A&L Goodbody LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile

A&L Goodbody LLP
INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SERVICES CENTRE
DUBLIN 1
D01 H104
Ireland

Ireland > Asset finance Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has one of the largest teams in the market with an outstanding reputation in aviation finance, notably in asset-backed securitisation structures. In recent years, the Dublin team has focused its efforts on developing connections to China and augmenting its Chinese client base, including Chinese lessors. It now has a broad and illustrious client base of lenders, lessors and investors in the aviation sector. Marie O’Brien  leads the department and has played a pivotal role in developing the China business group. Seamus Ó’Cróinín  is another leading practitioner in the field and David Berkery has extensive international experience, including in asset backed securitisation structures, restructurings and private equity investments. Maireadh Dale  left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Marie O’Brien

Other key lawyers:

Catherine Duffy; Séamus Ó Cróinín; David Berkery; Maria McElhinney

Testimonials

‘ALG has the premier aviation finance practice in Ireland. Their bench is very deep and Seamus O’Croinin, David Berkery and Marie O’Brien are trusted advisors that approach transactions from a practical view point.’

‘Very engaging, responsive and thorough team of lawyers. Very good fees structure.’

‘They are the top Irish team in the asset finance space. They provide excellent client service and provide clear and concise advise on the most complex topics.’

‘Marie O’Brien is the leader of the team. She is very much in the know when it comes to setting up aircraft leasing platforms in Ireland. David Berkery is another strong partner in the team with several years of practice in London and New York. He is very experienced in joint ventures, structured finance and capital markets.’

‘Marie O’Brien is very approachable and manages her team very well.’

‘David Berkery is a real asset to this team. He is down to earth, pragmatic and sensible. He is also not afraid to challenge how a deal has been structured if he thinks there is a more efficient way of achieving the same result for the client. I feel he is a safe pair of hands for more complex aviation and securitisation transactions.’

‘The asset finance team at A&L Goodbody has had a fantastic reputation for many years. Their depth and experience is bar none. They are involved in many of the novel transactions in the aviation space. They are leaders in their field.’

‘Seamus O’Croinin – extremely knowledgeable on cross-border topics. David Berkery – top-notch at analysing complex issues.’

Key clients

Apollo Aviation LP / Merx Aviation Finance

Voyager Aviation

Macquarie AirFinance

NCB Capital

InterGlobe Aviation

Aero Capital Solutions, Inc

Carlyle Aviation Management

Castlelake, L.P

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

Sky Leasing LLC

Stellwagen Finance

Wings Capital Partners

Thunderbolt III Aircraft Lease Limited

Irish Continental Group, plc

PK AirFinance

Milestone Aviation Group

ING Capital LLC

Sichuan Development Holding

Merx Aviation Finance

ICBC Financing Leasing Company

China Aircraft Leasing Company

Minsheng Financial Leasing

AVIC International Leasing Company

Aergo Capital

ASL Aviation

Chorus Aviation Capital

Airbus

Aircastle

AerGen

Merlin Aviation

Clover Aircraft Leasing

Morgan Stanley

Deutsche Bank

Citibank, N.A.

Credit Agricole

Air Lease Corporation

Sculptor Capital Management

Virgo Investment Group / Zephyrus Aviation Capital

Asahi Aviation

Work highlights

  • Advised GE as Irish counsel on its €30bn combination of GECAS and AerCap.
  • Advised several creditors to Norwegian Air during its Irish examinership.
  • Acted as Irish transaction counsel for Castlelake and Castlelake Aircraft Structured Trust 2021-1 (the issuer) on CLAS 2021-1, which was Castlelake’s seventh securitisation.

Ireland > Banking and finance Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has one of the largest practices in the market, complemented by established teams in Belfast, London and New York. The firm is at the forefront of large-scale corporate financings, along with real estate and development financings, and loan portfolio sales. It has continued to land big-ticket acquisition finance engagements and has represented clients in connection with the Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme. The firm has particularly strong institutional relationships to lenders in the UK, US and Germany. Ciarán Rogers is a recognised senior statesman in the market, known for his expertise in securitisation and structured finance. Peter Murray is head of the general finance team and is noted for acquisition finance, syndicated lending and bank restructurings and exits. Seamus Ó’Cróinín  is also a leader in aviation finance and loan portfolio sales. Niamh McMahon is another emerging name, particularly in real estate and development finance. Consultant Catherine Duffy also provides further senior level gravitas. Robbie O’Driscoll  and Gillian McDonald  were promoted to partner status in January 2021. Maireadh Dale  has left the firm.

Practice head(s):

Ciarán Rogers; Peter Murray

Other key lawyers:

Seamus Ó’Cróinín; Niamh McMahon; Catherine Duffy; Robbie O’Driscoll; Gillian McDonald

Testimonials

‘Practical, commercial, great to deal with.’

‘The finance practice has a lot of depth across partners and leverages other areas of the firm effectively to ensure that large transactions progress smoothly and according to timelines.’

‘Extremely commercial and practical advisers who know their market and know how to advise correctly. Safe hands, very approachable and knowledgeable.’

‘They are the most on market advisers, who know the up to date position on all matters and yet can translate complex legal advice in a simple manner that is understood and appreciated by senior management who are non-lawyers.’

‘Peter Murray: Exceptionally practical, a great legal mind, spots issues and makes sure they are dealt with as early as possible. Great to have on your side.’

‘Niamh McMahon – truly dedicated to the work, very practical and approachable, never lets you down and produces excellent work.’

‘We really value the fluent negotiation skills of Seamus Ó’Cróinín who has used them effectively to keep momentum going on complex transactions and who understands the “win/win” for both sides.’

Key clients

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc

HSBC Continental Europe

Endo International plc

Bunq B.V.

Icon plc

National Westminster Bank plc

The Bank of Nova Scotia

Kennedy Wilson

Adient plc

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

PIMCO LLC

Activate Capital Limited

Apollo Global Management Inc.

National Asset Loan Management DAC

Work highlights

  • Acted as Irish counsel to Jazz on the financing aspects of its acquisition of GW, the UK listed company , comprising $1.5bn senior secured notes, a $500m revolving credit facility and a $2.65bn Term Loan B.
  • Advised bunq B.V. on all Irish aspects of its acquisition of Capitalflow, an Irish specialist business lender, to enable Capitalflow (amongst other things) to advance €1.2bn in new lending to Irish SMEs and property investors over the next three years.
  • Advised AIB on the Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme, to assist low interest loans to eligible SMEs for up to five and a half years.

Ireland > Capital markets Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has an extensive record in debt capital markets (DCM) and structured products, along with an impressive history in equity capital markets (ECM) offerings. The firm continues to operate at the forefront of residential mortgage-backed securitisations (RMBS), including both full public market and retained securitisation for Irish originators. The firm’s RMBS work also includes securitisations of non-performing loan (NPL) portfolios. Ciarán Rogers leads the finance department and is an experienced figure in capital markets, securitisation and structured products. Peter Walker heads the DCM and structured products group, where Gearoid Stanley  is another name to note. Paul White and Charlie Carroll are key figures on the ECM side.

Practice head(s):

Peter Walker; Ciarán Rogers; Paul White

Other key lawyers:

Gearoid Stanley; Sinéad O’Connor; Adrian Burke; Peter Murray; Jack Sheehy; Charlie Carroll; Alan Casey; Ronan Lyons; Michelle Daly; Eugenée Mulhern

Testimonials

‘The team are very accessible and responsive and they are great at delivering practical and commercial advice on the tricky issues. Their experience and technical expertise is very impressive.’

‘They work hard to get to know you and build trust. They are knowledgeable, commercial and motivated.’

‘Collaborative approach to working with clients, good oversight of other legal firms when working with multiple parties.’

‘Strong commercial legal opinions and quick turn around times.’

‘Sinead O’Connor, Jack Sheehy and Peter Walker are always approachable and knowledgeable.’

‘One unique aspect of the firm is it employs a senior adviser, Eugenée Mulhern, who has over 20 years corporate finance experience. Eugenée is able to apply her detailed knowledge of the Listing Rules with her vast knowledge of precedent transactions over the past two decades.’

‘I worked primarily with Darran Nangle, partner. Darran was very responsive, very knowledgeable and very keen to assist. Eugenée Mulhern, senior adviser, assisted when a detailed knowledge of the listing rules was required. Eugenée was extremely thorough with her approach and gave very detailed advice.’

