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Arthur Cox Belfast

VICTORIA HOUSE, GLOUCESTER STREET, BELFAST, BT1 4LS, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9023 0007
Fax:
Fax 028 9023 3464
DX:
2012 NR BELFAST-2
Email:
Web:
www.arthurcox.com
Belfast, Dublin, London, Mountain View, New York

William Curry

Tel:
Work 02890 23 0007
Email:
Arthur Cox

Work Department

Corporate/Commercial

Position

Partner

Career

William has worked on a large number of transactions on both the buy and sell side. William has experience of making sure that his clients interests are incorporated in the relevant documents. William has experience of drafting and negotiating the full suite of transaction documents and dealing with the issues that arise. In addition William is experienced in company law matters and advising on restructuring and general corporate law issues.

Education

MA (Cantab), Pembroke College, Cambridge University; Certificate of Professional Legal Studies (Distinction), Queen’s University, Belfast. Admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, 2007.


Northern Ireland: Projects, energy and natural resources

Project finance and PFI

Within: Leading individuals

William Curry - Arthur Cox Belfast

Within: Project finance and PFI

Arthur Cox Belfast provides ‘a very effective, thoroughgoing and timely service’ to a client base of public bodies and government departments, with a particular focus on the infrastructure, energy and real estate spaces. Highlights included advising the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service on a joint procurement with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service for a new command and control IT system for monitoring emergency calls, dispatch and co-ordinating responses to incidents; and representing Ulster University in the ongoing development of a new campus in the centre of Belfast as part of the Greater Belfast Development programme. The firm is also assisting the Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs with the procurement aspects of implementing a new IT system to record and track the movements and health of food animals in Northern Ireland. The ‘exceptionally helpful’ practice head William Curry is widely recognised for his expertise in procurement matters. Associate James Flanagan is also recommended.

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Northern Ireland: Real estate

Construction

Within: Construction

Arthur Cox Belfast’s ‘excellent’ practice assists employers and contractors with front-end construction work alongside contentious matters. Recent work for the team includes campus developments, housing developments and infrastructure disputes. Highlights included Dublin-based practice head Niav O'Higgins  advising Ulster University on its ongoing multimillion-pound project to build a new campus and acting for Orona regarding the £28m construction of the Titanic Hotel. In another matter, William Curry is assisting Ards and North Down Borough Council with the planned development of a £30m leisure centre; the project was subject to a public procurement competition open to all construction firms in Northern Ireland. Senior associate Cahal Carvill , who has ‘a good commercial brain and is good with the clients’, is also recommended.

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Northern Ireland: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

IT and telecoms

Within: IT and telecoms

Arthur Cox Belfast’s team is singled out for its ‘responsiveness and attention to detail’; the group advises private and public sector clients on IT transactions and compliance matters. A key strength of the practice is assisting clients with high-profile public-sector IT procurement mandates. The team is assisting the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs with implementing its £8.7m IT system to track the health of food animals in the country after representing the client in the successful procurement of the contract, and advising Land and Property Services on its LPS Nova Programme, involving a number of procurement projects in order to digitally transform the functions and services of LPS. Other key clients include the Northern Ireland Housing Executive. William Curry leads the team, in which Paul McBride is also a key name.

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