Kirstin Swanepoel is a South African qualified lawyer in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office, focusing on leveraged finance.

Kirstin’s experience and practice area focusses on acting for UK and international lenders (including credit and debt funds), sponsors and sponsor-backed portfolio companies on a variety of UK, European and cross-border leveraged finance transactions, including private equity-backed leveraged buy-outs, public bids, recapitalisations, rescue-style financings and restructurings.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2022, Kirstin worked as an associate in the Johannesburg office of an international law firm headquartered in New York City. 


University of Pretoria, LLB (Distinction)



  • High Court of South Africa