Firm Profile > Philip Lee > Dublin, Ireland

Philip Lee
7-8 WILTON TERRACE
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Media and entertainment Tier 1

Noted for its 'excellent knowledge of the Irish film industry', Philip Lee specialises in advising on film and TV financing and production. The team acts for production companies, high-profile US studios, state media agencies, and banks and financial institutions specialising in film financing. The 'approachable and knowledgeable' Brian Gormley leads the team, while Jonathan Kelly 'brings a wealth of experience'. Both have expertise across the full range of financing and production matters, including advising on the operation of film and TV tax credits. Senior associate Jessica Gorman is 'extremely capable'.

Testimonials

Their level of experience in the field is hugely helpful.

Brian Gormley is very approachable and knowledgeable, with a wide client base, and is also very communicative.

Senior associates Jessica Gorman and Aoife McBennett are extremely capable and approachable.

Vast experience and expertise in the field of media and entertainment.

Jonathan Kelly brings a wealth of experience from all sides of closing deals in film and television.

Jessica Gorman and Aoife McBennett are conscientious and quick to respond to queries. They are able lieutenants.

Excellent knowledge of the Irish film industry as well as international contracting practices. Always available with considered advice.

We cannot recommend Brian Gormley highly enough. He gives time and attention to every query and aspect of our productions and we feel he really cares about ensuring our rights are protected. We feel we are in a very safe pair of hands with Brian and he has our best interests at heart.

Key clients

Wild Atlantic Pictures

Fantastic Films

Element Pictures Limited

Screen Scene

Abhann

Jam Media

Cofiloisirs and Aperture

Vico Picture & Sound Limited t/a Vico Films

Deadpan Pictures Limited

SF Studios

Planning and environment Tier 1

Philip Lee's 'very experienced' planning and environment department is jointly led by Alice Whittaker and Rachel Minch. The team is active in its work for the National Planning Board; it is currently representing the client in over 50 judicial reviews arising from its decisions. Renewable energy projects are also a key component of the practice's workload, with the team advising Microsoft on a corporate power purchase agreement with a 40MW wind farm, and assisting Innogy with the proposed development of an offshore wind farm. Other key clients include ScottishPower Renewables, Dublin City Council, Nautilus Data Technologies and O’Flynn Group.

Testimonials

‘Very experienced team led by solicitors who are specialists in their field. Very few solicitors with comparable levels of this specialised experience available’.

‘Strong depth of knowledge in environmental and commercial matters, and consistently provide reliable and responsive advice, often in complicated situations. My first port of call for legal issues related to our projects’.

‘The full team deserves mention. The leadership of Rachel Minch and Alice Whittaker is dedicated and always in complete control of the workload, even under pressure. The quality of the work is a match for any available elsewhere and the Board’s success rate in its legal cases is largely attributable to their efforts’.

‘Rachel Minch combines efficiency, attention to detail and expertise with a strong interest in this area and excellent communication skills’. 

Key clients

An Bord Pleanála

Microsoft Corporation

Innogy Renewables UK Limited

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

ScottishPower Renewables

Nautilus Data Technologies

Commissioner for Environmental Information

NTM Capital

Westmeath County Council

Offaly Co Council

O’Flynn Group

Bank of Ireland

Dublin City Council

Marine Institute

Coillte

Aqua Comms

Colas Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Philip Lee has recently advised on a number of high-profile acquisitions, private equity investments and reorganisations taking place in Ireland, and is highly active in the pharmaceuticals, energy and technology sectors. The team's clients range from major listed companies to early stage and start-up businesses, and it also advises international clients on foreign direct investment. 'Standout' practice head Andreas McConnell advises on corporate transactions as well as FDI and Brexit-related issues; Jonathan Kelly specialises in the media sector; and newly promoted partner Eoin Brereton leads the commercial contracts practice. The team is supported by the firm's London office and was further strengthened by the arrival of the highly experienced John Given from an in-house role.

Testimonials

Philip Lee provide exceptional service and punch well above their weight. Central to this are their superb relationship management skills and understanding of their client’s needs and business.

Andreas McConnell and his team provide expert advice with a clear understanding of the client’s business needs and couple this with exceptional relationship management skills.

Very focused on delivering a high-quality service to clients. Very approachable and solution-focused. Response times and availability are first class.’

Andreas McConnell is extremely knowledgeable, very thorough and brings a great deal of confidence to the client in his dealings with them. The breadth of knowledge he demonstrates and extent of his experience and contact base enables him to devise solutions for almost all scenarios with a sense of experience and authority.

