Dimitrios Lyratzakis

Associate, New York

Biography

Overview

Dimitrios is an associate in the Firm's Financial Restructuring and Insolvency practice in New York and Capital Markets practice in London, where he is currently based. 

His practice focuses on a broad range of complex financial restructuring and capital markets transactions, with particular experience in sovereign and sub-sovereign debt restructuring and liability management transactions. 

Dimitrios most recently advised the largest bondholder groups in the sovereign debt restructurings of Argentina and Ecuador, respectively, and is currently advising the largest bondholder groups in relation to the debt crises in Lebanon and the Argentine Province of Cordoba. 

Among other publications, he is the co-author (with Ian Clark) of "Towards a More Robust Sovereign Debt Restructuring Architecture: Innovations from Ecuador and Argentina," forthcoming in the Capital Markets Law Journal (Oxford University Press). 

Dimitrios holds a JD and LLM from Duke Law School, where he was a Cutler Fellow and Articles Editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law, a Master's in International Economics and Finance from Johns Hopkins University (SAIS), and a BA in International Affairs and Philosophy from the George Washington University. 

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Education
LLM
International and Comparative Law
Duke University School of Law
JD
Duke University School of Law
Master
International Economics and Finance
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
BA
International Affairs and Philosophy
George Washington University
Languages
English
Greek
French

Experience

Represent the largest ad hoc bondholder group in the restructuring of Lebanon's US$31 billion of external debt.

Represent the largest ad hoc bondholder group in the restructuring of the Argentine Province of Cordoba's US$1.7 billion of external debt.

Represented the Ad Hoc Argentine Bondholder Group, the largest bondholder group comprising major institutional investors in the restructuring of Argentina's US$65 billion of external debt.

Represented the Ad Hoc Ecuador Bondholder Group, the largest bondholder group comprising major institutional investors in the restructuring of Ecuador's US$17.4 billion of external debt.

Represented Nordea Bank in connection with a US$360 million financing to Diamond S Shipping Inc. to finance the acquisition of 25 crude tanker and product tanker vessels owned by Capital Product Partners L.P. via a spin-off and re-listing on the NYSE.

Publications

Restructuring Venezuela's Debt Using Pari Passu, 28 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law 185-212 (2017)(with Khaled Fayyad)

The Determinants of RMB Internationalization: The Political Economy of a Currency's Rise, American Journal of Chinese Studies, Vol. 21, No. 2 (OCTOBER 2014), pp. 163-184