Key clients

Bank of Ireland

Allied Irish Banks

Finance Ireland

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA

KBC Bank Ireland plc

Commerzbank AG

Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc

Permanent TSB

Endo International plc

WisdomTree

Daa Finance plc

Santander Consumer Finance S.A.

IPUT plc

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Deutsche Bank

Merrill Lynch International

Barclays Bank plc

Adient plc

Work highlights

  • Advised on the €350m Mulcair No. 2 Securities DAC public RMBS securitisation comprising a pool of regulatory non performing exposures.
  • Acted as lead counsel to Permanent TSB plc, Fastnet Securities 16 DAC and Fastnet Securities 17 DAC in relation to the launch of two new retained securitisation structures.  
  • Advised Bank of Ireland Group plc on its issuances of Additional Tier 1 €675m and €300m Fixed Rate Reset Additional Tier 1 Perpetual Contingent Temporary Write-Down Securities.

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has impressed with its significant market share of high-profile public M&A engagements, along with a steady pipeline of high-value private company M&A transactions too. It advised UDG Healthcare, the Ireland-based UK-listed company on the recommended cash offer by Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the US-based private equity firm. In addition, it has a thriving mid-market M&A practice and continues to be at the forefront of key sectors such as financial services, technology, pharmaceuticals and medtech. In the technology segment, the firm has been especially active in private equity deals. It represents a wide variety of multinationals and large Irish corporates. Richard Grey leads the M&A team and David Widger heads the corporate group. Other leading names include Sheena DoggettMark Ward  and Ronan Lyons along with Alan Casey, who has strong US connections having headed the New York office, and  emerging talent Richard Marron, who is making an impression in inbound cross-border transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Widger; Richard Grey

Other key lawyers:

Sheena Doggett; Richard Grey; Alan Casey; Ronan Lyons; Richard Marron; Keavy Ryan; Eoghan Brown; Gina Keating

Testimonials

‘A leading full service M&A firm in Ireland, with the capabilities to deliver on the most complex projects.’ 

‘Mark Ward is a serious operator and is able to quickly identify (and resolve) the key issues.’

‘We retained the services of A&L Goodbody in an acquisition of an Irish company last year. We were very pleased by their expertise and responsiveness. I would highly recommend Sheena Doggett and her team to anyone looking for help in this area.’

‘Sheena Doggett led our M&A team at A&L Goodbody. She has fantastic experience and did a great job leading the entire transaction, from start to finish. Her team, mainly Eoghan Brown and Gina Keating, also did a wonderful job. Highly recommended.’

‘Technically very strong team with the ability to access other specialist expertise in their wider firm.’

‘Very accessible and provided good insight during process.’

Key clients

ICON plc

General Electric (GE)

UDG Healthcare Plc

NatWest

Aker Horizons AS

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation

Xeris Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Genstar Capital and its portfolio company Advarra, Inc.

CVC Capital Partners

Allied Irish Banks Plc

Prothena Corporation plc

Carlyle Cardinal Ireland and Carlyle Global Financial Services Partners

Eir

Akamai Technologies, Inc.

HPS Investment Partners, LLC, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC and Ardonagh

TDS and its shareholders

Bidvest NOONAN

Marguerite Road Ireland Sarl

HWM Group and its majority shareholders

PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH

Prothena Corporation plc

Ireland > Construction Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP is involved in the construction of some of Ireland’s largest projects, including transport and healthcare infrastructure projects as well as developments in Dublin city centre. The team is adept at advising on non-contentious matters, such as procurement and the negotiation and drafting of project documents, as well as handling disputes, including adjudication and court proceedings. The practice acts for a broad range of clients spanning public bodies, developers, contractors and project funders. The team is led by Conor Owens, who has deep experience across procurement, construction contracts and litigation. Kevin Feeney is another highly experienced figure in the team and has been active in the construction area for more than 30 years, including working as a civil engineer before he qualified as a lawyer. Eamonn Gill and senior associate Jamie Rattigan is also praised by clients. The team was further strengthened by the arrival of Enda O’Keeffe, who has notable expertise in contentious construction matters, from Maples Group in March 2022. Robert Rooney moved to Mason Hayes & Curran LLP.

Practice head(s):

Conor Owens

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Having worked in a law firm and with other construction teams I can safely say that ALG’s team is the best out there. The standard of the lawyers is above any I have seen. They know their practice area inside out and are acutely familiar with the nuances of the market.’

‘I worked with Jamie Rattigan recently on a very long and difficult funding deal. Jamie was exceptional. His ability to analyse and work through complex legal drafting is second to none. Jamie at all times tries to see the bigger picture and views everything through a commercial prism. He knows our business very well and as a result knows how to strategically advise us.’

‘Excellent turn around times. Pragmatic and sensible advice.

‘The very personal approach is the driving characteristic that sets this team apart from others.’

Key clients

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

BAM Building Limited

Kells ICAV (Mayer Bergman)

National Asset Management Agency

Cairn Homes Properties plc

Glenveagh Properties plc

TIO South Docks Fund II Limited

WuXi Biologics Ireland Limited

Echelon Data Centres (Aldgate Developments Limited)

Irish Water

Dalata Plc

IPUT plc

Irish Aviation Authority

Glennmont Clean Energy Cooperatief U.A.

Gas Networks Ireland

University College Dublin (UCD)

Athlone Institute of Technology

National University Of Ireland, Maynooth

Work highlights

  • Advising Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the procurement and construction of the new Metrolink Project valued at €3.5bn.
  • Representing BAM Building in a substantial dispute in the Commercial Court concerning the construction of the new Children’s Hospital.
  • Advising UCD Property Development Company on the procurement and construction strategy for its Student Residences Masterplan.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP’s data privacy and protection team advises a client base which includes numerous household names on the full range of issues in this space. The team provides assistance to clients from the tech sector and beyond with compliance with Irish and European regulations, as well as with responding to data subject access requests. The practice is frequently instructed to advise on international data transfers, while its work on data breaches includes managing investigations by the Data Protection Commission as well as the risks of litigation. John Whelan leads the team and has deep experience in the tech sector; John Cahir and Andrea Lawler are also names to note. The team was recently strengthened by the addition of Chris Bollard, who joined from Matheson LLP in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan

Testimonials

‘We value the people and the quality of the work.’

‘Andrea Lawler is diligent and thorough.’

Key clients

Digital Europe

Enterprise Ireland

Norton Lifelock Limited

Heineken Ireland

PicMonkey

TransferMate

Aptiv

Ding

British American Tobacco

Deloitte

eir

Work highlights

  • Advising Digital Europe, as an amicus party, on proceedings in the Irish Commercial Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the validity of the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses (commonly known as Schrems II).
  • Advising Eir on its implementation of the new standard contractual clauses in line with recent guidance of the European Data Protection Board and on steps necessary to ensure adequate supplementary measures have been put in place with regard to international transfers.
  • Advising PicMonkey on all data protection, privacy and cyber security matters in relation to its operations in Ireland.

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has a combined disputes and investigations group, reflective of the firm's growing status in the financial regulatory and competition investigations fields and the spin-off litigation that results from them. The firm also continues to see growth in tax and real estate litigation. It has an outstanding corporate client base, increasingly international in nature. Enda Hurley co-heads the team, alongside Dario Dagostino, who is an experienced figure in financial regulatory investigations. Eileen Roberts is another senior litigator, and Joe Kelly co-heads the fraud and white-collar crime team. Liam Kennedy became the firm's general counsel in January 2022 with Sarah Murphy taking on much of his disputes practice. Tom Casey is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Enda Hurley; Dario Dagostino

Other key lawyers:

Eileen Roberts; Liam Kennedy; Joe Kelly; Tom Casey; Ciarán Ó’Conluain; Sarah Murphy; Mairéad O’Brien

Testimonials

‘The ALG team are simply sublime. They provide expert guidance and counsel and are good people. I find their strategic thinking and approach to be refreshing and they are always looking at potential risks to the business (rather than purely legal).’

‘In terms of the partners and associates, they are extremely responsive, personable, and highly skilled in their respective areas. In particular Sarah Murphy.’

‘Great response times and to correct level or expertise.’ 

‘Joe Kelly – a sublime operator, great in front of the Board Room and clearly an expert in his field.’

‘Ciaran O’Conluain – diligent, commercially aware with expert knowledge and great presence.’

Mairéad O’Brien – up and coming associate with a great attention to detail and strategic thinking.

