Robert is an intellectual property lawyer with extensive experience in contentious and non-contentious matters covering patents, trade marks, copyright, designs, and confidential information, as well as broader commercial and regulatory disputes, often with multi-jurisdictional aspects.

Robert assists clients with commercial arrangements for the creation and exploitation of intellectual property rights, including development agreements, licences and assignments. He has considerable experience advising on research and development projects, including the protection of confidential information and contractual arrangements with consultant inventors and other third parties. He also has experience of advising clients on marketing and promotional matters, comparative advertising, prize draws and the use of social media.

Robert also advises clients on a range of regulatory matters including data protection, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. He regularly assists clients in navigating data protection laws and related contractual arrangements, often with particular regard to international data transfer issues. Robert has experience of acting for clients in relation to data breaches and regulatory investigations.

Robert is fluently bilingual, practising in English and in French.