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

William Fry
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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 > Capital markets

(Leading individuals: Capital markets: Equity)

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William Fry‘s ECM team has experience advising on significant domestic and international IPOs, secondary issuances, and takeovers. The team counts high-profile Irish and overseas companies, banks and brokers among its clients, as well as a number of venture capital funds based in Ireland. Myra Garrett, who is noted for her expertise in advising technology companies on fundraising, exit strategy and sales, leads the team, which also includes the ‘very commercial and highly professionalMark Talbot. On the DCM side, the team has been active in corporate and property-backed note and bond issuances and repackagings. Practice head David Maughan has expertise in distressed asset funding, particularly for aircraft, while Elaine Hanly‘s extensive experience includes securitisations and derivatives, and Mary Ward‘s recent experience includes advising on a major debt repackaging programme.

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A

(Leading individuals)

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The team at William Fry is noted for its ‘pragmatic approach‘. It has been active in a range of high-profile domestic and cross-border corporate transactions, particularly public M&A, private equity deals, and venture capital matters (especially in the fintech sector). The team also has expertise in the financial services, technology, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and healthcare, and hospitality sectors. New practice head Stephen Keogh has a particular focus on private equity transactions; the ‘very strongShane O’Donnell specialises in corporate finance and counts numerous investment and private equity firms among his clients; the ‘excellentMyra Garrett has extensive expertise in M&A and public takeovers; and newly promoted partner Carol Eager has experience in acquisitions, disposals, joint ventures and corporate reorganisations. The team saw the departures of David Carthy to DLA Piper, David Fitzgibbon to Matheson, and Eavan Saunders to Dentons.

Capital markets > Equity

(Hall of Fame)

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