Ita O’Sullivan is commercial, customer focused, responsive and delivers quality work.

A combination of partner-led, deep domain expertise together with a highly responsive, pragmatic, can-do approach.

The firm has many top-drawer lawyers, who provide clear, pragmatic advice in real time.

Andy McConnell is a standout operator and as good as I’ve seen anywhere.

Experienced team with very relevant knowledge of the market. Strong communication skills and worked in a seamless manner with other advisers, maintaining focus on the client throughout.

Personable and approachable individuals, focused on providing solutions.

The team at Philip Lee provide prompt and clear advice across all matters. Regardless of the type of matter, care, attention and advice of the highest level is dedicated to the project.’

I’ve not worked with another lawyer who has shown the same desire as Andrew Tzialli to understand what is important to our company, who is always prompt to address all issues and is always available at such short notice to assist with our legal matters.

Really commercial, agile and pragmatic. Credible advisers in the eyes of commercial colleagues and counterparties.’

Eoin Brereton is always available, speedy and provides good, solid, commercially savvy advice. He is knowledgeable about the Irish market and the individual players in it, and has a good balance in delivery between being likeable and knowing when to push back and stand his ground. He takes the time to learn our business. Highly recommended!

Highly skilled, competent, efficient, proactive and timely in meeting requirements on briefs. However, what makes Philip Lee stand out from the crowd is courage and integrity.

Eoin Brereton is proactive in pursuing his client’s interests and always delivers on time. He has a deep knowledge of the law and is practical and concise in its application. His analysis of legal issues is accurate and insightful, and Eoin is very commercial and articulate in providing advice. He has earned my complete trust and respect, and he has ensured that he will be the lawyer I want to represent me on any future brief.

Philip Lee is a highly professional law firm in all areas and very supportive in all matters. We need a law firm which is agile and is a business partner – that is why we love working with Philip Lee.

Andy McConnell acts with the highest integrity and professionalism in everything he does. He brings vast competence and knowledge to the table, and there is a human and business aspect to law where Andy has a unique gift.

Key clients

William Marshall PLC

Williams Grand Prix Engineering

Sublimity Therapeutics Limited

Attention Seekers Productions Limited (UK)

ADVNCR Productions Pte Ltd (Australia, UK and US)

Veeqo Limited (UK)

Coras9 Technology Limited (Ireland)

NearSt Limited (UK)

Studio Nicholson

JSM Group Holdings Limited

Finboot Limited

Ryanair

Health Services Executive (Irish equivalent of the NHS)

Microsoft Corporation

AIB

WiseTech Global

Camile Thai

Factor BioScience

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Philip Lee is best known for acting for the Data Protection Commission, with recent work including high-profile investigations and enforcement proceedings, judicial reviews challenging the decisions of the regulator, and significant data privacy-related litigation. The team also provides ongoing advice on GDPR, data sharing agreements, data breaches and notifications to other public and private sector clients. Damien Young specialises in acting for public bodies; the 'standout' Eoghan Doyle advises on GDPR compliance and the data protection aspects of corporate transactions; and Anne Bateman is particularly active advising clients in the transport and pharmaceutical sectors.

Testimonials

The team has the ability to fully understand the issues raised and address them in a very understandable way, and they stand out for their promptness, courtesy and friendliness.

The standouts are Eoghan Doyle and associate Sophie O’Connor.

Philip Lee offers the knowledge and expertise of a larger firm but the pricing and value for money is very competitive. While also a large firm, access to partners and associates is very good.

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

Well known for its strength in acting for public bodies, Philip Lee also represents high-profile domestic and international companies and financial institutions. The team has extensive experience in regulatory litigation, including data protection and planning-related matters; major construction and procurement disputes; and healthcare sector litigation. Practice head Damien Young has particular expertise in data protection matters; Anne Bateman has a strong reputation for IP, pharmaceuticals and aviation sector disputes; the 'commercial minded' Murrough McMahon is experienced in insurance and professional negligence litigation; and the 'first-class' Clare Cashin specialises in construction and procurement disputes.

Testimonials

The team have a very broad knowledge across all areas, to include more niche areas such as intellectual property.

Murrough McMahon is very commercially minded and understands that the needs of a company might vary from the recommended path. Murrough is always available to discuss issues and is able to tackle a multitude of issues.

An extremely competent team, highly skilled and focused on providing the client with strategic advice.

