International law firm, Asserson, has announced the appointment of Robert Gross as a partner and head of finance and infrastructure.

Robert has more than 25 years’ experience acting for leading international law firms, the majority of that time as a partner, including most recently 13 years as a partner at Berwin Leighton Paisner. His arrival is part of a further significant expansion of its offering by Asserson, which is rapidly increasing its market presence.

Robert’s clients include banks and multilateral lending institutions (IFIs), infrastructure investment funds, private equity fund managers and borrowers, with a strong emphasis on cross-border work. He is a regular speaker and writer on market issues, and has been recognised as deal maker of the year and project finance team of the year in leading industry awards.

Robert’s practice focuses on:

  • Finance and project finance – acting for lenders and borrowers on debt and equity transactions with a focus on cross-border and emerging markets work. He has recently represented lenders on a number of the largest debt restructurings in Europe.
  • PPP – acting for governments, public sector authorities, senior and mezzanine lending syndicates and consortia on PFI and PPP transactions in multiple jurisdictions relating to transportation, healthcare and social infrastructure projects.
  • Private equity – acting on multiple acquisitions and disposals of infrastructure assets in Central and Eastern Europe and further afield. He is recognised as a leading expert in this area with transactional experience across every country in the region.

Commenting on the appointment, Trevor Asserson, senior partner at Asserson, said: ’We are delighted that Robert is joining us. There are strong synergies between our practices, and Robert’s arrival is an important step in the continued growth of our business law practice. It will enable us to offer clients high-level finance advice alongside our other expanding practice areas.’

Robert Gross said: ’I have been watching ALO develop for many years and admired both the innovative and commercial nature of its approach and the unrelenting emphasis on providing top-quality legal advice to clients. I am excited by the prospect of joining such a dynamic firm at this stage of its development and helping to grow its existing finance practice.’