Deborah Kelly

Deborah is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Corporate Law Department. She specialises in corporate law and commercial law with particular regard to mergers and acquisitions. Deborah has advised on numerous corporate restructuring and refinancing transactions as well as private equity investments, strategic investments and joint venture arrangements. She also advises on all matters relating to general commercial contracts and corporate governance and compliance.

Education
Admitted as a solicitor in 1999
LL.B (Hons) (1992), Trinity College Dublin
Masters in European Competition Law (1994) Karls Recht Universität, Germany

Memberships
Member of Association Internationale des Jeunes Avocats (AIJA) and the German-Irish Chamber of Commerce in Dublin. Deborah is a proficient German speaker.
Deborah worked as a legal assistant in the Commercial department of Norton Rose Vieregge (formerly Gaedertz Vieregge Quack & Kreile) in Cologne, Germany.

Achievements and Endorsements

Clients describe her as “approachable and commercially astute”
Chambers Europe, 2019

“Deborah Kelly has a strong track record working with clients on M&A, joint ventures and private equity. She routinely represents clients from the life sciences, energy and technology spheres.”
Chambers Europe, 2018

Clients say that her “attention to detail and flexibility were very good.”
Chambers Europe, 2017

Deborah Kelly is a widely experienced corporate law and commercial adviser, clients say: “She was very enlightening as to the process and dealt well with different jurisdictions. Very engaged and involved.
Chambers Europe, 2016

Deborah Kelly has a ‘tremendous work ethic’
Legal 500 EMEA, 2016

Clued in to what the client wants,” Deborah Kelly “is very good at working with all of the moving parts and well able to put it all together,” 
Chambers Global, 2015

“Deborah is described as ‘very perceptive’ and a ‘strong negotiator.’
Chambers Global, 2014

Deborah Kelly is ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers Europe 2019

Deborah Kelly is recommended in Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Deborah Kelly

Direct +353 1 202 6460

email: dkelly@efc.ie

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