Firm Profile > Philip Lee > Dublin, Ireland

Philip Lee
7-8 WILTON TERRACE
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Media and entertainment Tier 1

'A highly experienced, top-tier media and entertainment team', Philip Lee is very active in advising on film and television production in Ireland. The team acts for some of the largest multinational studios and production companies on financing and production. Brian Gormley leads the team, which includes Jonathan Kelly, who is a stand-out name for production matters. Senior associate Jessica Gorman and associate Aoife McBennett provide additional support.

Practice head(s):

Brian Gormley

Other key lawyers:

Jessica Gorman; Jonathan Kelly; Aoife McBennett

Testimonials

‘They are specialists in their field with experience of a range of productions.’

‘Jonathan Kelly is vastly experienced but approachable and available. Aoife McBennett is an extremely capable associate.’

‘Philip Lee have the top media and entertainment practice in Ireland with Jonathan Kelly and Brian Gormley. They have years of experience and are extremely personable to deal with. The firm really value their clients and as our media business has grown we have worked with various lawyers across property, tax, employment and litigation. Despite their impressive growth over the last while they have not lost touch with clients’ needs.’

‘Jonathan Kelly is without question the pre-eminent film and television lawyer in Ireland. He has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the industry and has been our go to production lawyer for a long time. We have engaged Jonathan not just on local productions but international co-productions and UK productions. He has huge respect from international lawyers and not least is a very loyal and decent guy.’

‘They have a highly experienced, top-tier media and entertainment team. They are easy to talk to. They are across a large amount of the projects in the territory across all levels and as such have a great depth of experience.’

‘Jonathan Kelly is highly experienced and has great problem solving capabilities. Brian Gormley is highly experienced, particularly in the animation sector, and is extremely organised and knowledgeable. Senior associate Jessica Gorman is a very experienced associate, easy to talk to and very reliable. Associate Aoife McBennett an up and coming associate, with good experience, is calm and reliable.’

Key clients

Wild Atlantic Pictures

Magic Light Pictures

Cofiloisirs

Screen Scene

JAM Media

Abhann Productions

Subotica Limited

Ingenious Media Finance

Brown Bag Films

MGM

Planning and environment Tier 1

Philip Lee acts in planning and environmental matters for public sector bodies and the private sector. The team frequently represents An Bord Pleanála, the Irish planning appeals board, in judicial reviews of its decisions, and also acts for environment regulators. The group is heavily involved in work involving offshore wind, advising companies on offshore wind farms and also acting for state agencies in this sector. The practice is led by Alice Whittaker and Rachel Minch.

Practice head(s):

Alice Whittaker; Rachel Minch

Key clients

An Bord Pleanála

Aqua Comms

RWERenewables Ireland Limited

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

The Collective

Commissioner for Environmental Information

Jabil Inc.

Dublin City Council

The Marine Institute

Coillte

Microsoft Corporation

Colas Group

Aquaculture Licences Appeals Board

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Philip Lee has expanded its team, with former Sigmoid Pharma chairman John Given joining the firm in December 2019. In 2020, Bernard McEvoy and his team joined following the firm's merger with McEvoy Corporate Law. The newly-amalgamated group has been particularly active in the technology, pharmaceutical, medtech and renewable energy sectors, where it advises on strategic M&A and private equity investments. Andreas McConnell has expertise in M&A, restructurings and foreign direct investment transactions.

Practice head(s):

Andreas McConnell; John Given; Bernard McEvoy

Other key lawyers:

Jonathan Kelly; Ita O’Sullivan; Eoghan Doyle; Eoin Brereton; Inez Cullen; Anna Hickey

Testimonials

‘Bernard McEvoy is astute, has a common-sense approach, and is straight talking and commercial. Inez Cullen is diligent, with a professional and practical approach, and is quick to respond.’

‘Philip Lee occupies a unique space in the Irish legal marketplace. It more than matches the intellectual heft of the biggest firms while retaining an approachability and can-do attitude that really does set it apart.’

