Jon Kibbe is a founding partner of Richards Kibbe & Orbe. He is a recognized authority on evolving legal issues in the global loan market. He represents investment banks, hedge funds, broker dealers and other financial institutions that transact in the bank loan, high-yield debt and credit derivatives markets. His transactional practice concentrates on complex credit structures and the allocation of credit risk in the fixed income markets. more +
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 terminated derivative transactions and other related obligations. He has helped clients create trading solutions for illiquid assets, establish and support trading desks in the secondary loan market, implement strategic trading programs and develop firm-wide compliance and best-practice initiatives.
He also counsels clients engaged in event-driven acquisitions, debt restructurings and innovative financing transactions. He has helped develop and engineer new financial instruments, including the loan credit default swap (LCDS), 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)