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Robert is a partner in the firm's corporate crime and investigations team. He has substantial experience advising on complex cross-border investigations and other contentious matters.

Rob has extensive experience of leading white collar investigations across the world.  Now based in London, Rob spent over 10 years in Asia where he helped to build the firm's market leading corporate crime and investigations practice.  Acting for high profile clients across a number of sectors, Rob has led investigations in relation to bribery and corruption, fraud, customs and tax issues, money laundering and other matters.  He has conducted investigations and dealt with law enforcement and regulators in numerous countries including Hong Kong, the PRC, India, Singapore and Thailand and Indonesia. He has also led complex multi-jurisdiction compliance projects.

More recently Rob spent over two years on secondment at the Serious Fraud Office where he worked on a number of complex fraud and corruption investigations.  He has experience of concluding deferred prosecution agreements and was part of the SFO team that drafted the office's guidance for corporates on DPAs.


Robert is qualified in both England & Wales and Hong Kong.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

Rob's experience includes advising:

  • a US based investment bank in relation to multi-year investigations by the US and Hong Kong authorities relating to alleged corrupt practices in Asia
  • a US construction company relating to criminal investigations arising out of employee misconduct in Hong Kong
  • a global manufacturing company in relation to accounting fraud in the PRC
  • a US energy company in relation to tax, customs and corruption issues in Thailand