Aymen Mahmoud - McDermott Will & Emery


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 including banks, direct lenders, family offices and other alternative sophisticated capital. 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 also has significant experience in connection with pre-EBITDA and recurring revenue financings.

Aymen has been described as “savvy, knowledgeable, always available and always on the ball” by Legal 500 and Chambers note him to be “extremely commercial and pragmatic.” He played a key role in first establishing the Loan Market Association forms of leveraged and high yield documentation and has been recognized in Global Restructuring Review’s global “40 under 40” rankings in 2022.


  • Advising Golub Capital in connection with the financing of the Mintec group
  • Advising Bridgepoint credit in connection with the financing of the acquisition of Dan Johnston Inc
  • Advised the lenders in connection with the financing of Causeway Technologies
  • Advised Five Arrows Growth Capital, a management company affiliated with Rothschild & Co Merchant Banking, in a new round of financing for Padoa, a pioneer in the digitalisation of occupational health

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  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer in Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Debt Loans, 2022 – 2023
  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended Lawyer in Finance: Acquisition Finance and Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency, 2022 – 2023
  • Chambers UK, Banking & Finance: Mid-Market, 2023
  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom 2023, Capital Markets Law
  • Global Restructuring Review 2022, features in the global 40 Under 40 list


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

England & Wales