Robert Watson

Rob is an associate within the Corporate and Commercial Department and advises clients on a wide range of matters relating to day-to-day business activities and company sales.

His clients include the owners, managers and often founders of SMEs across a diverse range of sectors from technology to medical supplies.

Rob has significant experience in company sales and has assisted with a number of successful transactions in recent years. In particular, his effective management of large scale due diligence exercises, for both buyers and sellers, has been praised by clients who have faced demands on their time from the sale and running of their businesses.

His recent transactions include:

  • acting in the management buyout of a market-leading provider of tailored loan and savings management systems backed;
  • acted for the shareholders of one of the UK’s leading vehicle and rail wash systems providers in the sale of a majority shareholding to an award-winning private equity house;
  • acted for the shareholders of a successful data infrastructure business to a global data network solutions company; and
  • acted for the shareholder of a medical supplies business on its sale to an Anglo Irish company, creating a combined business with a turnover in excess of £135 million.

Rob studied law at the University of Kent in Canterbury and completed his LLM/LPC at the University of Law, Bloomsbury.


Dear Robert,
I want to thank you, and your supporting team, for your help and support in selling my business. The road felt rocky along the way and, whilst my emotions ran high from time to time, your professionalism never wavered and your support remain considered and solid throughout.

Corporate – I have just completed the sale of my business through Mackrell. Solicitors with Guvvy, Rob and the team.  While I know my business inside out I know nothing of the legal side involved in what it takes to sell a business, Guvvy has been patient and understanding in ensuring I fully understand all aspects of the deal.  The team have been extremely responsive and we have completed the sale in a very short time.  I have utter trust and confidence that my best interests have been served at every point and would not hesitate to recommend 100%.

Just want to thank you for all your patience and perseverance on the project and especially your key input in us retaining some sort of sanity when faced with pages and pages of Legal Due Diligence points.