Beauchamps LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile

Beauchamps LLP
RIVERSIDE 2
SIR JOHN ROGERSONS QUAY
DUBLIN 2
D02 KV60
Ireland

Ireland > Banking and finance Tier 2

Beauchamps LLP maintains a strong emphasis on real estate finance, including continued growth in residential property; notably social and affordable housing. The firm is making a further impression in off-balance sheet structures in the residential property space with banking and finance partner Niall O’Brien  frequently working alongside commercial property partner Fidelma McManus  on these matters. It continues to represent Ireland’s pillar banks, international lenders, a number of alternative lenders (including private equity houses), and a range of housing sector borrowers. Daniel Cashman  heads the team and is building the firm’s standing amongst asset managers and alternative lenders; he has an extensive record in acquisition finance, construction finance, project finance and secured lending.

Practice head(s):

Daniel Cashman

Other key lawyers:

Niall O’Brien; Patrick Nyhan; Fidelma McManus

Testimonials

‘Excellent service received from the banking team in Beauchamps with solid legal advices received within a very tight timescale and which contained standout knowledge of the housing sector within a charity remit.’

‘The Beauchamps team provides legal opinion and guidance that is tailored to the specific needs of the client, the commercial environment in which the client is operating, whilst understanding and providing opinion and guidance on the requirements of each of the stakeholders within any negotiation process.’

‘Advices received from Niall O’Brien in relation to various banking documents and in particular in relation to new lending schemes coming to the approved housing sector have been invaluable.’

‘The team in Beauchamps are always available and ready to assist, they are pragmatic in their approach and are always willing to discuss alternative solutions which we may not have considered.’

‘Daniel Cashman is very committed in his work. He is thorough, very responsive, commercial in his approach and overall good to work with. Daniel is one of the best lawyers we deal with.’

Key clients

AIB

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Colony Capital Inc

Cardinal Capital Mezzanine Fund

Home Building Finance Ireland

Stoneweg S.A

KC Capital Management

JP Morgan Asset Management

Timbercreek Asset Management

RSK

Work highlights

  • Advised the Liffey sub-fund on facilities provided by Starz Mortgage Capital to fund the acquisition of a 180 acres business park in Kildare.
  • Advised on the completion of four further equity and debt investments in Irish residential real estate schemes totalling some €60m in value.
  • Advised on senior development facilities for Greenacres 3 Limited Partnership (a Marlet entity) in connection with the development of a site in Dublin and the construction of over 250 apartments.

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Beauchamps LLP is traditionally sellers' counsel for owner-managed businesses, though it has landed a number of buy-side engagements in recent years. It typically operates in the mid-market space and has a strong focus on insurance brokerage, tech, real estate, hotels and leisure, FMCG, and renewables. Shaun O’Shea heads the department and benefits from an impressive Irish and multinational corporate client base. Máire Cunningham has a fine record in private equity and venture capital investments, notably in the fintech, blockchain, healthcare and medtech sectors. Damian Maloney is an increasingly pivotal member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Shaun O’Shea

Other key lawyers:

Máire Cunningham; Damian Maloney; John White; Edward Evans; Emer Moriarty Crowley; Kyle Wimpress

Testimonials

‘A truly partner-led service with fantastic commitment given by all the Beauchamps team members to each transaction. Advice is practical and commercial with the desired end result always to the fore of advice provided.’

‘They are experts in their field and have made the effort to develop a good understanding of our business.’

‘Practical, commercial advice grounded in a deep understanding of the client’s world. Pleasure to deal with.’

‘Máire Cunningham is exceptional. Truly gets the big picture of a deal and works to ensure a timely, relevant outcome.’

‘Máire Cunningham is excellent. Very knowledgeable and has a real can-do attitude. Solutions are found to deal with road blocks.’

‘Emer Moriarty Crowley is a real pleasure to deal with. She has extensive corporate experience across various sectors and has exemplary commitment to her clients. Given her in-house experience her advice is always practical.’

‘Edward Evans – provides excellent legal advice while also understanding and advising on the tactical and commercial aspects of any given case.’

Key clients

Mapaex

Stoneweg S.A.

Grafton Group plc

Enterprise Ireland

RSK Group

Ensto OY

Glantus Holdings plc

Business Growth Fund (BGF)

Hooper Dolan

Paragon Group

Western Development Commission

Meptagon Group

IDA Ireland

CIE

UDG plc

Ergo

CRS Cold Storage

Famalco (SsangYong Automotive Ireland)

Schutz Group

Cabot Financial

Lotus

Grosvenor Cleaning Services

Irish Australia Chamber of Commerce

Invert Robotics

Work highlights

  • Advised Hooper Dolan on its recent sale to Arachas Insurance (owned by the Ardonagh Group).
  • Advised Glantus Holdings plc on its listing on AIM.
  • Advised India based company Mapaex on its acquisition of the Procter and Gamble (P&G) operation in Newbridge, County Kildare.

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Beauchamps LLP has carved out an impressive market share of significant engagements in the market, including business interruption cases linked to the Covid pandemic, such as Sean’s Bar v FBD Insurance, and major regulatory investigations. The fast-growing team represents a sizeable array of big-name financial institutions, corporates and high-net-worth individuals. ‘Formidable commercial litigatorEmma Keegan leads the large team, which includes the highly rated Thomas O’Dwyer, who heads the crisis management and white-collar crime unit, and senior insolvency specialist Barry Cahir. Sharon Delaney is an emerging talent.

Practice head(s):

Emma Keegan

Other key lawyers:

Thomas O’Dwyer; Barry Cahir; Sharon Delaney; Stephen McLoughlin; Edward Lyons

Testimonials

Excellent availability and being able to provide commercial and practical solutions.’

