Firm Profile > Beauchamps > Dublin, Ireland


Banking and finance Tier 2

Beauchamps acts for some of the largest financial institutions in Ireland, such as AIB, Ulster Bank, the National Asset Management Agency and Pepper Asset Management. Recent highlights include Daniel Cashman acting for Colony Northstar on the financing and taking of security on the Spencer Dock development site in Dublin, and Leonard Lavelle advising on energy sector transactions, including the sale of a partly operational wind farm project. Niall O’Brien is also noted. Pat Nyhan was promoted to partner.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Beauchamps specialises in the energy, pharmaceutical and healthcare, and leisure sectors, among others, and is particularly active advising start-up and early-stage companies. Recent highlights include practice head Shaun O’Shea and Máire Cunningham advising iNua Hospitality on the establishment and acquisition of a portfolio of six hotels, and Edward Evans assisting House my Dog, a dog-sitting company, with its recent equity crowdfunding. Emer Moriarty Crowley is also recommended. Other clients include AMC, Enterprise Ireland and the Western Development Commission.

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Beauchamps regularly acts for clients in highly regulated industries such as financial services, healthcare and insurance. Practice head Emma Keegan is representing the Health Information and Quality Association in relation to a statutory investigation into the National Maternity Hospital. Thomas O’Dwyer secured an injunction to block several piracy websites on behalf of the Motion Picture Association of America. Mark Heslin, Barry Cahir and Claire Callanan are also noted.

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Beauchamps’ specialism lies in the renewable energy space, where the team acts for some major developers and lenders. ‘Very good’ practice head Ainsley Heffernan acted for innogy Renewables on its acquisition of a 50% stake in the proposed 600MW Dublin Array offshore wind farm, which included carrying out legal due diligence on the project. David Gunn, who joined from Australian firm Minter Ellison, has strong project finance experience. Gavin Blake joined Byrne Wallace.

Information technology Tier 2

Maureen Daly leads the team at Beauchamps, which advises on outsourcing, compliance with consumer and freedom of information legislation, social media-related issues, and data protection and privacy law.

Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 2

Led by Barry Cahir, Beauchamps' team provides advice to liquidators, receivers and examiners on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious insolvency and debt restructuring cases. The firm gained several new clients including Bradley’s Pharmacy, which Cahir assisted with a large-scale restructuring preserving over 140 jobs. In another new instruction, Cahir advised FLI Group on an innovative restructuring transaction through provisional liquidation and subsequent securing of an investment.

Real estate Tier 2

Full-service firm Beauchamps grew stronger with the hire of new partner Anna Doyle from William Fry in September 2018 and the partner promotion of Jacinta Niland. The team was very active on the social housing and student accommodation front, where it works with developers, approved housing bodies, local authorities and funders. In a recent example, practice head Aidan Marsh advised Nama subsidiary Narps and approved housing bodies on the delivery of social housing, particularly on questions of acquisition and leasing. The team also advised investment company Kennedy Wilson on the sale, financing and acquisition of properties. Maitiú Ó Dónaill, chairperson Imelda Reynolds and Gerry Gallen are also key team members.

EU and competition Tier 3

UK and Ireland-qualified Dorit McCann leads the practice at Beauchamps, which handles contentious and non-contentious EU and competition law matters, particularly in the agri-foods and real estate sectors. Recent highlights include advising KPMG as receiver on the competition aspects of a series of acquisitions by Dalata Hotel Group, which involved an extended phase I investigation and resulted in behavioural commitments from Dalata.

Intellectual property Tier 3

Taking a partner-led approach when it comes to IP matters, BeauchampsMaureen Daly is representing international clothing company BiBA in trade mark infringement proceedings against House of Fraser. Other reputable instructions included acting for Volkswagen in an IP dispute which was resolved without having to commence proceedings, and advising My Pillow on brand protection.

Public sector Tier 3

Beauchamps advises clients including the Charities Regulator, the National Disability Authority and the Health Information Quality Authority on public and regulatory law at national, EU and international level. EU, competition and procurement specialist Dorit McCann and Mark Pery-Knox-Gore, who counts a number of charities and not-for-profit organisations among his clients, are the key contacts.

Construction Tier 4

Beauchamps is regularly engaged in non-contentious public and private sector work, and advises on the construction aspects of development, energy and infrastructure projects. Arriving from RJ Stowe & Associates in Australia, Richard Stowe has taken over as head of construction from Fiona O’Neill, who is now a consultant.

Employment Tier 5

Beauchamps advises on all areas of employment in the contentious and non-contentious space. Former practice head Dermot Casserly is now with DWF, where he is an employment partner. Sandra Masterson Power, who has experience in handling unfair dismissals and industrial relations matters, and Mark Heslin now head the department.

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Mr Maitiú Ó Dónaill  photo Mr Maitiú Ó Dónaill
 Joe Bowe  photo Joe Bowe
 Barry Cahir  photo Barry Cahir
Ms Claire Callanan  photo Ms Claire Callanan
Mr Daniel Cashman  photo Mr Daniel Cashman
Ms Máire Cunningham  photo Ms Máire Cunningham
Ms Maureen Daly  photo Ms Maureen Daly
Mr Edward Evans  photo Mr Edward Evans
Mr Gerry Gallen  photo Mr Gerry Gallen
Mr Ainsley Heffernan  photo Mr Ainsley Heffernan
Ms Emma Keegan  photo Ms Emma Keegan
Mr Leonard Lavelle  photo Mr Leonard Lavelle
Ms Pauline Louth  photo Ms Pauline Louth
Mr Aidan Marsh  photo Mr Aidan Marsh
 Dorit McCann photo Dorit McCann
Ms Fidelma McManus  photo Ms Fidelma McManus
Ms Emer Moriarty Crowley  photo Ms Emer Moriarty Crowley
Ms Jacinta Niland  photo Ms Jacinta Niland
Mr Pat Nyhan  photo Mr Pat Nyhan
Mr Niall O’Brien  photo Mr Niall O’Brien
Mr Thomas O’Dwyer  photo Mr Thomas O’Dwyer
Mr Colm O’Keefe  photo Mr Colm O’Keefe
Mr Shaun O’Shea  photo Mr Shaun O’Shea
Mr Tony O’Sullivan  photo Mr Tony O’Sullivan
Mr Mark Pery-Knox-Gore  photo Mr Mark Pery-Knox-Gore
Ms Imelda Reynolds  photo Ms Imelda Reynolds
Mr John White  photo Mr John White