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

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

Ireland > Asset finance Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'strong' practice is renowned for its expertise in aviation finance, with significant experience in asset-backed securitisations (ABS), as well as aircraft portfolio sales and acquisitions, leasing transactions and high-profile restructurings. The team acts for varied clients including banks, private equity firms and major aircraft leasing companies, and offers a placement scheme for Chinese lawyers, led by practice head Marie O’Brien, which has allowed it to expand its Chinese client base. The sizeable team also includes Catherine Duffy, Séamus Ó Cróinín and David Berkery, who has extensive experience in the US market.

Practice head(s):

Marie O’Brien

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘They have a strong team of partners and a good quality team of associates. They are remarkably efficient and organised and so inspire great confidence that they are on top of the relevant issues at all times.’

‘David Berkery is a fantastic lawyer, extremely knowledgeable and very pragmatic. He is particularly good at providing the detailed Irish law advice required whilst being aware of the broader context of the transaction and therefore helping to navigate potential issues. He is a go-to option for complicated financings with an Irish element.’

‘Marie O’Brien is very hands on and makes herself available to provide partner support.’

‘The A&L Goodbody asset finance team is top-notch. They are particularly effective on cutting-edge, novel transactions.’

‘Catherine Duffy is the dean of Irish aviation lawyers. She is well respected globally.’

‘Séamus Ó Cróinín is extremely good at problem solving. He is a superb lawyer who comes up with excellent solutions to complex issues.’

‘A&L Goodbody has by far the strongest bench and deepest expertise in asset finance in Ireland. They are involved in some of the largest asset finance transactions with an Irish connection, including ABS offerings, warehouses, and portfolio sales and purchases.’

‘Standout individuals in this practice include Séamus Ó Cróinín, Marie O’Brien and recent addition David Berkery. David is extremely proactive in deal execution and represents the next generation to lead A&L Goodbody’s asset finance practice. Séamus and Marie are two of the most respected asset finance lawyers in Ireland. Their knowledge of the aviation finance client base and deal structures, coupled with their hands-on approach, are without compare.’

Key clients

Macquarie AirFinance

MAPS 2019-1 Ltd and MAPS 2019-1 LLC

NCB Capital

InterGlobe Aviation

China Leasing International Corporation DAC

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

MC Aviation Partners

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

Ireland > Banking and finance Tier 1

The 'approachable and knowledgeable' team at A&L Goodbody LLP handles a broad range of domestic and cross-border financial matters, with experience in asset finance, corporate and syndicated lending, real estate and project finance, and loan portfolio sales. The firm frequently acts on the most complex and high-profile matters in the Irish market, with a client technology team providing support on large transactions. Notable members of the team include 'excellent' practice head Ciarán RogersPeter Murray, who is experienced in structured finance; Jack Sheehy, who has expertise in private equity finance; Niamh McMahon, who has particular strength in property finance; and senior associate Robbie O’Driscoll.

Practice head(s):

Ciarán Rogers

Other key lawyers:

Peter Murray; Jack Sheehy; Adrian Burke; Niamh McMahon; Robbie O’Driscoll

Testimonials

‘Very approachable and knowledgeable team. Provide very good value-added service as well. Always available. Extremely practical. Up-to-date in terms of the latest developments in the market.’

‘Ciarán Rogers is excellent. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience, and the ability to explain complex matters in a very simple manner and get to the key points.’

‘Robbie O’Driscoll is very approachable and practical. He is always keen to help on all matters, very knowledgeable in his field, understands complex issues and always provides commercial solutions.’

‘Peter Murray and Niamh McMahon of the banking and finance team stand out in particular. Their responsiveness and the quality of their advice is excellent. They make an effort to understand our business and the outcomes we are looking for and really become part of the team.’

‘Jack Sheehy is client friendly and practical. He has good market knowledge and a strong regulatory practice.’

Key clients

Morgan Stanley

Henderson Park Capital

Royal College of Surgeons

Elysian Capital LLP

The Bank of Nova Scotia

IPUT plc

The Medtronic Group

Dalata Hotel Group plc

Bank of Ireland

Ardonagh Group

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Wells Fargo Bank, National Association

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Pinewood Laboratories Limited

Taoglas Group

Ireland > Capital markets Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'very technically capable' practice covers the full range of debt (DCM) and equity (ECM) capital markets matters. Paul White and Charlie Carroll specialise in ECM work and have a strong track record in domestic IPOs, as well as international transactions. The DCM group is highly experienced in debt issuances and securitisations, with particular expertise in residential mortgage-backed securitisations (RMBS) for Irish originators, and financial regulation. Key members of the team include practice heads Peter Walker and Ciarán Rogers; Gearoid Stanley, who has expertise in asset-backed and high-yield bond financings; Sinéad O’Connor; and senior associate Michelle Daly.

Practice head(s):

Paul White; Peter Walker; Ciarán Rogers

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘Transparent fees and daily updates on case status.’

‘The capital markets team at A&L Goodbody is very available and very technically capable.’

‘They are always easy to reach and are also great on technical matters. Standout partners include Paul White and Charlie Carroll.’

‘A&L Goodbody is very good. I rate Gearoid Stanley highly.’