‘Beauchamps is a progressive commercial firm and consistently demonstrates a commitment to understanding our needs. As a team, their accessibility and responsiveness, from Partner to NQ, is crucial to our requirements. Beauchamps consistently succeed in offering an excellent tailored strategy to meet our changing commercial objectives.’

‘We continue to be impressed by their response to the global pandemic. Beauchamps immediately instigated measures to support our needs throughout the crisis. Their transition to remote working was seamless, which ensured our relationship was protected in unprecedented times.’

‘Emma Keegan is a very talented lawyer and knowledgeable in her practice area. She understands our business and provides innovative solutions to issues that arise for us.’

‘Emma Keegan is a formidable commercial litigator with extensive expertise in financial service litigation. Emma is unrivalled in the market for her ability to manage large scale commercial litigation. Emma’s commercial acumen is crucial to our relationship with Beauchamps. Sharon Delaney is a strategically tactical litigator with acute commercial awareness necessary to meet our needs.’

‘Stephen McLoughlin is an outstanding legal advisor. He is extremely decisive but empathetic to all the factors when providing advice. He has been very helpful in moving a number of strategic issues on – outlining possibilities of approaching workflows in professional regulation differently and articulating the risks and mitigations. Ed Lyons is also an impressive advisor normally on Fitness to Practise issues and Sanction Hearings. He is very good at providing insight.’

Key clients

Law Society of Ireland

The Premier League

KBC

Danske Bank

Ulster Bank (owned by RBS Group)

Allied Irish Banks plc

Cerberus

Everyday Finance

Kenmare Property Finance (Goldman Sachs entity)

Pepper Finance

HIQA (Health Information and Quality Authority)

Chief Inspector of Social Services

Lotus Investment Group

Kildare County Council

Wealth Options Limited

Leinster Overview Concepts Limited t/a Sean’s Bar

Seniors Money Mortgages

Ennis Property Finance DAC (Goldman Sachs entity)

Dublin City Council

Link Group

IDA Ireland

daa (Dublin Airport Authority)

Respond

Same Deutz Fahr

Mondofix Inc

Colony Capital

Dublin Port Company

City Jet

Dengrove DAC

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented Sean’s Bar in a heavily contested landmark High Court claim against Ireland’s largest domestic insurer FBD Insurance Plc.
  • Successfully acted for a local authority in Commercial Court proceedings which have a direct impact on the Government’s top priority of tackling a housing crisis.
  • Advised Stephen Tenant and Everyday Finance DAC on a highly publicised matter regarding an order from Dublin City Council compelling that three properties which were occupied by many families/individuals in a state of disrepair be vacated.

Ireland > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The energy practice at Beauchamps LLP focuses on the renewable energy sector, advising on onshore and offshore wind as well as solar projects. The team provides comprehensive advice on these projects, covering financing, planning, regulatory issues, construction and finally transactions involving project assets. The practice’s expertise in this area has been bolstered by the addition of senior associate Stuart Conaty, who joined the team in August 2020 from an in-house role at Bord na Móna. Conaty has varied experience across the energy sector and since joining the firm has advised on the financial, regulatory and planning elements of energy developments. Ainsley Heffernan leads the team and has specialised in the renewable energy sector for almost 20 years.

Practice head(s):

Ainsley Heffernan

Other key lawyers:

Stuart Conaty; John Sweeney

Testimonials

‘Beauchamps is a very customer-focused practice. We feel we are a gold-standard client to them and this shows in the level of service we receive. We have been with other firms where we felt we were just another client, prioritised on the basis of the value of current work only. While other practices we have worked with circulate ezines, Beauchamps partners give us a call and discuss changes in the law and how they might apply to ongoing projects we are developing.’

‘Ainsley Heffernan is really the best energy lawyer we have worked with to date. He is customer focused but also has a flare for commercial problem solving. It’s in this area in particular that he differentiates himself from others. John Sweeney’s attention to detail at the early stages of option development saved us time and stress when projects were later going through the banking due diligence process.’

‘The unique aspect of the practice is their insight into the renewable energy business, both in terms of protocol and the commercial activity taking place within.’

‘Their dedication to covering all aspects of the transaction, and determination, ability and enthusiasm to reach a successful conclusion is notable.’

‘The Beauchamps team are unique in their deep sector expertise in renewables coupled with broad and complementary corporate expertise. Equally, they are extremely responsive to and supportive of constructive feedback.’

‘Ainsley Heffernan is the standout partner, coupled with Stuart Conaty and John Sweeney. The level of personal client attention and focus is second to none. The team are pragmatic and hands on in getting transactions completed.’

Key clients

Simply Blue Energy

Equinor

Western Power

Lumcloon Energy

FST

ABO Wind

Terra Solar

EDF Renewables

Codling Offshore Wind Park

Harmony Solar

RWE Renewables

BNRG

ART Generation

Bord na Mona

AIB

Triodos

Work highlights

  • Advising Codling Wind Park (a joint venture between EDF Renewables and the Fred Olsen Group) on its development of a proposed €2bn offshore wind farm off the east coast of Ireland.
  • Advised Terra Solar on its sale of a 407MWp solar farm portfolio (Project Titan) to Irish solar photovoltaic developer Power Capital Renewable Energy.
  • Advising RWE Renewables on the development of an innovative airborne wind energy test site in Co Mayo, which is the first of its kind in Ireland.

