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A&L Goodbody’s London-based lawyers provide Irish legal advice to international companies and their advisers with interests in Ireland. The London office also advises Irish corporates doing business in the UK. Niamh Ryan is the resident London partner; she specialises in the establishment, operation and regulation of all types of undertakings for the collective investment of transferable securities and alternative investment funds, and advises fund service providers, including administrators, depositaries and prime brokers, as well as promoters and investment managers. Ryan recently assisted clients with Brexit planning.

Arthur Cox’s London office advises on Irish law on a wide range of transactions, involving Irish, UK and international business assets and clients. Working directly with the Dublin team from London, Adrian Mulryan has extensive experience of cross-border issues regarding the structuring, marketing and distribution of investment products in Europe, particularly exchange-traded funds.

In 2016, Mason Hayes & Curran appointed Graeme Bell as the new head of the London office. Bell specialises in cross-border M&A, private equity, and restructuring and insolvency, and has particular expertise in energy and technology matters.

Matheson’s London office is highly rated for its advice to global companies and financial institutions on their Irish legal needs. Tax partner Liam Quirke manages the London office; he has a particular focus on foreign direct investment, banking and financial services transactions, and cross-border business. Corporate partner Éanna Mellett is a highly regarded resident counsel.

McCann FitzGerald’s Hugh Beattie is the lead partner in the firm’s London office; he specialises in investment funds; debt capital markets; restructuring; structured finance; secured lending and enforcement; banking and financial services regulation; securitisation; and corporate treasury matters. Notable highlights include advising 3i Debt Management on the establishment of 3i Debt Management International Fund and its authorisation as a qualifying investor alternative investment fund by the Central Bank of Ireland.

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