‘Andreas McConnell exemplifies everything you could hope for in a legal adviser in corporate matters. He cuts through bureaucratic obfuscation and technical detail to focus on what really matters – the business outcome to the client. His unwavering practicality and clear-minded focus simplifies and engenders calm when dealing with complex matters. We value highly his ability to provide balance, perspective and inject both wisdom and humour into proceedings.’

‘innovative and well-rounded in their thinking and approach to challenges.’

‘Andreas McConnell is a great guy and always available. He feels like an in-house legal adviser as he is deeply knowledgeable in our space and seems to be able to instantly place himself in the middle of our challenge, bringing other considerations of our business to mind that many others would need to be reminded about. Personable and a pleasure to work with.’

‘Anna Hickey is responsive, delivers the promised work quickly to a very high standard, is concise in her feedback and questions, and a pleasure to work with.’

‘The informal but professional attitude and cadence is refreshing. Eoghan Doyle and his team make corporate legal fun!’

‘The team demonstrated excellent commercial knowledge and were able to bring options and solutions to the table on any issues, as they arose. They were also very willing to listen to, and then keep in mind, particular concerns we had around the transaction.’

Key clients

Williams Grand Prix Engineering

William Marshall PLC

Trilogy International Education Services Limited

Cantor Fitzgerald

Inbhear Fund Services

Edgescan

Veeqo

Grant Thornton

WiseTech Global

Finboot Ltd

NearSt Ltd

Crowdcube

DCC, PLC

Propylon

Exertis

Campion Insurance

ADVNCR

Uncrowd

Maker & Son

Studio Nicholson

JSM Group

AIB

Wealth Option Trustees Limited

Delsk

Eqtec plc

Petrel Resources plc

Great Northern Distillery Limited

Botswana Diamonds plc

Arkle Resources plc

UHPC International Limited

Baker Tilly

Arvum Group Limited

Belfast Distillery Company Limited

Trinity Healthcare

IJM Timber Engineering Limited

International Strategic Investment Fund (ISIF)

Power Capital

Construction Tier 2

Philip Lee advises public and private sector clients including state bodies, councils, developers, construction companies, and corporations on construction matters. Kerri Crossen leads on non-contentious work, while Damien Young specialises in disputes. Clare Cashin has a broad practice and is another key nameAngelyn Rowan joined the team in November 2019 from Eversheds Sutherland and has added 'excellent sector knowledge' to the practice.

Practice head(s):

Kerri Crossen; Damien Young

Other key lawyers:

Clare Cashin; Angelyn Rowan

Testimonials

‘Their construction team is very knowledgeable with great depth of experience. ’

‘Angelyn Rowan provides excellent strategic advice and strategic thinking in dealing with issues or problems. ’

‘Angelyn Rowan has excellent sector knowledge and is adept at both contentious and non-contentious construction law.’

‘Careful and diligent, with a fair outlook on risk and firm recommendations ’

‘Clare Cashin is the voice of reason; sometimes clarity and perspective is required in the heat of a legal challenge and Clare is one of the best lawyers to have the confidence, backed by the ability, to properly advise us.’

Key clients

Health Service Executive

First Step Homes

JJ Rhatigan (Construction Contractor)

Ronan Group Real Estate

Trinity College

Kilkenny County Council

Port of Cork

Dublin City Council

O’Flynn Construction

Sisk Group

KC Capital Property Group

National University Ireland –Galway

National Treasury Management Agency

Airbnb

Bank of Ireland

McGarrell Reilly

South Dublin County Council

Kimpton Vale

CBRE

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Philip Lee acts as the lead advisor to the Data Protection Commission, advising on investigations as well as enforcement notices. The team also represents the Commission in judicial review proceedings challenging its decisions. Elsewhere, the practice advises public and private sector companies on data processing agreements, GDPR compliance, and data access requests. Damien Young handles work relating to all aspects of Irish and EU data protection law, while Eoghan Doyle advises a range of public bodies on GDPR compliance. Anne Bateman handles contentious and non-contentious work, including representing the DPC in judicial reviews.

Practice head(s):

Damien Young; Eoghan Doyle; Sean McElligott

Other key lawyers:

Anne Bateman

Testimonials

‘Eoghan and Sophie have been extremely helpful, professional and comprehensive in the provision of advice and guidance.’