Ireland > Information technology Tier 2

Beauchamps LLP‘s information technology practice focuses on commercial matters in this sector, including software licensing deals as well as data processing agreements. In addition to acting for technology companies, the practice provides assistance on tech-related matters to clients in sectors such as energy, entertainment and professional services. Practice head Maureen Daly leads on this work, and also handles IP and data protection matters. Damian Maloney offers considerable experience in this sector, having previously acted as in-house counsel for a number of tech companies; his practice focuses on commercial agreements.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Daly

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘They are experts in their field and have made the effort to develop a good understanding of our business.’

Key clients

Glantus Holdings Plc

CAS AG

Pobal

eCom Solutions Ltd

Codling Wind Park

Work highlights

  • Advised CAS in respect of a software solution agreement, service level agreement and data processing agreement.
  • Advised eCom on the negotiation of the renewal of a procurement contract with an internet service provider.
  • Advised Codling Wind Park in relation to its website terms and conditions, as well as its privacy policy.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 2

Beauchamps LLP has a relatively small team headed by senior name Barry Cahir  that frequently lands big engagements such as representing CityJet DAC, the largest wet lease operator in Europe, in its restructuring by way of examinership; this was the largest aviation restructuring in Ireland’s history. The team has a particularly strong record in aviation, retail and leisure, and is close to a range of lenders, insolvency practitioners, and debtors. To complement the growing reputation of the firm in this space, it promoted Simon Murphy to the partnership in September 2021. Clíodhna Walsh specialises in personal insolvency proceedings.

Practice head(s):

Barry Cahir

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team at Beauchamps provide very strong practical advice on difficult restructuring engagements. When appropriate, Barry brings in resources from the rest of the firm who in my experience have always added value to the cases at hand.’

‘The service provided is highly professional and they provide a dedicated resource that is very knowledgeable and committed to the responsibilities of the role.’

‘Barry Cahir and Simon Murphy – Providers of practical, pragmatic legal advice.’

‘Barry Cahir – Barry is an excellent insolvency and restructuring lawyer who brings a highly collaborative approach to any engagement. Barry uses his deep understanding of law and precedent to provide highly valued advice in tricky and difficult situations.’

‘Simon Murphy – Simon is an excellent young lawyer, very responsive and follows up on matters to ensure the case progresses.’

‘I’ve worked closely with Cliodhna Walsh for five years and have always found her to be highly knowledgeable and dedicated to the cases under her management. Cliodhna is a fantastic resource and is always available to provide advice and support whenever required.’

Key clients

Sean’s Bar

CompuB and Stormfront Technologies

Flairline Fashions

Paperchase

Warehouse Fashion Group

Oasis Fashion Group

Le Pain Quotidien

Aldo Shoe Group

CityJet DAC

Damien Murran of RSM Ireland

Eamonn Richardson of KPMG

Dublin Port Company

Colony Capital Inc & Ken Tyrrell, PWC

Nicholas Wood, Grant Thornton UK

Everyday Finance DAC

Cerberus

AIB Group

Pepper Finance Corporation Ireland DAC

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

KBC Bank Ireland plc

Work highlights

  • Represented CityJet DAC, the largest wet lease operator in Europe, in its restructuring by way of examinership; the largest aviation restructuring in the history of Ireland.
  • Acted in the successful restructuring of the largest premium reseller of Apple products in the UK and Ireland (including three English registered companies).
  • Advised on the restructuring of one of Ireland’s oldest fashion retailers, the Flairline Fashions Group, which operates the country’s 24 Pamela Scott stores in Ireland, and three stores for Richard Alan & Co.

Ireland > Public sector Tier 2

The varied public law practice at Beauchamps LLP advises on transactions, employment issues, data protection compliance and procurement. The team is active in the high-profile area of social housing, acting for local authorities, approved housing bodies and Home Building Finance Ireland; it also advises clients in the education, healthcare and arts sectors. Imelda Reynolds and Stephen McLoughlin jointly lead the team; Reynolds has practised in this area for more than 30 years and has deep relationships with a number of public sector clients, while McLoughlin leads on litigation, such as enforcement proceedings and judicial reviews.

Practice head(s):

Imelda Reynolds; Stephen McLoughlin

Testimonials

‘The team are keenly aware of the issues and needs of public sector clients, so their advice reflects this by being solution focused and effective.’

‘Imelda Reynolds is very approachable and responsive, and advises across a broad range of legal areas in an effective manner.’

‘The ease of access to partners is a key strength of this practice.’

‘A combination of sound legal and practical advice. Imelda Reynolds is a standout partner.’

‘Beauchamps have taken the time to learn and understand what we do and the framework within which we do it. They anticipate issues that may arise and provide practical solutions. Their advice is quick, pragmatic and solution focused.’

‘Stephen McLoughlin brings a wealth of expertise to his role as partner and head of the regulatory law department. He has exceptional knowledge and technical expertise in regulatory and administrative law. He is an experienced and exceptional litigator and his advice is always timely and practical, strategic and well considered.’

Key clients

Law Society of Ireland

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

Health Information and Quality Authority

House Building Finance Ireland (HBFI)

Tusla

Dublin Port company

IDA

Arts Council

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Daa plc

Cluid

Respond

The Housing Agency

Housing Alliance

Cricket Ireland

Dublin City Council

South Dublin County Council

Fingal County Council

Kildare County Council

Donegal County Council

Enterprise Ireland

Pobal

Central Statistics Office

ComReg

NAMA

National Disability Authority

SOLAS

Bord na Mona

Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin)

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Education & Training Boards Ireland

Work highlights

  • Advised Home Building Finance Ireland on the provision of senior development facilities to Greenacres 3 Limited Partnership in connection with the development of a site in Dublin and the construction of over 250 apartments.
  • Acted on behalf of the Chief Inspector of Social Services in an emergency application under the Health Act 2007 to cancel the registration of a nursing home provider.
  • Advised Respond on the development and delivery of several turn-key housing developments.

