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Julia-Barbara Michalon is a French qualified associate in the Paris office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, where she serves as member of the firm’s Global Finance and Business Restructuring practice groups.
Julia-Barbara Michalon specializes in structured finance transactions, in particular in the context of LBO transactions, and complex cross-border debt restructuring transactions. She seamlessly represents senior and junior lenders, financial sponsors, borrowers and distressed investors in their significant strategic transactions.
Ms. Michalon is experienced in acquisition finance (whether using all-senior, senior, second lien, unitranche, mezzanine or PIK financing), advising lenders, borrowers and sponsors on leveraged buy-outs, build-ups and corporate acquisitions. She also has experience in acting for lenders and borrowers in relation to investment-grade syndicated facilities, other corporate loans and bridge financing. Ms. Michalon also advises on bespoke financings for companies that require more complex corporate financings, including “special situation” financings for companies struggling to raise debt post-restructuring.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Michalon practiced three years with Clifford Chance.
Admitted to the Paris Bar in 2015, Ms. Michalon graduated from University of Paris II – Panthéon-Assas with a masters’ degree in banking and financial law in 2011, a masters’ degree in business law and a MBA in 2010, and graduated from King’s College London in 2012 with a LL.M in financial law. She teaches acquisition finance at the Bar school of Paris.
Ms. Michalon speaks French and English fluently.
King's College London - University of London - 2012 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - 2011 Masters
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - 2010 MBA
Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas - 2010 Maîtrise in Business law
France - Avocat au Barreau de Paris