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Robert leads Reed Smith’s global financial regulatory efforts and is the co-chair of the Financial Markets and Regulatory Group, his practice covers domestic and international financial services. He specialises in litigation, regulatory enforcement defence work, general regulatory and compliance advice in the securities, derivatives, commodity and foreign exchange markets. Robert is known for distilling complex financial regulation into clear and helpful advice and he has extensive experience defending both large financial institutions and individuals in regulatory proceedings involving the FCA, PRA, Ofgem (REMIT), SFO, NCA, DOJ, FRB, SEC, FINRA, CFTC and NFA.


  • University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, 1985, LL.M.
  • University of Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College, 1984, Evan Lewis Thomas Scholarship
  • Victoria University, New Zealand, 1984, LL.M.
  • Victoria University, New Zealand, 1981, LL.B., Hons
  • Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1978, Sweet & Maxwell Prize in the law of Contract

  • New Zealand
  • England and Wales