Apostolos Gkoutzinis is a leading international capital markets lawyer and a partner in the firm’s Global Capital Markets Group in London. Apostolos has an exceptionally broad practice which covers several areas of international corporate and capital markets transactions including, leveraged finance, SEC-registered offerings, restructurings, recapitalizations and privatizations. He focuses primarily on U.S. federal securities laws, high yield debt offerings, and general debt and equity capital markets transactions.
He ranks as one of the leading individuals in the European corporate bond market, with particular experience and expertise in high-yield debt financings, refinancings and leveraged buyouts for companies, private equity sponsors and investment banks. He is also known for his expertise in a broad range of liability management, restructuring and equity transactions. Apostolos is also one of the leading international lawyers in relation to Greece. In recent years, he has provided strategic legal advice to substantially all of the major banks and listed companies of the country, as well as private companies and foreign investors on matters relating to private and public capital, restructurings, refinancings, and other corporate finance transactions. Since 2005, has represented the issuers or the underwriters in most of the international and cross-border equity and debt offerings by Greek issuers.
Apostolos has won many awards for his legal work and is recognized as a leading individual in international capital markets by all of the major leading directories, including Who is Who Legal, Chambers Global, Chambers Europe, Chambers UK, Legal 500, IFLR, Client Choice, and others. Apostolos is ranked in Band 1 for Capital Markets: High-Yield Products by Chambers UK, 2018 which cites “Apostolos Gkoutzinis is a market-leading high-yield capital markets practitioner with an established reputation for working on some of the most high-profile deals”. A client says: ‘His effort knows no bounds, his knowledge of high-yield is endless and he will go to great lengths to achieve satisfaction on behalf of the client’.” In 2015, he was named as one of the “40 Rising Stars in the legal profession under 40” by Financial News.