Key clients

Davy

RBC Capital Markets

Goldman Sachs International

IPF Partners

Iterum Therapeutics plc

Cairn Homes plc

Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc

Nabriva Therapeutics plc

Providence Resources plc

Glenveagh Properties plc

Fusion Pharmaceuticals plc

Hibernia REIT plc

Bank of Ireland Group plc

IPUT plc

Finance Ireland Credit Solutions DAC/ Finance Ireland RMBS No.1 DAC

Commerzbank London Branch (Manager of the Bosphorus CLOs)

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Permanent TSB Group Holding plc

Morgan Stanley

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Barclays Bank plc

Deutsche Bank

Merrill Lynch International

Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc

Endo International plc

Adient plc

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'responsive, proactive and practical' team has advised on some of the most high-profile recent corporate transactions in the Irish market and it also has an active practice in the mid-market M&A space. Clients include large domestic and international corporates, private equity funds and financial institutions. David Widger is the head of corporate, while Mark Ward leads the M&A practice, which is particularly skilled in cross-border transactions. Other notable team members include Sheena Doggett, who has expertise in corporate finance and private equity; Richard Grey, who is experienced in public and private M&A; and US market expert Alan Casey.

Practice head(s):

David Widger; Mark Ward

Other key lawyers:

Sheena Doggett; Richard Grey; Alan Casey; Ronan Lyons; Richard Marron; Keavy Ryan

Testimonials

‘Sheena Doggett and her team are always available and very practical and direct with their advice. Strong team, experienced and ones you would want on your side.’

‘Sheena Doggett always manages a transaction very well. Knows when and how to resolve log jams or difficulties arising on transactions. Extremely commercial and practical. Very respected and knowledgeable in her area of expertise.’

‘The team is pragmatic and explains things in terms that are meaningful to a non-lawyer. They understand the commercial interests to which their advice relates. They are responsive to their clients’ needs.’

‘The team have been nothing but professional, with a good sense of humour that allows for effective, enjoyable and informative meetings.’

‘A&L Goodbody are responsive, proactive, and practical for US-headquartered businesses with operations in Ireland.’

‘David Widger is a terrific lawyer.’

‘Richard Grey is highly efficient and technically excellent. Good to deal with.’

‘Richard Grey is worth a mention in terms of a focused and dedicated approach.’

Key clients

eir

Investec

Executive management team of ASL Aviation

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

The Stars Group

Malin Corporation

ESB

Henderson Park

Oak Hill Capital Partners

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

AXA XL

LivingBridge

Allied Irish Banks plc

Morgan Stanley

Rabobank

Ballycumber Windfarm Holdings Limited

Starwood

Ireland > Construction Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP is a 'top law firm that knows the market well'. The team, which is led by Conor Owens and Kevin Feeney, acts for contractors, developers, and state bodies on the development of complex projects, ranging from transport infrastructure to manufacturing facilities, advising on procurement and contractual matters. Eamonn Gill is another key contact in the team and senior associate Robert Rooney has been particularly active in advising companies on Covid-19 issues. The construction practice acts alongside partners from other teams in the firm, including property and corporate law, to advise on interconnected matters. Eamonn Conlon retired in March 2020.

Practice head(s):

Conor Owens; Kevin Feeney

Other key lawyers:

Eamonn Gill; Robert Rooney; Jamie Rattigan

Testimonials

‘Excellent response times.’

‘Kevin Feeney is outstanding.’

‘A top law firm that knows the market well. Advice is strong and well considered.’

‘Mairead Sherlock and Eamonn Gill are excellent and professional, and always call you back. They are both a safe pair of hands and you know you will end up with good advice and well-drafted documents. Where you depart from a market position, they advise on this so that any risks are managed well and we are informed as a client.’

‘Access to the key staff is essential and valued with A&L. A&L have a reputation that adds strength to our position and case in a lot of construction disputes.’

‘A&L Goodbody team provides a personal and prompt service with sound advice based on reasoned rationale.’

‘The team in A&L are very commercial to deal with and are technically excellent. The property and construction teams have great communication skills during a project. ’

‘I would consider Kevin Feeney to be one of the leading solicitors in his particular field. He and his team have managed numerous complicated transactions that we have been involved with to a successful conclusion. ’

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

Marlet Property Group Limited

WuXi Biologics Ireland Limited

Echelon Data Centres (Aldgate Developments Limited)

Dalata Plc

IPUT plc

John Paul Construction Limited

Irish Aviation Authority

Gas Networks Ireland

University College Dublin

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Led by John Whelan, A&L Goodbody LLP acts for leading Irish companies and multinationals, with a particular focus on the technology sector. The team advises clients on data protection and GDPR compliance, data sharing agreements, and also assists with responding to inquiries from the Data Protection Commissioner. John Cahir is another key contact in the team.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan

Other key lawyers:

John Cahir

Key clients

Digital Europe

Enterprise Ireland

Symantec Ltd

Liberty Insurance DAC

Heineken Ireland

PicMonkey International

TransferMate

Aptiv

Ding

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's sizeable dispute resolution team handles a range of complex litigation. In addition to acting in disputes between companies, such as breach of contract claims, the practice acts for corporations against Irish state bodies in disputes concerning tax assessments and judicial review proceedings. Practice head Enda Hurley acts for companies in the financial services, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors, among others. Dario Dagostino specialises in contentious work against regulators, frequently acting against the Central Bank of Ireland. Eileen Roberts and Liam Kennedy SC both have broad commercial dispute experience, while Joe Kelly focuses on work involving allegations of white-collar crime. Tom Casey is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Enda Hurley

Other key lawyers:

Dario Dagostino; Eileen Roberts; Liam Kennedy SC; Joe Kelly; Tom Casey; Ciarán Ó’Conluain; Sarah Murphy

Testimonials

‘Dario Dagostino is an exceptional lawyer, easy to deal with, practical, and has unparalleled knowledge and understanding of the regulatory space, which goes far beyond the letter of the law. It is invaluable to a client.’

