Michelle Gordon


Michelle Gordon


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7567 | +44 20 7184 7001


Michelle Gordon focuses her practice on financial restructuring and insolvency matters, specifically in complex cases including formal insolvencies, investigations and banking litigation. Ms. Gordon has acted on a range of matters across sectors, having a particular focus on financial services.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Gordon worked with two other international law firms in their restructuring departments.

  • Australian National University, Bachelor of Law, 2008
  • College of Law, Diploma, of Legal Practice, 2010
  • New South Wales
  • PwC as administrators of Lehman Brothers Limited in connection with £10 billion of potential liabilities as a result of a shareholding in an unlimited company, intercompany debts and pension debt.
  • Credit Suisse International regarding a priority dispute between the swap provider and various note-holders under securitisation documentation relating to a nursing home group.
  • A sovereign with contingency planning in connection with a national asset at risk of insolvency.
  • An Australian Bank on the restructure of securities for an agricultural entity controlling Australian vineyards and subsequent enforcement.
  • A financial institution in defense of a class action relating to the sale of a financial product.
  • An Australian Bank in relation to claims of unconscionable conduct, misrepresentation and negligence made by company borrowers and guarantors.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Law Society of New South Wales
  • ILA (Insolvency Lawyers’ Association) Associate Member
  • R3 Associate Member, Association of Business Recovery Professionals
  • INSOL Europe