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Biography

Robert White is a consultant in the corporate and commercial group in Ho Chi Minh City. Robert advises across a broad range of matters with a focus on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance. Prior to joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Robert was an associate in the Debt Finance practice group at White & Case LLP in London. His experience includes acting for corporate borrowers, banks, and private equity funds on various types of transactions, including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, general bank lending and distressed debt investment.

Robert trained at White & Case LLP and spent time in their Asset Finance, M&A and Construction Arbitration practice groups. He also spent six months working in the Debt Finance practice group of the Hong Kong office. Robert is a solicitor of England and Wales and a registered foreign attorney in Vietnam.

Experience

  • Acted for a leading American private equity firm in relation to the elevation of a distressed loan bought under sub-participation arrangements, other bespoke commercial side arrangements, and the subsequent GBP 135 million acquisition of a business park. Responsibilities included drafting an implementation deed, side letter, and standstill agreement, managing the CP process and overseeing implementation.
  • Acted for a Chinese conglomerate on a financial due diligence exercise relating to their potential USD 2 billion disposal of an aviation services company. Responsibilities included a red-flag review of various finance documents, such as credit agreements, PIK loans, factoring agreements, guarantee facilities, and cash pooling arrangements.
  • Acted for the private equity arm of one of the largest investment banks in the world in its GBP 538 million acquisition of a company that provides network infrastructure. Responsibilities included drafting announcements required under the U.K. Takeover Code, drafting a leak strategy pack and a memorandum regarding legal and code obligations.
  • Acted for two leading investment banks in the review of their entire existing loan portfolios to ascertain compliance with internal credit approval. Responsibilities included reviewing U.S. and U.K. law-governed credit agreements, summarizing key terms and determining compliance with internal credit memorandums.
  • Acted for a telecommunications company on a EUR 50 million revolving credit facility entered into in order to refinance existing working capital and for general working capital purposes. Responsibilities included managing signing and the CP/CS process, drafting all ancillary documents, liaising with local counsel, and running the release of security workstream.
ABOUT Robert

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    English

Education

    LPC, BPP University (U.K.)

    LLB, University of Southampton (U.K.)

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