Key clients

Bank of Ireland

Allied Irish Bank plc

Rabobank

Ulster Bank

Permanent TSB Group

Pfizer

Perrigo Company

Volkswagen Group

Irish Life Assurance plc

IPUT

Renault Group

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited

NAMA

MAN Trucks

Parma Investments Limited

Endo Pharaceuticals

Aviva Insurance

Baxter Healthcare

Baxter AG

Glenveagh Properties

Cairn Homes plc

Chubb Insurance

Football Association of Ireland

Hammerson ICAV

Allianz

State Claims Agency

Allergen

Heineken

Irish Continental Group plc

Marlet Property Group

Hibernia REIT plc

ABP Group

Clancourt Group

DWS Grundbesitz GmbH

Cantor Fitzgerald

Medical Council of Ireland

Henderson Park

ERGO Versicherung AG

ED&F MAN

Wirecard UK and Ireland Limited

Leslie Buckley

Work highlights

  • Acted for global healthcare company, Perrigo Pharma International DAC, in Commercial Court proceedings against the Irish tax authority and the Irish Government in a challenge to the largest corporation tax assessment in the history of the state.
  • Represented the Irish subsidiary of the Wirecard Group in the context of a high profile raid of its business premises by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (executing a mutual legal assistance request from the German authorities) and significant follow-up work.
  • Advised the Volkswagen Group dealing with all Irish regulatory and litigation aspects of the NOx emissions issue.

Ireland > Employment Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP primarily acts for employers on a range of employment-related matters, including HR processes, employment contracts, termination, outsourcing and remuneration. In addition to this, it specialises in litigation and sensitive issues involving sexual harassment and whistleblowing. Duncan Inverarity heads the practice and advises public and private sector employees on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Michael Doyle has extensive experience in defending employers in complex employment litigation before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC), labour courts and High Court. Noeleen Meehan assists multiple financial services institutions with a range of employment issues impacting the sector. Senior associate Brid NicSuibhne provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘They ask great questions and always want to understand the business case when providing support and advice. They have adapted extremely well to Covid restrictions and have even represented us in virtual mediations through use of technology.’

‘Very reachable. Excellent client contact. At the top of their game. Very client focused.’

‘All the advice I have ever received has been pragmatic and grounded in business realities. All the individuals I have worked with are superb collaborators, advisers and above all professionals. They are experts in their field and display this expertise in a way that shows they understand their clients.’

‘The employment team has an extensive client base in the technology sector and are uniquely placed to advise their clients on common issues that arise within the sector and how these issues are generally being approached by their clients. This makes the employment practice at A&L Goodbody unique and stand-out from its competitors. Each member of the employment team is a pleasure to work with.’

‘Michael Doyle is an exceptional employment lawyer. He immerses himself in the detail of any issue or case and really puts himself in the client’s shoes. He has a natural ability to think of every potential pitfall and applies his legal expertise with a common sense and commercial approach when problem solving. Michael’s exceptional legal skills, good humour, sincerity and reliability are qualities which make him stand out as a world class employment lawyer.’

‘Always someone to turn to – very responsive – truly take the time to get to know your company culture and ways of work and working styles of leadership teams – very supportive’

‘A&L Goodbody represent the highest standards of professionalism when it comes to legal advice across a range of subject matter areas. The following attributes help make A&L stand out from the competition: Highest standards of professional advice Very responsive to requests at all times; Excellent collaborative approach/style; Demonstrate a practical business savvy approach’

Key clients

Invesco

Bank of America

Permanent TSB Group Holdings Plc

Aviva

UPS

Citibank

Abbvie

CRH Plc

American Airlines

Nestle

Wells Fargo

Docusign

Heineken

Viatris

A&F Hollister Ireland Limited

Bidvest Noonan

Work highlights

  • Advised Pilgrim’s Pride on its acquisition of Kerry Group’s consumer foods and meats and meals business for a reported €819million.
  • Advised Natwest Group on its sale of its Irish commercial lending business to Allied Irish Banks, as part of the British lender’s planned exit from Ireland.
  • Advised Abercrombie & Fitch on a large-scale collective redundancy programme consequent on the closure of its flagship store in Dublin city centre.

Ireland > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP stands out for the breadth of its energy practice, advising on wind, solar, battery storage, interconnectors, and oil and gas work. Beyond handling the development of energy projects, the team acts for energy users and is increasingly active in the growing data centre sector. Practice head Ross Moore draws on his expertise as a banking lawyer to advise on energy-related financings and also advises clients on regulatory issues. John Dallas and Kevin Feeney are also key partners in the team, with deep experience advising all parties involved in the development of energy projects. Senior associate David McElroy is praised by clients and specialises in the renewable energy sector.

Practice head(s):

Ross Moore

Other key lawyers:

John Dallas; Kevin Feeney; David McElroy; Aisling O’Donoghue

Testimonials

‘They have excellent experience in the energy sector and are able to adapt contracts to bespoke deals as the lawyers have a good commercial understanding.’

‘We really appreciate Ross Moore and David McElroy – both have done excellent work for us this year.’

‘We valued the availability, flexibility and commitment of the team members throughout the complex process of the operation.’

‘John Dallas has amazing availability and was very helpful to us in an Irish context that we did not know well. He did a lot of work with the other law firm advising us to avoid loss of time, and helped a lot through his advice, with very valuable inputs and comments. Aisling O’Donoghue was very efficient in the context of the closing. David McElroy was very precise and gave us a lot of relevant advice during the documentation process.’

Key clients

Allied Irish Bank plc, Natixis, Banco de Sabadell, S.A., Export Development Canada, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (as a club of lenders)

Allied Irish Banks plc

The European Investment Bank

Ulster Bank

Iberdrola S.A.

La Banque Postale

Triodos Energy Transition Europe Fund

Menora Mivtachim Energy

Energia Group

NTR plc

Greencoat Renewables

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Irish Water / Ervia

Oriel Windfarm Limited / Parkwind N.V.

Sustainable Development Capital LLP and SDCL EE CO (Ireland) Limited

Echelon Data Centres (owned by Aldgate Developments Limited)

Nord LB

Banco Santander, S.A., Paris Branch, ING Bank N.V., Natixis London Branch, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., NIBC Bank N.V., Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Société Générale London Branch (as a club of lenders)

Asper Investment & Craydel Group

Statkraft Ireland Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Allied Irish Band and La Banque Postale on the acquisition financing and project financing of a solar project of up to 250MW by Octopus Renewables.
  • Advised Invis Energy on the development, construction and project financing of the first unsupported (corporate PPA) onshore wind farms in Ireland, namely the 91.2MW Meenbog wind farm and the 23.2MW Esk wind farm, and currently advising on the project financing of the 115MW Ardderroo wind farm.
  • Acting for Oriel Windfarm (a joint venture between Parkwind N.V and ESB) in relation to the development of the proposed 370MW Oriel offshore wind farm, which would be one of the first commercial-scale offshore wind farms in Ireland.

Ireland > EU and competition Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has a three-partner team spanning EU, competition, procurement, state aid and regulatory matters.  It has achieved further prominence in foreign investment control and foreign subsidies, and continues to make an impression in investigations by the European Commission and the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC). The hugely experienced Vincent Power leads the team, which includes prominent merger control specialist Alan McCarthy and procurement expert Anna-Marie Curran.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Power

Other key lawyers:

Alan McCarthy; Anna-Marie Curran; Lorna McLoughlin

Testimonials

‘Very responsive and competent. The advice provided is both legally sound and commercially viable.’

Depth of experience and expertise sets them apart. Highly responsive and engaging.

‘Anna-Marie Curran is excellent, she provides practical advice and communicates in a way that can be forwarded to the business in a very understandable and clear manner. She is also excellent at negotiating a position with regulators on behalf of her clients.’

‘Alan McCarthy is very user friendly and knowledgeable.’

‘Alan McCarthy is a trusted and valued advisor on competition matters.’

