Robert M. Gray

Robert M. Gray

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Robert is a partner in Baker McKenzie's London Corporate Group. He advises regularly on the structuring and negotiating of cross-border and domestic mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and complex carve-outs, with a particular focus on the Industrials sector.  In addition, Robert has a particular focus on Russia and the CIS, having previously been based in the region.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Representing numerous US and European corporations on all aspects of their exit from the Russian market, including on corporate, commercial and sanctions considerations. 
  • Representing Baker Hughes on the global carve-out and sale of its Nexus Controls business to GE.
  • Represented Chr. Hansen A/S on the global carve-out and sale of its Natural Colors Division. 
  • Represented Emerson Electric Company on the carve-out and sale of its Therm-o-Disc business to One Rock Capital Partners. 
  • Representing GSK on the establishment of its consumer healthcare joint venture with Pfizer. 
  • Represented Ecolab, Inc. on its acquisition of online training provider, Lobster Ink.
  • Represented Zebra Technologies Corporation on it acquisition of Cortexica Vision Systems. 
  • Represented Emerson Electric Company on its USD 3.15 billion acquisition of the valves and controls business of Pentair plc.
  • Represented Emerson Electric Company on its acquisition of GE's Intelligent Platforms Business.
  • Represented W.R. Grace & Co., a NYSE listed chemical production company, on the international carve-out and spin-off of its USD 1.5 billion GCP Construction Products business. 
  • Advised GCP Applied Technologies on its USD 1 billion disposal of its Darex Brand to Henkel AG.
  • Represented Archer Daniels Midland on the establishment of its Rostov-on-Don based joint venture with Russian agricultural group, Aston.


  • Scotland (2008)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2008)


  • University of Edinburgh (Diploma in Legal Practice) (2006)
  • University of Edinburgh (LLB Honors (First Class)) (2005)


  • English
  • German
  • Russian

Previous Offices

  • Moscow