Robin Webb > Shoosmiths LLP > Milton Keynes, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP

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Robin is head of the firm’s commercial group.

He is a highly experienced commercial lawyer, advising clients on major projects and outsourcings including business process and technology outsourcings, business critical systems procurements and integration, telecoms network roll-outs, software development and licensing, e-commerce and other technology related projects.

His depth of experience and insight, particularly in the automotive, financial and retail markets, means he is valued by clients for his strategic input on their issues, and is often viewed as an extension to clients’ in-house legal teams.

Robin is head of Shoosmiths’ Milton Keynes office and responsible for the firm’s contribution to, and profile within, the local business community.

Additionally, he leads the firm’s mobility sector group.


He joined Shoosmiths in 2006 from a global firm, becoming a partner in 2010.


Robert Smyth, Market Harborough, Leicestershire; Broxtowe College of Further Education, Beeston, Nottingham; University of Durham (Collingwood College) (LLB Law); Nottingham Law School (1998 Masters in Corporate Law (LLM)); Nottingham Law School (1999 LPC).


Football, golf, live music.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Shoosmiths LLP advises large corporates, public companies, private equity houses and venture capital firms on a broad range of transactional matters, with expertise in the technology, healthcare, education and retail sectors. The practice has considerable experience in the automotive and mobility sectors. Sanjeev Sharma leads the corporate team in Milton Keynes and Thames Valley, working alongside Amit Nayyar, who focuses on private equity investments, and Robin Webb, who deals with complex automotive transactions. Sebastian Price covers the full range of commercial arrangements, while Simon Briggs is praised for his ‘practical, value-added approach‘.

South East > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

Shoosmiths LLP has carved out a real niche in the market as the premier firm for tech-related issues in the automotive industry. The team, jointly led by Robin Webb and Sebastian Price, is consulted by several of the world’s most recognisable car companies, including Honda, Renault and Volkswagen, which it assists with issues relating to data monetization, IT procurement and cloud computing. Beyond the automotive sector, the firm advises major retailers, food producers and hospitality companies on all elements of tech integration. At associate level, Andy Pratley specialises in outsourcing and transformation projects.