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Robert Withycombe-Taperell

Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Australia Sydney

Robert is a finance lawyer, advising on broad range of corporate, property and acquisition financing arrangements.

Robert advises financial institutions, corporate borrowers and investment funds on all aspects of financing transactions. Robert has had experience advising on a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing matters in Australian, European and US markets, including energy and resources matters, construction and property financing, leveraged and acquisition financing and general corporate financing.


Robert holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours Class 1) / Bachelor of International Studies (Globalisation) degrees from the University of New South Wales. Robert is admitted to practise as a solicitor in New South Wales and the High Court of Australia. 

Robert spent more than seven years working in London before returning to Herbert Smith Freehills in Sydney in 2021, including six years at Slaughter and May and a secondment in the leverage finance, high yield and restructuring debt team of UBS AG in London.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Various companies and REITs in Australia, the UK and Europe respect of their corporate and acquisition facilities and note issuance financings.
  • Various companies in connection with restructuring and turnaround transactions undertaken in the US, English and various European jurisdictions.
  • Various funds in respect of financing property, energy, development and acquisition financings.  
  • Various companies in connection with financing strategic acquisitions.