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Apostolos Gkoutzinis

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Apostolos Gkoutzinis is an international capital markets lawyer, a partner in the London office of Shearman & Sterling and head of the European Capital Markets practice group. He focuses on U.S. federal securities laws, high yield debt offerings, and general debt and equity capital markets transactions. His practice covers several areas of international corporate and capital markets transactions including leveraged finance, SEC-registered offerings, restructurings, recapitalizations and privatizations.

Apostolos 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 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.

Professional Memberships

Bar admissions: New York; England and Wales; Greece.


He has published numerous books and articles on matters of international capital markets regulation and his latest book on Liability Management in Capital Markets Transactions is published by the University of Cambridge.


Harvard University, Law School, LL.M.

University of London, Ph.D., LL.M.

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, School of Law and Economics, B.A.

Banking Scholar for Greece’s prestigious National Scholarship Foundation (1999-2003)

Banking Law Scholar for and a Fulbright Scholar at Harvard Law School (2004-2005)