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McDowell Purcell

THE CAPEL BUILDING, MARY'S ABBEY, DUBLIN 7, IRELAND
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Dublin, Dublin

Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

McDowell Purcell

McDowell Purcell is noted for its 'knowledge, attention to key issues and prompt responses'. The team is active in real estate and development finance, project finance, and corporate lending, and has particular expertise in the renewable energy sector. Recent highlights include Feilim O’Caoimh acting for Galetech Group on the €36m project financing of a wind farm in Co Cavan. Breen Purcell and Thomas O’Malley are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

McDowell Purcell

McDowell Purcell's practice specialises in the food and drink, retail, energy and real estate sectors, among others. The team advised Galetech Energy Developments on a wind farm project in Carrickallen, Co Cavan, and a food company on shareholders' agreements and management incentive schemes. Feilim O’Caoimh leads the team.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 4

McDowell Purcell

Killian O’Reilly heads the team at McDowell Purcell, which is particularly active in financial services and insolvency litigation, as well as acting for several clients in relation to highly sensitive cyber breaches. Susie Higgins and Mark Woodcock are the other key team members.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

McDowell Purcell

McDowell Purcell’s ‘well-organised’ team is ‘very efficient and most importantly responsive’. The ‘easy to communicate withBarry Walsh is valued for his ‘subject knowledge’, and his recent caseload included TUPE work and acting for Maynooth University on a number of non-contentious and contentious employment law matters such as recruitment and promotion claims. Julie Austin is also a key contact.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

McDowell Purcell

McDowell Purcell’s focus lies on the renewable sector, particularly wind energy, where the team acts for developers, financiers and operators of wind farms. Department head Feilim O’Caoimh has been highly active on the project financing side of a number of wind farm and single wind turbine projects. In one work highlight, O’Caoimh advised a developer on the project finance and construction of a 20.3MW wind farm.

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring
Insolvency and corporate restructuring - ranked: tier 3

McDowell Purcell

McDowell Purcell’s caseload included contentious receiverships, examinerships and liquidations. The team is also acting for the Official Assignee in Bankruptcy in a bankruptcy estate case with cross-border elements. ‘Experienced’ and ‘widely respected’ practice head Mark Woodcock is an ‘excellent negotiator’ with ‘strong interpersonal skills’.

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 3

McDowell Purcell

McDowell Purcell provides ‘very commercially focused insurance defence work’ across the board, covering professional negligence, public liability, employer’s liability, D&O insurance and personal injury claims. ‘Standout’ practice head Killian O’Reilly and associate Mark Kelly are ‘excellent’; they are ‘knowledgeable and competent and their advice is very clear and helpful’.

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 2

McDowell Purcell

Following the merger of the two firms in November 2018, Barry Doyle & Co Solicitors’ former managing partner Alan Doyle leads the department at McDowell Purcell, which provides practical and strategic advice on the full gambit of planning and environmental law. The team is particularly adept at defending public bodies in judicial review proceedings concerning planning decisions, development plans and emissions licences. Maeve Larkin is the other name to note.

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Public sector
Public sector - ranked: tier 3

McDowell Purcell

McDowell Purcell is 'unique in the level of experience it has in the area of professional regulation'; the team's expertise covers the health and social care, education, charities and professional services sectors. Managing partner and department head JP McDowell acted for the Law Society of Ireland in a case involving a claims harvesting website; Eimear Burke represented a regulatory body in a high-profile fitness to practise inquiry; and the 'calm and measured' Barry Fagan acted for the Teaching Council in relation to the first-ever fitness to teach inquiry. Sinéad Taaffe is noted for her 'commercially focused and clear advice'. The team has recently expanded its client base to include the Charities Regulator.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

McDowell Purcell

The ‘experienced’ team at McDowell Purcell is able to work ‘effectively and efficiently to tight timelines’ for a variety of clients, including banks, funds, developers and investors. Apart from providing advice on residential, mixed-use and commercial developments, the team around ‘pragmatic’ and ‘knowledgeable’ name partner Breen Purcell and Thomas O’Malley has been very active in the social housing sector, acting for local authorities and housing bodies.

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