Robert W. Leung

Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Robert W. Leung

Robert W. Leung

Partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Biography

Robert W. Leung is a partner in the Firm's corporate group with extensive experience in corporate matters, including cross-border transactions primarily in Latin America.

For almost 20 years, Mr. Leung has advised clients on significant matters in a wide variety of practice areas across a broad range of industries, including retail, energy, natural resources and metals and mining. These include:

* Strategic Transactions, including M&A and Joint Ventures
* Corporate Finance, including Commercial Lending and Restructurings
* Project and Structured Finance
* Private Equity

Selected representative transactions in which Mr. Leung had a leading role are listed below.

Strategic Transactions

Advised Goldman, Sachs & Co. as seller of its Colombian mining operations to Murray Energy Corporation. The mining operations consist of two developed surface coal mines, La Francia and El Hatillo, three undeveloped mines, an Atlantic coal port facility and interests in an Atlantic railway route and related assets. Read more here.

Advised Guatemalan agribusiness Central Agroindustrial Guatemalteca in its acquisition of a power station and related solid fuel handling and port assets in Guatemala from US coal producer Teco Energy, in a deal valued at US$215 million. Read more here.

Advised an affiliate of EG Capital in connection with the sale of Waterpik to MidOcean Partners and co-investors Vulcan Capital, Northwestern Mutual and Cheyenne, in a transaction valued in excess of US$335 million. Read more here.

Advised NuStar Energy LP in connection with the sale of a 50% stake, valued at US$175 million, in its asphalt operations to private equity firm Lindsay Goldberg. Read more here.

Advised Goldman, Sachs & Co. as purchaser of the Colombian coal mining assets (and related port and railway assets) of Vale in a transaction valued at US$407 million. Read more here.

Advised Goldman Sachs & Co. in the sale of its equity stake in CBAS Power Holdings, the parent company of various solar power and cogeneration facilities in Colorado, California and Florida.

Advised Inkafarma, the largest retail pharmacy chain in Peru, in its acquisition by an affiliate of Interbank Group. Read more here.

Advised Goldman, Sachs & Co. as purchaser of the Colombian coal mining assets of Coalcorp Mining Inc. in a transaction spanning seven jurisdictions and valued at over US$200 million. Read more here and also here.

Advised Alfa Partners Limited (Alfa) and Coban Holdings, Inc. (Coban) in connection with the disposition by Alfa and Coban's joint venture partner, Royal Ahold, of its interest in Central American Retail Holding Company (CARHCO) to Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (Wal-Mart), negotiation of shareholding arrangement between Alfa, Coban and Wal-Mart and Alfa and Coban's subsequent disposition of portions of their interests in CARHCO to Wal-Mart. In a subsequent and related transaction, advised Alfa in connection with the sale of its interest in Wal-Mart Centroamerica to Wal-Mart de Mexico in a transaction valued at US$2.7 billion. Read more here and also here.

Advised EG Capital in its acquisition of Waterpik from Carlyle, including the negotiation of first and second lien secured credit facilities in order to finance the acquisition. Read more here.

Corporate Finance

Advised Compañía Minera Antamina S.A. (Antamina), owner and operator of one of the world's largest copper/zinc mines in Peru, in its refinancing of its US$1.32 billion project financing. The refinancing took the form of a US$411 million credit facility. In a subsequent and related transaction, advised Antamina in a US$100 million unsecured revolving credit facility. Read more here.

Advised Yankees Entertainment and Sports Networks, LLC (YES) in connection with its secured revolving credit facility. In a subsequent transaction, advised YES in connection with the issuance of subordinated notes.

Advised EG Capital in connection with an approximately $193 million leveraged recapitalization, via a senior secured first lien loan, of Waterpik in anticipation of its eventual disposition.

Advised a private investment fund in connection with a loan to the leading international manufacturer of technically sophisticated micro acoustic products.

Project and Structured Finance

Advised Caithness Long Island, LLC in connection with a project financing for the Greenfield development of a power plant, including negotiation of the EPC contract and the PPA.

Advised Wynn Las Vegas, LLC, as borrower, in connection with US$1.125 billion senior secured credit facility to finance the construction of a hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

Advised sponsor of a Colombian power plant in the renegotiation of its project financing as a result of a force majeure event.

Private Equity

Advised a private investment fund in connection with its equity and debt investments in HydroChile S.A., a company involved in the development and operation of hydro-electric power generation projects in Chile.

Advised Enfoca SAFI both on the formation of a private equity fund, co-investment fund and real estate fund as well as on various fund investments.

Advised a Goldman Sachs entity in connection with its private equity investments in iCrossing. Inc. In a subsequent and related transaction, advised in connection with the merger of iCrossing with Hearst and the exit by the Goldman Sachs entity from its investment in iCrossing. Read more here.

Advised various private investment funds from Goldman Sachs, DiMaio Ahmad Capital and Discovery Capital in connection with their investments in Companhia Nacional de Açucar e Álcool, a major Brazilian ethanol feedstock and sugar producer.

Advised various private investment funds from Discovery Capital in connection with their investments in Asealpha Properties, a commercial real estate developer and operator in the Ukraine.

Professional and Community involvement

Mr. Leung is also actively engaged in national and local bar associations as well as in his community, and is involved with a number of not-for-profit organizations. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) from 2006 to present, and served as President of the AABANY from 2010 to 2011. He currently serves as co-chair of AABANY's Career Placement Committee and Judiciary Committee.

He is also a frequent panelist and commentator on international legal and financial matters.

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Education
JD
Class of 1994

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects. For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training by representing real clients in clinics starting in their first year. Throughout, a spirit of collaboration reigns. All first-term courses are ungraded, and subsequent classes are graded honors/pass/low pass. Yale Law School is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants in federal, state, and local offices and the judiciary--just a few areas in which our alumni's talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices; and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Center.

BA in Economics & Government, Dean's List, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1991

Cornell is a privately endowed research university and a partner of the State University of New York. As the federal land-grant institution in New York State, they have a responsibility—unique within the Ivy League—to make contributions in all fields of knowledge in a manner that prioritizes public engagement to help improve the quality of life in our state, the nation, the world.

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Boies, Schiller & Flexner L.L.P. is an American law firm founded by David Boies and Jonathan D. Schiller in 1997. In 1999, they were joined by Donald L. Flexner, former partner with Crowell & Moring. In 2002, a 27-lawyer firm, located in Miami, named Zack Kosnitzky, merged into the New York firm Boies Schiller & Flexner.

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Paul Hastings is a leading international law firm that provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world's top financial institutions and Fortune Global 500 companies. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., they have the global reach and extensive capabilities to provide personalized service wherever their clients’ needs take them.

Political Donations
$250
2012

Representative from New York's 6th Congressional District

$2,500
2011

Senator from New York

$2,400
2010

Senator from New York

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General Electric Company, GE Capital Global Holdings LLC purchase YPF Energía Eléctrica SA from YPF SA

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The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., CPC SAS purchase Vale SA /Thermal Coal Ops 2 from Vale SA

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