Robert is an experienced and highly regarded silk in commercial, sports and media matters. He regularly appears in the High Court (Commercial Court and Chancery Division) and appellate courts in England, as well as foreign courts and international arbitrations. He has a reputation as a very strong trial lawyer, with the Directories frequently praising his abilities as a cross-examiner.

Robert’s particular area of expertise lies in international fraud and asset recovery work. He has appeared in most of the high profile commercial fraud cases over the last 30 years. He has extensive experience of search orders, freezing orders and other pre-emptive relief, as well as leading a team taking such cases to trial.

Robert is also highly experienced in general commercial work. His practice has a distinctly international flavour; frequently involving issues of private international law.  In addition to his commercial caseload, Robert also undertakes sports and media work. His sports law practice embraces Premiership and Football League clubs, cricket, rugby union, tennis, horse racing, world rallying and formula one. In media, Robert has acted for many well-known artists, recording and publishing companies. He also increasingly undertakes television, film, theatre and other media work.

Robert is ranked in Chambers UK and Legal 500 in several practice areas and he is also ranked in Chambers Global 2016 in Commercial Dispute Resolution.

Robert is a member of Middle Temple and Gray’s Inn.

Experience

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Civil Fraud, Asset Recovery & Injunctive Relief

Robert Anderson QC has been involved in many of the most high profile commercial fraud cases of recent years.  He regularly obtains pre-emptive relief for putative claimants in both the Queen’s Bench (Commercial Court) and Chancery Divisions.

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Robert Anderson QC has been involved in many of the most high profile commercial fraud cases of recent years.  He regularly obtains pre-emptive relief for putative claimants in both the Queen’s Bench (Commercial Court) and Chancery Divisions.

Robert is also very experienced and highly regarded in general commercial work. His practice has a distinctly international flavour; frequently involving arbitration and issues of private international law. He has developed a particular expertise in international hedge funds and derivatives markets. 

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Sport

Robert’s sports law practice has included acting for and against Premiership and Football League clubs, players and players’ agents. He has also undertaken cases concerned with cricket, rugby union, tennis, world rallying, horse racing and formula one racing. He has appeared in F.A. arbitrations, and before the Premier League and Football League Appeals Committees.

Robert is a member of the Committee for the Bar Sports Law Group.

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Media & Entertainment

Robert acts for artists, recording and publishing companies. He has been involved in cases concerning amongst others Jimi Hendrix, Michael Jackson, Tom Jones, Seal, the Sex Pistols, Motown Records and Live Aid. He also increasingly undertakes television, film, theatre and other media work.

Robert is shortlisted for 'Silk of the Year' in the IP, IT and Media category by the Legal 500 at its 2016 Awards. 

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Achievements

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  • COMBAR 
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Committee of the Bar Sports Law Group

Selected earlier reported cases

Commercial

  • Safeway Stores Ltd and others v Twigger and others [2010] EWHC 11 (Comm); [2010] EWCA Civ 1472; [2011] 1 Lloyd's Rep 462

Media & Entertainment

  • Butters & anr v BBC Worldwide Ltd & anr [2009] EWHC 1954 (Ch); [2009] All ER (D) 171 (Aug), 20 August 2009
  • T-Mobile v Ofcom


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