Kirsteen Nicol

Partner Debt Finance
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


Kirsteen Nicol is a banking partner in the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP. Her practice is primarily focused on representing sponsors and portfolio companies on complex, cross border leveraged financings. Kirsteen has a broad range of banking and debt finance experience, including syndicated and credit fund lending, leveraged acquisitions, take private transactions across Europe, corporate lending and general banking.

Kirsteen has been recognised:

  • by Chambers UK (2022) as a “go-to practitioner in the London finance market”, with clients praising her “responsiveness, thoughtfulness and understanding of the market” and by Chambers Global (2022)
  • as a “Leading Individual” by The Legal 500 UK (2022)
  • in the “Highly Regarded” category by IFLR1000 (2022) for Banking and listed in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2022 - EMEA.
  • by Legal Week in its list of “Rising Stars: The UK's Best Up and Coming Female Lawyers” (2021)
  • as a dealmaker in The Lawyer “Hot 100” (2019), which celebrates the United Kingdom’s top lawyers acting on the most significant matters with creative flair.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010, Admitted to Practice as a Solicitor of Scotland


  • University of AberdeenDiploma in Legal Practice2007
  • University of GlasgowLL.B., LawFirst Class Honours2006