Deborah Kirk helps clients across industries to protect and commercialize their intangible assets, and to navigate the IP and tech-related aspects of transactions, including large, complex carve-outs.
Ms. Kirk advises private equity clients and companies at various stages of their development on a cross-section of intellectual property and technology matters. She brings vast and varied experience of M&A, private equity, emerging companies, and finance matters involving diverse industries, with a particular focus on e-commerce and consumer brands. Her general advisory work includes counseling on early disputes, IP ownership issues, data privacy, and branding strategy and development.
Ms. Kirk distills complex technical and legal issues for clients in a simple, understandable way, including in connection with intellectual property and commercial due diligence. Drawing on her sophisticated understanding of these areas, she provides holistic and commercially astute guidance to clients. Ms. Kirk also helps bring complex transactions to completion by anticipating potential challenges that may arise — a perspective she has gained through her work representing both buyers and sellers in matters involving an array of commercial arrangements.
Ms. Kirk also advises on a number of pro bono matters for organizations including, among others, Fairtrade, Save The Children, and Dope Black CIC.
Ms. Kirk is Vice Chair of the Global Recruiting Committee, training principal for London, and Vice Chair of the Technology Industry Group.