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Jean-Christophe David



David Jean-Christophe
Jean-Christophe David



Jean-Christophe has French domestic as well as international experience on acquisition leverage financing, acting for both financing providers (senior or subordinated) and sponsors and borrowers. In addition to other general banking matters, he has also been involved in restructuring transactions.

"Next Generation Partner"

Band 4
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Banking & Finance)

"Singled out as a "very good technician," Jean-Christophe David is particularly proficient at handling leveraged finance matters for a portfolio of clients comprising multinational investment banks, financial institutions and private equity companies. He is also well known for his cross-border expertise."
Chambers Global/Europe 2020 - France (Banking & Finance)

"Highly regarded"
IFLR1000 2020: France (Banking; Financial Restructuring)

"Jean-Christophe David is praised for his ability to assist with complex transactions, with one client saying: "He knows how to handle a deal that is a bit abnormal." He frequently advises on leveraged acquisition financing, and he is also recognised for his activity in unitranche and real estate financing mandates."
Chambers Europe 2019 - France (Banking & Finance)

"Clients appreciate Jean-Christophe David for his experience, negotiation skills and flexibility. He co-heads the acquisition leveraged finance segment within the department and his clients include mainly lenders, whom he represents in both domestic and international matters." 
Chambers Europe 2018 - France (Banking & Finance)

Jean-Christophe is a recognised practitioner by Legal 500 2018.

News & insights

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News: 25 NOVEMBER 2021

A&O advises Europe’s largest private rail freight company on landmark partnerships

Allen & Overy have advised Lineas, the largest private rail freight company in Europe on landmark partnerships with Beacon Rail and Ermewa through sale-and-leasebacks of part of its rolling stock.

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Publications: 24 NOVEMBER 2021

Stages for Change: “If you’re about diversity, you need to be about all aspects of diversity”

While the commodities industry is evolving with other sectors to become a more inclusive space, it remains a predominantly male-led business.

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News: 17 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises ConnectEast on AUD1.1bn refinancing for Melbourne’s EastLink tollway

Allen & Overy has advised ConnectEast Pty Ltd (“ConnectEast”) on the AUD1.11 billion refinancing of the EastLink tollway in Melbourne. 

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Blog Post: 16 NOVEMBER 2021

Japan's new energy strategy: Reflections on COP

The Japanese government announced its latest energy strategy, the 6th Strategic Energy Plan (the New Energy Strategy), a couple of weeks ahead of COP26. In the first in our Reflections on COP series,…

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Master, Business Law, University Paris I, 2001

Law School, University of Cergy Pontoise, 1998-2000

MBA, ESSEC Business School, Cergy Pontoise, 1996-1999