Kirsteen Nicol

Partner Debt Finance
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP


She is super responsive, very insightful and aware of the market even when it evolves quickly. She is clearly very good on the technical side but also very commercial.” - Chambers UK, 2024

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 Legal Business in its list of “Women Deal Stars – Alpha 2.0” (2023)
  • by Chambers UK (2024) as a “top lawyer and a trusted partner”
  • as a “Leading Individual” by The Legal 500 UK (2024)
  • in the “Highly Regarded” category by IFLR1000 (2023) for Banking and listed in IFLR1000 Women Leaders 2023 - 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