Key clients

Eircom (UK) Limited / eir

MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH (ultimately part of the VW Group)

NatWest / Ulster Bank

ICON plc

Electricity Supply Board (ESB)

Irish Ferries (part of Irish Continental Group plc listed on the London and Dublin Stock Exchanges)

CVC Fund VII (CVC)

Timisoara International Airport – Romania

Smart Dublin

Pernod Ricard (owner of Irish Distillers)

Arch

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

Eircom Limited (Eir)

Kennedy-Wilson

AXA

Allied Irish Banks Plc

Bank of America

CVC Credit

Bank of Ireland

Greencoat Capital

Work highlights

  • Acted for eircom (UK) Limited, in relation to Ofcom’s investigation into BT’s conduct during a tender process for a high-value contract in Northern Ireland for the provision of telecoms services to public sector organisations.
  • Acted for the Irish-based company, ICON plc in its $12bn acquisition of PRA Health Sciences.
  • Advised NatWest on the sale of Ulster Bank Ireland’s $4.2bn commercial lending business to AIB.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has a strong connection to the healthcare and life sciences sectors with much of the firm servicing clients in these industries. The life sciences group has a particularly impressive record in transactions, patent litigation and other disputes. Regulatory enforcement is also a key part of the practice. The firm is especially active in capital markets offerings, along with M&A and private equity deals, and has seen an increase in regulatory enforcement and investigations (including competition law investigations) for a variety of clients. It has also worked on a series of headline patent disputes. Cliona Christle is an experienced figure in healthcare disputes and investigations, including professional indemnity and medical negligence. David Widger is rated for corporate transactions in the field, and John Whelan for patent disputes.

Practice head(s):

Cliona Christle; David Widger

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Our organisation is a long standing client of A&L Goodbody, which is itself a testament to our high level of satisfaction with the service they provide. The knowledge base within A&L Goodbody is extensive and any interactions my colleagues and/or I have had with A&L Goodbody personnel have been hallmarked by their attention to detail and even when on occasion they are delivering advice that may be unwelcome they do so in a collegiate manner.’

‘Readily available and the excellent advice and support provided by Cliona Christle was exhaustive and thorough. Cliona’s knowledge of our sector is second to none in Ireland. The project was lengthy and involved a high degree of detail – Cliona was absolutely central to the successful conclusion of the project.’

Key clients

Iterum Therapeutics plc

Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc

WuXi Biologics

Temasek Holdings Pte Ltd

Accord Healthcare Limited

Pfizer

Amgen Technology (Ireland) Unlimited Company and Amgen, Inc.

Boston Scientific Corporation

Allergan

Baxter Healthcare Ltd

Endo International plc

SK Biotek

Tonix Pharmaceutical Holding Corp.

Nabriva Therapeutics plc

Malin Corporation Plc

Novartis AG

Aralez Pharmaceuticals

BioMarin

Prothena Corporation Plc

Coxon Medical/ Coxon Industry Ireland Limited

Beckman Coulter

Icon plc and Icon Clinical Research Ltd

Teleflex Inc

Perrigo Company plc

Medtronic plc

Mylan

Becton Dickinson

BioCryst Ireland

Noden Pharma DAC

Retrophin Inc.

Nutricia

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc

Abbott Laboratories

Gilead Sciences Ireland

Eli Lilly

Takeda Pharmacuticals International and Takeda Ireland ltd

Alexion

Felix Pharmaceuticals PVT Limited

Smith & Nephew plc

Fusion Pharmaceuticals

Baudax Bio Limited

PDL BioPhama Inc.

Fountain Healthcare Partners

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland

Pinewood Laboratories Limited

HANetf

Efficient Frontier Investing

Chubb Insurance Group SE

Parma Investments Limited

Fountain Healthcare Partners

Leo Pharma

Merit Medical Ireland Limited

KCI Manufacturing and 3M

Reva Inc

Xeris Pharmaceuticals Inc

Aimmune

Theratechnologies Inc

Doctor Care Anywhere plc and Doctor Care Anywhere Ireland

AlloVir International DAC

St Patrick’s Mental Health Services

Coombe Women’s and Infants University Hospital

Rotunda Hospital

Tallaght University Hospital

Work highlights

  • Advised UDG Healthcare plc on the recommended cash offer by Clayton Dubilier & Rice, the US-based private equity firm. This transaction was the first scheme of arrangement since legislative changes were introduced in the BREXIT Omnibus Act 2020.
  • Acted as lead corporate counsel and Irish deal counsel to ICON plc, alongside Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, on its acquisition of PRA Health Sciences in a cash and share transaction valued at approximately $12bn.
  • Advised PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH on Irish aspects of the acquisition of parts of McKesson’s European business activities of its portfolio companies in Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, and Slovenia, as well as the European headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and the minority stake in the joint venture Brocacef Groep in the Netherlands.

Ireland > Information technology Tier 1

The information technology team at A&L Goodbody LLP frequently acts for Irish and multinational clients in technology-related outsourcing transactions. The team’s client base spans a range of sectors, including regulated areas such as financial services. In addition, the team assists technology companies with data privacy matters including regulatory compliance, data subject access requests and inquiries brought by the Data Protection Commission. John Whelan leads the team, which also includes John Cahir and Andrea Lawler.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Credit Suisse

Digital Europe

Norton Lifelock Limited

Enterprise Ireland

AIB

Work highlights

  • Advised AIB on outsourcing the provision of certain cash management services.
  • Advising Enterprise Ireland on the outsourcing of its financial management solutions.
  • Advising Credit Suisse on the outsourcing of its bespoke aircraft leasing software system.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has an established record in domestic and cross-border insolvencies and restructurings. Added to this it has extensive experience in liquidations, examinerships, schemes of arrangement and receiverships; it has been at the forefront of the growing use of schemes of arrangement in financial restructurings. The firm has one of the largest insolvency and restructuring teams in Ireland, which includes highly-experienced department head David Baxter and senior names Mark Traynor and Marsha Coghlan.

Practice head(s):

David Baxter

Other key lawyers:

Mark Traynor; Marsha Coghlan; Brian O’Malley

Testimonials

‘The team are accessible, knowledgeable and solution providers.’

‘In addition to the comments made above, I have found Brian O’Malley to be both courteous and decisive.’

‘Mark Traynor is exceptional; very responsive, diligent and efficient. His advice is always pragmatic and commercially focused.’

Key clients

Voyager Aviation Management Ireland DAC

Ad Hoc Committee of secured lenders including BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, New York Life, Export Development Canada, Barings

KPMG

EY

Promontoria / Cerberus

Deloitte

Work highlights

  • Acted as Irish counsel in respect of the restructuring by Voyager Aviation Holdings, LLC (Voyager Holdings) of its outstanding $415m of unsecured notes.
  • Advised the majority senior lenders on their options to restructure the debt obligations of Celtic Road Group (Waterford) DAC (the PPP Company).
  • Acted as Irish legal counsel to an Ad Hoc Committee of secured lenders in connection with the scheme of arrangement of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC (the world’s largest regional jet lessor).

Ireland > Insurance Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's outstanding record in the insurance sector stems from its hugely impressive client list of domestic and international insurers. It typically advises on a steady pipeline of M&A transactions (including private equity investments) and portfolio transfers in the sector. It has extensive experience in regulatory issues (including Solvency II and Brexit-related matters) and has acted for a series of clients in business interruption insurance cases linked to the Covid pandemic. James Grennan is a senior name in the insurance field and Laura Mulleady is a leading name in insurance M&A and business transfers. Sinead Lynch is another emerging talent, while Liam Kennedy and Eileen Roberts  are at the forefront of insurance disputes.

Practice head(s):

James Grennan; Liam Kennedy; Eileen Roberts

Other key lawyers:

Laura Mulleady; Sinéad Lynch; Emma Martin; Cliona Christle; Joe Kelly; Kenan Furlong

Testimonials

‘This team is peerless in the Irish market. The experience, insights, client centric attitude, stellar service levels are second to none. Their practical and solution focused approach is ideal for any in-house lawyer in the sector.’

‘James Grennan and Laura Mulleady are exceptional. Each has a wealth of experience behind them which allows them to guide clients through tricky situations in the most skilful way. They are both extremely responsive, pragmatic and solution focused.’

‘Depth of experience and expertise sets them apart. Highly responsive and engaging.’

‘Laura Mulleady is a trusted and valued advisor. Laura has a practical and commercial approach and is highly responsive, pro-active and engaging. James Grennan really is “one in a million” in terms of the depth of his knowledge, expertise and ability to understand the most complex of issues and provide solutions.’

