Jon Kibbe is a founding partner of Kibbe & Orbe. He is a recognized authority on evolving legal issues in the global credit markets, including the loan market. He represents banks, investment banks, hedge funds, broker dealers and other financial institutions that buy and sell loans, claims and other credit products in the high-yield debt and credit derivatives markets. He advises his clients on the transactional and regulatory aspects of those markets and develops practical solutions to novel trading and regulatory issues arising from transactions involving complex credit products.
Mr. Kibbe regularly advises clients participating in the market for troubled and non-performing loans and financial claims, providing transactional, compliance and regulatory guidance to clients that originate, restructure and trade commercial and industrial bank loans, distressed bonds, portfolios of real estate loans, claims arising from derivative transactions and other related obligations. He has helped clients create trading solutions and new markets for illiquid credit assets, establish trading desks to support those markets, implement strategic trading programs and develop firm-wide compliance and best-practice initiatives. more +
He also advises clients engaged in event-driven acquisitions, debt restructurings and innovative financing transactions. He has helped develop and engineer new financial instruments, including loan credit default swaps, and new applications of securitization structures, including vehicles formed to purchase and restructure distressed bank loans.
Mr. Kibbe is a frequent speaker on legal, regulatory and compliance issues arising in the fixed income markets, and regularly writes on topics of interest to active participants in the evolving markets for bank loans, claims and related credit derivatives products.
Active Member, The Loan Syndications and Trading Association (LSTA)