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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Whitney Moore

Whitney Moore regularly advises domestic banks and private funders on matters such as acquisition finance, construction and development finance, loan sales and purchases, and refinancing. The real estate and construction sectors are particular areas of focus, as well as renewable energy and retail. Ann Lalor heads the team, which also includes associates Cathy McFadden, who joined from Brabners LLP, and Jamie Enright.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Whitney Moore

Whitney Moore's 'efficient and responsive' team counts technology, medical devices, renewable energy and manufacturing companies among its clients; recent highlights include practice head Cillian Balfe advising the shareholders of facial recognition software provider Totalemotion on its acquisition by a Florida-based technology company, and Therese Rochford assisting Storm Technology with its acquisition of Ciall Systems. Balfe is 'a great people person', who is noted for his 'excellent blend of professionalism, personal touch and expertise'. Rochford is 'very experienced, and has good legal and commercial sense'. Brendan Ringrose acts for publicly listed companies based in Ireland and North America, including Glencore and Dalradian Resources. The firm 'delivers a quality service at all stages', according to its clients.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Whitney Moore

Managing partner and employment expert John Lynch leads the 'ultra user-friendly' team at Whitney Moore. Brendan Moriarty specialises in financial services litigation; Aoife Murphy focuses on IP matters; and Gerry Carroll is 'one of the stand-out practitioners to go to in aviation in Ireland'. Robin Hayes, Emma Richmond and Michael Ohle were promoted to partner. Recent highlights include acting for US Oil & Gas in obtaining a Norwich Pharmacal order from the High Court against two Irish internet service providers to identify users who had posted defamatory comments online.

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Employment - ranked: tier 4

Whitney Moore

Whitney Moore offers 'high quality expertise' under the leadership of its practice head John Lynch, who is 'full of integrity' and is 'rightly sought-out widely'. His recent work included acting on a number of matters pertaining to senior executive severance arrangements. Emma Richmond, the firm’s 'very personable' corporate immigration expert, supported a vehicle glass repairing company's HR department in reviewing all HR documents and implementing policies and notices to guarantee GDPR compliance. The team 'talks through your options on employment law issues' and 'raises areas of concern that you may not have thought of'.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Whitney Moore

Whitney Moore has established a reputation as one of the leading firms in the market for intellectual property. It has a very substantial patent litigation practice, and has 'a strong track record' acting for major players in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry; clients include Edwards Lifesciences, F Hoffmann-La Roche and Genentech. Practice head Aoife Murphy, whose 'deep understanding of the law' is complemented by her 'knowledge about the courts' inner workings', is representing plaintiff Merck, Sharp & Dohme in patent infringement and injunctive proceedings relating to the client's supplementary protection certificate for a combination drug used in cholesterol treatment. Robin Hayes’ recent highlights include acting in a number of trade mark infringement cases for the Shamrock Gift Company. Murphy and Hayes are 'both personable, easy to work with, practical and very helpful'.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Whitney Moore

Whitney Moore demonstrates particular strength in the social housing space, where Michael Carney (who is 'always present and quick to reply') acted for the Housing Agency on the acquisition of residential property portfolios and onward sales to several approved housing bodies, and also advised local authorities such as Fingal County Council. Elsewhere, practice head Rory McDonald advised on receiver sales and assisted Five Guys Ireland with the pre-letting of a unit at a shopping centre redevelopment, while newly promoted partner Barry Heslin advised on the sale of various commercial and residential properties. Emma Heron also made partner, and Cathy McFadden joined as senior associate from Orpen Franks.

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