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Robert in 60 seconds

Robert is the Head of our Corporate and M&A practice. He specialises in sales and acquisitions of companies and businesses.

Robert specialises in sales and acquisitions of companies and businesses, as well as advising clients on strategic commercial arrangements, joint ventures, business and investment structures and capital raisings.

He acts for major corporate clients in Australia and internationally across a range of industries. He is an expert in business regulation including competition and consumer law and foreign investment and regularly advises multinational clients making inbound investments into Australia.

Robert also regularly advises on directors' duties and corporate governance issues for listed and unlisted companies.


  • LLB, BCom, LLM

Independent Recognition

  • Ranked in Corporate M&A by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013
  • Recommended Lawyer in Corporate and M&A in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017, 2016 and 2013

Robert's Recent Experience

R.M. Williams Agricultural Holdings

Acting for Westpac Banking Corporation and PPB Advisory on its exposure to RMWAH, a widely publicised agribusiness group. RMWAH went into receivership in June 2013. HDY has acted for PPB Advisory in negotiating and completing the sale of Inglewood Farms (for a confidential sum to a local agribusiness owner) and Labelle Welltree (for $27.1m to Australian Agricultural Company Limited).

Project Management Institute Inc (PMI)

Coordinated the Australian, UK and US legal due diligence for Project Management Institute, Inc.'s acquisition of the Human Systems group of companies and business. Acted as escrow agent and advised on the Australian aspects of the transaction for the Master Acquisition Agreement and Australian employment, consultancy and customer contracts.

Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (MHR)

Australian counsel for NYSE listed MHR on its sale of interests in the Eagle Ford Shale play in Texas, USA, and entry into a strategic alliance with ASX-listed New Standard Energy (NSE), including a 17% equity subscription in NSE.