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Robert is a senior partner in the Corporate department, and advises UK-based and international clients on corporate transactions across a range of sectors, from manufacturing and engineering to aviation and education.

He has been a partner at Ward Hadaway for more than 20 years and has extensive experience of acquisitions, disposals, mergers, corporate structuring and reorganisations for public and private clients, as well as leading the firm’s membership of the Geneva Group International, the world’s leading international alliance of more than 400 independent professional organisations.

Robert is the General Editor of the leading practitioners’ guide “Sinclair on Warranties and Indemnities on Shares and Asset Sales” 9th Edition.

Robert is recognised by both clients and independent legal commentators as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the North East known, in particular, for his strong, practical and commercial approach.

He has a broad range of experience in managing and leading transactions of all sizes.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and commercial: Newcastle

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Ward Hadaway’s corporate department is led by Robert Thompson and works seamlessly alongside the firm’s specialists in Leeds and Manchester. The full-service practice advises both public and private clients on M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations; it is a particularly suitable destination for instructions in the healthcare, waste and recruitment sectors. Katherine Hay-Heddle advises a mix of serial acquirers, large companies, start-ups and private equity houses. Further, Colin Hewitt heads up the firm’s dedicated commercial team, which specialises in the transport, energy and independent healthcare industries. The group has in-depth expertise in outsourcing agreements, with Damien Charlton being among the key contacts in this regard. Other key team members include M&A expert Tom Pollard and recently promoted managing associate Clare French.