Key clients

Zurich Life Assurance plc and Zurich Insurance plc

Aviva

AIG

AXA XL

Scor

Liberty

AIG

Arch Capital

AXA

Berkshire Hathaway

Standard Life

Livingbridge

BUPA

Prudential International

The Standard Club

North of England Protecting and Indemnity Association

ERGO AG

Smith & Nephew

Allianz

IPUT Plc

Chubb European Group SE

AA Ireland Limited

Zurich Insurance

Work highlights

  • Advised Zurich Life Assurance plc on the transfer of a portfolio of investment policies, known as international portfolio bonds, to Monument Life Insurance DAC.
  • Advised AXA S.A., on the cross-border merger of XL Catlin Services SE and AXA Matrix Risk Consultants S.A.
  • Key support to clients in relation to their response to issues encountered in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ireland > Intellectual property Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP is sought after by clients to handle high-profile, complex intellectual property litigation, including patent and trade mark infringement claims. The practice is frequently instructed on disputes in the life sciences sector, and also acts for retail, financial services and technology clients. Beyond litigation, the team advises on the IP elements of new product launches in the Irish market, as well as IP licensing and research and development agreements. Practice head John Whelan is noted for his deep experience in contentious IP matters, while John Cahir is active both in litigation and advisory work. Andrea Lawler and Andrew Sheridan are other names to note in the team and frequently act for clients in the technology sector.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan

Testimonials

‘Their key strengths are the consistent access to partners and very commercially focused advice. They are a pleasure to deal with. I must also mention that access to the firm’s KnowledgePlus website is a huge advantage. The recent Corporate Crime & Regulation Summit was exceptional.’

‘John Whelan consistently gives concise, relevant, commercial advice. He is very approachable and his depth of knowledge and experience is very reassuring.’

‘For our needs, what differentiates a great lawyer from an average one is their business acumen and ability to strategise and negotiate, rather than just knowledge of the law. The team has proven to be very well rounded and effective as advisers.’

‘John Whelan is an exceptional strategist who understands business and knows how to negotiate within the confines of the law. He was able to help us navigate very difficult situations and conclude matters quickly and save significant amounts in settlements based on his acumen.’

Key clients

Amgen Technology (Ireland) Unlimited Company and Amgen, Inc

Diesel SpA

eStar Gaming Limited

Boston Scientific Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for Amgen in High Court patent proceedings, as well as advising the client in relation to general patent queries in the Irish context.
  • Advising eStar Gaming in relation to the protection of IP rights and original media, including in relation to trade mark co-existence and licensing agreements and confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements.
  • Acted for Boston Scientific Corporation in the defence of High Court proceedings regarding the ownership of medical devices with therapeutically desirable materials.

Ireland > Investment funds Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP continues to advise a large number of new entrants to the Irish market, including private equity and venture capital service providers, along with private equity and venture capital fund establishments. It has detailed knowledge of UCITS and ICAV structures, and innovative ETF platforms. Brian McDermott leads the asset management and investment funds group and has an extensive record in the structuring and establishment of UCITS, AIFs, ETFs and non-regulated funds. Michael Barr is experienced in the UCITS and QIAIF fund ranges. Kerill O’Shaughnessy and Laura Butler provide additional senior level expertise, along with Stephen Carson in London.

Practice head(s):

Brian McDermott

Testimonials

‘Hands-on approach. Very responsive.’

‘As a whole, the team is very experienced, knowledgeable and reliable.’

‘Excellent, knowledgeable, helpful, proactive and insightful’

‘Take the time to get to know their clients and understand their business’

‘Strong team, good access to partners. Take feedback well.’

‘Brian McDermott – Brian has extensive knowledge, is considered and clear with his advice and always offers a pragmatic solution to matters.’

Key clients

Aviva Investors

Goodbody Fund Management

Zurich Invest

HANetf

Tilney

Davy Global Fund Management

Kepler Partners

Griffin Global Asset Management

Obviam

Efficient Frontier Investing

WisdomTree

Garraway

WakeUp Capital Management

M&G

Link Fund Managers Solutions

Allied Irish Banks

Key Capital Investment Management

Lemanik Asset Management

Carysfort Capital

Optimus Capital

Gard AS

HSBC Global Asset Management

Marlborough group

DWS

BIT Capital

Work highlights

  • Advised Wisdom Tree on all aspects of the conversion of its Irish UCITS public limited company ETF platform to an ICAV structure and on its migration from the CREST settlement system to the ICSD settlement model.
  • Advised BIT Capital on the structuring, establishment and regulatory approval of a complex master feeder hedge fund structure which included a US feeder vehicle.
  • Advised HANetf on the establishment on its Irish white-label ETF platform for the world’s first Shariah compliant actively managed global equity ETF.

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP fields one of the largest pensions practices in Ireland and advises prominent multinationals on every aspect of occupational pension schemes and personal pension arrangements. In addition to this, it also represents clients in pensions ombudsman claims and has expertise in the mediation of pension disputes. The team is led by David Main  and also includes Keavy Ryan, David Franci and Chris Comerford.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘ALG’s breadth of knowledge, attention to detail, responsiveness and assured advice all contribute to an overall service office that is pretty potent.’

‘The team is highly experienced, dedicated and provide practical solutions. They always get a clear understanding of their clients.’

‘Openness, availability, friendly. Each individual within the firm is very approachable and very generous with their time and always willing to take the time to listen and understand a client’s problem.’

‘The team at A&L Goodbody are exceptional to deal with. They seek to work in partnership with their clients and are very keen to develop a strong professional relationship. They are flexible, creative and always willing to listen.’

‘David Main – very safe hands and easy to deal with. David Francis – technically very strong, commercial and able to think outside the box for solutions to tricky issues. Chris Comerford – technically very able and commercial; covers all the points’

‘Best resourced and up to date knowledge. Commitment to clients. Excellent overseas associates.’

‘David Francis: Superb support -available at all times, always has best interest of client in mind.

‘Fantastic pensions client base – a wealth of relevant experience across the group.’

Key clients

Irish Airline Pilots Pensions DAC / Irish Airlines Pensions DAC

The trustees of the Bank of Ireland Staff Pensions Fund

KPMG

Heineken Ireland Limited

Zurich

Aviva

Capita

Tesco

GE

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Standard Life

Allianz

CRH

Permanent TSB

Trustee of AA Ireland Pension Scheme

Trustees of Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Staff Benefits Scheme

Xerox

Cook Medical

Collins aerospace

Northern Trust

Perrigo

Ark Life

Concern Worldwide

Kennedy Wilson Europe

Incentives

Perrigo

Ark Life

Viatris

Scottish & Southern Energy

MSD Ireland

Britvic plc

Cairn Homes plc

Glenveagh Properties plc

Irish Continental Group plc

Dalata Hotel Group plc

Oneview Healthcare plc

Marks & Spencer

Bank of America

Element Six (part of Anglo American)

GH Research plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Allied Irish Banks plc on its proposed acquisition of Goodbody Stockbrokers, subject to required regulatory approvals.
  • Advised Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation on its agreement to buy the meats and meals business of Kerry Consumer Foods in the UK and Ireland.
  • Advised HWM on the acquisition of the Irish business of Koger Inc which was funded by Lovell Minnick Partners.

Ireland > Planning and environment Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP is active across the planning and environmental space, advising on planning applications, representing clients in planning injunctions and judicial reviews, and assisting with investigations into alleged breaches of regulations. Consultant Alison Fanagan SC handles contentious and non-contentious matters relating to projects, including advising on compliance with environmental regulations and representing clients in challenges to planning decisions. Alan Roberts has a similarly broad practice, with particular experience in the transport and energy sectors. Jason Milne is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Alan Roberts; Alison Fanagan SC

Other key lawyers:

Jason Milne; Brendan Curran

Testimonials

‘Excellent knowledge of their subject area and very responsive compared to other teams. Well resourced and commercially minded.’

‘Alison Fanagan is absolutely outstanding in her commercially minded solutions, responsiveness, understanding of the business and quality of advice generally.’

‘A very strong team with consistently high standards. The A-team in planning in Dublin.’

‘Jason Milne is superb. He is responsive, available and sticks to timelines, with top-quality advice.’

‘Alan Roberts’ understanding of Ireland’s planning law is detailed and his knowledge on the topic extensive. I found his attention to detail and ability to adequately evaluate the big picture to be particularly helpful. Alan was a pleasure to work with, as was Brendan Curran; I found them to be professional at all times and I would have no hesitation in working with them both again.’

‘Very strong technical expertise, sound commercial awareness and a high level of partner engagement. Very easy to communicate with and get along with.’

