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Maples and Calder

75 ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 619 2000
Fax:
Fax +353 1 619 2001
Email:
Web:
www.maplesandcalder.com
Dubai, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hong Kong, London, Singapore and 1 more

Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s β€˜very proactive’ team includes the β€˜excellent’ Sarah Francis, whose recent work includes advising AIB on real estate financings. Asset finance specialist Donna Ager advised International Airlines Group on the structured financing of four A330 aircraft. Nollaig Murphy heads the practice.

Leading individuals

Nollaig Murphy - Maples and Calder

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

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s strength in the private equity sphere was again in evidence, with β€˜excellent commercial lawyer’ Colm Rafferty advising Cardinal Carlyle Ireland Fund on its investment in Abtran. Global head of corporate Edward Miller handled various international mandates, including assisting Avolon during its $7.6bn acquisition and take-private by Bohai Leasing.

Leading individuals

Edward Miller - Maples and Calder

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s β€˜fiercely competitive’ team handles a mix of contentious and non-contentious mandates for major contractors such as John Sisk and John Paul Construction. Key players include β€˜nonpareil team leader’ Conor Owens, recently promoted partner Kevin Harnett, who is β€˜an inventive and lateral thinker’, and the highly regarded Dudley Solan.

Leading individuals

Dudley Solan - Maples and Calder

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Construction litigator Dudley Solan leads Maples and Calder’s team, which combines advocacy expertise with β€˜strong, steady and thoughtful case management’. Conor Owens is defending Lagan Cement Group against a deceit claim relating to property damage caused by quarry materials. Regulatory specialist Brian Clarke is handling various judicial reviews.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Maples and Calder

At Maples and Calder, associate James Scanlon provides β€˜on-point advice’ to clients such as CityJet and Ernst & Young.

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

Maples and Calder

The β€˜measured and calm’ Robin McDonnell leads the team at Maples and Calder, which is β€˜first port of call for complex and tough cases’. McDonnell and Dudley Solan are advising KPMG as liquidator of Bloxham Stockbrokers.

Next generation lawyers

Karole Cuddihy - Maples and Calder

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s professional indemnity practice has particular expertise in the liabilities of insurance brokers and aviation companies. Practice head Peter Lennon is β€˜extremely good’.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Maples and Calder

β€˜Support is responsive, practical and accurate’ at Maples and Calder, which covers all aspects of the establishment, structuring, financing and distribution of Irish investment funds. Barry McGrath heads the practice, which assisted UBS Group with the re-domiciliation of various hedge funds from the Cayman Islands. Stephen Carty is β€˜very plugged in to regulators’.

Leading individuals

Barry McGrath - Maples and Calder

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s compact team is β€˜hungry to impress’. The two partners are practice head Diarmuid Mawe and Craig Kenny, who are β€˜responsive and innovative’. Ares Management is a new client. Consultant Tom O’Connor joined from A&L Goodbody.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

At Maples and Calder, practice head Andrew Quinn and William Fogarty handle a broad mix of work including tax planning of M&A, aviation finance and fund structures; Quinn advised CVC Credit Partners Group on the tax aspects of its establishment and structuring of a new collateralised loan obligation vehicle.

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Ireland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder was particularly active on collateralised loan obligation mandates, including advising Goldman Sachs as arranger on Oak Hill European Credit Partners IV DAC’s €416m issuance of notes. Practice head Nollaig Murphy and Stephen McLoughlin are the key contacts.

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

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.

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