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Capital Markets




Gordon Houseman is a partner in the Finance practice based in London.

He focuses on leveraged finance and international capital markets transactions with a particular emphasis on high yield bonds and TLBs. He has acted for sponsors, corporate issuers and financial institutions on cross-border corporate and acquisition financings and liability management transactions. He also has experience acting for borrowers and lenders private placements and direct lending financings. In 2018, Gordon rejoined the firm with Ward McKimm from another leading international law firm.



New York


University of Toronto Faculty of Law, J.D.
Queen’s University, B.A. (Hons) in Applied Economics, with Distinction

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > High yield

(Next Generation Partners)

Gordon HousemanShearman & Sterling LLP

Shearman & Sterling LLP has ‘massive experience in the high yield market, having defined the standards of excellence both in London and New York‘. Clients note that the London office has ‘‘an excellent execution team who make the task of co-ordinating lawyers in multiple jurisdictions seamless‘. It acts for both issuers and underwriters, among them Credit Agricole and Citigroup Global Markets. Practice head Ward McKimm and up-and-coming partner Gordon Houseman represented the initial purchasers in connection with a  €340m green bond offering by Sweden’s largest fuel company Preem. Head of EMEA capital markets Trevor Ingram is ‘a standout high yield lawyer, a trusted advisor, highly competent, approachable, positive and always available‘. He acted for Ardagh Metal Packaging Finance in its $600m offering of high yield green notes. Associate Evangelia Andronikou also plays a key role in the practice. Marwa Elborai moved to Allen & Overy LLP.