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Robert is a Partner in our Corporate Team, with specialist expertise in the sale and acquisition of companies and businesses.

Robert’s practice focuses on advice relating to acquisitions and disposals, commercial arrangements, joint ventures, investment structures and capital raisings, in addition to corporate governance and directors’ duties for both listed and unlisted companies.

Robert acts for both domestic and international clients across a wide range of industries including major corporates, financial investors, professional services firms and start-ups. His expertise includes advising in relation to competition, consumer law and foreign investment regulations, and regularly advises multinational clients on inbound investment into Australia.

Robert has been ranked in Corporate M&A by Chambers Asia-Pacific since 2013 and has also been listed as a ‘Recommended Lawyer’ in Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in 2013, 2016 and 2017.

Specific experience examples

  • Westpac Banking Corporation and PPB Advisory – Advised in relation to the negotiation and completion of the sale of Inglewood Farms and Labelle Welltree ($27.1m).
  • Project Management Institute Inc (PMI) – Advised in relation to the legal due diligence and Australian aspects of the transaction including the Master Acquisition Agreement and Australian employment, consultancy and customer contracts for the acquisition of the Human Systems group of companies and business.
  • Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR) – Advised in relation to the sale of its interests in the Eagle Ford Shale play in Texas, USA and entry into a strategic alliance with ASX-listed New Standard Energy (NSE), including a 17% equity subscription in NSE.