Aymen Mahmoud is the co-head of the London Finance, Restructuring and Special Situations Group. He focuses his practice on complex debt financing transactions for private equity funds and their portfolio companies, hedge funds, corporate borrowers and issuers and other financial institutions. His experience includes acting in respect of direct lending, leveraged buyouts, domestic and cross-border syndicated senior, second lien and mezzanine lending, distressed debt trading, portfolio acquisitions and restructurings, emerging markets and other debt securities, including high-yield debt offerings.

Aymen played a key role in first establishing the Loan Market Association forms of leveraged and high yield documentation.


  • Advised Bluewater on the financing aspects of its acquisition from Schneider Electric of its UK company IMServ
  • Advised Golub Capital on the cross-border financing of the acquisition of the Sygnature Discovery group
  • Advising Guggenheim Partners on a confidential holdco PIK Financing
  • Advised the lenders on the acquisition financing of Biophorum
  • Advised Pemberton Asset Management on the acquisition financing of an insurance business
  • Advised Mercuria on the financing of Batavia Oil’s acquisition of Perenco Rang Dong Ltd from Perenco Overseas Holdings Ltd

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  • The Legal 500 UK 2022, recommended in Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Debt Loans


Nottingham Law School, LPC, 2007
University of Warwick, LLB, 2006

England & Wales

Aymen Mahmoud

Insights & Events / Media

Corporate & Transactional / The Deal / August 11, 2021

On the Subject / July 2, 2021

Two Day Virtual Event / McDermott Event / June 23-24, 2021

Private Debt Investor / April 29, 2021

Debtwire / March 11, 2021

On the Subject / March 10, 2021

On the Subject / March 5, 2021

On the Subject / March 3, 2021

On the Subject / May 29, 2020

On the Subject / May 26

On the Subject / May 26, 2020