Rafael Ruiz


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

Legal 500


Rafael is Head of Birketts' Corporate and Commercial Team in Chelmsford. He qualified as a Solicitor in October 1997, joined Birketts in 1995 and became a Partner in 2001. He specialises 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.

Other Information

Rafael is listed as a Leading Individual by Legal 500 [UK 2019]. He is "structured, attuned to clients' needs and able to explain the course of action in simple terms".