Shelby Gemmell 

Associate – London
T.+44 (0) 20 7170 8674
100 Bishopsgate
London EC2N 4AG
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Shelby Gemmell is an associate in Cadwalader’s Leveraged Finance & Private Credit Group in London.

She focuses on leverage and acquisition financing advising investment banks, private debt funds, private equity sponsors and corporate borrowers on cross-border finance transactions.

Shelby received her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and Law (Hons) (Scots) (LLB) from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

Shelby is admitted to practice in Scotland.

Shelby’s representative matters include advising*:

  • Bridgepoint Credit and others on the Holdco PIK and senior secured facilities made available to Enhesa Group (CGE / Bregal).
  • Macquarie Principal Finance and other Private Credit fund lenders on the unitranche refinancing of Dukes Education.
  • Hanover Investors and Kalibrate Acquisition Limited on unitranche facilities made available to fund its dividend recapitalisation.
  • Marathon Asset Management on financing its acquisition of the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel in Edinburgh (a bolt on to its existing UK hotel portfolio funded by PIMCO).
  • Santander on financing the acquisition of Australia-based VeriSaaS by Altia (a NorthEdge backed software business) and the refinancing of a bridging facility with NorthEdge.
  • Londsdale Capital Partners on financing its acquisition of leading business software provider Infrata.
  • UK based oil and gas company Tailwind Energy on financing the acquisition of Decipher Energy and its North Sea assets.
  • Clydesdale Bank on financing the acquisition of the Abbey Hotel Bath (a Tribute Portfolio Hotel) by Castleforge Partners.
  • A variety of private funds clients (including Livingbridge, Actis, Partners Group, HarbourVest and BlackRock) on private funds matters including fund formation, structuring, closing and fund life-time related work.
  • Private funds and lenders on a variety of fund financing transactions including subscription line and GP/management fee facilities, working as co-counsel alongside leading City and international funds teams.
  • Axios Systems (a global provider of cloud-based ESM software) on its acquisition by IFS.

*Certain representations occurred prior to Shelby’s association with Cadwalader.

Shelby Gemmell 


  • Scotland


  • University of Strathclyde
    Diploma in Professional Legal Practice
  • University of Strathclyde
    Law (Hons) (Scots) (LLB)