Ireland > Real estate Tier 2

At Beauchamps LLP, the real estate team advises on land acquisitions, development and construction contracts, and property transactions across a range of sectors. The team is particularly well regarded for its expertise in the social housing sector, where it acts for approved housing bodies and local governments; Fidelma McManus is the key partner in this space. The team also advises funds, public sector bodies and developers on transactions involving commercial properties, office space and logistics parks. Aidan MarshMaitiú Ó Dónaill and Imelda Reynolds lead the team.

Practice head(s):

Aidan Marsh; Maitiú Ó Dónaill; Imelda Reynolds

Other key lawyers:

Fidelma McManus; Gerry Gallen; Jacinta Niland

Testimonials

‘Beauchamps are very experienced in social housing conveyancing. They also have construction documentation expertise and are in a strong position to negotiate with funders’ legal teams when required. Fidelma McManus leads a strong team that works collaboratively to deliver social housing units in a timely manner.’

‘Fidelma McManus has been a great support partner to us. Fidelma is always available to my team for legal advice and goes out of her way to work with us to find solutions to complex issues as they arise. Fidelma is a consummate professional who goes above and beyond to deliver the best possible service to us as her clients and ensures that we get the benefit of additional experience she gains.’

‘Fidelma McManus is our first point of contact. She always ensures that she or a member of her team are immediately on hand to offer advice and assistance. Fidelma has assisted in providing a clear understanding on all aspects of the matter in a very professional and courteous manner. As she has reviewed and advised on the national templates for leasing she has a specialist and unique knowledge of all aspects of the current leasing initiatives, and she understands the schemes from both the local authority and the proposer prospective. This has been instrumental in having satisfactory resolutions found on complex issues, thus ensuring that leases exchange in a timely fashion.’

‘We were impressed with the interaction which was regularly required between their real estate division and their banking and litigation divisions. They delivered a seamless, efficient service to a high standard. They provide partner-led and direct work on each instruction, which is important for us. Their real estate practice is long established with a strong reputation for achieving results. We also needed solicitors who can negotiate, which they can do. They offer consideration of the options and strong advice on the best route to take, and the ability to deal with a wide spectrum of issues across multiple assets. They also embraced technology during Covid to host meetings, cross-party negotiations and the execution of documents.’

‘Gerry Gallen has great attention to detail and is excellent at advising on difficult one-off documentation outside the norm, which we regularly have. Maitiú Ó Dónaill is a good negotiator and excellent on documentation relating to deal-specific contract and lease clauses. Imelda Reynolds provides high-quality work and also has a wider skill in compliance.’

‘Imelda Reynolds is very experienced and knowledgeable. She has made it her business to understand our business. She is a valued trusted adviser.’

‘Beauchamps are a multi-disciplinary practice who serve all aspects of real estate.’

‘Aidan Marsh and Jacinta Niland are both excellent, experienced lawyers.’

Key clients

Colony Capital

South Dublin County Council

IDA Ireland

Lioncor

Coolbrook Developments Limited/McCormack Family

Dublin Port Company

Dublin City Council

daa plc (Dublin Airport Authority)

Linders Property Group

Sorohan Builders

Goldman Sachs

Home for Life

Mace

AIB

VHI

Angelo Gordon

Cityjet

Cardinal Capital

Signal Capital

Clúid Housing

Swiss Life

Respond

The Housing Agency

Work highlights

  • Advising Colony Capital as secured lender on the sale of the Three HQ and the adjoining multi-let Whitaker Court office complex at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and the Amazon European HQ at Burlington Plaza to Blackstone.
  • Advised Astra Partners on the acquisition of Liffey Park Technology Campus in Leixlip, Co Kildare, a 180-acre technology park, currently with nine buildings and with plans to extend to 22 buildings.
  • Advised Respond on the site acquisition and development of 153 apartments at Elanora Court, Long Mile Road, Dublin.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Beauchamps LLP has considerable experience in the data privacy space, providing advice to public sector bodies as well as private companies from sectors including the arts, technology and finance. The team handles the data protection elements of corporate and commercial matters including acquisitions and outsourcings. Maureen Daly leads the team and has many years of experience in this area.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Daly

Testimonials

‘Very proactive with clear and focused advice.’

‘Real understanding of our needs.’

‘They are experts in their field and have made the effort to develop a good understanding of our business.’

Key clients

Glantus Holdings Plc

CAS AG

Ace & Tate Holding BV

Arts Council of Ireland

Pobal

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland

eCom Solutions Ltd

Barnardos

Ahern Rentals

Panasonic

Codling Wind Park

Work highlights

  • Acted as the Irish legal adviser to Glantus Holdings Plc relating to its admission to the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange and advised on the data protection aspects of the matter.
  • Advising the Arts Council of Ireland on all legal issues, including data protection law.
  • Advised CAS in respect of a software solution agreement, service level agreement and data processing agreement.

Ireland > Employment Tier 3

Clients from the public and private sectors turn to Beauchamps LLP‘s experienced team for assistance with workplace conflicts, C-suite and governance issues, and protected disclosures and whistleblowing. Advice on redundancies, the application of TUPE and transactional issues are other strengths. Sandra Masterson Power heads the practice and handles contentious and non-contentious employee, governance and business-related issues. Senior associate Paul Gough assists blue-chip clients with all aspects of the employment relationship, from the recruitment process to termination.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Very responsive & solution focused.’

‘The Beauchamps team are responsive, knowledgeable and use their expertise to provide practical solutions.’