‘Alison Fanagan has an unparalleled knowledge of the planning and environmental sector and a great ability to apply the relevant rules to the commercial issues facing a client.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank NV

Airbnb Ireland ULC

Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (Fingal County Council)

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Asper Investment Management Limited/ Luricawne

Ashgrove Plant Limited

Ballycumber Wind Farm

Barclay Chemical Manufacturing Limited

Bewleys Limited

Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Ltd

BOC Gases Ireland Limited

Brookfield Renewable Ireland Holdings Limited

BVK Highstreet Retail Liffey Property Limited

Cloncaragh Investments Limited

Canview Limited

Cavan County Council

Codling Wind Park Limited

Doyle Shipping Group

DWS/Deutsche Asset Management

Energia

Engie Renewables Ltd

Enva Ireland Limited

Ervia

ESB Network

Galway Harbour Company

Gas Networks Ireland

Glenveagh Properties PLC

Green Energy Supply Ltd

Greencoat Capital LLP

Greystone Managed Investments Inc

Heineken Ireland Limited

Huntstown Bioenergy Limited

IPUT Plc

Irish Distillers Limited

Irish Waste Management Association

Irish Water

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Inc.

John Paul Construction

Kennedy Wilson Europe Limited

Kerry Co-Operative Creameries Ltd

Knocknagoum Windfarm Limited

KPMG

Lagan Asphalt Ltd

Lagan Operation and Maintenance Limited

Lismore Estates

M7 Real Estate Limited

Marlet Property Group

Minch Malt Limited

Noonan Services Limited

Nord L/B

Onyx Ireland 2020 Propco 1 Limited

Orsted Onshore A/S

Parkwind N.V.

Patrizia Immobilien AG

Pembroke Beach DAC

Pembroke Partnership Limited

Pilgrim’s Pride Corporation/ Moy Park

PSA Sugrue Limited

Revington Land Limited

Ronan Group Real Estate

RPS Group

Spencer Place Development Company Limited

SSE Generation Ireland Limited

St Clare’s GP 3 Limited

Statkraft Ireland Limited

Takeda

Tesco Ireland

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

UPS

Vodafone Group PLC

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited

Waterside Block 9 Developments Limited

Whitemountain Quarries Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the development of Dublin’s 19km-long metro system, which will link various locations including Dublin Airport with Dublin city centre, with a currently estimated capital expenditure budget of in excess of €3.5bn.
  • Advising ParkWind on one of the first proposed offshore wind farms with a proposed exporting capacity in excess of 370MW off the east coast of Ireland.
  • Advising Pembroke Beach in relation to the development of the 34ha Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone (the Glass Bottle site).

Ireland > Projects and PPP Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP advises on large-scale projects across the transportation, housing and energy sectors. The team is adept at advising on the financing and construction of projects, as well as their acquisition and disposal. The projects practice also works closely with the environmental and planning team to provide advice to clients on projects from their beginning to their conclusion. The team is jointly led by Ross Moore, who has a broad practice encompassing expertise in financing and regulatory issues, and construction specialist Conor Owens. Kevin Feeney has decades of experience in this space, acting for all stakeholders in project development, while John Dallas is noted for his work in this energy sector. The team's construction expertise was further strengthened with the arrival of Enda O’Keeffe from Maples Group in March 2022.

Practice head(s):

Ross Moore; Conor Owens

Other key lawyers:

Kevin Feeney; John Dallas; Enda O’Keeffe

Key clients

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Oriel Windfarm Limited / Parkwind N.V.

Gas Networks Ireland

Echelon Data Centres (owned by Aldgate Developments Limited)

Irish Water / Ervia

Banco Santander, S.A., Paris Branch, ING Bank N.V., Natixis London Branch, ABN AMRO Bank N.V., NIBC Bank N.V., Nomura Corporate Funding Americas, LLC, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Société Générale London Branch

Sustainable Development Capital LLP and SDCL EE CO (Ireland) Limited

Allied Irish Bank plc, Natixis, Banco de Sabadell, S.A., Export Development Canada, and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce

Invis Energy (Asper Investment & Craydel Group)

Glenveagh Properties PLC

Statkraft Ireland Limited

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Nord LB

Glennmont Clean Energy Cooperatief U.A.

The Royal Bank of Scotland

Nephin Energy Limited

ING Bank N.V and NIBC Bank N.V

The European Investment Bank

Iberdrola S.A.

La Banque Postale

Energia Group

NTR plc

Greencoat Renewables

Asper Investment & Craydel Group

Work highlights

  • Advising Transport Infrastructure Ireland on all consenting and environmental law, procurement law and contract law issues associated with the Dublin MetroLink project.
  • Advising Oriel Windfarm (a joint venture between Parkwind and ESB) in relation to the development of the proposed 370MW Oriel offshore wind farm, which would be one of the first commercial-scale offshore wind farms in Ireland.
  • Advising Echelon (owned by Aldgate Developments) as the developer on the €1bn development and financing of two data centres, in Clondalkinin, Co Dublin, and Arklow, Co Wicklow.

Ireland > Public sector Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP is highly active in the development of public infrastructure, providing advice to public sector bodies on procurement, planning and the drafting of construction contracts. The team has broad expertise in this area, acting on energy, transport, education and utilites projects, including PPP developments. In addition to representing public sector clients, the team advises lenders and contractors on these projects. Beyond infrastructure, the team is engaged by the State Claims Agency to defend healthcare clients against clinical negligence claims. Procurement specialist Anna-Marie Curran and construction partner Kevin Feeney jointly lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Anna-Marie Curran; Kevin Feeney

Testimonials

‘By a country mile, the number-one team to go to for procurement law advice in the public sector. While other firms know the law, this team’s practical and common-sense approach is valuable in running tenders and dealing with procurement law issues in the public sector.’

‘Anna-Marie Curran is extraordinary! She is the master of procurement law in Ireland. I wouldn’t use anyone else. She has an extensive knowledge of the law and can easily refer to case law at the drop of a hat. She is a rock of common sense and can tell you things about your business that even you don’t know. She gives very practical and strategic advice. I would be lost without her.’

Key clients

Department of Finance

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Department of Defence

National Assets Management Agency (NAMA)

National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

Housing Agency

Cluid Housing

Coillte

TG4

Tallaght University Hospital

The Heritage Council

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Office of Public Works

Ervia (formerly Bord Gais Eireann)

Irish Water

Gas Networks Ireland

Irish Rail

Electricity Supply Board

Bord na Móna

University College Dublin

University College Cork

National University of Ireland

Special liquidators to the IBRC

Irish Airlines Pensions Limited

State Claims Agency

Irish Aviation Authority

St. James Hospital

Coombe Hospital

CIE

National University of Ireland Maynooth

The Pensions Authority

Irish Central Statistics Office

Technological University Dublin

Bus Eireann

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Local authorities including Cavan County Council, Cork County Council, Cork City Council, Galway County Council, Kerry County Council, Kildare County Council, Leitrim County Council, Limerick City and County Council, Louth County Council, Mayo County Council, Monaghan County Council, Roscommon County Council, Sligo County Council and Wicklow County Council

Smart Dublin

AIB

Bank of Ireland

Ptsb

Athlone Institute of Technology

Trinity College Dublin

Work highlights

  • Advising Transport Infrastructure Ireland on all consenting and environmental law, procurement law and contract law issues associated with the Dublin MetroLink project.
  • Advising ESB on all aspects of its proposed joint venture with Coillte (the Irish forestry commission) in relation to the development of a wind farm project.
  • Advising Irish Water on the Greater Dublin Drainage project, which comprises a new waste water treatment plant, pumping station, orbital sewer, outfall tunnel and regional biosolids storage facility.

Ireland > Real estate Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP handles transactions in some of the fastest-growing areas of the Irish real estate market, including logistics, manufacturing and the private rental sector, acting for a broad client base. The team provides comprehensive advice on financings, acquisitions, disposals and forward sales as well as high-value leasings. Niamh O’Sullivan leads the team and is the key relationship partner for a number of prominent investment funds. Mairead Sherlock handles transactions involving large assets as well as property portfolios, and Ger O’Toole, Stephen O’Riordan and Paul Diggin are also key partners in the team.

Practice head(s):

Niamh O’Sullivan

Other key lawyers:

Mairead Sherlock; Ger O’Toole; Stephen O’Riordan; Paul Diggin; Andrew Ion; David Fitzgerald; Jamie Rattigan

Testimonials

‘They are good at getting straight to the matters that count, dealing with issues in a pragmatic matter, and balancing the legal element with the commercial reality.’

