Biography

Robert is a Counsel in the Intellectual Property Group, with a focus on Data Privacy and Technology Transactions.

For over a decade he has advised clients on: regulatory compliance matters such as data privacy, consumer protection, and online / mobile payments and commerce; transactional and other commercial matters, including drafting and negotiating complex IT/IP contracts; and international expansion and associated cross-border and multi-jurisdictional issues.

Robert works for clients in a wide range of sectors, particularly technology, including fintech, adtech, medtech, social media and other data-driven industries, as well as telecommunications, media, and retail.. He is particularly sought after by U.S. technology companies for business-critical advice on U.S., European and cross-border data privacy compliance in the context of their domestic and international operations (including the extent to which their specific data processing activities are subject to particular jurisdictions' legal regimes).

Robert also has deep insight pertaining to European regulatory enforcement, having spent two years on a secondment at the UK's consumer protection regulatory agency.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of England and Wales
  • California State Bar

Education

  • Diploma in Legal Practice, Nottingham Law School
  • LLB, Law with American Law, University of Nottingham, with a year at the University of Texas Law School

Languages

  • English
  • French