Robert has a considerable amount of experience of corporate and funds matters, ranging from a number of billion-dollar-plus private equity funds, real estate and infrastructure funds through hedge funds and multi-billion-dollar EMTN (euro medium-term note) programmes and the offshore aspects of cross-border takeovers and mergers for large corporates, banks, sovereign wealth funds and governments, to a USD 20 billion pipeline joint venture, and a large number of ground-breaking Islamic funds and bonds issues.

Robert joined Appleby in October 2018. Previously, he headed the funds team at another offshore law firm for eight years and before that he was managing partner of Walkers’ Dubai office.  He read law at the University of Oxford where he gained his BA in 1990 and MA in 1997.  Robert trained in the City of London and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1994 and the BVI in 2006.  He has also worked in Hong Kong and Singapore and (on secondment to the World Bank) in Orissa State, India.

Robert is named as a leading individual in the current edition of Legal 500, where he is described as “very accessible” and “really knows his stuff”. In previous editions he has been described as “very approachable and experienced, able to offer the right direction and advice” and “an outstanding funds lawyer”.

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