‘Great experience and expertise in their respective fields. Deep team and access to a range of internal supports. A top-tier firm.’

‘We have been working with the real estate team at A&L Goodbody for a number of years and have found the quality of their advice and their grasp of commerciality, ability to find workable solutions and attention to detail all extremely strong. These I believe are the firm’s biggest strengths.’

‘The real estate team is in my view the best in the market. They are commercial, practical and solution focused with a keen attention to detail and legal nuances. Very strong negotiators and able to take on the most complex of deals.’

‘David Fitzgerald makes himself available, brings commercial matters to the fore and deals with the legal and technical elements. He has excellent knowledge of the market.’

‘Ger O’Toole is very strong on detail and legal knowledge. He anticipates the client’s requirements and needs, often before we do. Jamie Rattigan is an excellent all-rounder who is very engaging and competent, meets deadlines and works well with his peers.’

‘Andrew Ion is an exceptional lawyer – he is very personable and the kind of lawyer you can pick up the phone to and work through a problem with easily. Ger O’Toole is a stalwart in the market with a very strong reputation.’

‘Mairead Sherlock’s can-do attitude is standout. She works extremely hard and nothing is ever a problem. She is commercial in her approach to all advice, particularly on tricky points. She is relentlessly committed to getting a deal done. Fantastic. I could not recommend her highly enough.’

Key clients

Henderson Park

Union Investment

Marlet Property Group

IPUT Real Estate Dublin

Wells Fargo

Irish Life Investment Managers

DWS

Kennedy Wilson

Davy Real Estate

Dalata

Hines

NAMA

Goodbody Platform ICAV

Targeted Investment Opportunities ICAV

PATRIZIA AG

AIB

Activate Capital

Greystar

Glenveagh Living Ltd

TIO South Docks Fund II Ltd

GLL Real Estate

Bain Capital

Mapletree Investments

Starwood Capital

Motel One

Aviva Friends First

Cortland

MeiraGTX

Savills Investment Management

Mountpark Logistics

M7 Real Estate

Work highlights

  • Advised Union Investments on its acquisition of the planned 8th Lock residential quarter in Dublin from developer Ballymore for circa €200m, the first-forward funding of a residential development in Ireland.
  • Advised Kennedy Wilson in relation to the sale of Bank of Ireland’s offices at Baggot Plaza for €141m.
  • Advised Henderson Park on the sale of 2 Burlington Road for circa €94m following the acquisition of Green REIT for in excess of €1.3bn in 2019.

Ireland > Tax Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP is at the forefront of M&A-driven tax engagements, along with other key areas such as capital markets transactions and financings, tax disputes, transfer pricing, and real estate acquisitions. The tax team has worked on a series of bulge-bracket cross-border M&A transactions and has gained further recognition for its presence in the tax disputes arena, including large Irish tax appeal cases. Transfer pricing is another key part of the practice, both in relation to audits and disputes. Paul Fahy leads the tax team and specialises in corporate tax, including big-ticket M&A transactions. Amelia O’Beirne has a rounded tax practice, including transaction-driven matters and transfer pricing engagements. James Somerville is a prominent figure in financial services and property-related matters. Former partner Peter Maher is now a consultant.

Practice head(s):

Paul Fahy

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Responsive, innovative, expert, practical and good value.’

‘Peter Maher is excellent.’

Key clients

ICON

Akamai Technologies

Advarra

CVC Capital Partners

Greencoat Renewables

AIB

GE

KBC Bank

Apollo Aviation

Time Data Security (TDS)

Work highlights

  • Acted as lead corporate counsel and Irish deal counsel to ICON plc on its proposed acquisition of PRA Health Sciences in a cash and share transaction, which was part-financed by an Irish law governed bridge financing.
  • Advised Advarra, a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, on the acquisition of Longboat.
  • Advised GE on the €25bn combination of GECAS (GE Capital Aviation Services) and AerCap.

Ireland > Transport Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP advises on the full spectrum of matters in the transport space, including defending clients against regulatory actions and handling the development of transport infrastructure. The practice has particularly deep expertise in aviation finance, and is active in advising on leasings, capital markets transactions and M&A deals involving companies in this space. Vincent Power SC has experience spanning both shipping and competition law, including handling matters at the EU level, while key finance partners include Marie O’Brien, Catherine Duffy and Seamus Ó’Cróinín. David Berkery is also noted for his work in the aviation sector, and Kevin Feeney stands out for his advice to Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the development of the Dublin MetroLink project. Conor Owens is another name to note; he leads the firm's construction and engineering practice and provides advice on transport infrastructure projects.

Practice head(s):

Marie O’Brien; Vincent Power SC; Conor Owens

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘A very engaging, responsive and thorough team of lawyers. A very good fee structure.’

‘Marie O’Brien is very approachable and manages her team very well.’

‘A&L Goodbody is the top firm in Ireland for transportation finance. They are extremely knowledgeable and provide outstanding client service.’

‘Séamus Ó Cróinín is outstanding on cross-border issues. David Berkery provides top-notch legal analysis and outstanding client service.’

‘The transport team at A&L Goodbody has had a fantastic reputation for many years. Their depth and experience is bar none. They are involved in many of the novel transactions in the aviation space and are leaders in their field.’

‘Marie O’Brien is very much in the know when it comes to setting up aircraft leasing platforms in Ireland. David Berkery is another strong partner in the team with several years of practice in London and New York. He is very experienced in joint ventures, structured finance and capital markets.’

‘Séamus Ó Cróinín and David Berkery have great transactional experience and cross-border legal knowledge.’

Key clients

Irish Continental Group plc

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH (part of the VW Group)

Irish Aviation Authority

Macquarie AirFinance

NCB Capital

InterGlobe Aviation

Aero Capital Solutions, Inc

Carlyle Aviation Management

Castlelake, L.P

GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS)

Sky Leasing LLC

Wings Capital Partners

Thunderbolt III Aircraft Lease Limited

PK AirFinance

Milestone Aviation Group

ING Capital LLC

Sichuan Development Holding

Merx Aviation Finance

ICBC Financing Leasing Company

China Aircraft Leasing Company

Minsheng Financial Leasing

AVIC International Leasing Company

Aergo Capital

ASL Aviation

Chorus Aviation Capital

Airbus

Aircastle

AerGen

Merlin Aviation

Ping An

Morgan Stanley

Deutsche Bank

Citibank, N.A.

Credit Agricole

Air Lease Corporation

Sculptor Capital Management

Virgo Investment Group / Zephyrus Aviation Capital

Asahi Aviation

Renault

Nissan Ireland

Mitsubishi

Volkswagen

Work highlights

  • Advised GE as Irish counsel on the €30bn combination of GECAS and AerCap, which will be the world’s largest aircraft leasing company.
  • Advising Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the MetroLink project, the development of a north-south urban railway service that will run between Swords and Charlemont, connecting key destinations including Dublin Airport and the city centre.
  • Represented Irish Ferries in the first-ever preliminary reference from across the European Union to the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the maritime passenger rights regulation (Regulation 1177/2010).

Ireland > White-collar crime Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP acts for a client base of prominent companies and individuals in high-profile investigations and prosecutions, including handling the Irish aspects of major multi-jurisdictional cases. The team is adept at representing clients from sectors including financial services, construction and manufacturing, defending clients against allegations ranging from breaches of environmental regulations to corruption. The practice is co-led by Kenan Furlong and Joe Kelly. Dario Dagostino specialises in regulatory investigations, particularly those involving the Central Bank of Ireland, and Katie O’Connor is active in responding to actions by regulators as well as litigation resulting from these actions. Louise Byrne was promoted to partner in January 2021. Senior associate Noel Power was a new arrival in January 2022.

Practice head(s):

Kenan Furlong; Joe Kelly

Other key lawyers:

Dario Dagostino; Katie O’Connor; Louise Byrne; Mark Devane; Mairead O’Brien; Noel Power

Testimonials

‘We enjoy working with this clever and knowledgeable team. Their huge experience shines out, and they have great strength and depth. They are able to turn around complex matters with great speed and skill. They always know the right questions to ask to get the best out of us and produce the best result for us.’