‘The team at Philip Lee brought a sense of ease and understanding to the complexities of Data Protection and quickly got to grasp with the impact that this may have on my business and its operating model.’

‘The ability of the firm to understand the specific requirements and challenges of the public sector, and to tailor their advice/guidance accordingly.’

‘Eoghan Doyle and associate Sophie O’Connor are professional, courteous and friendly. We value their prompt responses, letting us know how long an issue will take to consider, and giving priority to urgent and important matters.’

‘Eoghan, Sophie and Hugo’s dedication to providing prompt, comprehensive and assuring advice is what sets them apart from other legal providers we have experienced. Their clear communication gives comfort, assurance and allows for effective time planning, particularly when a range of different stakeholders are involved in the provision of advice.’

Key clients

Aramark

Bord Bia

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

capSpire

ComReg

Computer Services, Inc

Data Protection Commission

Dawn Meats

Dublin City Council

Grant Thornton

HSE

Irish Credit Bureau

LearnUpon

National Treatment Purchase Fund

Novartis

Pobal

Revenue Commissioners

Riverdance group of companies

Road Safety Authority

Ryanair

Sigmoid Pharma (now Sublimity Therapeutics)

Skillnet Ireland

Sport Ireland

Tipperary, Clare and Limerick County Councils

Volkswagen

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Philip Lee stands out for its experience in acting for public bodies, advising regulators on investigations and enforcement as well as defending them against claims. The team also acts for private companies in a range of sectors, including telecoms, media, and financial services; the team's healthcare expertise was bolstered in April 2020 by the arrival of Marie Kinsella. Practice head Damien Young has a broad practice, with Anne Bateman and Clare Cashin also noted.

Practice head(s):

Damien Young

Other key lawyers:

Marie Kinsella; Anne Bateman; Clare Cashin

Testimonials

‘The Philip Lee team’s strengths that differentiate them from other legal firms we deal with include their focus on providing comprehensive service to the client that is delivered in a comprehensive, practical and cost effective manner.’

‘The services provided are very much a partner-led and delivered service which compares favourably to other firms where the service sometimes may be partner-directed but is often delivered by associates. Notwithstanding the Philip Lee associates and trainees are very much a part of the team and there is strong emphasis on a team delivered service where each member has clear roles and responsibilities. Philip Lee’s excellent approach to building and maintaining client relationships is of particular note and most importantly they are there when you need them the most no matter how short the notice is.’

‘The practice is very clear regarding the steps in dispute resolution and when it should commence in a specific case. They consider each case on its own merits and take a tailored approach to dispute resolution as opposed to providing a “one size fits all” response.’

‘Marie Kinsella has been particularly supportive. She is very knowledgeable regarding case law and legislation in healthcare. Her advice is well considered and provided in a timely manner.’

Key clients

TransdevNo

Data Protection CommissionerNo

Health Service Executive

Office of the Information Commissioner

Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information

Irish Planning Board (An Bord Pleanála)

Irish Water

Port of Cork

Lone star Funds

Word Perfect Translation Services Limited

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Philip Lee's energy practice advises on matters relating to solar, offshore wind, district heating, and waste-to-energy plants. The firm also assisted with the first corporate PPA between a multinational and a renewable energy generator, and one of the first community-led solar projects in the RESS-1 auction. Practice head Siobhan McCabe is 'a stalwart of the Irish energy sector'. Planning and environmental specialist Alice Whittaker is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Siobhan McCabe

Other key lawyers:

Alice Whittaker

Testimonials

‘It is clear that the team, led by Siobhan McCabe, keeps up to date on legal and regulatory developments at national, EU and international level in order to anticipate changes in the sector and their clients’ needs. As a result, they are exceptionally good. In particular, they are leaders in advising on battery energy storage and corporate PPAs. ’

‘Siobhan McCabe is a leader in battery storage energy and corporate PPAs. She is highly experienced and this shows with her in-depth specialist knowledge of the sector and responsive and commercial approach. She is efficient, pragmatic and diligent and has an excellent manner both with her clients and with the other side.’

‘We worked with a very thorough team lead by partners Siobhan McCabe, Simon O’Neill and John O’Donoghue. All of them had excellent knowledge of their area and were helpful throughout.’

