Mr Shane O'Donnell > William Fry > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

William Fry

Work Department

Corporate and M&A; Equity Capital Markets.


Shane is Head of William Fry’s Corporate Department. He has been involved in a number of significant acquisitions, joint venture, venture fund, fundraising and take private transactions on behalf of Irish and international clients (both public and private). He specialises in corporate finance advising leading Irish and international investment houses and private equity firms in relation to corporate acquisitions, equity financings and corporate recovery transactions. His clients include the private equity/investment houses Gordon Brothers, York Capital, Merrion Capital, Davy, NCB Ventures and ACT Venture Capital.

Lawyer Rankings

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.