Robert is one of Jersey’s leading funds lawyers. He acts for a wide range of boutique and institutional fund managers and has extensive experience in establishing private, expert, unregulated and listed Jersey funds. He has particular expertise in establishing fund manager vehicles and structures, including migrating fund managers to Jersey from other jurisdictions.
Robert also advises on the establishment, financing and sale of Jersey vehicles holding UK and European-situate real estate (including JPUTs) and advises on the structuring and listing of REITs, having been a member of the TISE Rules Committee responsible for amending the listing rules to streamline the requirements for REITs.
Recent transactions include the establishment of the c$100bn SoftBank Vision Fund, the migration to Jersey and listing on the London Stock Exchange of EJF Investments Ltd, and the listing on TISE of each of Liberty Living Group plc, Clipstone Logistics REIT plc and Bricklane Residential REIT plc. His hedge fund clients include Brevan Howard, BlueCrest, Systematica, Rokos and Altis.
Robert is ranked as a ‘leading individual’ by Legal 500, is described by Chambers as a 'leading funds lawyer' and is 'highly regarded' by IFLR 1000. He is also listed in the International Who's Who of Private Funds Lawyers 2018.
Robert qualified as a Jersey advocate in 2003 and is an alumnus of Grey College, Durham and the College of Law, York. He is the author of the Jersey chapter of each of LexisNexis Butterworth’s Hedge Funds and PLC's Investment Funds Handbook.