Our first names

Robert

The first name in loyalty

Robert is a Director in the Corporate Services team in our Luxembourg office.  An engaging and experienced leader, he is proactive in supporting the professional development of his team members. Robert thrives on dealing with sophisticated and nuanced transactions, and his depth of experience in the professional services industry means that he is adept at tailoring solutions to fit each client’s needs.

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

Robert started working in his field in 1999 as an attorney. During his prestigious career since then he’s held various roles, including: Counsel (Private Equity Real Estate/M&A practice), Business Unit Director (leading a team of 35 plus experts in accounting and corporate/legal services for North America) and Executive Director - Senior Lawyer (setting up an AIFMD compliant private equity real estate fund formation platform for clients in Europe, Africa and Asia). He has a postgraduate Master of Laws degree (LLM) from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago and a law degree from the University of Leiden in the Netherlands.

A self-proclaimed “idealist without illusions”, Robert’s pragmatic, can-do attitude is a huge asset to the team. He enjoys working with Andrej Grossmann and Matt Haynes in particular, because with them he has a natural “meeting of minds”.

FIRST AMBITION: TO BE A POLICE OFFICER

Robert has a passion for travelling and his favourite place in the world is New York. On Robert’s days off he enjoys eating Indonesian food and riding his Indian chopper motorbike, while he mentally maps out his bucket list: helicopter skiing, trekking the Machu Picchu trail and climbing Kilimanjaro. Despite a love of heights, his parents have always kept Robert grounded - and his proudest moment was taking them out for dinner when he received his first salary after graduating from law school.