Robert da Silva Ashley represents financial institutions, project sponsors and developers, and corporate borrowers in sophisticated cross-border and domestic lending transactions. He has particular experience structuring and negotiating complex project financings in the energy, transportation, and infrastructure sectors and in the Latin American region advising clients on high-value cross-border corporate lending and project finance transactions.
Clients have relied on Robert's counsel and leadership on projects involving power plants, utility-scale wind and solar projects, distributed solar generation, refineries, onshore and offshore oil and gas exploration and production, pipelines, carbon capture and sequestration, yieldco structures, toll roads, chemical plants, and hotels. These projects have involved the full spectrum of debt capital providers, including private debt funds and investors, private financial institutions, multilateral financing institutions, state-controlled development banks, and export-credit agencies. Robert also has acted as lead finance counsel to creditors and debtors on several complex cross-border debt restructuring transactions in the Latin American region, including energy project parties and multinational corporate borrower parties.
Robert previously served as hiring partner in Jones Day's New York Office and currently serves on the Firm's diversity committee. He also serves on the New York City advisory board of Schools That Can, a national education nonprofit organization.
- April 11, 2019
International Lawyers in NYC, featured speaker
- March 13 & 14, 2018
12th Annual Latin American Energy & Infrastructure Finance Forum
- University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 2006; Member, California Law Review; Co-Editor-in-Chief, Berkeley Journal of International Law); University of California, San Diego (B.A. in Spanish Literature summa cum laude 2001; Phi Beta Kappa)
- New York
- Binational (U.S.-Mexico) Community Representative, and Acting Communications Director, to U.S. House of Representatives Member (CA-51) (2002-2003)
New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2012-2017)
Legal 500 Latin America: Banking & Finance International (2013-2019), where he is widely recognized in the market for his Latin America financing credentials; Banking & Finance Mexico (2016-2017); and Projects & Energy International (2019), noted for his contributions to expanding Jones Day's practice with commercial banks
Legal 500 US: Commercial Lending (2017)
- Portuguese, Spanish