ROBERT M. URBAN
- Bowling Green State University
(Bowling Green, Ohio, USA) (B.S., 1987)
- University of Notre Dame Law School
(Notre Dame, Indiana, USA) (J.D., 1990)
- Instituto de Altos Estudios Empresariales (IAE), Universidad Austral
(Buenos Aires, Argentina) (MBA, 2006)
State Bar of New York
State Bar of Minnesota
Robert is Of Counsel to WSC, helping launch the Firm in April 2010. He began his legal career in 1990 as an attorney in the New York office of Mayer Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown) where he represented banks and other creditors. In 1993, he transitioned to a special finance and treasury group at Cargill, Incorporated, where he managed sophisticated investment, trading and cross border funding strategies involving primarily Argentine, Brazilian and Russian risk.
In 2002, Robert relocated to Buenos Aires where he served as local manager for a global finance and risk management team within the Archer Daniels Midland companies. In 2008, after completing an MBA degree in Argentina, he accepted the position of General Manager at Datamap S.A., the local partner of Tele-Atlas N.V., the leading global digital cartographer of the time. In 2012, Robert took a hiatus from WSC to accept a position as internal advisor to Corporación America, a private diversified Argentine multinational corporation, where he worked in the Office of the President until 2015. Upon returning to WSC, Robert resumed his practice of advising companies on acquisitions, finance, funding and repatriation of investments, and risk management. Robert has served as adviser and director to companies, institutions and international subsidiaries and is recognized as a “Notable Practitioner” by Chambers & Partners (2011-present).
Recently he has served as a Director of the Inter-American Council for Commerce and Production (CICyP) – Argentina Chapter, as Advisor to the Argentine National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce and he is currently a Member of the Board of the Commission for Educational Exchange between the United States and Argentina (the Fulbright Commission).
Spanish and English.