Richard Hay

Richard J. Hay Partner

Richard Hay


  • Harvard Kennedy School Certificate in ‘Comparative Tax Policy and Administration’
  • Columbia University Law School (New York), LLM
  • Osgoode Hall Law School (Toronto) (LLB)
  • University of Toronto (B.A.)

Bar Admission

  • New York, 1981
  • Ontario, 1979
Representative Work
  • Retained counsel to the International Financial Centres Forum, an association of the principal professional firms in the British offshore centres, to represent private sector interests in policy dialogues on the tax and information exchange initiatives conducted by United Kingdom, EU and various supranational bodies including OECD, G7 and G20.
  • Advice to financial centre governments on their dialogues with EU, OECD and UK concerning compliance with international standards pertaining to tax information exchange and financial regulation.
  • Advice to private equity on the impact of evolving tax and regulatory policy initiatives on the financial services sector. The work supports their assessment of value and business prospects for potential acquisitions of trust and company service provider businesses.
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  • Chambers Global 2020 as a Band 1 ranked lawyer in International Private Client - Global-wide.
  • Geoffrey Shindler Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Profession- 2019 (and 2008) STEP Private Client Awards.
  • Who’s Who Legal: Private Client 2019.
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Speaking Engagements
  • “The intergovernmental scramble to control globalisation – and why it matters to you”, Private Client Forum Americas, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, February 2020 (Co-Chair).
  • “Economic substance requirements – a game changer?” STEP Asia Conference, Singapore, November 2019.
  • Panel chair, Legal Week Lake Como conference, November 2019.
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