Robert J. Allan is a barrister and solicitor and an AV rated attorney with over 30 years of international legal experience. Mr. Allan has earned a global reputation for excellence in both the legal and business community, and has been honored with an AV Rating; Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He has extensive experience representing the interests of existing and emerging domestic and international businesses and provides insightful legal counsel on matters such as corporate law, corporate governance, global finance and transactional representation.
Mr. Allan has considerable expertise in corporate compliance and global corporate structures. His ability to understand the nuances of establishing and growing an international business provides him with an exceptional ability to forecast the challenges many businesses face while expanding their international operations.
He has represented domestic and foreign corporations, partnerships and trusts covering a wide array of practice areas. Mr. Allan also serves as general counsel for many of his clients. Mr. Allan's experience as an attorney at law, as well as his experience as a President and CEO of public and private corporations provides him with unique insight into the complexities of running a global business.
In 2007, Mr. Allan co-founded AL NPL Partners, Inc., a fund management and investment advisory firm focused exclusively on investments in non-performing loans (NPL) in China. The investment strategy managed by AL NPL Partners Inc. invests in NPL portfolios in China with several major international financial institutions. Mr. Allan is responsible for the overall strategy and management of AL NPL Partners Inc.
He also co-founded the USA China Law Group, an organization dedicated to providing high quality legal and strategic business advice to individuals, businesses and corporations looking to establish and grow a business presence in China. In September 2008, Mr. Allan authored an article titled The Conflicted Duty of Chinese Lawyers, which was published in the highly esteemed National Law Journal.
He also recently spoke at the CEO Roundtable in Beijing on the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility in the US and China, as well as the UCLA US-China Business Law Conference.
Mr. Allan began his law career at the firm of Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP in Vancouver, British Columbia. He received a Law Degree from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1975, With Distinction. He is admitted to practice in California and in British Columbia. He currently resides in Malibu, California with his wife and two children.