Aymen Mahmoud - McDermott Will & Emery


Aymen Mahmoud is the co-head of the London Transactions Group, and the London Finance, Restructuring and Special Situations Group and managing partner of the Firm’s London office. 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 a “uniquely commercial and creative transaction leader” as well 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 as well as Mergerlinks‘ Top 30 Financing Lawyers in EMEA in 2023.


  • Representing the Issuers in connection with the Greensill securitization programme
  • Representing OpenGate Capital in connection with a dividend recapitalization
  • Representing a private equity sponsor in connection with a special situations financing

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  • The Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom, Capital Markets Law, 2023 – 2025
  • Mergerlinks Rising Stars, Top 30 Financing Lawyers in EMEA, 2023
  • The Legal 500 UK, Recommended in Acquisition Finance, Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency and Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, 2022 – 2024
  • Chambers UK, Banking & Finance: Mid-Market, 2023 – 2024
  • Global Restructuring Review GRR 100, Recommended, 2023
  • Global Restructuring Review, 40 Under 40 list, 2022


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

England & Wales