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Robert Trust

Partner, New York


Member of the New York Bar


Robert is a partner in Linklaters’ U.S. restructuring & insolvency practice. He regularly advises clients in connection with Chapter 11 restructurings, out-of-court workouts, acquisitions of troubled companies and the structuring of corporate and credit transactions.

The principal focus of his practice has been the representation of banks and other financial institutions in the restructuring of large syndicated credit facilities extended to borrowers in a wide range of businesses and industries, including health care, automotive, energy, steel, retail, financial, textile, real estate, media, entertainment and telecom. In addition, Robert represents investors in and acquirers of distressed companies in workouts and Chapter 11 cases, as well as financial advisors in connection with retention matters.

Robert was recognized in Corporate Restructuring (including bankruptcy) in the 2015 edition of Legal 500 U.S. and was named a "Rising Star" in Restructuring and Insolvency in the 2014 - 2017 editions of IFLR1000.

Professional experience

2017 to date Partner, Linklaters, New York
2012 - 2017 Counsel, Linklaters, New York
2007 - 2012 Senior Attorney, Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP, New York
2001 - 2007 Associate, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, New York
1998 - 2001  Associate, Proskauer Rose LLP, New York


1998 - Duke University School of  Law, J.D.
1995 - Duke University, B.A., summa cum laude


Bankruptcy & Restructuring Annual Review 2014 United States”, Financier Worldwide, July 2014

“Debtors May Preclude Secured Lenders from Credit Bidding in a Free and Clear Sale in a Chapter 11 Cramdown Plan”, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, March 2010

“Bankruptcy Litigation: A Brief Primer, Including Some Unique Features and Complexities”, Practising Law Institute, Fall 2010

“How to Raise Capital for a Financially Troubled Company”, The Americas Restructuring and Insolvency Guide, 2008/2009