‘Capable and hugely knowledgeable. Advice is extremely comprehensive and they have an ability to see all angles of an issue. They will actually recommend an approach while leaving the ultimate decision up to us, which is extremely refreshing, instead of just citing the strict legal position. Very good understanding of forensic expectations in matters of this kind also.’

‘Dario Dagostino and Mark Devane have been our leads on a recent matter. Dario is exceptionally available, and willing to share his vast knowledge and experience from a legal, commercial and regulatory perspective. I value that he helps us address our little worries as well as our big questions. Mark is clever and thorough, and will challenge us in what we can produce to get a better result.’

‘A&L Goodbody’s dispute resolution team is providing excellent quality of work products, has a very good understanding of client needs and has very good accessibility and short response time.’

‘Intuitive, pragmatic and very conscientious.’

‘Very focused and dedicated team, responding to all queries promptly, good management of counsel and strategic direction in complex litigation.’

‘Alison Fanagan is excellent to work with. I have complete confidence in her advice and judgement on all aspects of our case. Hannah Shaw has also been a great support. ’

‘Enda Hurley is very good and knowledgeable ’

Key clients

Bank of Ireland

Allied Irish Bank plc

Rabobank

Ulster Bank

Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc

Pfizer

Perrigo Company plc

Volkswagen Group

Irish Life Assurance plc

IPUT

Renault Group

Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited

NAMA (National Asset Management Agency)

Smith & Nephew Plc

MAN Trucks

Parma Investments Limited

Endo Pharmaceuticals plc

Osmotica Pharmaceuticals plc

Aviva Insurance plc

Baxter Healthcare Ltd

Baxter AG

Glenveagh Properties plc

Cairn Homes plc

Chubb Insurance

Football Association of Ireland

Hammerson ICAV

Allianz plc

State Claims Agency

Allergan

Heineken

Irish Continental Group plc

Marlet Property Group

Hibernia REIT plc

ABP Group

Clancourt Group

DWS Grundbesitz GmbH

Cantor Fitzgerald

Medical Council of Ireland

Ireland > Employment Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's practice covers the gamut of employment work, which includes handling TUPE transactions and redundancies, as well as disputes involving claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination. The team has also recently been instructed in a number of crisis management matters by firms facing serious and high-profile allegations of misconduct. The highly experienced Duncan Inverarity is the head of the practice. Michael Doyle is described by clients as 'very practical' and 'a fantastic partner to our business'. Of counsel Noeleen Meehan and senior associate Tríona Sugrue are also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Duncan Inverarity

Other key lawyers:

Michael Doyle; Noeleen Meehan; Tríona Sugrue

Testimonials

‘What makes A&L Goodbody unique in my experience is the professionalism of the individuals that I have dealt with. They know the law and they know our business and the environment we work in. Their advice is always of the highest quality. I value their frankness when assessing cases and the clarity that they bring to situations. ’

‘My main point of contact is Michael Doyle. His ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly and provide clear and concise advice always surprises me. In particular, his responsiveness even outside working hours, means that I always have access to the best legal advice and ensures that I can respond quickly to issues in the business.’

‘They offer high levels of availability, including evenings/weekends, very fast assessment of context and issues, clear advice on options and solutions and quick connectivity with other departments in the practice.’

‘Michael Doyle is a fantastic partner to our business. Always available and quick to assess any situation and provide clear direction and advice regardless of the complexity of the circumstances.’

‘Very good at building relationships with our organisation, understanding our needs and demands and deploying a can-do attitude to working with us to find solutions and resolve complex legal and business issues.’

‘Obviously, they have legal knowledge and expertise. They also have knowledge of our company, business and modus operandi, drive for resolution of a particular issue, and clearness of thought, instruction and written communications. Nice mix of professional responsibility and ability to develop a very positive working relationship.’

‘Michael Doyle is very practical and always makes himself available as needed.’

Key clients

Invesco

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Permanent TSB Group Holdings PLC

Aviva

UPS

Citibank

Abbvie / Allergan

CRH Plc

American Airlines

Multi Corporation, a Blackstone company

Wells Fargo

Docusign

Heineken

Mylan

DEPFA Bank plc

Becton Dickinson

Ireland > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's broad energy practice handles the financing, refinancing, and development of energy projects, particularly in the areas of wind and solar energy. The team also handles more traditional gas projects as well as data centres and battery storage facilities. The practice is an all-island offering, collaborating with the firm's Belfast-based team to advise on cross-border matters. Ross Moore leads the practice and is in experienced in financings and transactions involving energy assets. John Dallas advises both sponsors and lenders on energy projects, and has 'great knowledge and experience in the Irish electricity market'. Senior associate David McElroy is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Ross Moore

Other key lawyers:

John Dallas; David McElroy

Testimonials

‘A&L Goodbody are a very open company to work with. Their team is very approachable and willing to engage in open discussion about project issues including challenging the project team where necessary.