Clare Cashin is one lawyer who stands out. Her ability to distil complex disputes into a clear legal strategy is first class. She is highly accessible and responsive to client needs.

The team has regulatory prosecution expertise.

The team had a clear understanding of the issue from the outset and they brought their experience and a practical approach to resolving the case to an acceptable solution from our perspective.

The confidence they portrayed as a team was reassuring to us as the client.’

Key clients

Ryanair

Data Protection Commissioner

Health Service Executive

Office of the Information Commissioner and Office of the Commissioner for Environmental Information

Word Perfect Translation Services Limited

Irish Planning Board (An Bord Pleanála)

Lone Star Funds

Irish Water

Port of Cork

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

With a practice active in renewables, Philip Lee has adapted to the evolving Irish energy market to advise on new technology projects, including battery storage and electric cars. Practice head Siobhan McCabe and planning and environmental specialist Alice Whittaker act for high-profile clients on wind farms, interconnectors, solar and waste-to-energy matters. The firm also handles corporate PPA work, recently advising Microsoft on a PPA with a renewable generator. ScottishPower Renewables is another client.

Testimonials

‘Very experienced team led by solicitors who are specialists in their field. Very few solicitors with comparable levels of this specialised experience available. Rachel Minch and Alice Whittaker are dedicated and always in complete control of the workload, even under pressure. The quality of the work is a match for any available elsewhere and the board’s success rate in its legal cases is largely attributable to their efforts.’

‘Huge practical experience in an increasingly litigious and complex area. Rachel Minch combines efficiency, attention to detail and expertise with a strong interest in this area and excellent communication skills.’

‘Good knowledge of the area through the entire planning and environmental regulation process – right the way through to appeal. Alice Whitaker has specialist knowledge and strategic advice.’

‘Strong depth of knowledge in environmental and commercial matters, and consistently provides reliable and responsive advice, often in complicated situations. My first port of call for legal issues related to our projects. Alice Whitaker always provides exceptionally clear advice, and thinks outside the box when necessary. Siobhan McCabe is capable and diligent, and responsive to the requirements of complicated situations.’

‘Rachel Minch is reliable, expert in her advice and field, trusted and always available.’

Key clients

ScottishPower

Renewables

Innogy Energy

Amber Energy

Bank of Ireland

Dublin City Council

Microsoft

Power Capital

IQ Wind

Tesla

Saorgus Energy

Vento Ludens

Park Plant Hire Limited

Enercon

Port of Cork

Coillte

South Dublin County Council

EU and competition Tier 2

Philip Lee counts a number of domestic and international corporates and public sector bodies among its clients, particularly in the automotive, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, broadcasting and telecoms, energy, and construction sectors. The team is highly active in advising on merger control, state aid and procurement, and also has longstanding experience in competition law enforcement actions. The 'exceptional' Ronan Dunne, who recently took over as practice head, has particular expertise in merger control and state aid. Managing partner Philip Lee is highly regarded for procurement.

Testimonials

Ronan Dunne is an absolute pleasure to work with. He is readily available and always delivers top-quality work within the agreed timelines. Ronan has an exceptional ability to communicate complicated legal topics to those without a legal background.

Key clients

Health Service Executive

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited

Ryanair

AIB plc

Lucozade Suntory Ribena

Data Protection Commission

PEI

Life Style Sports

BAM Ireland

Aqua Comms

Horseware

Mr Price

Exertis

Celtic Wind Crops

De Danú

Kingswood Computing

Corrib Oil

Stafford Fuels

Cellstar Consortium (including Comcast International Holdings Inc. & Ganley International Ltd)

Projects and PPP Tier 2

Philip Lee advises public and private sector clients in the projects and PPP sphere. Recent work includes handling PPP projects for the National Development Finance Agency and advising Katima/Equitix as preferred bidder for Social Housing Bundle 2. The practice is led by Kerri Crossan, who specialises in procurement and construction projects, and Jonathan Kelly, who is very active in transactions and financing related to projects. Angelyn Rowan joined the team from Eversheds Sutherland in October 2019. Hugh Cummins is another key contact.

Key clients

National Development Finance Agency

HSE

Kajima Partnerships

Equitix

McGarell Reilly

Port of Cork

Yroo

Real estate Tier 2

The 'pragmatic and approachable' John O’Donoghue heads the team at Philip Lee, which advises high-profile clients including Airbnb, the Housing Agency and O'Flynn Group. Due to its growing client base the firm has expanded its team, with real estate finance specialist Tom Conway joining from A&L Goodbody and Eimear Fitzgibbon recently promoted to the partnership. The practice combines with the firm's planning and environmental group to act for project developers and regulatory authorities.

