Deborah Kirk


Senior Associate, Latham & Watkins


Deborah Kirk-Gasteen is a senior associate in the Corporate Department in the London office of Latham & Watkins. She specialises in intellectual property (with a focus on trade marks, copyright and brand strategy), outsourcing, information technology, media, e-commerce and data protection, with experience in both contentious and non-contentious work in her areas of expertise.

Deborah advises on a broad spectrum of intellectual property matters within her specialist areas, including: M&A due diligence on intellectual property; intellectual property licensing arrangements, product branding strategy and brand development; advising on intellectual property aspects of finance and security arrangements, legal issues arising from online businesses and a variety of general commercial arrangements.

Deborah’s client base covers a broad range of clients, principally in the consumer products, financial, media, pharmaceutical and e-commerce sectors.

She has been described by her clients as “extremely hard-working” and as having “consistently shown herself to be capable, diligent and extremely helpful in bringing some complex negotiations … to a successful conclusion”. Clients also say that “her attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile is very much appreciated”.

Lexis®PSL Intellectual Property/Information Technology

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Year Qualified



University of Durham/Universite de Rouen: LLB (Law with European Legal Studies), 2003
Nottingham Trent University: LPC, 2004
University of Bristol: Diploma in Intellectual Property, 2008