Bracewell & Giuliani

Robert Burns is a restructuring attorney with a unique background. He advises distressed debt investors in acquisitions, restructurings, bankruptcy proceedings and the purchase of distressed assets and securities; counsels boards of directors and senior managers of financially troubled companies regarding fiduciary duties and restructuring strategies; and represents debtors in complex "mega-company" bankruptcies.

Bob's extensive experience dates back to his tenure as the general counsel of American Commercial Lines, where he advised on legal issues such as affreightment agreements, shipbuilding contracts, charter parties, and ship finance matters. He executed dozens of shipping transactions around the world. Recently, Bob served as counsel to Marco Polo Seatrade in its landmark Chapter 11 case in the SDNY. He actively advises international shipping companies in private out-of-court restructurings in the US and throughout Europe. Bob routinely represents private equity and hedge fund clients in the evaluation and execution of investment strategies in the shipping sector.