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Steve Jacoby

Steve Jacoby

Regional Managing Partner for Continental Europe

Regional Managing Partner for Continental Europe
Steve Jacoby

Steve Jacoby is Regional Managing Partner for Continental Europe. He is currently the office managing partner for Luxembourg and co-heads the Luxembourg Banking, Finance and Capital Markets practice.

He advises on finance and capital markets matters and has a significant expertise in financial regulatory work, with a focus on digital finance and capital markets. He joined the firm in 2000 and became a partner in 2002.

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Career and qualifications

  • University of Paris I: Panthéon-Sorbonne (Maîtrise en droit international des affaires) 1994
  • Cambridge University (LL.M. Cantab. hons.) 1995
  • Admitted as an avocat in Luxembourg 1996
  • Admitted as an avocat à la Cour in Luxembourg 1998
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2000
  • Partner since 2002
  • Regional Managing Partner for Continental Europe since 2022

Professional bodies

  • Luxembourg Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Association Luxembourgeoise des Juristes de Banque (ALJB)
  • Member of the editorial board of the publication "Bulletin d'Information sur la Jurisprudence " (BIJ)
  • "Annales du Droit Luxembourgeois", Bruylant, Board member

Awards and citations

  • Clients praise Steve Jacoby as a "very thorough and technically very strong lawyer who is very pragmatic and responsive."
    Chambers Europe 2021: Banking & Finance
  • Steve Jacoby is praised by clients for being "an extremely smart guy who is commercially minded and understands super quickly what you are after.“
    Chambers Europe 2020: Capital Markets
  • "He has a very big interest in blockchain and is leading the practice," says a market insider.
    Chambers Europe 2020: Fintech Legal 
  • Co-head of the banking, finance and capital markets practice Steve Jacoby advises clients on a broad range of transactions. According to impressed commentators, "he is amazing – one of the best lawyers in the market."
    Chambers Europe 2016: Banking & Finance, Luxembourg – band 1
  • Steve Jacoby is praised for his practical approach: "He finds an efficient solution suitable for all parties involved and does not waste time on theoretical questions."
    Chambers Europe 2014: Capital Markets
  • The "brilliant" Steve Jacoby co-heads the practice. He advises on bank lending, capital markets, securitisation, acquisition finance, derivatives, corporate law, banking regulation and insolvency matters.
    Chambers Europe 2014: Banking & Finance