‘Practical, solution driven. Very attuned to client’s needs.’

‘Sandra Masterson Power is a partner and Head of the Employment Team. Sandra is a superb lawyer. She has a mix of top class technical expertise, superb drafting skills and always provides strategic advice to her clients.’

Key clients

IBAT Limited

Carlow Institute of Technology

Barnardos

Equinor

Glantus PLC

Mapaex Limited

Joule

Ergo Services Limited

Hooper Dolan

Work highlights

  • Represented a Fortune 500 company in an employment dispute which culminated in the resignation of a senior employee.  
  • Advised Mapaex on the acquisition of the Procter and Gamble operation in Newbridge, County Kildare.  
  • Advised Ergo on multiple employment aspects, ranging from initial periods of lay off, reduced hours of work, salary reductions to returning personnel to the workplace, during the Covid-19 pandemic.      

Ireland > EU and competition Tier 3

Beauchamps LLP has an emphasis on competition and procurement, with a sizeable client base of public sector entities alongside an array of corporates, most notably in the real estate sector. The firm has experienced a further increase in procurement engagements, driven by the Covid-19 pandemic. Dorit McCann has practised in Ireland, Northern Ireland and England, and is also a native German speaker, making her especially suited to cross-border and EU-wide matters.

Practice head(s):

Dorit McCann

Testimonials

‘Very responsive and well informed.’

‘Very proactive & solution focused.’

‘Really understand our needs.’

‘The team is very strong and knowledgeable in this area – and provide practical solution focused advice.’

‘Dorit McCann is an excellent advisor, fully trusted and sought after by non-legal in-house colleagues.’

‘Dorit McCann is very knowledgeable in her field and provides excellent, succinct & effective advice when needed.’

Key clients

IDA Ireland

Commission for Communications Regulation

Pobal

Central Statistics Office

Colony Capital

Ordnance Survey Ireland

Arts Council

Respond Housing Association

Leitrim County Council

National Disability Authority

Nursing & Midwifery Board of Ireland

Health Information and Quality Authority

Hooper Dolan Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Hooper Dolan Group on the €60m sale of its business to Arachas Insurance, requiring a merger notification to the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
  • Advised IDA Ireland on the procurement of an estate management agreement which is responsible for the management of all of IDA’s industry parks in Ireland.
  • Advised OSI in relation to the procurement of national coverage orthophotography to fulfil their statutory obligations.

Ireland > Insurance Tier 3

Beauchamps LLP is principally known for professional indemnity cases, including those involving solicitors, accountants, architects, quantity surveyors and engineers, among others. The team has experienced particular growth in construction industry claims, notably cases against architects, engineers, surveyors and building contractors. Head of the litigation and dispute resolution department Emma Keegan and newly promoted partner Ciara Murphy are the senior individuals in the team; Murphy has a primary focus on professional indemnity, personal injury and product liability.

Practice head(s):

Emma Keegan; Ciara Murphy

Testimonials

‘Commercial and very responsive team.’

‘Beauchamps think outside the box and provide clever and quick solutions to complex issues on a regular basis. They are extremely proactive in their work.’

‘Ciara Murphy is easily accessible, approachable, sensible and most importantly commercially focused. She is a pleasure to work with and I would have no hesitation recommending her to others.’

‘Ciara Murphy is a great lawyer and offers great service at a reasonable fee.’

‘Very well led by Emma Keegan. Emma is very practical and has a real client focus. Special mention also to Ciara Murphy who is exceptional.’

‘Emma Keegan is great – she is very client-focused and pragmatic offering solutions. She is always available to help.’

Key clients

Allianz Global Corporate & Speciality

Grant Thornton

Randal & Quilter Investment Holdings

Leinster Overview Concepts Limited t/a Sean’s Bar

Work highlights

  • Acted for the client in a successful prosecution on behalf of Sean’s Bar, Ireland’s oldest pub, in a heavily contested landmark High Court claim against Ireland’s largest domestic insurer FBD Insurance Plc.
  • Defended an insured solicitor in proceedings issued by a former client concerning a multimillion-euro mixed residential and commercial development.
  • Defended an insured solicitor in proceedings issued by a financial institution for failure to comply with an undertaking to register security in respect of several properties.

Ireland > Intellectual property Tier 3

Beauchamps LLP‘s varied intellectual property practice encompasses advice on research and commercial agreements involving IP, trade mark registration and responding to alleged trade mark infringement. The practice is particularly noted for its work representing copyright holders in seeking blocking injunctions for websites hosting copyrighted content. Maureen Daly leads the team and is highly experienced in this field; she previously served as chair of the Law Society’s Intellectual Property and Data Protection Committee.

Practice head(s):

Maureen Daly

Testimonials

‘Very proactive and solution focused.’

‘Very responsive to our needs.’

‘This is our first-choice firm for work in Ireland.’

‘We are very happy with the responsive service Maureen Daly provides.’

‘Maureen Daly is very proactive and understands clients’ commercial needs very well.’

Key clients

The Football Association Premier League Limited

Glantus Holdings Plc

TriviumVet DAC

Mycoskie, LLC

Joule Hot Water Systems Limited

S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC

Cricket Ireland

Rawbite ApS

Peroxigen UK Limited

Digital Rehabilitation Limited

On The Beach

Work highlights

  • Provided advice to Glantus Holdings Plc on the IP aspects of its admission to AIM, the first company to be admitted post Brexit.
  • Advising Joule Hot Water Systems UK in relation to an intellectual property dispute.
  • Advised Cricket Ireland in relation to a potential IP dispute which was amicably resolved.

