Robert E. B. Peake
Chairman, Founding Shareholder, Tax Leadership Team

International tax advisor experienced in advising global investors on managing tax risks and maximizing investment return by reducing tax liabilities. Formerly, Director and Partner of International Tax Services with Ernst & Young Middle East and Head of Tax and Legal Services for Lower Gulf with Arthur Andersen. Served as an expert witness for the State of Alaska on oil and gas taxation within the GCC; subsequently, senior tax advisor to a government investment institution and a member of the UAE Free Trade Agreements negotiation team with particular responsibility for matters relating to investment and dispute settlement. Originally from the UK, spent several years located in Kenya, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Has great expertise and knowledge of issues facing government owned institutions and companies. He is one of the authors of the “Santiago Principles” for Sovereign Wealth Funds. Ph.D. from London and postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration from Buckingham. Recognized as a leading tax adviser by International Tax Review in their annual World Tax rankings, and by Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Tax Advisers.