Ms Myra Garrett > William Fry > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

William Fry

Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Equity Capital Markets.


Myra is a Corporate Partner and former Managing Partner of the Firm. She has a broad corporate practice specialising in corporate finance, particularly mergers & acquisitions, public takeovers, IPOs, public/private fundraisings and corporate structuring. She emerged as a leader via heavy involvement in Nasdaq and Irish Stock Exchange work during the technology boom in the late 1990s and remains one of Ireland’s leading M&A and IPO lawyers. She also advises companies and intermediaries on corporate governance, stock exchange rules, market abuse, the Prospectus Regulations, the Takeover Rules and general compliance.


Myra is a non-executive director of the University College Dublin Foundation and a council member of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants. She is a former director of the Irish Institute of Directors and of the Irish Road Safety Authority.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

Myra GarrettWilliam Fry

William Fry has maintained its eminent presence in big-ticket M&A and private equity, notably in the insurance, technologies and life sciences sectors. The firm has been especially active in the over €100m deal range, including a number of deals in excess of €1bn. It is historically known for representing Irish clients, though it is building connections with law firms in other jurisdictions and with multinational businesses. Stephen Keogh and Myra Garrett are longstanding leaders in the market, while Andrew McIntyre is building his name, having advised on bulge-bracket deals such as the $1.4bn sale of Navitas. Máire O’Neill is a highly rated next generation partner, particularly in the technology sector.

Ireland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals: Capital markets: Equity)

Myra GarrettWilliam Fry

William Fry has fine traditions in ECM and straight DCM transactions, and is building its name in structured finance and securitisation. The firm is widely recognised for its roles as counsel to issuers and underwriters in domestic equity offerings, most notably in the technology, real estate and financial services sectors. It advised on the only listing on Euronext Dublin in 2020 when it represented Trust Stamp on its introduction to the Euronext Growth Market. Since joining in May 2020, Matthew Cahill has helped build the firm’s standing in DCM, structured finance and securitisation. He is part of a team that also includes prominent ECM specialists Myra Garrett  and Mark Talbot, along with DCM expert David Maughan.