‘Their collaborative approach has enabled A&L Goodbody to become part of our project team where we can debate issues and come to a common agreement on the best approach to resolve matters that can be complex.’

‘John Dallas has a great knowledge of and experience in the Irish electricity market. This is key in helping us develop our strategy in a policy environment that is both complex and continuously changing. ’

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)

BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited

Irish Water / Ervia

Oriel Windfarm Limited / Parkwind N.V.

Kilpaddoge Green Energy Limited

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

Echelon Data Centres (owned by Aldgate Developments Limited)

Nord LB

Glennmont Clean Energy Cooperatief U.A.

Asper Investment & Craydel Group

Statkraft Ireland Limited

Siga-Hydro Limited

Enel Global Thermal Generation Srl

Ireland > EU and competition Tier 1

The 'very solid' team at A&L Goodbody LLP has extensive experience of large-scale merger control, high-profile competition litigation and investigations by the EU Commission and the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), and state aid. The team also advises on Brexit-related issues and provides dawn raid training. Newly appointed senior counsel Vincent Power SC, who has significant expertise in all areas of EU and competition law, particularly in the transport sector, leads the highly experienced team. Alan McCarthy specialises in EU and Irish merger control and Anna-Marie Curran is an expert in public procurement.

Practice head(s):

Vincent Power SC

Other key lawyers:

Alan McCarthy; Anna-Marie Curran; Lorna McLoughlin

Testimonials

‘Very experienced in Irish and EU competition law issues.’

‘Alan McCarthy can be counted upon to give careful, measured advice and has a wealth of experience in this field.’

‘A very solid team.’

‘Vincent Power is outstanding as an expert in the field and in looking for pragmatic solutions.’

‘Vincent Power is a giant in his field. Alan McCarthy is technically excellent and such a pleasure to work with. Anna-Marie Curran is the first port of call on procurement.’

A&L Goodbody continue to be highly valued for us in relation to competition law enforcement and dawn raid training and management.’

Key clients

MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus Deutschland GmbH

Stars

Nutricia Medical Ireland Limited

Electricity Supply Board

CVC

Eircom (UK) Limited

Irish Water

Irish Ferries (part of Irish Continental Group plc)

Pernod Ricard (owner of Irish Distillers)

Future Ticketing Limited

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'customer-oriented' team is particularly active in corporate and capital markets matters in the life sciences sector, advising domestic and international pharmaceutical companies on M&A, capital raisings and IPOs. The team also has significant expertise in IP litigation, procurement and competition issues, and gives regulatory advice, including assistance with Brexit preparations. Cliona Christle, who specialises in medical negligence and product liability litigation, and David Widger, who focuses on corporate matters, lead the team. In addition, John Whelan advises on IP issues and senior associate Róise Nic Ghráinne on healthcare litigation and regulation.

Practice head(s):

Cliona Christle; David Widger

Other key lawyers:

Sheena Doggett; John Whelan; Alan Casey; Ronan Lyons; Róise Nic Ghráinne

Testimonials

‘Very customer-orientated team providing current legal advice, well connected globally.’

‘Sheena Doggett and David Widger are excellent, customer service-focused individuals.’

‘The team are always available, working extremely long hours at times of exacting deadlines, and can always be relied upon with very timely responses and support.’

‘Their knowledge of the overall landscape and background to similar cases ongoing in Ireland was extremely helpful and provided confidence during very testing times.’

‘Extremely friendly, approachable and excellent at explaining issues, especially the differences with the Irish system to English law. Despite the issues of being in another country their support was always timely, constant and professional.’

‘John Whelan is personable, commercially minded and calm in even the most stressful situations.’

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.

Morgan Stanley

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Ireland > Information technology Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's information technology team handles a range of matters in this area, including contentious and non-contentious data protection issues  and advising clients on outsourcing. The team also handles intellectual property disputes involving technology patents. Practice head John Whelan is experienced in commercial, contentious and regulatory work, while John Cahir is known for his work acting for technology clients in disputes and transactions. The practice also acts alongside the firm's corporate team to handle M&A transactions in this sector.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan

Other key lawyers:

John Cahir

Key clients

Symantec Limited

Digital Europe

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

AIB

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

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 1

Led by David Baxter, A&L Goodbody LLP's insolvency practice handles some of the most high-profile and complex matters in the Irish market. In addition to acting for insolvency practitioners, such as liquidators and receivers, the firm advises both creditors to insolvent companies and insolvent companies. The team's workload also includes cross-border insolvencies. Mark Traynor and Marsha Coghlan are also key partners in this practice.

Practice head(s):

David Baxter

Other key lawyers:

Mark Traynor; Marsha Coghlan

Key clients

Ambac Assurance UK Ltd

KPMG

EY

Promontoria/Cerberus

ACC

Waypoint Leasing Ireland Limited and related group companies

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

Ireland > Insurance Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'extremely knowledgeable' team counts many of the largest insurers with operations in Ireland among its clients. The team is highly experienced in complex M&A and portfolio transfers in the insurance industry, and advises on Brexit projects and Covid-19 related business interruption coverage issues. Large-scale insurance litigation, including fraud claims, coverage disputes and high-value clinical negligence, is also a key area of expertise. James Grennan, Laura Mulleady and Sinéad Lynch are the main contacts on the non-contentious side, while newly appointed senior counsel Liam Kennedy SC and Eileen Roberts head the insurance disputes practice.

