Robert is a disputes lawyer specialising in competition, international trade, financial crime and anti-corruption law. He has advised many national and international clients, including individuals, public and private companies and sovereign governments on all aspects of commercial crime regulation, internal and external investigations and civil and criminal prosecutions. His work has a particular focus on commercial crime and fraud, anti-corruption and bribery investigations and prosecutions, sanctions, money laundering, extradition and domestic and international taxation related disputes in Australia and overseas. Robert’s pro bono work has involved work with the Afghanistan legal profession (sponsored by the German Government) and with the Ukrainian Government of structural reforms to its private/public sectors anti-corruption frameworks.
Robert has published texts (in Australia, the United Kingdom, the United States and Europe) on Australia’s anti-bribery, compliance and sanctions regimes and on managing risks in international trade. He was the Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Anti-Corruption Committee (ACC) for 2015 and 2016, is an Advisory Board Member of the ACC and the Australia Officer for the IBA Asset Recovery Committee.