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Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Beauchamps

Beauchamps acts for some of the largest financial institutions in Ireland, such as AIB, Ulster Bank, the National Asset Management Agency and Pepper Asset Management. Recent highlights include Daniel Cashman acting for Colony Northstar on the financing and taking of security on the Spencer Dock development site in Dublin, and Leonard Lavelle advising on energy sector transactions, including the sale of a partly operational wind farm project. Niall O’Brien is also noted. Pat Nyhan was promoted to partner.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Beauchamps

Beauchamps specialises in the energy, pharmaceutical and healthcare, and leisure sectors, among others, and is particularly active advising start-up and early-stage companies. Recent highlights include practice head Shaun O’Shea and Máire Cunningham advising iNua Hospitality on the establishment and acquisition of a portfolio of six hotels, and Edward Evans assisting House my Dog, a dog-sitting company, with its recent equity crowdfunding. Emer Moriarty Crowley is also recommended. Other clients include AMC, Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission.

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 4

Beauchamps

Beauchamps is regularly engaged in non-contentious public and private sector work, and advises on the construction aspects of development, energy and infrastructure projects. Arriving from RJ Stowe & Associates in Australia, Richard Stowe has taken over as head of construction from Fiona O’Neill, who is now a consultant.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Beauchamps

Beauchamps regularly acts for clients in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and insurance. Practice head Emma Keegan is representing the Health Information and Quality Association in relation to a statutory investigation into the National Maternity Hospital. Thomas O’Dwyer secured an injunction to block several piracy websites on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America. Mark Heslin, Barry Cahir and Claire Callanan are also noted.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Beauchamps

UK and Ireland-qualified Dorit McCann leads the practice at Beauchamps, which handles contentious and non-contentious EU and competition law matters, particularly in the agri-foods and real estate sectors. Recent highlights include advising KPMG as receiver on the competition aspects of a series of acquisitions by Dalata Hotel Group, which involved an extended phase I investigation and resulted in behavioural commitments from Dalata.

Leading individuals

Dorit McCann - Beauchamps

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Beauchamps

Beauchamps advises on all areas of employment in the contentious and non-contentious space. Former practice head Dermot Casserly is now with DWF, where he is an employment partner. Sandra Masterson Power, who has experience in handling unfair dismissals and industrial relations matters, and Mark Heslin now head the department.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Beauchamps

Beauchamps‚Äô specialism lies in the renewable energy space, where the team acts for some major developers and lenders. ‚ÄėVery good‚Äô practice head Ainsley Heffernan¬†acted for innogy Renewables on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the proposed 600MW Dublin Array offshore wind farm, which included carrying out legal due diligence on the project. David Gunn, who joined from¬†Australian firm Minter Ellison, has strong¬†project finance experience. Gavin Blake¬†joined Byrne Wallace.

Next Generation Partners

David Gunn - Beauchamps

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 2

Beauchamps

Maureen Daly leads the team at Beauchamps, which advises on outsourcing, compliance with consumer and freedom of information legislation, social media-related issues, and data protection and privacy law.

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring
Insolvency and corporate restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Beauchamps

Led by Barry Cahir, Beauchamps' team provides advice to liquidators, receivers and examiners on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious insolvency and debt restructuring cases. The firm gained several new clients including Bradley’s Pharmacy, which Cahir assisted with a large-scale restructuring preserving over 140 jobs. In another new instruction, Cahir advised FLI Group on an innovative restructuring transaction through provisional liquidation and subsequent securing of an investment.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Beauchamps

Taking a partner-led approach when it comes to IP matters, Beauchamps’ Maureen Daly is representing international clothing company BiBA in trade mark infringement proceedings against House of Fraser. Other reputable instructions included acting for Volkswagen in an IP dispute which was resolved without having to commence proceedings, and advising My Pillow on brand protection.

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Public sector
Public sector - ranked: tier 3

Beauchamps

Beauchamps advises clients including the Charities Regulator, the National Disability Authority and the Health Information Quality Authority on public and regulatory law at national, EU and international level. EU, competition and procurement specialist Dorit McCann and Mark Pery-Knox-Gore, who counts a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations among his clients, are the key contacts.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Beauchamps

Full-service firm Beauchamps¬†grew stronger with the hire of new partner Anna Doyle¬†from William Fry¬†in September 2018 and the partner promotion of Jacinta Niland. The team was very active on the social housing and student accommodation front, where it works with developers, approved housing bodies, local authorities and funders. In a recent example, practice head Aidan Marsh¬†advised Nama subsidiary Narps and approved housing bodies on the delivery of social housing, particularly on questions of acquisition and leasing. The team also advised investment company Kennedy Wilson on the sale, financing and acquisition of properties. Maiti√ļ √ď D√≥naill, chairperson Imelda Reynolds¬†and Gerry Gallen¬†are also key team members.

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