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Robert L. GILBERT Attorney

T.+82-2-3703-1144 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092
Robert L. GILBERT Attorney
Robert L. GILBERT Attorney

Robert L. GILBERTAttorney

T.+82-2-3703-1144 F.+82-2-737-9091/9092 E.rlgilbert@kimchang.com

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Robert Gilbert is a member of the firm’s Transportation Finance team with over 20 years of experience representing clients in transportation finance matters. Mr. Gilbert advises export-credit agencies, lessors, commercial and investment banks and others in matters including sales and purchases of new and used commercial aircraft, cross-border aircraft operating and finance leases, registration and transfer of aircraft mortgages and similar transactions for spare aircraft engines, corporate jets, rolling stock and vessels. Mr. Gilbert has represented US and European export credit agencies in numerous structured finance transactions with airlines in Korea. 

Mr. Gilbert also has extensive experience in a wide range of cross-border investment and financing transactions, including the licensing of life and non-life insurers in Korea, including the establishment or acquisition of local branches and subsidiaries, and operations. He also remains active in financial litigation, particularly relating to disputes under letters of credit, and in certain US defense contracting disputes. 

Mr. Gilbert has served on the Foreign Investor Advisory Council to the Mayor of Seoul and the Korean Advisory Council to the Commander, US Forces Korea and has been recognized as one of the world’s leading aviation lawyers in the 2008 through 2016 editions of “The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers” and recognized as a “notable” lawyer in the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). 

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Experience

Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2011-Present)

Kim & Chang (1985-Present)

United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. (1981-1984)

Pacific Law Journal (1979-1980)

Assistant editor, Owens Forms and Procedures (1978-1979)

Phi Alpha Delta; Intern, California State Lands Commission (1978)

Representative Mattersshow

  • Advised rolling stock and catenary consortiums in negotiation and implementation of USD 2 billion Korea High Speed Rail Project (KTX). 
  • Advised a leading life insurer in obtaining the first life insurance license issued by Korean regulators to a foreign life insurer. 
  • Advised US export credit agency and lenders in guaranteed and commercial financing 3 Boeing 777 aircraft. 
  • Advised European export credit agencies and lenders in guaranteed and commercial financing 5 Airbus A380 aircraft. 
  • Advised a US engine manufacturer on loans to Korean commercial airliner secured by aircraft engines. 
  • Advised a European lessor on repossession of leased aircraft from two insolvent Korean low cost carriers. 
  • Advised French commercial banks in prosecuting letter of credit claims against Korean issuing banks on the collapse of a Korean chaebol. 
  • Advised a US heavy equipment manufacturer in the acquisition of the seals division of a Korean manufacturer. 
  • Advised Korean construction companies on appeals of debarments from US Government contracting. 
  • Advised Korean and US debt and equity interests on the first of its kind USD 1.2 billion privatized military family housing on a US military base in Korea. 
  • Advised foreign banks prosecuting claims in the corporate workout of a Korean chaebol.

 

Representative Activitiesshow

Awards

  • Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2019-2020) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Aviation (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  • Notable Practitioner Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2018) 
  • Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Transport - Aviation Finance (Who’s Who Legal, 2013-2016)

Publications/Activities
    • Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014: “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
    • The 2011 Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution: “Cross-border Caution” (International Financial Law Review, 2011) 
    • Managing the Class Action Suit in Korea (Invest Korea Journal, 2007.5.-2007.6.)

Education

    University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (LL.D., 1980)

    Pomona College (B.A., 1972)

Qualifications

    US Military Court of Appeals (1981)

    California Supreme Court (1980)

    US District Court for the Northern District of California (1980)

Languages

English

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Robert L. GILBERT
Attorney


T. +82-2-3703-1144      
F. +82-2-737-9091/9092
     


  




Robert Gilbert is a member of the firm’s Transportation Finance team with over 20 years of experience representing clients in transportation finance matters. Mr. Gilbert advises export-credit agencies, lessors, commercial and investment banks and others in matters including sales and purchases of new and used commercial aircraft, cross-border aircraft operating and finance leases, registration and transfer of aircraft mortgages and similar transactions for spare aircraft engines, corporate jets, rolling stock and vessels. Mr. Gilbert has represented US and European export credit agencies in numerous structured finance transactions with airlines in Korea. 

Mr. Gilbert also has extensive experience in a wide range of cross-border investment and financing transactions, including the licensing of life and non-life insurers in Korea, including the establishment or acquisition of local branches and subsidiaries, and operations. He also remains active in financial litigation, particularly relating to disputes under letters of credit, and in certain US defense contracting disputes. 

Mr. Gilbert has served on the Foreign Investor Advisory Council to the Mayor of Seoul and the Korean Advisory Council to the Commander, US Forces Korea and has been recognized as one of the world’s leading aviation lawyers in the 2008 through 2016 editions of “The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers” and recognized as a “notable” lawyer in the International Financial Law Review (IFLR). 






    Arbitrator, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (2011-Present)

    Kim & Chang (1985-Present)

    United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps. (1981-1984)

    Pacific Law Journal (1979-1980)

    Assistant editor, Owens Forms and Procedures (1978-1979)

    Phi Alpha Delta; Intern, California State Lands Commission (1978)






  •   Advised rolling stock and catenary consortiums in negotiation and implementation of USD 2 billion Korea High Speed Rail Project (KTX). 
  •   Advised a leading life insurer in obtaining the first life insurance license issued by Korean regulators to a foreign life insurer. 
  •   Advised US export credit agency and lenders in guaranteed and commercial financing 3 Boeing 777 aircraft. 
  •   Advised European export credit agencies and lenders in guaranteed and commercial financing 5 Airbus A380 aircraft. 
  •   Advised a US engine manufacturer on loans to Korean commercial airliner secured by aircraft engines. 
  •   Advised a European lessor on repossession of leased aircraft from two insolvent Korean low cost carriers. 
  •   Advised French commercial banks in prosecuting letter of credit claims against Korean issuing banks on the collapse of a Korean chaebol. 
  •   Advised a US heavy equipment manufacturer in the acquisition of the seals division of a Korean manufacturer. 
  •   Advised Korean construction companies on appeals of debarments from US Government contracting. 
  •   Advised Korean and US debt and equity interests on the first of its kind USD 1.2 billion privatized military family housing on a US military base in Korea. 
  •   Advised foreign banks prosecuting claims in the corporate workout of a Korean chaebol.

 






Awards

  •   Notable Practitioner, IFLR1000 (Euromoney, 2019-2020) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Korea, Aviation (Who’s Who Legal, 2019) 
  •   Notable Practitioner Lawyer, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (Euromoney, 2018) 
  •   Leading Lawyer, Who’s Who Legal: Transport - Aviation Finance (Who’s Who Legal, 2013-2016)

Publications/Activities

  •   Getting the Deal Through - Aviation Finance & Leasing 2014: “Korea” chapter (Co-author, Law Business Research, 2014) 
  •   The 2011 Guide to Litigation and Dispute Resolution: “Cross-border Caution” (International Financial Law Review, 2011) 
  •   Managing the Class Action Suit in Korea (Invest Korea Journal, 2007.5.-2007.6.)





Education

    University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law (LL.D., 1980)

    Pomona College (B.A., 1972)


Qualifications

    US Military Court of Appeals (1981)

    California Supreme Court (1980)

    US District Court for the Northern District of California (1980)


Languages
  •    English





Litigation ,  Banking ,  Aircraft Finance ,  Insurance ,  Ship Finance ,  Project Finance