Practice head(s):

James Grennan; Liam Kennedy SC; Eileen Roberts

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘The key strengths and capabilities we see in A&L Goodbody are that they have a team of lawyers who have a wealth of experience and knowledge in any matter we give them, be it big or small.’

‘Very strong insurance/reinsurance team and very reponsive.’

‘James Grennan has such a thorough and unrivalled knowledge and understanding of the regulatory environment and has been invaluable to us in his various dealings with us.’

‘Extremely knowledgeable team with very strong blend of technical expertise and commercial know-how. Unrivalled understanding of the Irish regulatory environment.’

‘Overall, the team are extremely responsive as well as solution focused, with a good understanding of the real-world commercial implications of the advice they are giving. Quality of work and level of insight is always of the highest standard.’

‘They have a tip-top knowledge of all sectors of the insurance and reinsurance market, and have had for many years the broadest range of experience of the sector of the various Irish firms. They ally strong company law and insurance regulatory technical expertise with a very creative, flexible and solutions-oriented approach, and are very accessible and user friendly. ’

‘James Grennan is a longstanding guru in the sector, with an unrivalled depth of experience. He is highly user friendly, creative and solutions oriented. Laura Mulleady similarly is a go-to partner on regulatory matters. She has extremely good judgement and excels in identifying issues which will be of concern to regulators and advising clients on how best to navigate their course to achieve their goals. Both James and Laura are charming, accessible, collaborative and a delight to work with.’

‘Laura Mulleady is highly responsive and totally reliable. She is always there when you need someone at the end of the phone, and has a very collaborative and commercial approach. James Grennan is superb on complex legal and regulatory issues. His depth of insurance expertise and general legal knowledge is second to none.’

Key clients

AXA XL

Liberty Insurance

Aviva

Zurich

Berkshire Hathaway

Arch

North of England P&I Association

Allianz

Laya

Standard Club

Octium

Standard Life

ERGO Versicherungsgruppe AG

Ireland > Intellectual property Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's intellectual property practice stands out for its work representing clients in contentious matters, appearing before the Irish Commercial Court, High Court, and Supreme Court, as well as the General Court of the European Union. The team also handles IP protection and licensing for prominent companies, particularly in the pharmaceutical and technology sectors. Practice head John Whelan and John Cahir are the key partners in the team, handling both contentious and non-contentious IP work.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan

Other key lawyers:

John Cahir; Andrew Sheridan; Andrea Lawler

Key clients

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

Diesel SpA

Bank of Ireland

Commodores Entertainment Corporation

eStar Gaming Limited

Ireland > Investment funds Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'very responsive and knowledgeable' team has wide-ranging expertise in the structuring and establishment of all types of investment funds, as well as in large-scale corporate transactions involving fund structures. The team has further grown its experience in the ETF and money market fund space, and has extended its blue-chip client base to include a number of investors and new fund service providers entering the Irish market. The highly experienced Brian McDermott leads the team, which also includes Michael Barr, Kerill O’Shaughnessy and Laura Butler, who have particular expertise in mutual funds, UCITS funds, and real estate and private equity funds.

Practice head(s):

Brian McDermott

Other key lawyers:

Michael Barr; Laura Butler; Kerill O’Shaughnessy; Stephen Carson

Testimonials

‘The A&L Goodbody team are very knowledgeable in their respective areas and are always responsive in respect of any matters that we may wish to discuss. We find that the team are all very collegial, friendly and open in their approach, resulting in the provision of practical and commercial advice.’

‘Laura Butler and Michael Barr are deeply knowledgeable and, as importantly, have taken the time to really understand both our firm’s business and our culture. This effort means that we receive advice that is truly targeted, which is much appreciated. In our view, this investment in understanding our business also helps to reduce unnecessary legal expenses.’

‘From our initial conversation, Kerill O’Shaughnessy exhibited an unmatched combination of knowledge, work ethic and values. Our respect for Kerill has continued to grow as we work with him and his team.’

‘Fast, proactive and full of business suggestions that are tailored to the client’s needs.’

‘Kerill O’Shaughnessy is always available for his clients, has a wonderful sense of humour and can help guide other parties through difficult processes every time. A true business partner for a corporate entity to rely upon.’

‘Quite simply the best of a number of funds practices used in Ireland – very responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘Laura Butler is very switched on and an excellent lawyer, with great personal skills.’

‘Laura Butler has been excellent since we started dealing with her. She sees the relationship as very much a partnership and is always happy to jump on calls with potential new clients and understands that this approach will benefit both companies in the long run. We never feel we are on the clock when dealing with Laura.’

Key clients

Henderson Park

Aviva Investors

Goodbody Fund Management

Global Student Accommodation

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

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's sizeable pensions team provides advice to prominent multinationals on complex issues such as the operation of cross-jurisdictional schemes. The practice is led by the 'extremely knowledgeable' David Main; Chris Comerford and David Francis are other key pensions partners in the team. Keavy Ryan is known for her work on employee benefits, and is particularly involved in handling the benefits aspects of corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

David Main

Other key lawyers:

Chris Comerford; David Francis; Keavy Ryan

Testimonials

‘The team consistently goes the extra mile for their clients. Their advice is always very comprehensive and they cover every angle. Finally, they always respond in an extremely prompt manner.’

‘Quality of advice, the ability to impart that advice clearly and unambiguously and ensure follow up afterwards. That service combined with the quality of the people amount to a pretty formidable combination.’

