Robert Barnard’s corporate practice emphasizes banking and finance, securitization, capital markets, and corporate law. He advises commercial banks, thrifts, investment banks, other financial institutions, issuers, and borrowers on a wide array of financial matters.
Among the types of transactions he handles are cross-border and domestic structured financings; issuances of hybrid securities; financings of aircraft, rolling stock, shipping, oil and gas, and insurance companies in the bank markets and the 144A capital markets; lease and receivables purchase programs; asset sales; certificate of deposit programs; revolving underwriting facilities; commercial paper facilities; financial institution acquisition and divestiture; and international joint ventures and distributorship arrangements. He has worked extensively on securitizations of unusual assets such as diamond inventory and lottery receivables claims.
Robert also represents issuers, underwriters, commercial banks, and special purpose conduits in insured and uninsured capital markets offering receivables securitization and other asset-backed transactions. In addition, Robert has worked on aviation, rolling stock, and shipping transactions, including restructuring problem aviation and shipping loans and planning liquidation strategies, as well as coordinating and supervising international ship mortgage enforcements.