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Kevin Muzilla

Partner

London

Muzilla Kevin
Kevin Muzilla

Partner

London

Kevin is a partner in our London office and is one of the leading high yield lawyers in Europe. Kevin has extensive experience advising companies, financial sponsors and underwriters, and his experience extends to bridge financings, leveraged bank financings, liability management transactions, restructurings and merger & acquisition transactions.

Kevin has been practising in the European high yield market since its inception and has led many of the deals that were instrumental in its development.

Kevin has been named to the Hall of Fame for high yield in Europe and is recognized as a leading lawyer for high yield in all the major directories, including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR. Clients have described him as "technically gifted," "second to none in [his] knowledge," "practical and understands the commercial issues," "an outstanding reputation in the high yield sphere," and "a great brain when handling sophisticated matters".

Many of the deals that Kevin worked on were named deal of the year and the teams that Kevin led were named banking or capital markets team of the year on numerous occasions. Most recently, the team was named high yield team of the year and Modulaire was named high yield deal of the year at the 2022 IFLR Europe Awards.

Kevin has worked on high yield matters relating to the following European companies: Alcatel-Lucent, Avangard, Balta Group, Biogroup, Bluewater (runner-up deal of the year), Cable & Wireless, Cognis (deal of the year), Dematic, Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation, Ferrexpo, Fesco Transportation (team of the year), Hillsdown Holdings, House of HR (shortlisted deal of the year), Iceland Foods , Ineos, Intralot (shortlisted deal of the year), Interpipe, KCA Deutag (shortlisted deal of the year), Kuwait Energy, Liberty Global, Manchester United, Messer Grisheim (team of the year), Modulaire (deal of the year), Multiveristy, Perstorp, Premier Food, Refresco, Sarens Group, SBS Nordic, Sazka Group, Seven Energy, Study Group, TMD Friction, Virgin Media, Vue Entertainment and United Biscuits (team of the year).

Kevin is a member of the Board of Directors of the AFME High Yield Division. Kevin regularly speaks on high yield and leveraged finance topics and has regularly moderated the heads of European high yield and leveraged finance panel at AFME's annual European leveraged finance conference.

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Experience highlights

Expertise

Practices

Capital Markets

High Yield

Sectors

Private Equity

Office

London

Allen & Overy LLP
One Bishops Square
London
E1 6AD

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 1991

Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2000

Academic

BA, Economics, Oberlin College Ohio, 1984

JD, Syracuse University, 1990

Recognition