‘David Francis has great expertise coupled with a commercial approach. Aoife Malone offers technical excellence and is a great communicator.’

‘I don’t have a comparison with other firms but I am very happy with the service received from Keavy Ryan and Rosaleen Boyle. Their response is always thorough and well thought through.’

‘Keavy Ryan and Rosaleen Boyle provide a very professional service, they are very engaged and as a client we have the sense that they are pro-active in considering our interests.’

‘Incredibly responsive service from David Francis. He always has best interests of client in focus available at all times.’

‘In-depth knowledge of pensions law and providing expert advice to trustees and associates.’

‘Chris Comerford provides an excellent service, quick to respond and provides technical advice that is easy to understand for non-employed trustees and other stakeholders’

‘David Main is extremely knowledgeable in his field.’

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 plc

Permanent TSB

Trustee of AA Ireland Pension Scheme

Trustees of Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Staff Benefits Scheme

Xerox

Cook Medical

Collins Aerospace

Perrigo

Incentives

Scottish & Southern Energy

XL Caitlin Group Limited

Britvic plc

Cairn Homes plc

Glenveagh Properties plc

Irish Continental Group plc

Dalata Hotel Group plc

Oneview Healthcare plc

Perrigo Company plc

Marks & Spencer plc

Bank of America

Bank of China

Comcast Inc

Ireland > Planning and environment Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP advises the developers of some of Ireland's largest projects on planning and environmental issues, including handling judicial review proceedings. The practice advises state bodies both on the development of projects and on their legislative duties as regulators, as well as acting for clients in the private sector. The practice is led by Alan Roberts and Alison Fanagan, who is 'outstanding in this field'. Jason Milne is also a specialist in this area and is able to draw on his previous experience as an environmental consultant.

Practice head(s):

Alan Roberts; Alison Fanagan

Other key lawyers:

Jason Milne; Brendan Curran; Chris Stynes; Kristen Read

Testimonials

‘An excellent team. They are our primary trusted advisor in the complex and extremely busy Environmental and Planning area. Alison Fanagan is the preeminent business advisor in this field.’

‘Alison Fanagan is outstanding in this field, in my opinion head and shoulders above all others in Ireland. She takes a very proactive approach, pragmatic and business focused. She gets personally involved and will always take ownership of and responsibility for issues so nothing falls between the cracks. Her response times are fantastic, she is always accessible and always meets agreed deadlines. In short, I have no hesitation recommending her as the best practitioner in this field. Chris Stynes and Brendan Curran are also excellent understudies who are diligent, responsible and capable. ’

‘A&L Goodbody are a very open company to work with. Their team is very approachable and willing to engage in open discussion about project issues including challenging the project team where necessary. This collaborative approach has enabled A&LG to become part of our project team where we can debate issues and come to a common agreement on the best approach to resolve matters that can be complex. ’

‘Alison Fanagan has deep experience and a high degree of expertise in planning and environmental law in Ireland. Her knowledge, gained from experience, of the pitfalls of the Irish planning system is second to none and has helped us to develop a robust strategy to prepare our project for a planning consent application that should stand up to scrutiny by both the consent authorities and other stakeholders. Kristen Read has an excellent understanding of the EIA process and in particular with the requirements for the preparation of an offshore EIA. This has been particularly beneficial to us, due to the small number of offshore projects that have been consented in Ireland.’

‘We deal with Alan Roberts of the Planning and Environmental team. Alan is a professional, pleasant and enthusiastic person to deal with. He displays an interest in our business on par with members of our own team and his knowledge of the law in this area and ability to identify key issues has been a great resource over the past few months. Alan and his team quickly integrated into our project and have been impressive in their ability to guide us through a vast and complex area of the law. ’

‘We have been impressed by Alan Roberts and Brendan Curran and the enthusiasm with which members of this team approached our project and integrated into our wider project team. They are very solutions-focused and there is a real sense of partnership in the approach taken, even when they are challenging proposed approaches.’

Key clients

Airbnb Ireland ULC

Aircraft Noise Competent Authority (Fingal County Council)

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Asper Investment Management Limited/Luricawne

Ballycumber Wind Farm

Blackrock Investment Management (UK) Ltd

Brookfield Renewable Ireland Holdings Limited

Chartered Land Ltd

Doyle Shipping Group

DWS/Deutsche Asset Management

Engie Renewables Ltd

Enva Ireland Limited

Ervia

Glenveagh Properties PLC

Green Energy Supply ltd

Greencoat Capital LLP

Greystone Managed Investments inc

Irish Distillers Limited

Irish Water

Kennedy Wilson Europe Limited

Lagan Asphalt Ltd

Marlet Property Group

Nord L/B

Ronan Group Real Estate

RPS Group

Statkraft Ireland Limited

Tesco Ireland

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

UPS

Ireland > Projects and PPP Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's sizeable projects and PPP practice handles the largest and most complex matters in the Irish market, with its partners having a range of specialisms. In addition to handling high-value transportation and water treatment projects, the team is at the forefront of the growing sectors of offshore wind energy and data centres. Practice heads Ross Moore and Kevin Feeney have deep and broad experience in projects work, while John Dallas stands out for his work in the energy sector. Senior associate Jamie Rattigan is another key name to note.

