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At A&L Goodbody, Charlie Carroll and practice head Paul White are ‘very attentive and have great technical expertise’. They handled several multimillion-euro share offerings for Cairn Homes. Matthew Cole joined from Mason Hayes & Curran.

Arthur Cox’s team was busy on the share issuance component of various mergers, including acting for Allergan on its foiled tie-up with Pfizer. Maura McLaughlin advised Strongbridge Biopharma on its Nasdaq IPO. Stephen Ranalow and practice head John Menton are also key figures.

Matheson’s practice head Fergus Bolster and George Brady have been busy with several matters for Weatherford International, including advising on an underwritten public offering of ordinary shares totalling $630m. Underwriter work included Alan Chiswick representing J & E Davy.

McCann FitzGerald has ‘very good understanding of market practice’. The team advised AIB on its capital reorganisation and assisted Hostelworld with its €180m initial public offering. Practice head Aidan Lawlor, David Byers and Stephen FitzSimons are recommended. Barry Devereux is now managing partner.

At William Fry, Myra Garrett’s team works with ‘speed and precision’ on behalf of issuers, financial institutions, investors and brokers. Mark Talbot advised J & E Davy as sole bookrunner of Dalata Hotel Group’s €160m firm placing and open offer. The ‘excellentDavid Fitzgibbon is another key contact.

Gerry Beausang, who heads the team at ByrneWallace, acted for Aminex on its £20m placing and open offer. Colin Sainsbury advised Amryt on the share exchange agreement relating to the company’s takeover of Fastnet Equity.

Capital markets practice head Patrick Quinlan and global head of corporate Edward Miller are the key figures at Maples and Calder, which advises on a range of domestic and international deals. The team advised Draper Esprit on its AIM and ESM (Enterprise Securities Market) admission, as well as €102m equity fundraising.

Mason Hayes & Curran’s practice head – the ‘superbJustin McKenna – acted for CDP Investissements on the One51’s aborted IPO. Changes in the team saw newly appointed partner Ciaran Healy joining from Clifford Chance and Matthew Cole moving to A&L Goodbody.

At Eugene F. Collins, practice head Eileen Grace advised the board of directors of Applegreen and the company’s main shareholder, B&J Holdings, on Applegreen’s IPO.

Eversheds Sutherland’s clients include Cairn Homes and Hibernia REIT. Lee Murphy heads the practice, having joined from A&L Goodbody.

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