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Christopher Jackson


Chris has extensive experience advising underwriters, issuers, fund managers and investors in collateralized loan obligation transactions, debt fund financing facilities, and bespoke debt investment products. 

He advises clients on a range of transactions throughout the capital raising life cycle, including rated and unrated warehouses, new issue public and private market transactions, risk retention financing solutions, and various types of refinancing, reset and other restructuring transactions for debt investment funds.
Chris is widely recognized as a leading securitization lawyer, having been recognized in Chambers USA. Most recently, it was noted “Christopher Jackson is admired by underwriters and collateral managers for his ability on CLO transactions.” A client shared that "he is very knowledgeable and responsive." Another client enthuses that " we always rely on him when we are looking for clear answers to complex questions.


Representative matters

A global financial institution in the transactions for the purchase and sale of over USD2bn in CLO securities managed by Blackstone.

Neuberger Berman in transactions for the issuance and management of over USD3bn in CLO securities managed by Neuberger Berman.

Jefferies in transactions for the purchase and sale of over USD2bn in CLO securities managed by Bain.

A multinational financial institution in transactions for the purchase sale of over USD1bn in CLO securities managed by Prudential.

Pro bono

Advising Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC) in drafting form lending documents for their Social and Sustainable Housing (SASH) fund.

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, CLO Documentation, Opal's CLO Summit, 10/12/2020
  • Panelist, How to Construct a CLO: Building a Portfolio and Negotiating Documents, Opal's CLO Summit, 29/11/2018



Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2024

Admitted: Bar of the State of New York, 2012


  • Doctor of Law - JD, Cornell Law School, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts - BA, Political Science and Government, 2003
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.