4 November 2020

Leading AIM Corporate Partner joins Forsters

Forsters, one of London's leading private wealth and real estate law firms, is delighted to announce that Dearbhla Quigley joined the firm on 2 November as a Partner within its dynamic Corporate practice.

Dearbhla is a recognised and leading expert in UK and cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions. She has a strong track record across various sectors with specific expertise in capital markets and IPO transactions. With over 20 years’ experience, gained across City and US law firms, Dearbhla is individually ranked by both Chambers UK 2021 and Legal 500 2021, and noted as "A very experienced lawyer who brings a strong commercial standpoint to her work."

Her appointment represents a significant step change for Forsters’ Corporate practice as it further enhances its ability to provide clients with an end to end service, covering all aspects of the transaction lifecycle. Adding further weight to a highly regarded team, Dearbhla’s appointment creates a truly multidisciplinary corporate practice that services the needs of a growing and highly active client base.

Dearbhla Quigley commented: “I am delighted to join the corporate team at Forsters. I look forward to using my corporate finance experience to support the firm’s sophisticated client base as well as working with all members of the team to enhance the firm’s M&A practice. Forsters is a great home for my long-standing clients."

Craig Thompson, Head of Corporate at Forsters, commented: "Dearbhla’s reputation is well established and she is known for providing excellent advice to a range of clients across sectors such as energy, oil and gas, technology and healthcare including in emerging markets. Her ability to drive forward a transaction is second to none and we look forward to welcoming her to the team.”

The lateral hire of Dearbhla, following the recruitment of Stuart Hatcher earlier this year, signals the ongoing confidence in corporate work at Forsters and the demand from clients for cutting edge advice. The team, consisting of 11 partners and 17 associates, and with strong ties to the Private Client and Real Estate teams, provides clients with the highest levels of technical acumen and industry insight.

Forsters’ Corporate team draws together a range of business-focused disciplines including; a high-profile M&A practice; Banking and Finance; Corporate Tax; Employment; Real Estate Finance; and Corporate Restructuring. The group has expertise in advising a variety of clients including private and owner-managed businesses, family offices and High Net Worth individuals.

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