Richard Braddock is a founding Partner of Lexbridge Lawyers. Richard has extensive experience as an international lawyer and expert consultant with a specialisation in international trade and investment law. Richard provides advice, training and consultancy services across the entire range of trade and investment issues.
Richard regularly advises on the negotiation and implementation of trade and investment agreements, including bilateral FTAs and ‘mega-regional’ agreements such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. He has delivered international trade and investment capacity building and training programs on dozens of occasions for a broad range of countries, in particular in the Asia-Pacific region.
Before founding Lexbridge, Richard worked as an international lawyer and treaty negotiator for the Australian Government. He led legal teams and acted as legal advisor and negotiator on some of the most significant trade negotiations in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA, and FTAs between Australia and China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Chile, and Singapore. Richard was also a senior member of the legal team which successfully defended Australia’s first investor-state arbitration claim, challenging tobacco plain packaging.
Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Sydney, and a Master of Laws in International Law from the University of Cambridge.