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Dearbhla Quigley

Partner, Corporate

Dearbhla is a leading corporate lawyer and specialises in UK and cross-border corporate finance and M&A transactions for both public and private companies.

She has experience across a broad range of sectors and has significant expertise in advising companies at all stages of the business cycle in the natural resources (including mining, oil and gas), renewable energy, healthcare and real estate sectors, as well as early stage businesses in the technology sector.

She has over 20 years of experience working with clients on IPOs and secondary offerings of shares on the AIM market of London Stock Exchange as well as transactions involving the premium and standard segments of the Main Board of London. Dearbhla also advises on private offerings of shares, venture capital, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures.

Dearbhla consistently is ranked in the leading legal directories. The Lawyer previously named Dearbhla as one of their ‘Hot 100’ lawyers and she is a recommended lawyer in both The Legal 500 and Chambers UK Guide, where she is a Band 3 Ranked Lawyer for her work on capital markets matters. IFLR 2018 recognised Dearbhla as a leading equity capital markets lawyer.

She is recognised as a 'Top Recommended Lawyer' in the Spear's 500 2023 directory.

Dearbhla is an LLB and LLM graduate of Trinity College Dublin and qualified as a Solicitor in England and is also a qualified Solicitor in Ireland (non-practising). Prior to joining Forsters in 2020 Dearbhla spent her career working for City and international law firms (including 13 years in the London offices of US law firms).


T: +44 203 872 1120
M: +44 7971 740 837

"Dearbhla is really good to talk with. She understands both sides of the market and the pressures, while still being an excellent lawyer who is highly commercial." Chambers UK Guide, 2024
"Dearbhla Quigley is truly phenomenal. She is practical, down to earth, with a deep understanding of sophisticated deals and financial instruments. The value proposition on fees is profound – we will use them any day, all day." The Legal 500, 2024

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"Provides a high level of expertise and delivers a very professional service"
Chambers UK, 2020