Alain Kuyumjian
  1. Counsel

Mr. Kuyumjian is counsel in Davis Polk’s Corporate Department, practicing in the Capital Markets Group. He advises clients on public and private capital markets debt and equity transactions, including initial public offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, sovereign debt offerings and liability management transactions, in a range of industries, including financial services, biotech, industrials, and consumer.

He also advises corporate clients primarily based in the United States and Latin America on general corporate matters, including corporate governance and securities law compliance.

Work Highlights

Mr. Kuyumjian’s representative transactions include:

  • Banco Santander's concurrent exchange offers in the United States and Mexico to acquire up to 25% of Santander Mexico
  • The initial public offerings of Applied Therapeutics, Kala Pharmaceuticals, Cynapsus Therapeutics, RE/MAX and Graña y Montero
  • Alsea’s equity follow-on financing for the Vips acquisition
  • Rights offering by Enersis
  • Santander Mexico's global offering and listing on the NYSE and Tier 2 subordinated capital notes offering
  • Financing for the acquisition of Warner Music by Access Industries and subsequent Warner Music refinancings
  • Financing for Huntington Ingalls Industries spin-off from Northrop Grumman Corporation


  • Latinvex – "Latin America's Rising Legal Stars," 2015  

Professional History

  • Counsel, Davis Polk, 2014-2016, since 2018
  • Partner, Lintstock Ltd., 2016-2018
  • Associate, Davis Polk, 2006-2008; 2010-2014
  • Editor, Thomson Reuters | Practical Law, 2008-2010 
  • Graduate Fellow, Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School, 2005-2006
  • Associate, Sullivan & Cromwell, 2002-2004
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Louise Otis, Quebec Court of Appeals, 2000-2001

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York
  • Province of Ontario


  • B.Eng., Electrical Engineering, McGill University, 1998
  • B.C.L./LL.B., McGill University, Faculty of Law, 2002
    • with great distinction
    • Editor, McGill Law Journal
  • LL.M., Harvard Law School, 2005


  • Armenian
  • French
  • Spanish