Robert represents corporates and states before international tribunals and advises on international law.

He focuses on the management of complex international disputes relating to capital projects, corporate transactions, international contracts, government projects and investment treaties. He acts before international tribunals, including investment treaty arbitration and international commercial arbitration, and advises on the law and policy of foreign direct investment, including stabilisation. He is an arbitration chair, co- or sole arbitrator (ICC, LCIA, DIS, etc.).

Robert has 30 years’ continuous experience of complex international dispute resolution, with substantial periods in London, New York and Frankfurt.  He has been lead counsel in many significant international arbitrations, including representing a German construction company in an investment treaty claim against a South-East Asian Government together with 7 years of associated challenge, recognition and enforcement proceedings; defending a European government in a US$2 billion investment treaty claim in the steel sector; and representing a German technology company in a post-M&A dispute against a Chinese company inn an ICC arbitration in New York.  He has been a senior consultant to the World Bank on investment policy framework.

Robert has exceptional cross-cultural expertise and a dual-qualification in England and Germany. Before joining Osborne Clarke in 2017, he was a partner and head of investment arbitration of a global law firm. He is continuously listed as a leading expert in his areas of work by leading legal directories.