Robert’s commercial litigation practice spans across an eclectic range of industries in both the public and private sectors, including shipping, construction, oil & gas, manufacturing, accounting and insurance. While he enjoys the challenge of any complex dispute, Robert has a particular interest in directors and officers (D&O) liability claims, insolvency, debtor-creditor remedies and white-collar investigations and defences, all areas in which he actively hones his skills.
Robert enjoys mobilizing quickly, no matter the issue. His agility and quick turn-around time have garnered him a reputation for being the commercial group’s “go-to” for advancing and responding to all manner of injunctive relief and addressing the intricate risks posed by Mareva, Anton Piller, and Norwich Orders. His expertise and exposure to a diverse clientele enable Robert to coordinate an efficient and effective approach, tailored to the particularities of each case — regardless of complexity, urgency, or jurisdiction.
Prior to joining Whitelaw Twining, Robert ran a civil litigation practice. He was also a federal prosecutor with the Department of Public Prosecutions, a role that ignited Robert’s passion for advocacy, and one which set the foundation for his continual success before judges and juries in provincial superior courts, appellate courts and the Federal Court.
Robert’s business plan is focused on expanding his D&O practice, which is driven by his interest in working with individual executives and their corporations in identifying risk, assessing and mitigating liability exposure, developing and implementing resolution strategies for active claims and, if necessary, representing clients in trial.
Outside of work, Robert is an active Epicurean, with a passion for gastronomy and an enviable collection of cookbooks. To offset his culinary indulgences, Robert engages in long-distance running.
J.D., Thompson Rivers University, 2014
B.A., University of British Columbia, 2009
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2021
Called to the Alberta Bar in 2015
Member of the Advocates Society