Partner

Member of Management Committee

Jason Elder

Corporate & Securities

"Jason has broad experience and outstanding knowledge in the area of international bonds issuances and capital markets." 

"[Jason is] very responsive and responsible, delivering on time what is needed and knowing the market very well."  

"Very good, and delightful to work with"

Chambers Asia Pacific

Overview

Jason Elder has extensive corporate finance experience, advising leading financial institutions and issuers globally for over 20 years on their most complex and innovative transactions. He manages global offerings of investment grade, high-yield, and structured debt products, while his experience also includes offerings of equity securities, cross-border restructurings, and distressed liability management. 

Experience

Advised:

  • The joint lead managers on a four-tranche US$4.3 billion US-registered bond offering, comprised of €1 billion 1.100% bonds due 2033, US$1.25 billion 1.850% bonds due 2031, US$1.25 billion 3.050% bonds due 2051, and US$500 million 3.350% bonds due 2071, which were issued by the Republic of Indonesia. A portion of the proceeds will be used to fund Indonesia's COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • The lead arrangers and dealer managers on the issuance of US$600 million 5.125% bonds due 2026 by the Government of Mongolia and concurrent tender offer for its 10.875% Senior Notes due 2021 and 5.125% Senior Notes due 2022. As a first-of-a-kind sovereign sustainable development bond in the Asia-Pacific region, this deal was honored with the Best of the Frontier Markets Achievement Awards in 2020 by FinanceAsia and the Securities Deal of the Year: Debt Award in ALM's Asia Legal Awards 2021. It was also shortlisted in the Practice of law - liquidity & finance category by the FT Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific 2021 Awards.

Recognition

Chambers

  • Foreign Expert (Based in China) – USA, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products – Chambers Global
  • Foreign Expert (Based in China) – Mongolia, General Business Law – Chambers Global
  • Foreign Expert for Mongolia – China, Capital Markets (International Firms) – Chambers Global
  • Leading Individual – China, Capital Markets: Debt (International Firms) – Chambers Global
  • Leading Individual – China, Capital Markets: High-Yield Products (International Firms) – Chambers Global

Education

  • University of Oregon School of Law, JD, Order of the Coif
    Associate Editor, Oregon Law Review
  • Northwestern University, BA, Philosophy, Departmental Honors

Admissions

  • New York
  • Registered Foreign Consultant (New York, USA), Hong Kong (not admitted to practice in Hong Kong)

Languages

  • English

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law – complements business law curriculum with a specific focus on current issues and challenges for securities regulation.
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