‘The team has cross sector depth and expertise beyond the strong individuals that make up the team.’

‘Siobhan McCabe is remarkably knowledgeable and equally commercial. She makes the complex understandable and the aspirational achievable. An excellent head of department that leads by example. She is not only one to watch – her time is now. She and her team respond to complex matters quickly and go beyond what lawyers usually would do. Great to have in your corner.’

‘The team at Phillip Lee comprises individuals with a real technical understanding and affinity for the energy sector. They have developed market leading expertise in corporate PPAs and battery storage projects.’

‘Siobhan McCabe is a stalwart of the Irish energy sector with experience and expertise that spans both the thermal and renewable energy sectors. She is comfortable discussing the technical details and applies this deeper understanding to cut through the legal issues and deliver real value for her clients.’

Key clients

RWE Renewables

Amber Energy

Power Capital

Microsoft

Bank of Ireland

Dublin City Council

South County Dublin

IQSolar

Electric Skyline

Tesla

Vento Ludens

Port of Cork

Sustainable Development Capital

Lidon Limited

Cantor Fitzgerald

Tullynamoyle Wind Farm 3 Limited

EU and competition Tier 2

Singled out for its 'partner-led and delivered service', Philip Lee counts many Irish public bodies and international companies among its clients, with notable expertise in the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. The team has been highly active advising on regulatory, state aid and public procurement issues related to Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic, and has additional experience of criminal prosecutions and competition enforcement actions. The 'very impressive' Ronan Dunne leads the team. Kerri Crossen and former practice head Philip Lee specialise in procurement.

Practice head(s):

Ronan Dunne

Other key lawyers:

Kerri Crossen; Philip Lee

Testimonials

‘Ronan Dunne is very impressive.’

‘The Philip Lee team strengths that differentiate them from other legal firms we deal with include their focus on providing comprehensive service to the client that is delivered in a comprehensive, practical and cost-effective manner. The services provided are very much a partner led and delivered service. Philip Lee’s excellent approach to building and maintaining client relationships is of particular note and most importantly they are there when you need them the most no matter how short the notice is.’

‘The knowledge and experience Kerri Crossen brings to managing our service requirements is exceptional, in particular her knowledge of regulation and legislation. Kerri has a great ability to present complex information relating to regulation and large-scale commercial projects in a way that that is easily understood. She is a pleasure to work with, very hands on and available.’

Key clients

Health Service Executive

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Roche Pharmaceuticals

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited

Lucozade Suntory Ribena

Westmeath County Council

Kajima/Equitix

Data Protection Commission

National University of Ireland, Galway

National Development Finance Agency

Duke Street Private Equity

Projects and PPP Tier 2

Philip Lee is well known in the projects space for its work on PPP projects, including projects in the education, healthcare, and housing sectors. In addition to advising public bodies on tendering and procurement processes, the team is also advising the preferred bidders on a number of PPP bundles. The practice is led by Kerri Crossen and Jonathan Kelly, and also includes Angelyn Rowan and Hugh Cummins.

Practice head(s):

Kerri Crossen; Jonathan Kelly

Other key lawyers:

Hugh Cummins; Angelyn Rowan

Testimonials

‘The strengths that differentiate the Philip Lee team from other legal firms we deal with include their focus on providing comprehensive service to the client that is delivered in a comprehensive, practical and cost effective manner.’

‘The services provided are very much a partner-led and delivered service which compares favourably to other firms where the service sometimes may be partner directed but is often delivered by associates. Notwithstanding, the Philip Lee associates and trainees are very much a part of the team and there is strong emphasis on a team-delivered service where each member has clear roles and responsibilities. Philip Lee’s excellent approach to building and maintaining client relationships is of particular note and, most importantly, they are there when you need them the most no matter how short the notice is.

‘The knowledge and experience Kerri Crossen brings to managing our service requirements is exceptional, in particular her knowledge and experience in the PPP sector. She has acted for parties on all sides of the contractual structure and this provides significant benefits to us as a client. She is particularly insightful on commercial issues, given her knowledge and experience of the sector, but also has detailed knowledge of the procurement requirements, the contract structure and documentation, thus providing clear, sound advice on the legal implications of the commercial arrangement being entered into. We are a large company and, as such, our requirements can be extremely complex and varied. As the lead partner delivering our service she manages a team to provide inputs across multiple practice areas from the wider firm to provide us with comprehensive and high-quality advice and services.’

