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Highly regarded

Bar admissions:

New York


United Kingdom

Practice areas:

Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : High yield

Industry sectors:

Financial services

Jacques McChesney is a New York-qualified partner in the London office and co-head of the European Capital Markets group. Jacques is an experienced 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 lenders 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 is ranked as a top tier lawyer in Chambers UK 2013, in which he is described as “a distinguished high yield bond lawyer, whom clients find is the person you want ‘beside you in a negotiation with a bank, rather than in front of you’.” Jacques is also cited as a leading lawyer in the Legal 500 UK 2012 and IFLR1000 2012.

• Capital Markets

• Private Equity & Hedge Funds

• Leveraged Finance

• Financial Institutions

Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., 1995

Princeton University, A.B., 1990