Mr Michael Gustafson > Akin Gump LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Akin Gump LLP
E1 6EG

Work Department

Partner; Finance


Michael Gustafson is a finance lawyer with significant experience leading complex debt financings across the credit spectrum. He focuses on institutional private placements, direct lending and financial restructuring matters.

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LL.B., University of British Columbia, 2003

B.S., University of British Columbia, 2000

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

Akin Gump LLP is known for ‘concise, clear, and solidly based advice presented in a commercial context‘. The firm has a market-leading cross-border private placements practice that frequently assists institutional investors, among them US and UK insurance companies, on which head of the finance group Tom O’Connor takes the lead. Emerging markets specialist Robert Aulsebrook, who recently advised key client Lukoil on its issuance of $1.5bn in Eurobonds, is also a key partner, as is Barry Russell, co-head of the financial restructuring group, who frequently acts for noteholders, bondholders and other creditor groups on cross-border workouts of European companies. Beyond private placements, the firm also assists issuers, sponsors and underwriters with public debt offerings, including Eurobonds, LPNs and high-yield bonds listed on the US, UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Singapore and other stock exchanges. Michael Gustafson, who advises non-bank lender clients, and Mark Mansell, who advises insurance companies, also play key roles in the practice.