Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)
Robert has substantial experience advising on contentious matters in Asia and Europe.
He has extensive experience of dealing with regulators and law enforcement bodies across the world including Hong Kong, the UK and US. He has advised a range of high profile clients across a number of sectors including financial services, energy, health and manufacturing.
Robert regularly advises on compliance issues and has recently led a pan-Asian anti-corruption compliance project for a major financial institution. The project involved advising on risk mitigation under anti-corruption statutes in several Asian jurisdictions including the PRC, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan.
Robert is based in Hong Kong. Earlier in his career, he spent time working in other offices in the Herbert Smith Freehills network including London, Singapore and Jakarta.
In London, Robert was involved in numerous high-profile litigation and arbitration proceedings including commercial contract claims, tortious claims, shareholder actions, defamation claims, and competition litigation. During his time in Singapore and Jakarta he worked on a wide range of regional disputes including contentious regulatory matters, shareholder disputes, distribution agreement disputes and claims arising out of a large environmental disaster.
Robert is qualified in both England & Wales and Hong Kong.