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Kevin Muzilla



Muzilla Kevin
Kevin Muzilla



Kevin is one of the leading high yield lawyers in Europe and has extensive experience advising companies, financial sponsors and underwriters. 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 is recognized as a leading lawyer for high yield in all the major directories, including Chambers, Legal 500 and IFLR. He is described as "technically gifted," "second to none in [his] knowledge," "practical and understands the commercial issues," "an outstanding reputation in the high yield sphere," "a great brain when handling sophisticated matters," and being "praised for his long standing experience and his great technical expertise balanced with a commercial approach - he just practices at a really high level".

Many of the deals that Kevin worked on were named deal of the year and the teams that Kevin has led were named banking or capital markets team of the year on numerous occasions.

Kevin has worked on high yield matters relating to the following European companies: Alcatel-Lucent, Avangard, Balta Group, 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 (shortlisted team of the year), Ineos, Intralot, Interpipe, KCA Deutag, Kuwait Energy, Liberty Global, Manchester United, Messer Grisheim (team of the year), 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 high yield conference.

News & insights

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News: 14 OCTOBER 2021

A&O advises on c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing for Brookfield’s acquisition of Modulaire

Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance team has advised Brookfield Business Partners (Brookfield) on a c.EUR2.75 billion loan and high yield financing package comprising a EUR1.26bn sustainability-linked…

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Publications: 13 OCTOBER 2021

Restructuring, liquidation and solvent dissolution options in Australia

Australia has a well-developed and comprehensive legal framework for the restructuring, insolvent liquidation or solvent dissolution of Australian companies – both solvent and insolvent.  A number of…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

Sustainability-linked loans in Russia: a hot market

When it comes to sustainable lending, the Russian loan market is punching above its weight. Many of Russia’s leading corporates have raised ESG or sustainability-linked loans (in some cases, multiple…

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Publications: 12 OCTOBER 2021

EU Securitisation Regulation – The end of tax notification obligation for European investors in Australian securitisations

On 5 October 2021, some good news for the Australian securitisation market came from the EU following a decision by the Council (linked here) to recognise that Australia has implemented all the…

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

Registered foreign lawyer, England and Wales, 2000


BA, Economics, Oberlin College Ohio, 1984

JD, Syracuse University, 1990