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Experience

Robert Saunders represents clients in project, vendor, and bank finance; restructurings; issuance of debt securities in private and public offerings; emerging markets future-flow securitizations; and other complex secured and unsecured domestic and international private financings. Bob has more than 30 years of 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.

National ranking for Banking and Finance Law in “Best Law Firms” 2019 by U.S. News-Best Lawyers®

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More than 30 years of experience counseling U.S. and Latin America clients

Representative Matters

  • Represented issuers in more than 20 capital markets note issuances
  • Represent trustees and underwriters in capital markets note issuances
  • Assist clients in various workouts involving indentures and note issuances
  • 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 bank lenders in the restructuring of debt of an Argentine bank
  • Represented an Argentine oil company in the restructuring of its bank debt
  • Represented the originator in a securitization of domestic Brazilian healthcare loan receivables that included political risk insurance
  • Represented the 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 the lender in construction financings for ammonia plants in Trinidad and Tobago and a domestic secured acquisition financing
  • Represented a telecommunications company 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 Employment

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

Education & Admissions

Education

  • J.D., 1981, cum laude, Harvard Law School, Articles Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • B.A., 1978, summa cum laude, Yale University, with distinction in the major; Phi Beta Kappa

Admissions

  • New York