Rafael Ruiz


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Brierly Place, New London Road, Chelmsford, CM2 0AP

Rafael is praised as a "great communicator" with an "extensive knowledge of competition law".

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Rafael is Head of Birketts' Corporate and Commercial Team in Chelmsford. He joined in 1995 and became a Partner in 2001 specialising in corporate and commercial law.

He has experience of corporate mergers, acquisitions and disposals and advises clients on general corporate governance issues, shareholders' agreements and joint ventures.

On the commercial front, Rafael has experience of a wide range of commercial matters, advising clients on international and domestic agency, distribution and other commercial arrangements, including UK and EU Competition Law implications of such arrangements.

In particular Rafael has extensive experience of advising clients on outsourcing and facilities/building management contracts. That experience includes advising some of the country's largest providers of security, cleaning and other maintenance and support services, in respect of public and private sector facilities throughout the country, including key transport and infrastructure facilities such as airports and rail facilities.

Rafael is on a sabbatical until 7 September 2017. For any urgent queries, please contact Rafael's secretary on +44 (0)1245 211288.

Other Information

Rafael is recommended by Legal 500 [UK 2016] and listed in the elite 'Leading Lawyers' list of lawyers nationwide. In an earlier edition clients describe him as "highly reliable" and he is praised by clients for being "responsive, clear and concise". 

Leading Individual Legal 500 2016