Robert is a partner in our Corporate Practice based in the London office. Robert has a wealth of experience covering all aspects of corporate work, including private equity and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures in a range of sectors including, financial services, technology and fintech.

Robert also provides general corporate advisory advice to clients.

Following outstanding client feedback, Robert was named as a star lawyer in the Acritas Stars global database: “Robert is really proactive, he’s always available, he has massively high energy levels, and he’s virtually unflappable.”

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  • Advising an international investment bank on a number of investments in UK fintech companies, including in Banked.
  • Advising the shareholders of Concrete Media, a leading task management and employee engagement platform provider, on its sale to Swedish technology company Quinyx.
  • Advising Walter de Gruyter GmbH on its acquisition of Ubiquity Press Limited, an open access publishing business.
  • Advised the owners of Brazilian fintech Rebel on its merger with fellow Brazilian fintech Geru and the merged entities’ subsequent fundraise.
  • Advising Seaya Ventures on its investment in Toqio, a fintech, as a service platform provider.
  • Advising Coats Group plc on a number of acquisitions, including of Threadsol, Fast React Systems, Gotex and GSD Holdings.
  • Advising DMGT plc on its acquisition of CWC Group.
  • Advising a consortium of investment banks (including BBVA, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Commerzbank, Credit Agricole, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, RBC, Santander, Société Générale, UBS and Unicredit) in respect of the establishment and formation of a not-for-profit fixed income pre-trade information network (Neptune Networks).
  • Advising upon the establishment and formation of iSwap, a joint venture to create an electronic trading platform for interest rate derivatives between ICAP plc and a number of leading investment banks including Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Bank of America, Barclays and Citibank.
  • Advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch on the acquisition of LCH Clearnet by the London Stock Exchange and the associated capital raise.
  • Advising Wonga Group on its disposal of its German payments business Billpay to Klarna.
  • Advising the shareholders of Business Insights on its sale to Verisk Analytics.
  • Advising the shareholders of Atkinson Bolton Consulting on its sale to Mattioli Woods plc.
  • Advising Coats Group plc on the disposal of its European crafts business to Aurelius.


  • Nottingham Law School, Law Degree, 1998
  • University of Exeter, LL.B., 1997


  • England and Wales, 2000
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK for M&A: mid-market, £50 million‐£250 million, and for fintech.
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Fintech.
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewable).

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