Georgios Soumalevris

Soumalevris, George

George Soumalevris focuses his practice on complex domestic and international disputes and investigations, and general corporate and financing transactions. George counsels clients on high-stakes bankruptcy and commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) litigation, and Chapter 15 and foreign insolvency proceedings – an area where he leverages his transactional experience. His role in these matters includes researching and drafting motions, assisting in discovery and deposition preparation, analyzing restructuring plans, and coordinating with financial advisors.

George has lived and worked extensively in Greece, Belgium, and France, and is a native speaker of Greek. He has passed Level I of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Program and has served in the Greek military.


Representative Matters

  • Advising a hedge fund and its affiliates in Chapter 15 proceedings related to an application by debtors for recognition of insolvency proceedings in the Cayman Islands
  • Defending a collateral manager and its affiliates in a breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty dispute with the issuer of a collateralized debt obligation (CDO) in federal court
  • Defending a senior lender and special servicer in a breach of contract dispute with a junior lender in state court
  • Representing a publicly traded manufacturing firm in a refinancing transaction, enabling on-time financing and helping averting company's default
  • Representing Chinese mining companies in investment arbitration against North Asian State
  • Defending a European chemical manufacturer in a Brazilian trade investigation targeting the same manufacturer’s multi-million-dollar exports to Brazil




  • LL.M. Georgetown University Law Center 2009
  • LL.B. National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, School of Law 2005

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, New York State Bar Association


  • Greek
  • French