Ireland > Planning and environment Tier 3

Beauchamps LLP is highly active in the renewable energy space, advising on the planning and environmental aspects of onshore and offshore wind farm developments. The practice also advises clients on changes to Irish planning regulations, and represents developers in judicial reviews of decisions taken by the planning board. Ainsley Heffernan leads the team with senior associate Stuart Conaty.

Practice head(s):

Ainsley Heffernan; Stuart Conaty

Testimonials

‘The team are heavily involved in developing planning policies in Ireland and seem to be fully briefed and aware of all the latest developments, which supports appropriate and useful advice. The team are very approachable and turn work around very quickly.’

‘I work closely with Stuart Conaty. Stuart is very approachable and has a problem-solving approach to providing advice. He takes time to understand the issues that need to be addressed and then provides very clear advice. The fact that Stuart is also heavily involved in discussions in industry groups such as Wind Energy Ireland, who seek to address the latest issues and topics in the industry, supports the provision of up-to-date advice that can usefully be incorporated into decision making and project delivery strategies.’

‘The Beauchamps team have a diverse range and great depth of experience in planning matters relating to renewable energy developments.’

‘I have found Stuart Conaty and Ainsley Heffernan to be very approachable, helpful and extremely pragmatic in their approach. They can both draw on a huge range of experience they have gathered in the renewable energy industry in Ireland over the years. They have provided me with very robust and comprehensive opinions on planning matters, which contain references to relevant examples and cases.’

Key clients

Codling Wind Park

Údarás na Gaeltachta

Simply Blue Energy Kinsale

Wind Energy Ireland

Donegal County Council

EDF Renewables

Work highlights

  • Advising Codling Wind Park (a joint venture between EDF Renewables and the Fred Olsen Group) on its development of a proposed €2bn offshore wind farm off the east coast of Ireland, including detailed advice and support in relation to planning and environmental consenting.
  • Advising Údarás na Gaeltachta on all planning and environmental issues associated with a proposed Marine Innovation Park in Galway (Páirc na Mara).
  • Engaged by Wind Energy Ireland, Ireland’s leading wind energy industry representative body, to review and prepare a detailed analysis of the Maritime Area Planning Bill.

The firm: With over 30 practice and sector areas, Beauchamps LLP is one of Ireland’s most progressive corporate law firms, and has supported Irish businesses for nearly 220 years. The firm’s commitment to understanding its clients’ commercial requirements, coupled with accessible and responsive teams, is reflected in its, and its clients’, continued successes. The firm’s domestic and international client base includes multinational companies, banks and financial institutions, investors, owner-managed businesses, private equity funds, venture capital funds, developers, housing bodies, energy providers, charities, regulatory authorities, Government, and public bodies.

Areas of practice

Banking: Beauchamps highly experienced banking and finance team represents domestic and international lenders and borrowers, banks, senior lenders, mezzanine lenders, hedge funds and developers. The team manage complex transactions advising across acquisition financing and debt restructuring to loan portfolio financings and financial regulation delivering practical and commercial solutions.
Key Contact: Daniel Cashman
Email: d.cashman@beauchamps.ie

Corporate, Commercial & M&A: The market leading team advises domestic and international clients at every stage of business development from establishment through fundraising, growth and expansion, financing, business acquisitions, restructuring and ongoing legal compliance to exit and realisation. The team has particular expertise in M&A representing buyers, sellers, financiers, venture capital and private equity providers and is well known for its foreign direct investment and multi-national reorganisation expertise.
Key Contact: Shaun O’Shea
Email: s.oshea@beauchamps.ie

Construction: The construction team advises on all stages of construction projects and PPPs from inception, planning, procurement and construction through to completion with particular emphasis on energy, infrastructure and large scale housing projects.
Contact: Richard Stowe
Email: r.stowe@beauchamps.ie

Employment & Benefits: Beauchamps’ employment and benefits team has a strong reputation for resolving employment issues across the employer / employee relationship working with multi-nationals, Government, public bodies, regulatory authorities and owner-managed businesses.
Contact: Sandra Masterson Power
Email: s.mastersonpower@beauchamps.ie

Energy & Natural Resources: Over the past two decades, Beauchamps award winning team has established a reputation as one of the leading Irish law firms advising on energy projects, particularly renewable energy projects.
Contact: Ainsley Heffernan
Email: a.heffernan@beauchamps.ie

EU, Competition & Procurement: The team provides contentious and non-contentious advice to clients on all aspects of competition law, procurement law, regulatory law, advising a wide range of public authorities, utilities and private sector entities. The team also specialises in merger control, State aid, compliance with an excellent track record in defending and initiating challenges.
Contact: Dorit McCann
Email: d.mccann@beauchamps.ie

Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring: The insolvency and corporate restructuring team comprises highly experienced, multi-disciplinary lawyers who work with and support financial institutions, creditors, businesses, directors and shareholders, insolvency practitioners and public sector bodies, on a wide range of restructuring, corporate recovery and insolvency situations.
Contact: Barry Cahir
Email: b.cahir@beauchamps.ie

IP/Technology: Beauchamps’ award winning technology and intellectual property team works with some of the world’s largest brands, as well as with SMEs, start-ups, not-for-profit organisations and public sector bodies providing a full service technology law and IP offering with particular expertise in pharmaceutical, retail, food & beverage and technology & communications.
Contact: Maureen Daly
Email: m.daly@beauchamps.ie

Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Beauchamps’ litigation & dispute resolution team works with domestic and international clients across all industry sectors to resolve disputes through litigation, negotiation and settlement, arbitration or alternative dispute resolution. The team assists clients to develop risk mitigation and management strategies.
Contact: Emma Keegan
Email: e.keegan@beauchamps.ie

