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A&L Goodbody

INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES CENTRE, DUBLIN 1, D01 H104, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 649 2000
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Fax +353 1 649 2649
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29 DUBLIN
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www.algoodbody.com
Belfast , Dublin , London , New York , Palo Alto , San Francisco

Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody has a market-leading practice representing major domestic lenders and borrowers, and recently acted for RBS on the €2.6bn sale of the Project Finn loan portfolio. Its industry experience extends to real estate, pharmaceuticals and aviation, where clients include ICBC Leasing. Ciarán Rogers is recommended, as is Catherine Duffy for aviation finance.

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Catherine Duffy - A&L Goodbody

Ciarán Rogers - A&L Goodbody

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody’s equity practice worked with Hibernia REIT on its €300m placing and open offer in the UK, the US and Ireland. On the debt side, the team assisted Jazz Pharmaceuticals on a $575m debt fundraising and $500m convertible loan notes issue; and advised Endo International on the debt element of its £8.05bn acquisition of Par Pharmaceutical from TPG Capital. Ciarán Rogers is practice head, and Paul White is ‘top tier’ for equity transactions.

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Ciarán Rogers - A&L Goodbody

Peter Walker - A&L Goodbody

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

With ‘real in-depth knowledge’, A&L Goodbody is ‘a key player in the Irish Market and globally’. The team has seen considerable M&A activity in the pharmaceuticals industry, including acting for Medtronic on its $49bn acquisition of Covidien, its redomestication in Ireland and its listing on the New York Stock Exchange. David Widger and Mark Ward head the group, in which Eithne FitzGerald is also recommended.

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David Widger - A&L Goodbody

Eithne FitzGerald - A&L Goodbody

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody maintains an excellent reputation for litigation and transactional matters. Its recent work includes representing local councils in major roadwork disputes; advising on the joint venture for the new DIT campus; and advising in relation to the construction of Spencer Docks, with a total build cost of over €80m. Eamonn Conlon, Kevin Feeney and Eamonn Gill are recommended.

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Eamonn Conlon - A&L Goodbody

Eamonn Gill - A&L Goodbody

Kevin Feeney - A&L Goodbody

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody advises blue-chip mobile communications providers Motorola and Nokia, banking groups IBRC and Bank of Montreal, and retailer Tesco. It is also instructed in high-profile commercial court litigation in California concerning Rory McIlroy’s employment claims in Ireland. Liam Kennedy is ‘a leading lawyer in his field’, and co-heads the team with David Baxter. Eileen Roberts is also recommended.

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Eileen Roberts - A&L Goodbody

Liam Kennedy - A&L Goodbody

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

Praised for its ‘practical and commercial advice’, A&L Goodbody has seen a marked increase in EU regulatory work, advising a range of private companies and banking groups. Highlights included acting for Telefónica in the €850m sale of O2 Ireland. Alan McCarthy and Vincent Power are recommended.

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Alan McCarthy - A&L Goodbody

Vincent Power - A&L Goodbody

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

Noted as ‘understanding the needs of its clients’, A&L Goodbody acts in high-profile unfair dismissal cases before the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT), and also has expertise in corporate restructuring and redundancies. It deals with employment structuring matters for Estée Lauder Ireland. Practice head Duncan Inverarity is recommended, and Ciara McLoughlin was recently appointed partner.

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Duncan Inverarity - A&L Goodbody

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

Kevin Feeney leads the team at A&L Goodbody, which is noted for its ‘extremely strong deal management’. The team is experienced in the development of wind farm projects. On the financing side, it recently advised six lenders, including mezzanine finance providers, in relation to the €500m Dublin Waste to Energy PPP project. Ross Moore is recommended.

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Ross Moore - A&L Goodbody

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

Cliona Christle and David Widger co-head the team at A&L Goodbody, which has a strong reputation for healthcare and life sciences. Its recent work includes defending the State Claims Agency in highly sensitive claims arising from medical procedures performed in a maternity ward. Product liability work for medical devices and pharmaceuticals companies is a key component of the practice.

