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Jacques B. McChesney


Jacques McChesney is a partner in the European Capital Markets practice.  Jacques is a New York qualified lawyer practicing in European leveraged finance and debt capital markets, with a focus on high yield acquisition finance and bond deals. He represents issuers, sponsors and underwriters on complex corporate financings. In addition, he advises clients with respect to investment grade offerings, restructurings, debt tender/consent solicitations, equity offerings, private placements, medium-term note programs, acquisitions and hybrid securities offerings.

Jacques advises on transactions across Europe, particularly Spain, Italy, Luxembourg and the UK. Clients include Almirall, Astaldi,  Barclays, BNP Paribas, CMC, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, ENCE, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, ING, Jaguar Land Rover, Jefferies, JP Morgan, Lecta, Lloyds, Morgan Stanley, NTV, Royal Bank of Scotland, Seadrill and UBS.

Jacques has been ranked as a notable practitioner by Chambers UK, which quotes him as “an articulate and effective advocate” with “tried and tested experience”. He is also named as a leading individual by the Legal 500 UK 2017, which notes that he “is a longstanding expert in high yield acquisition finance and bond issuances”. Jacques is recognized as a leading lawyer in the most recent editions of The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, A Client’s Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Chambers Europe. He is also recognised by PLC Which Lawyer as a leader in ‘Capital markets: high-yield products’ and ‘Capital markets: cross-border advice’ in England.

Selected Experience

  • Barclays, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Jefferies and Lloyds Bank in connection with Miller Homes Group Holdings plc’s £425 million high yield bond offering.
  • Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti-C.M.C. di Ravenna Società Cooperativa (CMC) in connection with its €250 million high yield bond offering.
  • Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori S.p.A. in connection with its Rule 144A and Regulation S €550 million senior secured high yield bond offering and €160 million credit facilities agreement.
  • Barclays Bank PLC, as sole bookrunner, in connection with Stonegate Pub Company Financing plc’s high yield notes offering of £405 million, 4.875% senior secured notes due 2022 and £190 million floating-rate senior notes due 2022.


  • Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1995
  • Princeton University, A.B., 1990
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