Private Equity & Venture Capital: Beauchamps’ venture capital and private equity team advise on the establishment, management and winding up of venture capital funds. The team advise Irish and international investors (venture capital funds, private equity funds, statutory bodies, family offices and angel investors) and investee companies across all sectors on equity investments from seed investments through later fundraising rounds, exits, trade sales and listings. 
Contact: Máire Cunningham
Email: m.cunningham@beauchamps.ie

Real Estate: Beauchamps’ has one of the largest real estate practices in Ireland which has been at the forefront of ground-breaking, complex, market-shaping commercial and residential property developments. The team represents Irish and international investors, financial institutions, developers, contractors, asset managers, public sector authorities and housing bodies with the dedicated strategic housing team.
Contact: Aidan Marsh
Email: a.marsh@beauchamps.ie

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate/M&A John Whitej.white@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate; Public and Regulatory Imelda Reynoldsi.reynolds@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Banking and Finance Daniel Cashmand.cashman@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Aidan Marsha.marsh@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Corporate/M&A Shaun O'Sheas.oshea@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
IP and Technology Maureen Dalym.daly@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
EU, Competition, Procurement Dorit McCannd.mccann@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Barry Cahirb.cahir@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Insurance and professional indemnity Emma Keegane.keegan@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Energy and Natural Resources Ainsley Heffernana.heffernan@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Employment & Benefits Sandra Masterson Powers.mastersonpower@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Construction & Projects Richard Stower.stowe@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Crisis Management; White Collar Crime Thomas O'Dwyert.odwyer@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate; Housing Fidelma McManusf.mcmanus@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Corporate/M&A/Private Equity & Venture Capital Máire Cunninghamm.cunningham@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Sharon Delaneys.delaney@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Anne Doylea.doyle@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Corporate/M&A Edward Evanse.evans@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Gerry Galleng.gallen@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Public and Regulatory Edward Lyonse.lyons@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Corporate/M&A Damian Maloneyd.maloney@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate; Housing Conor McEvoyc.mcevoy@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Financial Services & Regulation Jeanne-Marie MoriartyJM.Moriarty@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Corporate/M&A Emer Moriarty Crowleye.moriartycrowley@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Medical Negligence and Personal Injury Grace Murphyg.murphy@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Simon Murphysa.murphy@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Insurance and professional indemnity Ciara Murphyc.murphy@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Jacinta Nilandj.niland@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Banking and Finance Pat Nyhanp.nyhan@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Maitiú Ó Dónaillm.odonaill@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Banking and Finance Niall O'Brienn.o'brien@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Fiona O'Connellf.oconnell@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Litigation & Dispute Resolution Thomas O'Dwyert.odwyer@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Colm O'Keeffec.o'keeffe@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Tony O'Sullivant.osullivan@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Real Estate Domhnaill Smalld.small@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Insolvency Clíodhna Walshc.walsh@beauchamps.ie+353 (0) 1 4180600
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Barry Cahir  photo Barry Cahir Barry is a seasoned litigator and insolvency expert who heads up Beauchamps’…
Daniel Cashman  photo Daniel Cashman Daniel is partner and head of Beauchamps’ Banking & Finance team with…
Stuart Conaty photo Stuart ConatyStuart is a senior associate in Beauchamps award winning Energy & Natural…
Máire Cunningham  photo Máire Cunningham Máire is a senior partner in Beauchamps’ Corporate, Commercial and M&A team.…
Maureen Daly  photo Maureen Daly Maureen is partner and head of the Technology & Intellectual Property team…
Sharon Delaney  photo Sharon Delaney Sharon is a partner in Beauchamps’ litigation and dispute resolution team. Sharon…
Anne Doyle  photo Anne Doyle Anne is a partner in Beauchamps’ Commercial Property department, with broad experience…
Edward Evans  photo Edward Evans Edward is an exceptionally experienced partner in Beauchamps’ Corporate, Commercial and M&A…
Gerry Gallen  photo Gerry Gallen Gerry is a partner in the Commercial Property department and practices in…
Ainsley Heffernan  photo Ainsley Heffernan Ainsley Heffernan is a partner and head of the award winning Energy…
Emma Keegan  photo Emma Keegan Emma is head of Beauchamps’ litigation & dispute resolution team with considerable…
Pauline Louth  photo Pauline Louth Pauline is a partner heading up Beauchamps’ knowledge management team. Pauline and…
Edward Lyons  photo Edward Lyons Edward is a partner in Beauchamps litigation & dispute resolution team. Edward…
Damian Maloney  photo Damian Maloney Damian is a partner in Beauchamps’ Corporate, Commercial and M&A department, who…
Aidan Marsh  photo Aidan Marsh Aidan is a partner and head of Beauchamps’ Commercial Real Estate team.…
Sandra Masterson Power  photo Sandra Masterson Power Sandra is a partner and head of the employment and benefits team…
Dorit McCann photo Dorit McCannDorit is a partner and head of Beauchamps’ EU, Competition & Procurement…
Conor McEvoy photo Conor McEvoyConor is a partner in Beauchamps Housing and Commercial Property team. He advises approved housing bodies,…
Fidelma McManus  photo Fidelma McManus Fidelma is a partner and heads Beauchamps specialised Housing team. Fidelma has…
Jeanne-Marie Moriarty photo Jeanne-Marie MoriartyJeanne-Marie Moriarty is a partner in Beauchamps Financial Services and Regulation team.…
Emer Moriarty Crowley  photo Emer Moriarty Crowley Emer is an experienced senior Partner in the Corporate & Commercial Department…
Ciara Murphy photo Ciara MurphyCiara is partner in Beauchamps litigation & dispute resolution team. Ciara has…
Simon Murphy photo Simon MurphySimon is an partner within Beauchamps’ Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring team. He acts…
Grace Murphy  photo Grace Murphy Grace is partner in Beauchamps’ medical negligence and personal injury team. Grace…
Jacinta Niland  photo Jacinta Niland Jacinta is a partner in Beauchamps’ Commercial Property department. Jacinta works with…
Pat Nyhan  photo Pat Nyhan Pat is a partner in the Banking and Finance department, specialising in…
Maitiú Ó Dónaill  photo Maitiú Ó Dónaill Maitiú is a senior partner in Beauchamps’ Commercial Real Estate department. Maitiú…
Niall O'Brien photo Niall O'BrienNiall is a partner in Beauchamps’ Banking and Finance department. His practice…
Thomas O'Dwyer photo Thomas O'DwyerThomas is a partner in Beauchamps’ litigation & dispute resolution team and…
Colm O'Keefe photo Colm O'KeefeColm is a partner in Beauchamps’ Commercial Property department. Colm has broad…
Shaun O'Shea photo Shaun O'SheaShaun is the head of Beauchamps’ Corporate, Commercial and M&A department. He…
Tony O'Sullivan photo Tony O'SullivanTony is a partner in Beauchamps’ commercial property team. Tony works with…
Fiona O’Connell  photo Fiona O’Connell Fiona is a partner in Beauchamps Litigation & Dispute Resolution team, working with financial…
Mark Pery-Knox-Gore  photo Mark Pery-Knox-Gore Mark is a consultant in Beauchamps’ Corporate, Commercial and M&A department team.…
Imelda Reynolds photo Imelda ReynoldsImelda Reynolds is the chair of Beauchamps and a senior partner in…
Domhnaill Small  photo Domhnaill Small Domhnaill is a partner in Beauchamps Commercial Property team. Domhnaill, primarily working with…
Clíodhna Walsh photo Clíodhna WalshClíodhna is a partner in Beauchamps’ litigation & dispute resolution team. Clíodhna has…
John White  photo John White John is the managing partner of Beauchamps and is a partner in…
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Beauchamps has long had talented people with diverse experiences, characteristics and backgrounds. Embracing diversity has been central to our success. We are extremely proud of this exceptional heritage and continue to build on it in our diversity, equality, inclusivity policies.

