Hub, a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers in our London office who work for clients at the cutting edge of disruptive technologies, focussing in particular for clients working in AI and with crypto-currencies.

Education and admissions


B.A. (Jurisprudence), University of Oxford

Related knowledge

3D Printing

Representative experience

The corporate venture arms of Dell, Celgene, CV Starr, Equinor, Hearst, Santander and Samsung on investments in various technology companies.

DWS on the acquisitions of The Datacenter Group and NLDC.

Globacap on the issuance of ordinary shares onto the public blockchain.

Monzo on its £20m crowdfunding round as part of its £105m Series E raise.

A French-Korean private equity fund investing in technology companies in Europe and Asia on its investment in a leading blockchain technology solution provider.

21st Century Fox on its joint venture with Apollo to create a leading global multi-platform provider and the subsequent sale of Endemol-Shine to Banijay.

The founders of Crypto Facilities Limited on the sale of Crypto Facilities to Kraken.

A leading U.S. technology company on its innovative bioelectric medicines joint venture with a FTSE 100 listed pharmaceutical business.

The founders of SCM World on the sale of SCM to Gartner Inc.

ITV plc on its acquisition of TwoFour Group.

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