Robert Weekes is the Managing Partner of our London office. He is a specialist fraud lawyer acting primarily for banks, asset based lenders and other financial institutions. He is an expert in advising clients on complex fraud scenarios and is known for his creative and commercial solutions.
Robert's work often involves obtaining freezing injunctions, search and seizure orders and other ancillary relief. Robert also acts extensively for financial institutions, advising them on complex disputes, guarantee and indemnity claims. Robert also advises credit insurance companies on disputed claims. He routinely deals with a plethora of commercial disputes. Robert lectures to clients and prospective clients regularly; he talks on issues such as fraud prevention, asset recovery and litigation strategy. He has appeared on ITV News at Ten commenting on commercial fraud. He has been awarded lecturer of the year by the Asset Based Finance Association on several occasions. Robert routinely advises factoring and discounting companies on their expansion overseas and has recently advised on expansion into the US and Australia, Sweden and Eastern Europe. He has also been heavily involved in advising UK Factoring and Discounting Companies in relation to the new ABFA Code of Conduct.
Robert has also dealt with many new start factoring and discounting operations and has been involved in many corporate transactions in the ABL market.