We have always been engaged in CSR and pro bono initiatives designed by and for our staff to deliver change to our people and our community.

Our goal is to have a positive impact on the people that work within the firm, with our clients and the communities we serve.

Some of our firm’s initiatives and practices include:

Diversity and inclusion

  • We were an early signatory to the Law Society’s Gender Equality Diversity and Inclusion Charter and in signing have committed to treat all individuals and groups of individuals fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, in areas of gender, civil status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, race, class, disability or membership of the Traveller Community
  • Gender balance is a key priority for our firm as we continue to build on our current gender diversity with 48% female partners and 52% female legal staff
  • For more than 15 years, we have supported flexible working arrangements for staff members to accommodate their priorities outside of the firm
  • We are a long standing member of the 30% Club
  • We proudly sponsor the Dublin Devils, Ireland’s largest LGBTQ+ and inclusive football club, for many years
  • Since its inception in 2015, we have supported Starting Strong, a programme designed for exceptional and ambitious female entrepreneurs, who are at an early stage in the development of their business.

Pro bono

  • We were one of the founding signatories of the Pro Bono Pledge Ireland, an initiative that seeks to promote access to justice and the provision of pro bono legal assistance for those in need
  • We act as board member for a range of charities, providing legal expertise to many charities and people in need of advice
  • We are members of the Public Interest Law Alliance – PILA.

Community & Development

  • We are committed to the North East Inner City Transition Year Programme which launched as part of the Governments’ initiative to regenerate Dublin’s North East Inner City. This programme aims to maximise educational, training and career opportunities for young people from the area
  • We support the Career Local Employment Action Partnership (LEAP) programme which is developed through partnership with Trinity College Dublin and community groups Swan Youth Service and East Wall Youth. This helps young people from marginalised backgrounds in the north inner city of Dublin to transition to the work force.

There are over 750 overseas companies with internationally focused operations in Ireland, many of these are the top technology, pharmaceutical and financial services companies in the world. We have a strong international client base and the broad range of services & specialisms required for inward investment and other international work, as well as relevant connections across all sectors.

Whether a business is considering setting up in Ireland for the first time, expanding into Europe, or have already  established a European presence and are looking to future expansion, our team have the skills and expertise to achieve the best commercial outcomes.

Inward Investment

Our inward investment team understand the many commercial and operational considerations companies have when investing in or doing business in Ireland, particularly those operating in a multi-jurisdiction legal environment. We guide clients through the process of investing in Ireland and underpin our legal advice with prior experience of what works best for different types of clients with varying investment and growth goals.

Our hands-on, pragmatic approach means companies get the sound, commercial advice they need to establish, invest in and grow their business operations in Ireland and Europe.

Recent Experience

We offer a range and breadth of experience to our international clients on a range of services including corporate and commercial advisory, mergers and acquisitions, commercial property,  intellectual property, Employment, data protection, banking & finance, and company migrations and reorganisations.

Strong International Networks

As an independent law firm, we have strong referral relationships with firms across the world, particularly North America and Europe.

We also support, sponsor and are members of many international organisations and memberships including the Irish International Business Network, the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, INSOL International, and many of our staff are members of the Law Societies in Ireland, Northern Ireland, and England and Wales.