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Allen & Overy strengthens U.S. leveraged finance practice with two new partners in New York

Allen & Overy today announced that Gordon Mak and Stanimir (Stan) Kostov have joined as partners in A&O’s U.S. Leveraged Finance practice, based in New York. 

Gordon and Stan join A&O from White & Case LLP, where they worked in the firms’ Debt Finance and Private Credit & Direct Lending practices, respectively. The announcement follows the recent hiring of A&O’s Head of U.S. Leveraged Finance Jake Mincemoyer, who worked closely with Gordon and Stan at White & Case before joining A&O in February 2021.

Gordon has 14 years of experience practicing law at leading firms, representing lending institutions, private equity sponsors, private credit firms and corporate borrowers in a variety of domestic and cross-border financings, restructurings and work-out transactions. Stan brings over a decade of experience representing credit funds, alternative capital providers, banks, corporate borrowers, and private equity sponsors in a variety of debt financing transactions.

Mincemoyer said: “These hires are a continuation of our plan to deepen our bench of highly experienced and commercial leveraged finance lawyers in order to meet the growing demand for such service across the syndicated lending and private credit markets. I look forward to continuing to grow our leveraged finance practice as A&O further expands its U.S. offering.”

U.S Senior Partner Tim House said: “Our U.S. Leveraged Finance practice continues to rise as a top player in the industry, winning accolades in Chambers, Legal 500 and North American Leveraged Loan league tables for the past several years as a result of our continued investments. Gordon and Stan’s expertise and relationships will accelerate the momentum of our offering and enhance our ability to support clients globally.”

Gordon and Stan’s expertise and relationships will accelerate the momentum of our offering and enhance our ability to support clients globally.

Tim House, U.S Senior Partner

In May, Allen & Overy bolstered its London Leveraged Finance practice with the hiring of Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt from Linklaters. Annette and Robert each bring over 20 years of experience in the European Leveraged Finance market. The firm’s Leveraged Finance practice is regarded as one of the leading practices in the world and is well known throughout the market for its ability to execute ground-breaking, cross-border deals. Last year, the U.S. practice was ranked in the top ten, by value and volume, across 14 categories in Debtwire’s 2020 North American Leveraged Loans Legal Advisors’ League Table Report.

For further information, please contact Devin Shorey at pro-a& or +1 (302) 593-3197.