Robert B. Rakison

Partner at McGuireWoods LLP

Robert B. Rakison

Robert B. Rakison

Partner at McGuireWoods LLP

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Robert concentrates his practice on international company and commercial law, with a special emphasis on cross-border mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures; in a career spanning 40 years, Robert has been involved in legal matters for clients in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

Robert also has extensive experience advising on mergers and acquisitions for UK private companies, venture capital and private equity investment, both for venture capitalists and private equity houses as well as targets, raising private equity capital and debt finance for entrepreneurial companies, advising on security transactions and capital markets, including Official List and AIM listings, with a further emphasis on e-commerce financing and structuring, general and financial business matters.

Additional areas of experience include advising on competition law, licensing, distribution, agency and franchise agreements, data privacy and security issues and other commercial matters generally, as well as on a variety of banking and U.S. and UK securities and financial services and regulatory matters, including under FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) rules, FSMA (Financial Services & Markets Act 2000 and the FSMA (Financial Promotion) Order 2005) and EU Directives (the Prospectus Directive and Market Abuse Directive, etc.).

According to the editors of the Legal 500, Robert is recommended and “attracts high praise from clients” for his corporate M&A work, particularly smaller deals up to £50 million. He has been recognized by Legal 500 for “remaining best known” and “especially well known.”

Robert previously served on the McGuireWoods Board of partners and is a former co-chair of the firm's private equity industry team. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Robert was a founding partner of Grundberg Mocatta Rakison LLP.In May 2012, Robert was appointed to the Steering Committee of LNI (Legal Network International), a global network of law firms of which McGuireWoods is a member firm. LNI has representatives in more than 50 countries.

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McGuireWoods LLC is an American private company focused on legal services.

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Part of McGuireWoods LLP, McGuireWoods London LLP is a British company located in London that provides legal services. The firm was founded in 1834 by Egbert R. Watson. J. Tracy Walker is the current CEO of the firm. McGuireWoods London LLP was acquired by McGuireWoods LLP on 23 Mar 09.The company says this about itself: McGuireWoods is a full-service firm providing legal and public affairs solutions to corporate, individual and nonprofit clients worldwide for more than 200 years collectively. Our commitment to excellence in everything we do gives our clients a competitive edge in everything they do.

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McGuireWoods LLC is an American private company focused on legal services.

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