Irish firms in London in London
William Fry's London office managing partner Ivor Banim handles a broad cross-section of corporate and finance work, which ranges from complex M&A involving listed companies to debt capital markets transactions. Brian Butterwick, who joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in August 2019, has expertise in general corporate matters, as well as debt and equity capital markets work. Praised as 'extremely personable with invaluable technical abilities' Lorena Dunne is the key contact for investment funds work, including UCITS funds. She also has a growing presence in the ESG funds space.
‘The William Fry team provides a vital resource to field a varying array of legal questions, having a deep understanding of the business, the industry, the regulator, while at all times providing sound commercial perspectives.’
‘Our experience in using William Fry has centred around corporate finance. They have been instrumental in ensuring a smooth process in each of our fundraising rounds. We have completed a number at this stage, and they start the process by listening to what our objective of the fundraising round is, then advising on the best course of action. This could range from what instrument to use, consideration of items like liquidation preferences, and managing paperwork and investor queries on the instruments.’
‘Very experienced and knowledgeable partners that are actively involved in the deal. Practical approach any issues and positive attitude.’
‘Lorena Dunne has a depth of knowledge about the Funds that few could compete with. Lorena has fantastic attention to detail and will find that needle in a haystack! Lorena is extremely personable and has invaluable technical abilities with a strong commercial focus.’
‘Brian Butterwick is a very solid and dependable guy with a great knowledge and practical application of law. He is a good sounding board and will give direct, and considered advice as needed.’
Edwards Lifesciences plc
York Capital Management
Lazard Asset Management
Mayfair Equity Partners
Barclays Bank plc
U and I Group PLC (formerly Development Securities plc)
RBC Capital Markets
The Carlyle Group
Credit Suisse International
Pollen Street Capital
- Advised Uniphar on its €150m IPO on the Dublin and London markets.
- Advised the Ardagh Group on all Irish aspects of the offering and issuance of the loan notes and security package to be put in place which involved 14 Irish companies of the Ardagh Group, a global supplier of metal and glass packaging for the world’s leading brands.
- Advised Pointy, an Irish tech company operating in the retail sector, on its sale to Google.
A&L Goodbody LLP
London office head David Molloy and Kathleen Garrett are key names in Arthur Cox's finance practice. Molloy's recent work included fund finance matters, while Garrett has expertise in prime brokerage, derivatives and other highly-regulated financial activity.
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McCann FitzGerald's finance-led practice in London is centred on the work of office head Hugh Beattie and Éamon Ó Cúiv, whose workload includes more traditional banking mandates as well as structured finance and capital markets transactions. Sean Mulvey is a notable senior associate in the team.
Matheson's London office is led by litigator Sharon Daly, who has a strong track record in insurance litigation and commenced dividing her time between London and Dublin in July 2019. Liam Quirke - the firm's chairman emeritus - also divides his time between London and Dublin.
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