Testimonials

‘Tom Conway is the best legal adviser we have dealt with primarily for his commercial awareness, responsiveness and clarity in his delivery of complex issues and advice in a balanced and practical manner.’

‘The team I deal with in Philip Lee are very responsive and able to turn documents quickly and efficiently. They are astute problem solvers and focus on the material issues affecting particular deals from progressing.’

‘Responsive, practical and refreshingly devoid of ego.’

‘A hands-on approach where they interact well not only on a professional level but a personal level.’

‘Efficient and diligent with strong attention to detail. They offer considered commercial client focused advice. John O’Donoghue is very pragmatic and approachable and offers clear commercial advice.’

‘Very commercially minded and will explore alternative options to suit the needs of our business.’

‘Precise knowledge and knowhow, very important requirements to me as a client in a fast-paced transaction world.’

Key clients

Carysfort Capital

AG Carysfort ICAV

Airbnb Inc

Dawn Meats

Beo Properties

Genesis Homes

Dekra International

PEI Group

HSE

LogMeIn

Corrib Oil

Westmeath CountyCouncil

O’Flynn Group

AIB

Sigmoid

Power Capital

Wicklow County Council

Lone Star

Corajio t/a Mr Price

Cerberus

Camile

Victoria Hall Management Ltd t/a HOST

Beechfield Investments Ltd

Housing Agency

Fitzwilliam LoanManagement

Lioncor Developments

Ethika Properties Ltd

RELM Loan Financing DAC

Banking and finance Tier 3

Philip Lee's 'commercially minded' team counts leading domestic banks, non-bank lenders and borrowers such as property developers among its clients. The team has been highly active in property finance, particularly in the residential sector, and also has specialist expertise in media finance and project finance. Jonathan Kelly, who is highly regarded for film financing, leads the team jointly with Simon O’Neill, who has extensive experience in corporate, property and project finance.

Testimonials

Exceptional turnaround times and commercially minded. Philip Lee set themselves apart through their relentless focus on a transaction until it closes.

Simon O’Neill and associate Ciara McCann show standout efficiency.

Key clients

Enercon GmBH

GreenOak UK Secured Lending

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

Construction Tier 3

Philip Lee's practice covers the planning, procurement, project finance, contractual and dispute resolution aspects of construction matters, with particular expertise in large-scale infrastructure projects. In addition to its public sector client base, the team has been increasingly active advising private contractors and developers. Damien Young heads the contentious side of the practice, while Kerri Crossen heads the non-contentious side. Disputes expert Clare Cashin also specialises in health and safety matters. The team was further strengthened by the arrival of Angelyn Rowan from Eversheds Sutherland in late 2019.

Testimonials

‘The key strength of Philip Lee is the access and knowledge of the people. Any time I have a query, they contact me within a short time period with an answer or view. They are engaging at all times.’

‘I deal a lot with Clare Cashin, who stands out due to the qualities mentioned above.’

Key clients

Port of Cork

Health Service Executive

Beaumont Hospital

McGarrell Reilly

Kajima Partnerships

Balfour Beatty

National Development Finance Authority

Somague Engenharia SA

BAM Group

JJ Rhatigan & Co.

Irish Water

Dublin City Council

Trinity College

O’Flynn Group

Employment Tier 3

Philip Lee's 'commercially astute' employment practice handles contentious and non-contentious cases for both private and public sector clients. The team is led by Patrick Walshe, who 'consistently delivers the desired result'; other key practitioners include Damien Young and Murrough McMahon, a specialist in contentious work.

Testimonials

‘The team are always commercially astute, focused on helping to achieve the desired outcome rather than getting bogged down in legal rhetoric.’

‘The employment team led by Patrick Walshe is very capable and attentive. My experience with them has been excellent. They quickly assessed the options and accurately predicted outcomes which gave me confidence about their ability to secure a good result.’

‘The team that worked me included Patrick Walshe, Elizabeth Halpenney and Maria Gallagher. All three worked seamlessly together and always appeared fully briefed and up to speed with an evolving situation. They performed in a thoroughly professional manner and did not over promise whilst doing all in their power to achieve the best outcome.’