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Cliona Christle - A&L Goodbody

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

With ‘great depth of knowledge and experience’, A&L Goodbody acts for clients such as Google and YouTube. John Whelan and Mark Rasdale are recommended.

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John Whelan - A&L Goodbody

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring
Insolvency and corporate restructuring - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbodyprovides both broad and detailed advice’, and is experienced in restructuring matters for distressed and non-distressed companies. It represented Ladbrokes in its examinership process, and is also acting for KPMG as special liquidators on the liquidation of IBRC. David Baxter is practice head.

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David Baxter - A&L Goodbody

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

James Grennan heads a team of ‘good communicators’ at A&L Goodbody, which represents insurers and reinsurers, including Aviva and Ace Bermuda International Insurance, in policy disputes.

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James Grennan - A&L Goodbody

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

The ‘impeccableA&L Goodbody maintains a well-regarded contentious and non-contentious practice, advising on patent, trade mark and copyright matters in the consumer goods, life sciences and technology areas. Highlights included representing AstraZeneca in patent proceedings in the High Court and Court of Appeal. John Whelan leads the team, and John Cahir is also recommended.

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John Cahir - A&L Goodbody

John Whelan - A&L Goodbody

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody maintains a solid reputation in the area, and recently advised Deutsche Bank on the establishment and authorisation of 26 new sub-funds. The group, led by Brian McDermott, also acts on AIFM authorisations and the establishment of QIAIFs and UCITS. Stephen Carson became a partner in May 2015.

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Brian McDermott - A&L Goodbody

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Media and advertising
Media and advertising - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody maintains its strong media offering, acting for multinational and domestic clients in media and advertising disputes, defamation matters and data protection. Clients include Google and Heineken. John Whelan is practice head.

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Pensions and employee benefits
Pensions and employee benefits - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody’s team is ‘simply excellent’, acting for large state entities and private companies in relation to financings and listings. Clients include Irish Airlines Pensions and The Trustees of the Bank of Ireland’s Staff Pensions Fund. Eamon Brady and Keavy Ryan are practice heads.

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Eamon Brady - A&L Goodbody

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody works at the forefront of the area, advising Bord na Móna and related company Oweninny Power on the implications of recent High Court decisions on environmental impacts. Alison Fanagan and Alan Roberts are practice co-heads.

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Alison Fanagan - A&L Goodbody

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

The team at A&L Goodbody is ‘extremely focused on workable solutions’. It is advising the senior lenders on the project financing for the €500m Dublin Waste to Energy PPP project; and also acted for Mitsubishi in relation to a hybrid energy storage project. Practice head Kevin Feeneyexcels in concession, construction and operations contracts’.

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Kevin Feeney - A&L Goodbody

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Public sector
Public sector - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody has a vast public sector client base featuring IBRC, Evira, Kildare County Council, NAMA, and the Irish Aviation Authority. The firm covers financing, procurement, construction and litigation, and is representing IBRC in the ongoing liquidation of the bank.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody works on major real estate transactions and has seen an uptick in investment and development projects. Recent examples include Project Molly, a Dublin office portfolio, and Project Crown, wherein the team advised Dalata Hotel Group on financing matters. Practice head Mairead Sherlock is ‘a great problem-solver’.

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Mairead Sherlock - A&L Goodbody

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

The ‘highly responsive’ team at A&L Goodbody advises on tax structuring in the context of major M&A transactions, with recent highlights including advising Medtronic on its $49bn acquisition of Covidien (involving the creation of a new holding company). Technology is also an area of expertise. Peter Maher heads the practice.

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Peter Maher - A&L Goodbody

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Telecoms
Telecoms - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

John Whelan’s team at A&L Goodbody acts for service providers and technology companies in the telecoms industry, and recently represented Motorola in a contract dispute with IBB Internet Services and others.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody has ‘significant experience in aviation’. Clients include Air Lease Corporation and ASL Aviation, as well as investment management firms involved in aviation sector acquisitions. On the shipping side, the group recently advised ING Bank on financing for the Arklow Shipping fund. The team also acts in a range of litigation matters. Catherine Duffy has an excellent reputation.

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Catherine Duffy - A&L Goodbody

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