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A&L Goodbody
Northern Ireland

Work Department

Corporate and M&A




Mark Thompson is a Corporate and M&A partner in A&L Goodbody’s Belfast office. Mark is widely experienced in company/commercial law, with particular sectoral experience in the areas of energy and natural resources, healthcare, media, intellectual property and technology law. Mark’s corporate practice focuses on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and management buyouts and strategic advice.

Lawyer Rankings

Northern Ireland > Corporate and commercial > Corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Mark ThompsonA&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody has a strong reputation for advising on high-value M&A transactions, with a particular focus on the agri-food, energy and technology sectors. Clients include domestic and international companies, and the team is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional matters. Team head Alastair Keith has been active in private equity investments; Belfast office chair Peter Stafford specialises in corporate finance; and Mark Thompson is noted for his energy, healthcare and media expertise. David Rowan was recently promoted to partner.

Northern Ireland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Energy

(Leading individuals)

Mark ThompsonA&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody has a strong track record of advising lenders on complex, high-value energy projects, as well as handling high-profile M&A transactions in the sector, including the sale and acquisition of wind, solar and anaerobic digestion (AD) projects. The team also has expertise in electricity and gas regulation, and acts on energy sector disputes. The team is led by Mark Thompson and project finance specialist Ciaran McAlinney. Newly promoted partner Mark Stockdale is particularly noted for his regulatory advice.

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > IT and telecoms

A&L Goodbody covers contentious and non-contentious IT matters. Its growing client base includes leading local technology companies and a number of international businesses, thanks in part to its close connection to its San Francisco office. The team, which advises on technology start-ups, fundraising, joint ventures, M&A, technology investment and contracts for services, is jointly led by the experienced Mark Thompson and Brendan Fox. Associate Jonathan Hacking is recommended for his GDPR expertise.

Northern Ireland > TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property

A&L Goodbody acts for a number of high-profile local and all-island clients on the full range of contentious and non-contentious IP matters. Areas of strength include handling emergency injunctive proceedings, major patent litigation, and trade mark infringement matters relating to counterfeit goods. On the non-contentious side, the team regularly advises on the protection of IP rights in relation to licensing and agreements. Brendan Fox, who has a strong reputation in IP disputes, leads the team alongside Mark Thompson. Associate Ciaran O’Shiel has a particular specialism in  patent infringement disputes.

Northern Ireland > Projects, energy and natural resources > Project finance and PFI

A&L Goodbody is noted for its strength in advising lenders on the financing of energy projects, including solar, wind and waste-to-energy, and has also been active in relation to projects in the healthcare and education sectors. The team regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Mark Thompson leads the practice alongside Ciaran McAlinney, who specialises in high-value, portfolio and syndicated lending transactions, particularly in the energy sector.