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Deborah Archer, Partner

Deborah Archer


Practice areas

  • Banking and finance

Practice notes

Deborah is a leading banking & finance lawyer with over 20 years’ experience advising local and international financial institutions, industrial and provident societies and corporate entities and individuals across various sectors on all aspects of borrowing and lending.

A dual qualified (both NI and England and Wales) banking and finance partner within Eversheds Sutherland, Deborah is the head of the Banking & Finance practice in Belfast.

A large part of Deborah’s role is providing guidance to both financial institutions and borrowers in relation to their banking and finance arrangements and the structuring of appropriate security packages. She also advises on restructurings and work-outs.

Deborah has acted on a number of major transactions for both financial institutions and corporate borrowers including:

• Advising one of Ireland’s largest dairy co-operative society on its proposed refinance with a new syndicate of lenders.

• Acting as Northern Irish legal adviser to a large privately-owned property development group in respect of the completion of its multi-million pound refinancing.

• Advising an international bank on a global covered bond securitisation which involved the issuance of €7 billion global covered bonds

Over her career, Deborah has presented at various client conferences and events. She is also a tutor at the Institute of Professional Legal Studies (part of The Queen’s University, Belfast) where she tutors trainee solicitors on corporate and finance law.

Deborah has been cited in both Chambers and Legal 500.

“Deborah Archer has extensive experience acting for large banks and corporate institutions on a variety of financing matters. Sources report that she is “excellent at communicating and keeping you abreast of any issues that may arise” - Chamber 2019