Robin established MDY Legal in 1987 and specialises in various aspects of international contract and commercial law much of this in the context of international development. As well as acting for the private sector he has acted for numerous government agencies in relation to procurement, projects, privatisation and investment, including the establishment of various vehicles to facilitate investment in emerging and pre-emerging markets. Since 1987 Robin has advised the UK Government’s department responsible for the UK international aid programme, DFID, both as regards methods and mechanisms of providing financial support and as commercial legal advisor in relation to a very wide range of international projects. He has advised the Government of Swaziland on the terms of its concession agreement in relation to the construction and operation of a transmission line from South Africa transiting Swaziland to supply the Mozal Aluminium Smelter in Mozambique. He has also advised the Japanese Government on the procurement and construction of a radioactive waste reprocessing facility constructed and commissioned in Siberia to support the decommissioning of nuclear submarines in the region.
Admitted as a Solicitor (England & Wales) in 1980