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  • Attended, University of Edinburgh, 1999
  • B.A., University of the South, 2000, summa cum laude; with departmental honors
  • J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2003
  • Georgia, 2003
  • North Carolina, 2005
100 North Tryon Street
Suite 4700
Charlotte, NC 28202-4003

Rob Rust

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Rob Rust represents clients on a wide variety of transactional matters, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions. Present and prior representation includes Fortune 150 companies and privately held entities operating in a number of different industries and market segments, as well as private equity funds, with the scope of such representation encompassing complex buy and sell side domestic and cross-border transactions.

Rust also has extensive experience assisting clients with general corporate and operational needs, including drafting and negotiating joint venture agreements, commercial contracts (including procurement contracts, supply agreements, software licenses, IP development agreements and related documentation), director and officer and fiduciary liability insurance policies.

Of Note

  • Selected for inclusion on the North Carolina Rising Stars (Mergers & Acquisitions) list, which is included in the North Carolina Super Lawyers  magazine, 2012-2013
  • Board Member, Envision Charlotte, 2013-2016
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
  • Past Member, Vanderbilt Moot Court Board 
  • Past Member, Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
  • Studied abroad at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh, Scotland

Representative Matters

  • Represented client in the formation of a Mexican manufacturing joint venture with a Japanese counterparty.
  • Represented aerospace company in merger with market segment leader.
  • Represented a public utility client on the $1.2 billion acquisition of power generation assets.
  • Represented a public utility client and an infrastructure private equity fund in the $600 million sale of a fiber optic cable business.
  • Represented a manufacturing client in the $1.45 billion acquisition of a key supplier from a foreign private investment company.
  • Represented a public utility client and a multi-national utility client in the sale of a portfolio of utility services and onsite generation management entities.
  • Represented a manufacturing client in connection with the creation of a $660 European joint venture.
  • Represented a manufacturing client in a Cdn $1.3 billion cross-border tender offer acquisition of a publicly traded Canadian company.
  • Represented a manufacturing client in a $280 million merger acquisition of a downstream business segment competitor.
  • Regularly represent clients on industry-specific roll-up acquisitions.
  • Represented a client in the acquisition of industrial park real property and option rights in Mexico.
  • In addition to representing clients in multiple transactions in Canada and Mexico, cross border experience includes transactions with Asian, European, Central American and South American counterparties.  

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Georgia Bar Association (inactive)
  • North Carolina Bar Association