Deborah Kelly | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Deborah Kelly
Deborah Kelly

Deborah Kelly

Associate, London

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Deborah is an associate in the Firm's Banking group in London. Her experience includes advising corporate borrowers, banks and other financial institutions on a range of domestic and cross-border transactions, including acquisition finance, structured finance, debt restructuring and general bank lending.

Prior to joining White & Case in May 2014, Deborah worked in the banking and financial services team of a leading New Zealand law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • New Zealand


  • LLB, University of Waikato
  • BMS (Hons), University of Waikato


  • English


Advising J.P. Morgan and Nomura International, acting as global coordinators and bookrunners, on the £725 million senior debt financing package for the Bestway Group's £620 million acquisition of the Co-operative Group's Pharmacy business. Bestway is a family-owned multinational which includes the UK's second-largest independent wholesale business and both the largest cement manufacturer and second largest private bank in Pakistan. The Co-op Pharmacy chain is the third-largest pharmacy business in the UK, with more than 770 branches nationwide.

Advising a US private equity fund on its successful bid for a high-profile multi-jurisdictional NPL portfolio.