Robert da Silva Ashley - McDermott Will & Emery


Robert da Silva Ashley focuses his practice on complex cross-border and domestic project finance and corporate lending transactions, particularly in energy, infrastructure, hospitality and industrials. Robert advises international and domestic financial institutions, project sponsors and developers, investment funds and multinational corporations on the structuring and negotiating of complex project and corporate financings and other fundamental corporate events such as asset purchase and dispositions, recapitalizations, and workouts and restructurings. He also represents multilateral financing institutions, state-controlled development banks and export-credit agencies.

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  • Represented Doral Renewables and its affiliated companies in a series of complex and layered financing transactions aggregating $685 million for the development, construction and operation of the 400MW Mammoth North solar project located in Starke County, Indiana, the first of three phases of what will become the 1.3GW Mammoth Solar Farm, the largest integrated photovoltaic solar electricity generating facility in the US
  • Represented Grupo Kuo, S.A.B. de C.V. (Grupo Kuo), a Mexico-based industrial and commercial global holding company, and its affiliates, in obtaining a $300 million revolving credit facility from a club of leading international commercial banks
  • Represented Banco Santander, S.A., New York Branch (“Santander”) in connection with the structuring, negotiation and documentation of the omnibus amendment, extension and reaffirmation of a $24 million senior secured term loan facility provided to Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. (“TGS”) and its affiliate Telcosur S.A. (“Telcosur”)

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  • Chambers & Partners (Latin America-Wide)
    • Recognized as a “notable practitioner” and “key client contact”, 2019 to 2020
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers “Rising Star”, 2012 to 2017

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  • Schools That Can, Board Member, 2015 to Present
  • Acting Communications Director, Binational Liaison (US-México), US House of Representatives (CA-51), 2002 to 2003


University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, JD, 2006
University of California, San Diego, BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001

New York