Deborah has been a practising solicitor since 1990 having qualified with one of the top London law firms, now Addleshaw Goddard. During her career Deborah has worked in-house with an energy major for some years before establishing her own legal practice in 1994. In 2008 she merged her practice with Howard Kennedy and left to form Burlingtons in 2011.
Deborah heads up the corporate department and specialises in private and public mergers and acquisitions, particularly large cross-border transactions which often have complex structuring and tax issues. Deborah's clients value her approachable, down to earth and commercially astute approach to handling transactions with a strong ability to understand complex issues from the start of the process and finding solutions to get the deal closed. Deborah is also experienced in project and corporate finance documentation, which often form a critical part of any large international arrangement.
Having worked in many jurisdictions across the world and in a range of sectors, Deborah is adept at managing cultural differences in order to bring deals to a smooth and successful conclusion and is highly recommended and respected by her client base.