‘Dario Dagostino and Mark Devane are exceptional. Dario should be praised for his huge knowledge of all things “regulator”. He has such vast industry experience that he is great at reading the nuances and knowing how we should react to and interpret things. Mark Devane has superb attention to detail. His probing questions mean that we produce our best work and give the best account of ourselves.’

‘Joe Kelly and Katie O’Connor are extremely responsive and proactive in their advice and in responding to us and advising us. They understand our concerns and our business needs and adapt their advice accordingly.’

‘Katie O’Connor and Joe Kelly are practical, efficient and responsive and give advice that has business and real world application as opposed to being a high-level repetition of legislation.’

‘ALG anticipated our needs and prepared us for all of the procedural steps of our legal process before they occurred. That aspect alone was invaluable. ALG is very strong with technology and offers IT solutions to make otherwise overwhelming tasks effortless. ALG has expertise in various domains of law, which helped with finding experts for our specific legal issue. The lawyers impressed me with their interpersonal skills in our relationship. They did it without unnecessary and tacky strategies such as having “client relationship managers”. The deep expertise of the lawyers is immediately obvious. Their billing is very transparent. Our partner made sure to forecast the costs of their services, of experts and of outside counsel as early as possible.’

‘The quality of Katie O’Connor’s work is exceptional, and this was combined with remarkable availability on her part. Although I know that this is not factually true, it felt like my company was her only client. Her meetings were short and on point, and her written advice immediately clear. ALG is strong on anticipating the client’s needs.’

‘Joe Kelly is wise, considered, independent and tough – both with clients (giving appropriate realism) and the authorities (defending clients’ interests). He is well supported by Mairead O’Brien.’

Key clients

Wirecard UK and Ireland Limited

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited and Volkswagen Bank GMBH

Work highlights

  • Advising the former chairman of INM PLC on high-profile allegations regarding his work for INM and investigations by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, the Data Protection Commission and High Court inspectors.
  • Advising the Volkswagen Group on dealing with the Irish regulatory investigations involving the NOx emissions issue.

Ireland > Media and entertainment Tier 2

A&L Goodbody LLP‘s media and entertainment practice sits within the firm’s commercial and technology team, and specialises in providing technology companies with advice on regulatory, data protection and commercial matters. The team also handles defamation cases, with litigation specialists Kenan Furlong and Nicholas Cole leading on this work. John Whelan heads the team, and John Cahir is also a key figure in the practice; both focus on technology and data privacy matters.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan

Other key lawyers:

Kenan Furlong; Nicholas Cole; John Cahir; Andrea Lawler; Alison Quinn

Testimonials

‘They’re a very pragmatic team who offer advice that is business-savvy and client-specific. Their negotiation skills assist in getting a good deal done for their client. The service isn’t standalone and it takes into account previous advice provided and involves really listening to the client, compared to some other firms where they don’t always take the client’s commercial agreement into account.’

‘Alison Quinn is clear-minded, highly professional and personable. Her advice displays a real understanding of her clients’ business. John Whelan is highly experienced in advising in commercial, IP and media-related agreements and gets to the core of an issue instantly. Andrea Lawler displays a real concern for her clients’ business.’

Key clients

Digital Europe

Irish Aviation Authority

Work highlights

  • Advising Digital Europe, as an amicus party, on the proceedings in the Irish Commercial Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union concerning the validity of the European Commission standard contractual clauses (commonly known as Schrems II).
  • Advising the Irish Aviation Authority in its defence of a defamation claim.

Ireland > Telecoms Tier 2

A&L Goodbody LLP‘s full-service telecoms practice provides advice to clients in this sector on corporate and commercial transactions, as well as handling litigation such as breach of contract disputes. The team is also engaged to represent companies facing investigations by the ComReg, including acting in appeals of its decisions. The practice is led by John Whelan and John Cahir.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan; John Cahir

Testimonials

‘The ALG team have an inherent understanding of the ever-evolving telecoms sector. They are flexible and commercially minded in their approach to resolving disputes.’

‘John Whelan has a depth of knowledge which is second to none. Not only that, he is responsive and a pleasure to work with.’

Key clients

Digital Europe

Eir Eircom Limited

Eircom UK Limited

Echelon Data Centres

Norton Lifelock Limited

Vertex Inc

Avantcard DAC

Vera Financial Designated Activity Company

Work highlights

  • Advised eir on the reorganisation of its group to split out its masts business from its broader telecoms business into a newly incorporated entity, Emerald TowerCo.
  • Advising eir on its statutory appeal to the Irish High Court against ComReg’s decisions relating to eir’s universal service funding applications from 2010 to 2015.
  • Acting for Vertex Inc and related parties as defendants to proceedings issued by Meridian Global VAT Services in the Irish Commercial Court concerning alleged breach of contract and misuse of confidential information in VAT technology systems.

The firm: A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms. Comprising A&L Goodbody LLP and related partnerships, the firm has 107 partners and over 800 staff. Headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto, we have specialist teams across all practice areas of Irish corporate law.

For over 100 years A&L Goodbody has been at the centre of corporate Ireland, advising some of the largest and most influential corporates, both domestic and international. With a large operation in Belfast, we provide full service legal advice across the island of Ireland, working on significant cross border mandates. With considerable international experience, the firm works closely with international law firms and other professional services advisors.

Main Areas of Practice

Corporate and M&A:  A&L Goodbody consistently advises on a large number of cross-border and domestic corporate transactions and other corporate finance assignments. The firm’s corporate and M&A group works closely with specialist departments and together A&L Goodbody offer its clients immediate and centralised access to market-leading technology solutions. The ability to layer innovation and expertise differentiates A&L Goodbody from other firms by ensuring that its clients can leverage new technology and best practices on an ever-evolving basis. The firm’s experience extends beyond transactional work and A&L Goodbody advises clients through every stage of the company life-cycle.

Finance: The firm’s finance department is recognised as the leading player in the market. It provides a comprehensive range of banking and finance related legal services including structured finance asset finance restructuring, insurance, investment funds, securitisation and corporate lending.

Litigation & Dispute Resolution: A&L Goodbody has one of the largest, most experienced litigation and dispute resolution departments in Ireland. The department focuses on resolving disputes whether by way of litigation, mediation, arbitration or expert determination. The group represents clients in the Irish courts and the European Courts of Justice and is also particularly active in the Commercial Court.

Corporate Tax: A&L Goodbody corporate tax department advises Irish and overseas companies on the taxation aspects of corporate deals and on corporate tax planning. The department also has a VAT service advising Irish and international companies and financial l institutions on corporate VAT strategy.

Commercial Property: The firm’s s commercial property department is one of the largest in Ireland and advises Irish and international clients on every aspect of commercial property. The department’s services include investment property, property development, commercial leases, property financing retail, leisure, corporate recovery and environmental law. The firm’s service encompasses the tax, financing environmental and planning aspects of commercial property deals.

Inward Investment: The firm’s inward investment group focuses on advising overseas clients investing in Ireland. The firm was the first Irish law firm to establish a US office more than 30 years ago.

Other Specialist Areas: The firm also offers the most extensive range of specialist services available in Ireland including asset management and investment funds, EU, competition, and procurement, commercial and technology, insurance and reinsurance, environmental and planning, employment, pensions, benefits sand incentives, energy, infrastructure & natural resources, legal project management.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and M&A Mark Ward
Corporate and M&A David Widger
Finance Ciaran Rogers
Litigation and dispute resolution David Baxter
Litigation and dispute resolution Liam Kennedy
Tax Paul Fahy
Employment Duncan Inverarity
Pensions David Main
Pensions David Francis
Energy and natural resources Kevin Feeney
Energy and natural resources Ross Moore
Commercial property Mairead Sherlock
Commercial and technology John Whelan
Asset management and investment funds Brian McDermott
Restructuring and insolvency David Baxter
Capital markets – debt and equity Ciaran Rogers
Capital markets – debt and equity Paul White
Environmental and planning Alison Fanagan
Environmental and planning Alan Roberts
EU and competition Vincent Power
Aviation and transport finance Séamus Ó Cróinín
Insurance James Grennan
White-collar crime Joe Kelly
White-collar crime Kenan Furlong
Healthcare and life sciences David Widger
Healthcare and life sciences Cliona Christle
Telecommunications John Whelan
Construction Kevin Feeney
Outsourcing John Whelan
Outsourcing Kevin Feeney
Regulatory risks and investigations Dario Dagostino
Projects and infrastructure Kevin Feeney
Transport Dr Vincent Power
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