Practice head(s):

Ross Moore; Kevin Feeney

Other key lawyers:

John Dallas; Jamie Rattigan

Testimonials

‘They manage the delivery of excellent technical advice in a co-ordinated and rounded manner facilitating the communication of legal risks to the project team, notwithstanding the sudden move to remote working.’

Key clients

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

Parkwind NV / Oriel Windfarm Limited

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 (as a club of Lenders)

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 (as a club of Lenders)

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 (as agent for a syndicate of international lenders)

Nephin Energy Limited

ING Bank N.V and NIBC Bank N.V

Siga-Hydro Limited

Hanwha Energy

Enel Glo

Ireland > Public sector Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'highly expert' team advises on a wide range of matters in the public sector, with significant expertise in public procurement, major infrastructure and utility projects, and environmental law. Its broad client base includes a number of local authorities, government departments, national utilities companies, universities and hospitals. Anna-Marie Curran, who specialises in public procurement and state aid, and Kevin Feeney, who focuses on construction projects, lead the team. Cliona Christle, consultant Alison Fanagan and Ross Moore bring expertise in healthcare, environmental and energy matters, respectively, while Moore also heads the firm's pro bono practice.

Practice head(s):

Anna-Marie Curran; Kevin Feeney

Other key lawyers:

Cliona Christle; Alison Fanagan; Ross Moore; Duncan Inverarity; Conor Owens

Testimonials

‘Highly expert team. Easily accessible and provide clear, robust advice across a wide range of areas. Efficient and extremely effective. Very reliable.’

‘Extremely reliable, sound advice. Very personable and approachable. I would highly recommend the team at A&L Goodbody, especially Duncan Inverarity and Cliona Christle – outstanding solicitors and absolute experts in their fields.’

‘Alison Fanagan leads a very capable team. Its key strengths are its commercially minded approach, responsiveness and efficient delivery of legal advice – they are the team to go for quick, clear guidance on legal problems. They are particularly strong in the water sector space, and have good knowledge of developments in environmental law.’

‘Alison Fanagan is absolutely standout. What differentiates her from competitors is the clear, commercially focused nature of her advice – she provides firm guidance on what she thinks is the optimum solution, rather than just providing wishy-washy advices that give no practical guidance.’

‘Cliona Christle is always receptive, knowledgeable, calm and solution focused.’

‘They have an awareness of the public sector operating environment and their advice is tailored to this, with an eye on the non-legal constraints that public bodies are subject to (ie the Code of Practice for Governance of State Bodies).’

Key clients

Department of Finance

Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Department of Defence

National Assets Management Agency (NAMA)

National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

St. Vincent’s Hospital

Mater Hospital

Housing Agency

TG4

Adelaide & Meath Hospital (incorporating the National Children’s Hospital)

The Heritage Council

Belfast Harbour Commissioners

Office of Public Works

Ervia (formerly Bord Gais Eireann)

Irish Water

Irish Rail

Electricity Supply Board

Bord na Móna

University College Dublin

University College Cork

National University of Ireland

Special liquidators to the IBRC

Marine Institute

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

permanent tsb

Ireland > Real estate Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's nine-partner real estate team advises an extensive client base, including Irish and international investors, on a range of property matters. In addition to handling transactions involving residential property, office space, and hospitality venues, the practice also advises on real estate financing. Particular areas of focus for the team in 2020 were transactions involving large portfolios and forward sales of private rental properties. Niamh O’Sullivan leads the team, with Mairead Sherlock and Stephen O’Riordan also involved in high-value deals. Ger O’Toole is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Niamh O’Sullivan

Other key lawyers:

Mairead Sherlock; Stephen O’Riordan; Ger O’Toole; Paul Diggin; John Williams; Andrew Ion

Key clients

Henderson Park

Union Investment

Marlet Property Group

IPUT Real Estate

Wells Fargo

Irish life Investment Managers

DWS

Kennedy Wilson

Davy Real Estate

Dalata

Hines

Goodbody Platform ICAV

Targeted Investment Opportunities ICAV

PATRIZIA AG

Allied Irish Bank plc

Glenveagh Living Ltd

TIO South Docks Fund II Ltd

Kells ICAV (investors Meyer Bergman and BCP)

Henley Bartra

Glenveagh Properties Plc

GLL Real Estate

Bain Capital

Mapletree Investments

Starwood Capital

Motel One

Aviva/Friends First

Cortland

Ireland > Tax Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP has significant experience in the tax aspects of high-profile M&A, financial and real estate transactions, and has also been active in contentious tax matters. Transfer pricing matters, often involving advice on IP onshoring, and inward investment projects are also key areas of expertise. Corporate tax specialist Paul Fahy leads the team, which also includes Peter Maher, who has particular expertise in inbound investments and cross-border financing, Amelia O’Beirne, who has significant experience in the US market, and James Somerville, who has particular strength in financial services and property-related tax.

Practice head(s):

Paul Fahy

Other key lawyers:

Peter Maher; James Somerville; Amelia O’Beirne; Philip McQueston

Key clients

Perrigo Company plc

Goldman Sachs

Bank of Ireland

AIB Group plc

Societe Generale

Endo International plc

The Stars Group

Iterum Therapeutics plc

BNP Paribas

Ireland > Transport Tier 1

Aviation finance is a key area of expertise at A&L Goodbody LLP, which has a sizeable team; names to note include Marie O’Brien, Catherine Duffy, Séamus Ó Cróinín and David Berkery. The group has extensive experience of complex transactions in the aviation industry, including large-scale asset-backed securitisations (ABS) and major restructurings. Vincent Power SC has expertise in maritime matters, particularly those involving EU shipping law, making the firm well-placed to represent clients in maritime litigation and the construction of port infrastructure. In addition, the team advises on the development of significant road and rail infrastructure projects, where Kevin Feeney is particularly active.