‘Patrick Walshe continues to be the stand-out star for me – he gets under the skin of the issues very quickly and consistently produces the desired result’

Key clients

Volkswagen

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

UCD

Health Service Executive

Novartis

Ryanair

Information technology Tier 3

Philip Lee's recent experience includes advising on significant national IT projects and technology-related disputes, and the team also handles the implementation of large-scale IT systems, software licensing and related IP issues, outsourcing and cloud computing matters. The practice is particularly strong in acting for public and healthcare sector clients. Sean McElligott, who joined the firm from an in-house role in 2018, has extensive experience in outsourcing transactions, procurement and data protection, while Anne Bateman handles contentious and non-contentious matters in the sector.

Key clients

Horseware Products Limited

Ryanair

Irish Medicines Verification Organisation (IMVO)

Health Services Executive (HSE)

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

capSpire

Commission for Communications Regulation

Intellectual property Tier 3

Philip Lee's intellectual property team acts for clients in a range of sectors on contentious and non-contentious matters. The key contact in this area is Anne Bateman.

Tax Tier 3

Philip Lee has experience advising on the tax aspects of M&A transactions, group restructurings and property transactions. The team also advises on personal and corporate tax planning, insolvency and probate issues, and tax disputes. Practice head Amanda-Jayne Comyn, who joined the firm in 2018 from Grant Thornton, advises on the tax implications of corporate and real estate transactions and handles tax litigation.

Key clients

Corrib Oil Company Limited

Michael Ryan

Scottish Power Renewables Limited

Airbnb Unlimited Company

KonnectAgain Limited

Public sector Tier 4

'A highly skilled team with a broad practice reach', Philip Lee acts for public and regulatory bodies from the energy, telecoms, postal services, healthcare, food and waste sectors, among others. Key contacts in the team include Philip Lee, who has extensive expertise in procurement and advises on major public utilities projects; Ronan Dunne, who specialises in competition and state aid; and Rachel Minch, who is particularly strong for contentious planning and environmental matters, including judicial review challenges.

Testimonials

The team were very engaged and willing take on board a wide range of queries and questions.

Ronan Dunne was a pleasure to work with. He was unflaggingly helpful, efficient and quick to respond. Ronan was also adept at explaining the practical application of complex legislation.

Philip Lee stand out for their ability to clearly understand the issues and provide easy-to-understand conclusions, and their prompt replies, courtesy and friendly manner.

Their communication style is clear and unambiguous, using plain English.

A highly skilled team with a broad practice reach that allows seamless access to legal advice. Exceptionally client focused. The firm are particularly accessible and thereby ensure the right person provides the right advice at the right time.

Lawyers in this firm possess exceptional levels of expertise in their relevant practice areas. There is seamless access to lawyers where multi-disciplinary advice is required. They are exceptionally strong in dealing with complex legal matters and distilling the issue at hand into clear, coherent and easily digestible advices and legal strategies. Easy to work with and exceptionally well focused on the client’s needs.

Philip Lee has great experience in dealing with statutory bodies. They are responsive and can source legal advice in niche and unusual areas.

Depth of knowledge and expertise

Philip Lee has a very good reputation.

Personal involvement of the partners in legal matters. In-depth knowledge of procurement and commercial law.

The Firm: Philip Lee is one of Ireland’s leading commercial practices with offices in Dublin, Brussels, San Francisco and London. The firm’s clients are pioneering private and publicly quoted companies operating in the many different sectors, most notably finance, banking, foreign direct investment, food, pharmaceutical, technology, energy and life sciences. It is the preferred legal advisor to many public sector organisations. The firm is recognised as being among the market leaders in several areas of law practice, including: corporate; tax; competition and EU Law; energy; environment; construction, projects and PPP; procurement; intellectual property; data protection; dispute resolution; real estate; regulatory; media and entertainment; technology; and waste. 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & 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 & Environment – The energy and environment group advises clients in all relevant sectors, including renewable energy companies involved in onshore and offshore wind, biomass, biofuels, and district heating projects. The firm also advises traditional and unconventional oil and gas exploration and production companies, as well as oil, gas and coal importers and distributors. Specialist areas of advice include: judicial review and environmental litigation, environmental assessments and licensing, water services and waste water treatment and subsea cables and pipelines.

EU, Competition & 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.

Intellectual Property, Technology & 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 & 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 – The procurement group at Philip Lee continues to be to the forefront of public procurement, devising standard procurement and contract documentation for numerous public bodies. It also regularly advises private sector companies. The firm has represented clients before the European Commission and before the European Court of Justice and has helped develop the law in several of the leading decisions issued by the European Court of Justice.

