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 StarsTM global database, 2018: Robert is “really proactive, he’s always available, he has massively high energy levels, and he’s virtually unflappable.”

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  • 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 Zulu Ventures on its sale of the SKYCIG electronic cigarettes business to Lorillard for up to £60 million.
  • 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 London Stock Exchange and associated capital raise.
  • Advising Wonga Group on its disposal of its German payments business Billpay to Klarna.
  • 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.
  • Advising Veronis Suhler Stevenson on its co-investment alongside ABRY into Thomsons Online Benefits.
  • Advising The BSS Group plc on its recommended takeover (by way of scheme of arrangement) by Travis Perkins plc for £661 million.

Education

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

Admissions

  • England and Wales, 2000
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Fintech
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

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