Practice head(s):

Marie O’Brien; Vincent Power SC; Kevin Feeney; Conor Owens

Other key lawyers:

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

Key clients

Irish Continental Group plc

Transport Infrastructure Ireland

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

Irish Aviation Authority

Macquarie AirFinance

MAPS 2019-1 Ltd and MAPS 2019-1 LLC

NCB Capital

InterGlobe Aviation

China Leasing International Corporation DAC

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

MC Aviation Partners

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

Ireland > White-collar crime Tier 1

A&L Goodbody LLP's 'hugely knowledgeable' white-collar criminal law practice team is involved in some of the most high-profile matters currently before the Irish courts. The groups work includes advising on alleged breaches of environmental and financial regulations, as well as allegations of corruption and other criminal offences. The team is also experienced in cross-border matters, working alongside firms in foreign jurisdictions. The practice is led by Kenan Furlong and Joe Kelly. Furlong has a broad practice and is the only Irish lawyer to have acted as Chairman of the International Bar Association's Business Crime Committee. Katie O’Connor is another key figure, with a focus on bribery and corruption. Associate Louise Byrne provides additional support.

Practice head(s):

Kenan Furlong; Joe Kelly

Other key lawyers:

Katie O’Connor; Dario Dagostino; Louise Byrne; Ciarán Ó Conluain; Mark Devane

Testimonials

‘The team are hugely knowledgeable, give detailed and methodical advice, and keep us on the right track. They are unfailingly pleasant and willing to put in big hours to help us meet deadlines and timing demands.’

‘Dario Dagostino is simply an oracle on regulator engagement. Clever, hardworking, and massively experienced, he is an exceptionally safe pair of hands. Mark Devane is practical, clever and thorough. Nothing shocks Joe Kelly. He has literally seen it all and done it all. He has a pleasant manner and a very commercial and practical outlook. As well as being an extremely capable lawyer, Ciarán Ó Conluain is an extremely affable guy who always takes time to ensure his advice is understood and to talk to the client about their concerns and questions.’

Key clients

Leslie Buckley

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited and Volkswagen Bank GMBH

Permanent TSB

Ireland > Media and entertainment Tier 2

A&L Goodbody LLP s media and entertainment practice forms part of the firm's broader commercial and technology team, and the team is particularly active in matters that involve both media and technology, such as data protection issues. John Whelan, John Cahir, and David Widger lead the practice.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan; John Cahir; David Widger

Key clients

eir

The Stars Group

eStar Gaming Ltd

Ezetop Unlimited Company

PicMonkey International Ltd

Future Ticketing Ltd

Comcast Cable Communications, LLC

Merlin

CVC Capital Partners

Ireland > Telecoms Tier 2

A&L Goodbody LLP is noted for its work acting for clients in litigation against the Commission for Communications Regulation, and also advises on corporate and commercial work such as reorganisations and transactions in the telecoms sector. The practice also handles cross-border work alongside the firm's Belfast office, including litigation against Ofcom, the British telecoms regulator. The practice is led by John Whelan and David Widger.

Practice head(s):

John Whelan; David Widger

Other key lawyers:

Charlie Carroll; Andrea Lawler

Key clients

eir

Eircom Limited

eircom (UK) Limited

Oak Hill Capital Partners

Ezetop Unlimited Company

Echelon Data Centres (Aldgate Developments Ltd)

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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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Mr Robert Rooney photo Mr Robert Rooney Robert’s practice includes contentious and non-contentious construction work.  Robert leads on contentious…
Ms Keavy Ryan  photo Ms Keavy Ryan Keavy Ryan is a Partner within Corporate and M&A and specialises in…
Mr Jack Sheehy  photo Mr Jack Sheehy Jack Sheehy is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s Finance Department. His principal…
Ms Mairead Sherlock  photo Ms Mairead Sherlock Mairead Sherlock is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Commercial Property Department. Mairead is…
Mr James Somerville  photo Mr James Somerville James Somerville is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s  Tax Department. He advises…
Mr Gearoid Stanley  photo Mr Gearoid Stanley Gearoid Stanley is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s Finance Department. Gearoid advises…
Ms Triona Sugrue  photo Ms Triona Sugrue Knowledge Lawyer
Mr Mark Traynor  photo Mr Mark Traynor Mark is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group and…
Mr Peter Walker  photo Mr Peter Walker Peter Walker is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Finance Group and currently…
Mr Mark Ward  photo Mr Mark Ward Mark Ward is a Partner in the Firm’s Corporate practice and Head of…
Mr John Whelan  photo Mr John Whelan John Whelan is a partner and head of the Commercial & Technology…
Mr Paul White photo Mr Paul White Paul is a specialist in corporate and commercial law including equity capital…
Mr David Widger  photo Mr David Widger David Widger is Head of the Firm’s Corporate and M&A practice. His…
Mr John Williams  photo Mr John Williams John Williams is a Partner in the Commercial Property Department. John’s advice…
Mr Julian Yarr  photo Mr Julian Yarr Julian is the Managing Partner of A&L Goodbody, a full time executive…
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