‘Kerri has a great ability to present complex information relating to large-scale commercial projects in a way that that is easily understood. She is a pleasure to work with, very hands on and available. Angelyn Rowan is extremely focused and knowledgeable in her area and this has provided significant dividends for us as a client. She is very accessible and solutions focused with an attention to detail that is outstanding, particularly when dealing with the commercial impacts of large-scale complex projects. Angelyn’s experience and knowledge of advising on complex contractual structures – such as PPP projects for the public sector – is extensive and this makes her very sought after.’

Key clients

Kajima Partnership Limited

Equitix

National Development Finance Agency

Port of Cork

Health Service Executive

John Sisk and Son

DIF Infrastructure

Real estate Tier 2

Philip Lee's real estate practice is well versed in advising on acquisitions, financings and leases across the real estate sector. The team's clients include investors, public bodies and developers. Acting alongside the firm's well-regarded planning and environmental team, the practice is able to offer comprehensive advice on complex transactions and developments. John O’Donoghue leads the team, which was bolstered in January 2020 by the addition of Thomas O’Malley from Fieldfisher. Eimear Fitzgibbon is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

John O’Donoghue

Other key lawyers:

Eimear Fitzgibbon; Thomas O’Malley; Tom Conway

Key clients

Carysfort Capital

IDA

O’Flynn Group

Plaza on the Square Limited

Ethika Properties Limited

Trinity College Dublin

Capagh Investments Limited

National Development Finance Agency (NDFA)

Health Service Executive

JMC Van Trans Limited

Banking and finance Tier 3

Philip Lee is noted for its significant experience in media and project finance, where newly appointed managing partner Jonathan Kelly has particular expertise. The team also regularly advises on corporate lending and development finance, and expanded its financial services regulatory offering with the hire of Marie Kinsella from the Central Bank of Ireland in January 2020. Simon O’Neill acts for numerous major bank and non-bank lenders.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Kelly; Simon O’Neill

Other key lawyers:

Marie Kinsella

Key clients

Toronto Dominion Bank

National Asset Management Agency (NAMA)

National Treasury Management Agency (including ISIF)

The Housing Agency

Home Building Finance Ireland

Enercon GmBH

GreenOak UK Secured Lending

Intermediate Capital Group plc (ICG)

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Finance Ireland Credit Solutions DAC

O’Flynn Construction

Grid Finance Impact Limited

Bank of Ireland

Vit Hit Limited

Cofiloisirs

Ingenious Media Services

Corrib Oil Group

Employment Tier 3

Philip Lee's 'extremely responsive and helpful' team stands out for its work advising public sector bodies on employment matters. Practice head Patrick Walshe is praised for his advice, which is 'robust and decisive, and infused with commercial pragmatism'. Litigator Murrough McMahon and Damien Young are also key partners in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Patrick Walshe

Other key lawyers:

Murrough McMahon; Damien Young

Testimonials

‘Philip Lee were appointed as our legal advisers following a competitive public tender process. We require a legal practice that can advise on a wide range of matters including artist and other contracts, employment and IR, board governance and public service codes of practice, public liability claims, GDPR etc. Philip Lee has provided such a breadth of service to a very high level, with a range of specialists that we can call upon as required.’

‘We have had cause to require substantial advice on board governance matters when the NCH became a statutory body. Jonathan Kelly completed a very thorough review of all statutory obligations for our Audit & Risk Committee which has been invaluable. We have also had excellent and thorough advice on a number of challenging IR issues from Patrick Walshe.’

‘The employment practice team at Philip Lee are experts in this area and apply that knowledge in a efficient and practical manner, seeking the best outcome for the client at all times. ’

‘Although only a small team, they are always extremely responsive and helpful.’

‘Patrick Walshe is a stand-out individual in my book. His advice is always robust and decisive, and infused with commercial pragmatism. He instinctively “gets it”, and this shows in the results that he achieves time after time.’

