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 $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 GRIP REIT plc, Clipstone Logistics REIT plc and Bricklane Residential REIT plc.
His hedge fund clients include Brevan Howard, BlueCrest, Systematica, Rokos and Altis.
Robert joined Carey Olsen in 2005 and qualified as an Advocate of the Royal Court of Jersey in 2003. He was made a partner in 2010. Robert is an alumnus of Grey College, Durham and the College of Law, York.