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The firm: LK Shields Solicitors is ranked among the leading law firms in Ireland. With over 130 employees, its dynamic business environment enables delivery of solution-focused legal advice across multiple practice areas. The firm maintains close contacts with leading law firms in Europe, the US and other jurisdictions.

Areas of practice: Banking: the firm offers a full range of legal services in banking and finance matters, advising in transactions for clients both domestic and international. It acts for both lenders and corporate borrowers in large asset finance, project finance, structured finance and other corporate banking transactions. The firm regularly provides local counsel advice to both institutional and corporate clients on cross-border finance facilities.

Commercial litigation and dispute resolution: the firm is one of Ireland’s leading litigation and dispute resolution teams specialising in high-stakes commercial disputes. Its large team contains outstanding lawyers recognised as leaders in their fields. It delivers results which fit with its clients’ commercial objectives.

Commercial property: the firm has extensive expertise in all areas of commercial property. It acts for both domestic and international corporate clients in technology, media, retail, utilities, energy and healthcare sectors.

Corporate and commercial: the firm advises a wide variety of Irish and international clients on all aspects of company and commercial law. It advises on the structuring and implementation of all forms of corporate transactions in all main areas, including agency and distribution, building society law, company law, telecommunications, project finance, energy and natural resources, healthcare, inward investment, e-commerce, gaming and gambling, and company secretarial.

Corporate finance: the firm advises on public offerings and private placing of equity and debt securities and is accustomed to working closely with issuers, financial and other advisers in achieving the timetables of debt and equity offerings.

EU and competition: the firm deals with all aspects of EU and Irish competition law, and has handled some of the most high-profile complaints and transactions in recent years. It advises clients on solutions to issues of restrictive practices, dominance abuses and merger control and maintains close relationships with the Irish and EU regulators.

Employment: the firm advises on all aspects of the employer/employee relationship. It represents clients in all employment law forums and has acted in a large number of disputes involving restrictive covenants, unfair/wrongful dismissal claims, redundancy-related disputes, employment injunctions and on health and safety law issues.

Financial services: the firm advises domestic and international investment banks, asset managers and multinationals on regulated and unregulated funding structures in Ireland.

Insolvency and corporate restructuring: the firm has extensive experience with all insolvency and corporate restructuring issues and has acted in many of the country’s high-profile insolvencies over the years.

Intellectual property and information technology: the firm provides transaction, advisory and litigation services in technology, media and data privacy matters and handles all aspects of intellectual property, contentious and non-contentious.

M&A: the firm is a market leader in mergers and acquisitions in Ireland. It consistently represents parties in high-profile acquisitions and disposals of private enterprises and offers for public companies in Ireland and abroad across all market and industry sectors.

Pensions and employee benefits: the firm has extensive experience in all aspects of pension schemes, regulatory and transactional issues, product development and pension disputes.

Public procurement: the firm advises public and private bodies operating in sectors which include transport, energy, healthcare and education in relation to contentious and non-contentious public procurement law matters both on an ad-hoc basis and in the context of projects-type transactions.

  • Contact

  • Emmet Scully (managing partner)

  • Other offices

  • London

  • Galway

  • Number of lawyers: 50+
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

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