Key clients

MGM

Games Workshop

Bord Iascaigh Mhara (The Irish Fisheries Board)

Irish Housing Agency

Belfast Distilleries

Glen Dimplex

Health Service Executive

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

University College Dublin

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 3

Philip Lee strengthened its 'exceptional' practice with the arrival of Marie Kinsella, who joined from the Central Bank of Ireland in January 2020 to lead the team alongside life sciences specialist Anne Bateman, bringing extensive expertise in healthcare regulatory matters and investigations. The team is experienced in advising healthcare providers, regulators and major pharmaceutical companies on litigation, procurement and contractual matters, research arrangements and corporate transactions.

Practice head(s):

Marie Kinsella; Anne Bateman

Other key lawyers:

John Given; Ronan Dunne; Philip Lee; Damien Young

Testimonials

‘Marie Kinsella is a standout healthcare lawyer. She is not only exceptionally intelligent but very personable and no matter how complex the set of circumstances, she comes up with a solution and has a way of making the legal issues easy to understand.’

‘Good, clear legal advice in relation to legislation and its practical application for clinical practice. Their strength is a common-sense approach when requested to provide legal advice on complex issues for staff and management in the health service.’

‘Marie Kinsella at Philip Lee stands out due to her clarity, clear understanding of the law in practice, reliability and follow up. Her clear and supportive attitude makes her easy to communicate with. Finally, her accessibility has always been a standout feature. Philip Lee solicitors have proved to be partners where good safe advice guides a safe delivery of care to our service users.’

‘I have found the team in Philip Lee extremely professional, responsive to need and demand, and cognisant of the complexities of cases in healthcare that need to be assessed and managed individually.’

‘Marie Kinsella has consistently been a wealth of knowledge and an asset. Marie has always been approachable, responsive and clear with her advice, which allowed me in my role to make informed decisions and calculate potential outcomes and repercussions.’

‘The healthcare and life sciences department in Philip Lee is exceptional. The individuals on the team, including Anne Bateman and Ronan Dunne, are not only highly intelligent but have in-depth expertise in this area. They represent some of the biggest names in the pharma/life sciences sector in the world and, given the reasonably modest size of the firm, they punch above their weight.’

‘The practice has significant knowledge and experience in the legal aspects of healthcare such as informed consent, clinical reviews and case law. Legal advice is provided in a clear way and linked to the relevant policy and current legislation.’

‘Marie Kinsella has significant experience and expertise in the field of healthcare. She is very approachable and personable in her work. Her advice is considered, based on best practice and in line with current legislation, and is provided in a timely manner.’

Key clients

Health Service Executive

Sublimity Therapeutics

Incereb

NeoMed

National Treatment Purchase Fund

PEI

Information technology Tier 3

Philip Lee is well known for its work for public sector clients, where it advises on the procurement of ICT systems as well as assisting with issues such as data breaches. The team also acts for private sector clients and has a particular focus on the healthcare industry. Sean McElligott leads the team, with Anne Bateman another key partner.

Practice head(s):

Sean McElligott

Other key lawyers:

Anne Bateman

Key clients

Health Service Executive

New Childrens Hospital

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

Credit Unions Cloud Bank

Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Data Protection Commission

Horseware Products Limited

National Treasury Management Agency

Intellectual property Tier 3

Philip Lee handles contentious and non-contentious intellectual property work, including patent revocation proceedings and the IP aspects of corporate transactions. Anne Bateman leads the team.

The firm: Philip Lee is one of Ireland’s leading commercial practices with offices in Dublin, Brussels, San Francisco and London. It has built a team of top tier lawyers who can advise on every aspect of business, at home and internationally. Its partners are recognised leaders in several areas of law, including corporate and M&A, real estate and planning, construction, PPP, procurement, environmental, energy, competition, data, employment, EU, intellectual property, IT, immigration and tax. We act for companies across all industry sectors and we are recognised for our ability to work through complex challenges and provide innovative solutions. Philip Lee is the sole Irish member of Multilaw, a consortium network of over 10,000 lawyers in 100 countries worldwide.

