Jennifer Buckett focuses her practice on cross-border corporate finance, especially matters involving emerging markets.
Ms. Buckett handles a range of capital markets transactions, primarily representing issuers, lead managers and other transaction participants. She has also advised both issuers and underwriters in connection with listings on exchanges, including the London and Luxembourg stock exchanges.
Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Buckett was an associate in the capital markets practice of an international law firm.
- BNP Paribas, Barclays, Natixis and Citi, as joint lead managers, in connection with the Kingdom of Morocco’s US$1.5 billion debut Rule 144A bond issues, which included a ten-year tranche (the US$1 billion 4.25% Notes due 2022) and a 30-year tranche (the US$500 million 5.50% Notes due 2042). The transaction was the first placement by Morocco of bonds in the United States.
- Barclays Capital, HSBC and Natixis, as lead managers, in connection with the Kingdom of Morocco’s issue of €1 billion 4.50% Notes due 2020.*
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Natixis, as joint lead managers, in connection with the issuance by Banque Centrale de Tunisie, acting on behalf of the Republic of Tunisia, of the US$485 million 1.686% Guaranteed Notes due 2019 guaranteed by the United States of America, acting by and through USAID.
- Advising in connection with a series of updates of, and issuances under, the Lebanese Republic’s US$22 billion Global Medium-Term Notes Program, including advising Credit Suisse, BLOM Bank and Byblos Bank, as Dealer Managers, in connection with the Lebanese Republic’s offer to exchange two series of outstanding Notes for three new series of new Notes maturing in 2018, 2023 and 2027 and the issuance of additional Notes for cash, resulting in an aggregate issuance of more than US$1.5 billion of new Notes.*
- JSC Development Bank of Kazakhstan in connection with the update of its US$2 billion Medium Term Note Programme and the issuance under this Programme of US$1 billion 4.125% Notes due 2022.
- JSC Development Bank of Kazakhstan in connection with the related intermediated exchange offer of up to US$500 million of the US$777 million 5.500% Notes due 2015 previously issued by JSC Development Bank of Kazakhstan.
- JSC Development Bank of Kazakhstan in connection with the update of its Medium Term Note Programme and the issuance of US$500 million 5.50% Notes due 2015 and US$277 million 5.50% Notes due 2015 thereunder.*
- JSC Intergas Central Asia in connection with its substitution in place of Intergas Finance B.V., as primary obligor, under the US$600 million 6.375% Notes due 2017, issued by Intergas Finance B.V. and guaranteed by JSC Intergas Central Asia as well as the related listing of the Notes on the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange, the amendments to the UK Listing Authority’s official list and required notifications to the London Stock Exchange.*
- Byblos Bank S.A.L. in connection with the issuance of US$300 million 6.50% Fiduciary Convertible Notes by The Bank of New York Mellon S.A. (Luxembourg) on a fiduciary basis for the sole purpose of financing a Subordinated Loan to Byblos Bank S.A.L.
- Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan, as joint lead managers, in connection with the US$250 million offering of 7.75% Notes due 2017 by JSC Bank of Georgia.
- JSC Georgian Oil and Gas Corporation in connection with its debut bond issue of US$250 million 6.875% Notes due 2017.
- JSC Georgian Railway in connection with the US$500 million offering of 7.75% Notes due 2022 and the simultaneous completion of a cash tender offer in respect of its existing US$250 million 9.875% Notes due 2015. Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan acted as joint lead managers. This transaction marked the first liability management exercise by a state-owned Georgian entity.
- State Corporation “Bank for Development and Foreign Economic Affairs (Vnesheconombank)” in connection with the update of its US$30 billion Programme and the issuance of US$750 million 5.375% Loan Participation Notes due 2017.*
- Georgia (acting through the Ministry of Finance) in connection with the issue of US$500 million 6.875% Notes due 2021 and the simultaneous completion of a cash tender offer by Georgia in respect of all or any of its outstanding US$500 million 7.50% Notes due 2013. The proceeds of the issuance of the new notes were used, in part, to fund the settlement of the tender offer in order to extend the maturity profile of Georgia’s international public debt. The tender offer was the first such transaction by a sovereign issuer in the region.*
- The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in connection with its debut bond issue of US$750 million 3.875% Notes due 2015.*
- The National Bank of Egypt S.A.E. in connection with the issue of US$600 million 5.25% Guaranteed Notes due 2015 by Nile Finance Limited.*
- Credit Libanais S.A.L. in connection with its private placement offering of US$75 million 6.75% Subordinated Bonds due January 2018.*
*Matter handled prior to joining Dechert.
University College Oxford, B.A. (Hons), Jurisprudence (English Law with Law Studies in Europe), 2007
BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2008, Distinction
Solicitor, England and Wales