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Jesús Quesada

Jesús Quesada


Jesús Quesada

Jesús Quesada is a Counsel of the Global Financial Markets (GFM) department. Jesús specialises in structured finance, securitisation and financing transactions (including syndicated loans, project finance, NPLs, real estate finance and restructurings).

With more than 16 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 Blackstone on the acquisition of a EUR 6.4 billion portfolio of loans from Catalunya Caixa (2015), the later incorporation of the RMBS Spanish securitisation funds SRF 2016-1 (2016), SRF 2017-1 (2017) and SRF 2017-2 (2018) and the subsequent sales to Carval Investors (2019) and Morgan Stanley/Ellington (2022)
  • 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 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, including the first securitisation of an NPL portfolio)
  • Advising DB as arranger in (i) the STS consumer loan securitisation transaction originated by Banco Sabadell (Project Ruda) and in (ii) the securitisation and sale of a portfolio of re-performing residential mortgages by Banco Santander (Project Macondo)
  • Advising Cerberus in the financing of several portfolios of assets in Spain
  • Advising Goldman Sachs as lender in the financing to Countourglobal for the acquisition of solar power plants owned by Acciona
  • Advising J.P. Morgan as hedge counterparty in connection with FC Barcelona’s EUR1.45bn financing relating to the redevelopment of the Espai Barca
  • 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 Blackstone on the incorporation of private Spanish securitisation funds to reorganise certain of their transactions in Spain
  • Advising the lead managers in several project bond transactions sponsored by Spanish companies (including Atlantica Yield, T-Solar, X-Elio, Vela Energy and others)
  • Advising Nomura and certain other noteholders on the securitisation by Bravo Capital of factoring and promissory notes receivables to an Irish SPV (and the subsequent restructurings thereof)
  • 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 Altamar Capital Partners in the incorporation of its first Spanish securitisation fund
  • 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 Assured Guaranty in several project finance transactions in Spain
  • Advising several banks (including J.P. Morgan, BAML, Mediobanca and Deutsche Bank) in derivatives and regulatory issues
  • Advising the European Investment Bank on several financing transactions in Spain, including the financing to Cabify and Skydweller and in several project finance deals

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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

  • Ranked by Chambers as Up and Coming in Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives (2024)
  • "He is easy to deal with and also very accessible and helpful. It is a pleasure to work with him."
    Global 2024: Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives
  • "He is technically very good. He makes the negotiations easy and knows what the client needs."
    Global 2024: Capital Markets: Securitisation & Derivatives
  • Ranked by IFRL 1000 as Notable Practitioner in Securitisation & Structured Finance (2023)
  • Ranked by Legal 500 as Rising Star in Capital Markets: Debt (2021, 2022,  2023, and, 2024)
  • "Jesús Quesada is an excellent professional, he provides agile and brilliant answers to the most complicated technical questions. Having him as an adviser is always a guarantee of success. Likewise, he is well valued and respected by his professional colleagues."
    Legal 500 - Capital Markets: Debt (2024)
  • Ranked by IFRL 1000 as Notable Practitioner in Securitisation & Structured Finance (2023)
  • Lawyer of the Year – Structured Finance by Best Lawyers (2022)
  • Ranked by Best Lawyers in the Banking and Finance Law and Structured Finance law categories (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023)
  • Finalist in the Iberian Lawyer "40 under Forty" 2019 Awards in the Capital Markets category (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 (2019)
  • Ranked by Legal 500 as Next Generation Partner in Capital Markets: Debt (2018, 2019 and 2020)