Main practice areas
Banking and finance: The banking and finance team assists Irish and international banks, as well as non-bank specialist lenders, on a wide range of financial transactions and advisory matters. The firm is especially strong in the areas of project finance and property finance.

Corporate: The corporate group acts for businesses ranging from high potential early stage ventures to market leading global multinationals – including many cutting edge technology companies. The firm’s areas of expertise include corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, tax structuring, corporate finance and joint ventures. The team regularly advises on foreign direct investment and its international focus is bolstered by the firm’s overseas offices.

Construction, projects and PPP: The firm has advised public and private bodies on major projects, among which are some of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in Ireland. The highly skilled lawyers in their team have a particular expertise in the area of public private partnerships.

Dispute resolution and litigation: The firm has a very active litigation group that advises on data protection, construction disputes, employment, media and telecoms issues. It represents clients in contentious issues in intellectual property, technology and in the pharmaceuticals area. Philip Lee continues to be recognised for its advice on judicial reviews and statutory appeals in the public sector.

Employment, pensions and immigration: The firm’s employment and pensions group advises on all aspects of employment, pensions and equality law and acts for some of the largest employers operating in Ireland. International clients regularly seek the firm’s advice when setting up their Irish operations. The firm’s immigration group works closely with the employment and corporate departments, advising on all corporate immigration matters.

Energy: Energy covers a wide range of matters from the traditional sources of coal, oil and gas to the various forms of renewable energy, including developments in energy efficiency and storage. The firm has vast experience in each of these areas.

Environment and climate: Clients turn to Philip Lee not only for its legal skills, but also its deep understanding of the ever-changing legislative and policy environments in which its clients operate. The firm devises highly successful consenting strategies for a rich variety of environmental and infrastructure projects. It provides representation at oral hearings, consultations and in Court proceedings, including contract disputes, legal challenges to consent decisions and enforcement litigation. The firm provides transactional support through our robust environmental due diligence processes.

EU, competition and state aid: The firm advises on cutting edge competition issues and regulatory law to a wide range of organisations and businesses in the energy, telecommunications and construction sectors. This expert group advises public and private bodies on competition law enforcement and on state aid. It represents clients nationally in the commercial court and internationally before the European Commission and in the European Courts of Justice.

Insolvency and restructuring: The team advises public and private bodies on insolvency law issues and in particular on the impact of liquidation, receivership, examinership, schemes of arrangement on corporate contracts, bonds and security arrangements.

Intellectual property, technology and data protection:  The firm’s intellectual property and technology group continues to be recognised in international rankings as one of Ireland’s leading intellectual property practices. They advise many of the world’s leading brand owners and regularly put structures in place to ease clients through complex issues of commercialisation and exploitation. The firm is a leading advisor on all significant data protection issues in Ireland.

Media and entertainment:  Philip Lee’s film and television practice is recognised as the largest and most active in the Irish market. The firm has been engaged in connection with almost every feature film, major television drama and animation series produced in Ireland in recent years.

Procurement: Philip Lee has been to the forefront of public procurement for over two decades and has advised public bodies in over 500 public procurement processes. There has never been a successful challenge, or even a legal challenge to a process where we have been retained at an early stage to advise. Equally, we have advised hundreds of private sector companies seeking to tender or who have been unsuccessful in tenders. We have represented clients before domestic courts, the European Commission and before the European Court of Justice.

Real estate: The Philip Lee real estate group represents a diverse range of clients, including investors, private developers, public sector bodies, regulatory bodies and financial institutions. The firm advises on all aspects of commercial property and landlord and tenant law.

