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Jeanette Cruz



Cruz Jeanette
Jeanette Cruz



Jeanette is a high yield partner in our London office. She regularly advises issuers, underwriters and financial sponsors in Rule 144A/Regulation S high yield bond offerings and also has extensive experience in bridge financings and restructurings. She has been recognized as a leading practitioner in the high yield space (Legal 500, 2017 and IFLR1000, 2017)

Jeanette is “an exceptionally committed and very skilled lawyer”, with sources saying that she is “on top of the issues” and that they “feel comfortable when they know she is working behind the scenes in a difficult transaction”. Chambers & Partners UK

Jeanette is “highly recommended and second to none in [her] knowledge”. She is also described as “accessible, thorough and responsive...” Legal 500

Recent deals include Irca, Biogroup, House of HR, Sazka, Arqiva, Metinvest, Iceland Foods, Intralot, Armacell, Balta Group, Selecta, Millennium Offshore Services, CenterParcs, Refresco, TMD Friction, 1st Credit, Şişecam and Alcatel Lucent.

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Admitted to the bar, State of California, USA, 1998


BA, Pomona College, 1995

JD, Columbia Law School, 1998

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