McDermott Strengthens its Finance Team with New Counsel in Frankfurt


McDermott Will & Emery has strengthened its finance practice in Frankfurt with the addition of Nikolas Koutsós. Nikolas Koutsós joined as Counsel from Milbank LLP as of 1 July 2019. He will work closely together with finance partner Oliver K. Hahnelt in Frankfurt, as well as at the interface to the restructuring practice with Matthias Kampshoff and Uwe Goetker in Düsseldorf.

“Nikolas has extensive experience in high-volume corporate financing and refinancing transactions and that will add significant value for our clients. With the addition of Nikolas, we’re building positive momentum to scale the practice and the Firm’s extensive finance offerings,” said Oliver Lieth, head of McDermott’s finance practice in Germany.

Nikolas advises on debt finance transactions both domestically and internationally. His focus is on acquisition finance (leveraged buyouts including recapitalizations), corporate finance (corporate lending and refinancing) and structured finance. His client base includes financial institutions, private equity sponsors and other investors, alternative lenders (credit/direct lending/debt funds) as well as corporates.

McDermott’s Corporate & Transactional Practice represents business interests around the world, from global corporations and industry-leading companies to privately funded and entrepreneurial driven enterprises, private equity sponsors and the financial institutions that support them. McDermott consistently ranks in the leading league tables, including Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and PitchBook.

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