Tax:  The tax group provides specialist advice to Irish and international clients on the establishment of headquarters in Ireland, tax aspects of M&A transactions, corporate finance and re-structuring,inward investment, property transactions and revenue related issues.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Simon O'Neill
Construction Kerri Crossen
Corporate transactions and M&A Andreas McConnell
Corporate transactions and M&A John Given
Corporate transactions and M&A Bernard McEvoy
Data protection Eoghan Doyle
Dispute resolution and litigation Damien Young
Energy Siobhán McCabe
Environment and climate Alice Whittaker
EU, competition and state aid Ronan Dunne
Employment and pensions Patrick Walshe
Insolvency and restructuring Eoin Brereton
Intellectual property Anne Bateman
Media and entertainment Brian Gormley
Procurement Angelyn Rowan
Projects and PPP Jonathan Kelly
Public and regulatory Rachel Minch
Real estate John O'Donoghue
Technology Sean McElligott
London Office Andrew Tzialli
Photo Name Position Profile
Ms Anne Bateman  photo Ms Anne Bateman Anne is a recognised expert in intellectual property, technology and privacy law,…
Mr Eoin Brereton  photo Mr Eoin Brereton Eoin is a partner in the corporate and commercial department. Eoin specialises…
Ms Clare Cashin  photo Ms Clare Cashin Clare is a Partner in Philip Lee. She specialises in dispute resolution,…
Mr Tom Conway  photo Mr Tom Conway Tom is a partner within the real estate and planning department. He…
Ms Kerri Crossen  photo Ms Kerri Crossen Kerri specialises in projects, PPPs, procurement and construction and has practiced in…
Mr Hugh Cummins  photo Mr Hugh Cummins Hugh is a partner and has considerable experience in a broad range…
Mr Eoghan Doyle  photo Mr Eoghan Doyle Eoghan is a partner specialising in corporate, commercial and technology matters. Eoghan’s…
Mr Ronan Dunne  photo Mr Ronan Dunne Ronan leads Philip Lee’s Competition, Regulated Markets and EU Law group. He…
Ms Eimear Fitzgibbon  photo Ms Eimear Fitzgibbon Eimear is a partner in the real estate department and advises both…
Mr John Given  photo Mr John Given John is a partner in the Corporate Department specialising in high level…
Mr Brian Gormley  photo Mr Brian Gormley Brian specialises in advising on film and television financing and production, acting…
Mr Jonathan Kelly  photo Mr Jonathan Kelly Jonathan was appointed as managing partner of Philip Lee in 2020. He…
Ms Marie Kinsella photo Ms Marie Kinsella Marie is head of Philip Lee’s Healthcare Group and leads a team…
Mr Philip Lee  photo Mr Philip Lee Philip is a leading expert in the area of procurement, competition, trade and…
Ms Rosemarie MacGuinness  photo Ms Rosemarie MacGuinness Rosemarie MacGuinness works as a consultant from our San Francisco office. Rosemarie…
Ms Siobhan McCabe  photo Ms Siobhan McCabe Siobhan McCabe is a Partner and heads up the energy team at…
Mr Andreas McConnell  photo Mr Andreas McConnell Andreas has acted as lead partner on a broad spectrum of transactions…
Mr Sean McElligott  photo Mr Sean McElligott Sean is a partner with Philip Lee and head of the Technology…
Mr Bernard McEvoy photo Mr Bernard McEvoy Bernard, a senior partner with Philip Lee, joined the firm in August…
Mr Murrough McMahon  photo Mr Murrough McMahon Murrough is a partner specialising in litigation with a particular emphasis on…
Ms Rachel Minch  photo Ms Rachel Minch Rachel is an experienced litigator with particular expertise in planning, environment and…
Mr John O'Donoghue photo Mr John O'Donoghue John is a partner specialising in real estate and leads the firms…
Mr Thomas O'Malley photo Mr Thomas O'Malley Thomas O’Malley is a partner within the Real Estate Department specialising in…
Mr Simon O'Neill photo Mr Simon O'Neill Simon is a partner in the banking and finance team advising on…
Ms Ita O'Sullivan photo Ms Ita O'Sullivan Ita is a partner-level Consultant in the Corporate and Commercial Department of…
Ms Angelyn Rowan  photo Ms Angelyn Rowan Angelyn advises public and private sector clients in the areas of Construction,…
Mr Andrew Tzialli photo Mr Andrew Tzialli Andrew is a partner specialising in corporate and technology matters and he…
Mr Patrick Walshe  photo Mr Patrick Walshe Patrick heads the employment law group in Philip Lee. He is recognised…
Ms Alice Whittaker  photo Ms Alice Whittaker Alice leads the Environment and Climate Group at Philip Lee. This specialist…
Mr Damien Young  photo Mr Damien Young Damien heads the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group, handling commercial disputes…
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