Robert H. Saunders

Robert H. Saunders

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  • Thompson & Knight LLP
    900 Third Avenue
    20th Floor
    New York, NY 10022-4728 USA
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Bob Saunders represents clients in project, vendor, and bank finance; restructurings; issuance of debt securities in private and public offerings; loan securitizations; emerging markets future-flow securitizations; and other complex secured and unsecured domestic and international private financings. Bob has more than 20 years experience counseling clients in the United States and Latin America. In addition, he assists U.S. companies wishing to do business outside of the United States and international companies wishing to expand their business to the United States.


  • Have represented issuers in more than 20 capital markets note issuances
  • Have represented trustees and underwriters in capital markets note issuances
  • Have assisted clients in various workouts involving indentures and note issuances
  • Represented an investment bank and insurance broker in innovative structured life insurance and annuity financings
  • Represented a global telecommunications provider and its affiliates in a large number of domestic and international vendor financings, the restructuring of vendor finance debt, the sale of put rights and stock to a financial institution, and a securitization with a bank syndicate of over $1 billion of vendor loans to borrowers in several countries
  • Represented bank lenders in the restructuring of debt of a Brazilian cable company
  • Represented the bank lenders in the restructuring of debt of an Argentine bank
  • Represented an Argentine oil company in the restructuring of its bank debt
  • Represented DVI in a securitization of domestic Brazilian healthcare loan receivables that included political risk insurance

  • Represented Compañía de Servicios de Compressión de Campeche as borrower in a project financing relating to a Mexican offshore gas compression facility

  • Represented Brazilian borrowers in pre-export credit facilities
  • Represented members of the Votorantim Group in entering into or refinancing secured credit facilities
  • Represented Rabobank Nederland in construction financings for ammonia plants in Trinidad and Tobago and a domestic secured acquisition financing
  • Represented Winstar in bank and vendor telecommunications financings, restructuring negotiations, and bankruptcy proceedings
  • Represented a subsidiary of Pecom Energia in a Venezuelan project financing with International Finance Corporation

Prior Experience

  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Frank M. Johnson, Jr., The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, 1981-1982