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Clifford Chance adds US securities and high yield partner Jill Concannon Christie to its leading global Capital Markets team

19 January 2023

Clifford Chance adds US securities and high yield partner Jill Concannon Christie to its leading global Capital Markets team

Leading international law firm Clifford Chance today announced that Jill Concannon Christie will be joining the firm on 1 March as a US securities and high yield partner, based in London. Jill joins from White & Case where she focused on US capital markets and leverage finance transactions. She has extensive experience representing prominent investment banks, corporates and private equity firms on leveraged finance and acquisition finance transactions, as well as other debt and equity capital markets transactions.

Commenting on the appointment Clifford Chance's Global Head of Capital Markets, Michael Dakin, said: "Jill's hire reflects the firm's continued investment to strengthen not only our high yield team in London, but also our US securities team in Europe and globally. Jill's depth of experience will further enhance our work across leveraged finance, and I'm delighted for her to join us to ensure clients receive a premium multi-disciplinary service from us."

Emma Matebalavu, Clifford Chance's Global Head of Global Financial Markets, said: “I am really delighted to welcome Jill to Clifford Chance and I am confident she will enhance and add further depth to our world class bench of global high yield, leveraged finance and US securities specialists.”

Jill adds: "I am very excited to join Clifford Chance, and a team that has incredible expertise and coverage globally. I look forward to contributing my knowledge and experience for clients."

Clifford Chance's global capital markets practice provides legal advice on capital markets transactions across Europe, the US, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia. The team covers the whole spectrum of capital markets work including debt and equity transactions, structured debt, high yield and trustees. Last year the global team advised the EIB on its first euro-denominated digital bond on a private blockchain, the cross-jurisdictional team also advised on Europe's largest IPO and the London team advised NewDay on its £264.1 million high yield bond exchange offer.