Rob Bratby is an English lawyer specialised in providing expert legal, regulatory and transactional advice in the telecoms, digital and data sectors.
He advises on all aspects of telecoms, digital and data regulation. From understanding and complying with current rules, through using regulation as a source of competitive advantage, to influencing new regulation and regulatory decisions, he provides expert counsel.
He advises medium sized private companies and their owners (or divisions of larger businesses) on sector–specific corporate and commercial deals, particularly where there is a significant regulatory, commercial and/or cross border element, and regularly acts as co-counsel to other law firms on larger transactions to provide industry and sector expertise.
Rob has over 25 years of experience and in addition to having been a partner at leading UK and US law firms (including Olswang and Arnold & Porter) in London and Singapore, he has worked for the UK telecoms regulator and in-house at a leading European telecoms carrier. He has been consistently ranked for over 15 years as a leading practitioner by Chambers & Partners, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal.
Rob read Law and Natural Sciences at St. John’s College, Cambridge (UK), has a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice from Bristol University, an MBA from Henley Business School and is an alumni of the INSEAD International Directors’ programme.
Rob qualified as an English solicitor in 1996 and between 2011-2016 was admitted as a foreign law practitioner in Singapore. He founded telecoms, digital and data boutique legal practice Bratby Law in 2020. He is a member of the International Bar Association Communications and Technology Law committees.
Rob has blogged since 2010 and has been contributing editor to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media and Internet laws as well as speaking at a wide range of legal and industry conferences.
Rob is a native English speaker. Although he calls London home, he regularly travels to Italy and Singapore.