Michelle Lascelles Gilmore is an English qualified senior associate and a member of the firm’s European Finance Group.

Ms. Gilmore represents financial institutions, direct lenders, funds, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies and corporates at all tiers of the capital structure. Ms. Gilmore advises on domestic and cross-border leveraged acquisition financings, direct lending, infrastructure financings, refinancings, restructurings and debt capital markets across the full range of products including cov-lite, unitranche, bank-bond, transatlantic, first and second lien, mezzanine, private high yield and holdco PIK transactions.

Ms. Gilmore’s recent published articles include “Sanctions v Loan Agreements: a borrower’s perspective,” International Financial Law Review (September, 2019); “How EU And US Private Placement Models Compare,” International Financial Law Review (July, 2018); and “Right or wrong: recent trends in restricting loan transfers,” International Financial Law Review (March, 2018).

Ms. Gilmore joined Debevoise in 2016. She graduated from the University of Leicester with first class honours in Law, LL.B. (Hons) in 2007 and the London School of Economics in 2008 with an LL.M. (Hons) in Corporate Finance Law and went on to study at the College of Law in 2009, where she completed the LPC. Ms. Gilmore completed an executive education program at Harvard Law School in 2015.

Ms. Gilmore was admitted as a solicitor to the Senior Courts of England & Wales in 2012.


  • College of Law, London, L.P.C.
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.M.
  • University of Leicester, LL.B.

Bar Admissions

  • Solicitor, England & Wales