Jennifer J. Kafcas Partner

Jennifer has over 19 years’ experience in representing major investment banks and private equity funds in respect of derivatives products.

Her practice includes particular expertise  in structuring and advising in respect of the following:

  • Fixed income and foreign exchange
  • Power hedging and commodities transactions
  • Derivatives forming an integral part of a leveraged finance, high-yield bond issuance, project or infrastructure transaction
  • Repackaging transactions
  • Holdco and private equity level derivatives transactions
  • Securities lending
  • Sustainable derivatives
  • Standalone ISDA negotiations

Having worked on a considerable volume of high profile transactions in the European and U.S. market over the years, she brings strong market intelligence and structuring expertise to any deal.

“Jennifer Kafcas makes this firm unique. The calibre of her own work as well as the excellent standard of her hires is the best on the street by far. Always timely, proactive, insightful and commercial.”
Legal 500 UK, 2020

 

Experience

Advising a major investment bank in its capacity as mandated hedge provider in relation to the financing aspects of a £4.2 billion acquisition.  The deal was one of the largest European private equity buyouts since the coronavirus pandemic.

Advising a major investment bank in connection with a complex deal contingent transaction in relating to a take private transaction of a consortium of private equity funds’ £1.4 billion recommended cash offer for a major PLC.

Advising major investment bank in its capacity as hedge coordinator on two finance packages worth approximately EUR 1 billion relating to the construction and maintenance of 15 stations on the Barcelona Metro.

Advising a major financial institution with respect to its LIBOR remediation process as a result of the discountenance of LIBOR.

Advising a major US bank in connection with its commodity trading business lines worth $750m.

Advisor to a major investment bank in structuring complex deal contingent derivative product in connection with €1.6bn investment in a wind farm in Germany.

Advisor to a major investment bank in structuring a complex deal contingent derivative product in connection with the acquisition finance for a major Portuguese fibre business valued at €630m.

  • Lancaster University, LLM, First Class Honors
  • The College of Law, LPC
  • University of Florida, AA

Member, ISDA

Member, AFME High Yield Intercreditor Committee

Member, Committee on European Insolvency Reform

Member, European Leveraged Finance Association

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Speaker, "A Tale of Two Cities: Secured Finance-Linked Swaps in HY Bonds and Leveraged Loans. A US/UK Comparison," in partnership with Covenant Review, 2016
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