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Robert is Freshfields’ co-head of global M&A. He specialises in all forms of M&A and private equity and is known for board-level advice on corporate finance and governance matters. With over 25 years’ experience in Asia, he has led on many of the region’s most high-profile transactions, including Starbucks’ US$1.3bn buy-out of its East China business, Hutchison’s US$1.86bn sale of its fixed-line telecommunications business and Hong Leong’s US$1.6bn privatisation of Guoco Group.


Robert has won numerous legal accolades and awards, including Dealmaker of the Year and International M&A Lawyer of the Year in 2018.