Deborah Overstead Special Counsel

Deborah is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 20 years’ specialist experience in finance and securities across a number of industry sectors, including financial services, property development, agriculture, mining, energy and resources.

Deborah assists clients by providing commercially practical advice in relation to project and infrastructure financing, property financing, construction and development, structured asset financings, financing of business acquisitions and debt restructurings/workouts. Deborah acts for both borrowers and lenders. She also has expertise in advisory and transactional roles for the government and public sector, including GOCs.

Deborah is a published author on personal property securities and corporate financing and is recognised as a leading Australian lawyer in Banking and Finance Law by Best Lawyers Australia, 2019.



Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Commerce and Laws, University of Queensland

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Personal property securities get a makeover

After more than ten years of operation, the Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) (PPSA) and the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) are in line for a major overhaul.