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Jesús Quesada

Jesús Quesada


Jesús Quesada

Jesús Quesada specializes in structured finance, securitisation and financing transactions (including syndicated loans, project finance, NPLs and real estate finance and restructurings).

With more than 14 years of experience, Jesús has worked on a significant number of innovative transactions in the banking and capital markets area. Jesús acts for a broad range of market participants, including banks, investment funds, institutional investors, sponsors and corporates.

  • Advising Banco Santander in the financial lease with Orange for the installation of an optical fiber connection infrastructure in Spain and the repackaging thereof
  • Advising DB as arranger in the STS consumer loan securitisation transaction originated by Banco Sabadell
  • Advising Goldman Sachs as lender in the financing to Countourglobal for the acquisition of solar power plants owned by Acciona
  • Advising Real Madrid C.F. in the financing for the refurbishment of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium
  • Advising BAML, Societe Generale and Banco Santander in the financing of the acquisition of Testa by Blackstone
  • Advising major international banks (including Morgan Stanley, J.P. Morgan, Barclays and Goldman Sachs) in the financing of the acquisition of several portfolios of NPLs and REOs in Spain by investment funds (and the securitisation of such portfolios)
  • Advising Blackstone on the acquisition of a EUR 6.4 billion portfolio of loans from Catalunya Caixa, the later incorporation of the RMBS Spanish securitisation funds SRF 2016-1, SRF 2017-1 and SRF 2017-2 and the sale to Carval Investors
  • Advising the lead managers in several project bond transactions sponsored by Spanish companies (including Atlantica Yield, T-Solar, X-Elio and Vela Energy)
  • Advising Nomura on the securitisation by Bravo Capital of factoring and promissory notes receivables to an Irish SPV
  • Advising credit institutions, investment funds and borrowers in the financing of several Spanish companies (including AENA, Prosegur, ICO, Neinver, Codere and Las Rozas and La Roca Village)
  • Advising the arrangers in the securitisation of the rental business of several auto rental companies (including Avis, Europcar and Hertz)
  • Advising Société Générale in the EUR 700,000,000 1.413 per cent Senior Secured Notes issued by FCC Aqualia S.A.
  • Advising several originators, arrangers (including Banco Santander, Citibank and Credit Suisse) and management companies in Spanish and foreign securitisation transactions
  • Advising several banks (including J.P. Morgan, BAML, Mediobanca and Deutsche Bank) in derivatives and regulatory issues
  • Advising European Investment Bank on the first bond issue under the Europe 2020 Bonds Project Initiative (Project Castor)

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Career and qualifications

  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE E-3 (Law Degree) 2007
  • Admitted as an abogado in Spain 2007
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2007
  • Universidad Pontificia Comillas ICADE E-3 (Business Administration Degree) 2008

Professional bodies

  • Member of the Madrid Bar Association
  • Professor at several academic institutions including (i) Universidad Pontificia Comillas (Icade), where he is a professor at "Master in International and European Business Law" and "Máster Universitario en Acceso a la Abogacía"; (ii) Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB) where he is a professor at "Master in International Finance" and (iii) De Paul University.
  • He has also been a lecturer and a panellist in different forums and universities

Awards and citations

  • Rising Star
    Legal 500 Capital Markets: Debt 2021
  • Ranked
    Best Lawyers - Banking and Finance Law 2020
  • Finalist
    Iberian Lawyer "40 under Forty" awards - Capital Markets 2019
  • Shortlisted by the economic newspaper Expansion for the Best Young Lawyer (Mejor Abogado Joven) category of the IV Edition of the Expansion Legal Awards
  • Ranked as Next Generation Lawyer
    Legal 500 Capital Markets: Debt 2019
  • Ranked as Next Generation Lawyer
    Legal 500 Capital Markets: Debt 2018