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Frank Montag, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

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It is with great sadness that I read about Rob’s tragic and premature death. I would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your colleagues.

Rob and I have known each other for a long time going all the way back to the 90ies. We made partners in our respective firms at about the same time and met when discussions about competition law in South Africa started to draw attention internationally. Ever since then we say each other quite regularly when working on joint matters – one even brought me to South Africa for a meeting with Rob and the SACC – and in international conferences like the ICN conferences. I have only fond memories of these meetings and our collaboration.

You at Bowmans and all of us in the legal profession have lost an excellent lawyer, leader, colleague, and friend.