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Deena Smith

Associate, Corporate Department


Phone: 44-020-3321-1093
Fax: 44-020-3321-1193


Deena Smith is an associate in the Global Finance practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s London office. Ms. Smith’s experience includes advising sponsors, banks, corporate borrowers and other financial institutions across a broad range of banking and finance transactions, with a particular focus on leveraged and acquisition financings.


  • BPP Law School, LLM/LPC, 2019
  • BPP Law School, GDL, 2018
  • University of Edinburgh, LLB, 2017
  • McGill University, BA, 2015


  • The underwriters on the senior refinancing of the Portman Dental Group owned by Core Equity Holdings
  • The underwriters on the debt financing of Accel-KKR’s acquisition of Basware
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the debt financing of Investindustrial’s acquisition of La Doria Group
  • The arrangers on the debt financing of Ardian’s acquisition of Biofarma Group
  • The lead arrangers on the multibillion-dollar financing of Ali Group S.r.l.’s acquisition of Welbilt, Inc.
  • 888 Holdings plc on the debt financing of its acquisition of William Hill’s international business
  • Astorg on the debt financing of its majority stake in Corialis
  • BestSecret GmbH, a Permira portfolio company on its refinancing

Practice Areas

Global Finance
Leveraged & Syndicated Lending


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BPP University Law School, LL.M. 2019
BPP University Law School London, GDL 2018
University of Edinburgh Law School, LL.B. 2017

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