Real Estate & Planning – The Philip Lee real estate and planning 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. The planning group specialises in planning applications and appeals, oral hearings and judicial reviews.

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
Banking and finance Jonathan Kelly
Banking and finance John Given
Construction Kerri Crossen
Construction Damien Young
Construction Angelyn Rowan
Construction Clare Cashin
Construction Hugh Cummins
Corporate and commercial Jonathan Kelly
Corporate and commercial Andreas McConnell
Corporate and commercial Ita O'Sullivan
Corporate and commercial John Given
Corporate and commercial Andrew Tzialli
Corporate and commercial Eoghan Doyle
Corporate and commercial Eoin Brereton
Data, privacy and technology Damien Young
Data, privacy and technology Sean McElligott
Data, privacy and technology Eoghan Doyle
Data, privacy and technology Anne Bateman
Dispute resolution and litigation Damien Young
Dispute resolution and litigation Anne Bateman
Dispute resolution and litigation Murrough McMahon
Dispute resolution and litigation Rachel Minch
Dispute resolution and litigation Clare Cashin
Dispute resolution and litigation Sean McElligott
Dispute resolution and litigation Patrick Walshe
Energy, environment and climate Siobhán McCabe
Energy, environment and climate Rachel Minch
Energy, environment and climate Alice Whittaker
EU, competition, state aid Ronan Dunne
EU, competition, state aid Philip Lee
Foreign direct investment Andreas McConnell
Foreign direct investment John Given
Employment and pensions Patrick Walshe
Insolvency and restructuring Andreas McConnell
Insolvency and restructuring John O'Donoghue
Intellectual property Anne Bateman
Intellectual property Sean McElligott
Media and entertainment Jonathan Kelly
Media and entertainment Brian Gormley
Planning and environment Alice Whittaker
Planning and environment Rachel Minch
Procurement Philip Lee
Procurement Kerri Crossen
Procurement Angelyn Rowan
Projects and PPP Jonathan Kelly
Projects and PPP Kerri Crossen
Projects and PPP Angelyn Rowan
Projects and PPP Philip Lee
Projects and PPP Hugh Cummins
Public and regulatory Patrick Walshe
Public and regulatory Rachel Minch
Public and regulatory Anne Bateman
Real estate John O'Donoghue
Real estate Eimear Fitzgibbon
Real estate Tom Conway
Real estate Thomas O'Malley
Tax Amanda-Jayne Comyn
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Ms Anne Bateman  photo Ms Anne Bateman
Mr Eoin Brereton  photo Mr Eoin Brereton
Ms Clare Cashin  photo Ms Clare Cashin
Ms Amanda-Jayne Comyn  photo Ms Amanda-Jayne Comyn
Mr Tom Conway  photo Mr Tom Conway
Ms Kerri Crossen  photo Ms Kerri Crossen
Mr Hugh Cummins  photo Mr Hugh Cummins
Mr Eoghan Doyle  photo Mr Eoghan Doyle
Mr Ronan Dunne  photo Mr Ronan Dunne
Ms Eimear Fitzgibbon  photo Ms Eimear Fitzgibbon
Mr John Given  photo Mr John Given
Mr Brian Gormley  photo Mr Brian Gormley
Mr Jonathan Kelly  photo Mr Jonathan Kelly
Mr Philip Lee  photo Mr Philip Lee
Ms Rosemarie MacGuinness  photo Ms Rosemarie MacGuinness
Ms Siobhan McCabe  photo Ms Siobhan McCabe
Mr Andreas McConnell  photo Mr Andreas McConnell
Mr Sean McElligott  photo Mr Sean McElligott
Mr Murrough McMahon  photo Mr Murrough McMahon
Ms Rachel Minch  photo Ms Rachel Minch
Mr John O’Donoghue  photo Mr John O’Donoghue
Mr Simon O’Neill  photo Mr Simon O’Neill
Ms Ita O’Sullivan  photo Ms Ita O’Sullivan
Ms Angelyn Rowan  photo Ms Angelyn Rowan
Mr Andrew Tzialli photo Mr Andrew Tzialli Partner
Mr Patrick Walshe  photo Mr Patrick Walshe
Ms Alice Whittaker  photo Ms Alice Whittaker
Mr Damien Young  photo Mr Damien Young
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