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Leman Solicitors LLP
8-34 PERCY PLACE
DUBLIN 4
Ireland

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Leman Solicitors LLP has a well-established commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation practice. It has impressed in a series of major cases, including high-value banking disputes, large-scale international arbitrations and headline judicial review proceedings. Moreover, head of the litigation and dispute resolution team Larry Fenelon  was awarded Senior Counsel status by the Irish government in 2021. Ronan McGoldrick is at the forefront of financial services disputes, commercial mediation and international arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Larry Fenelon; Ronan McGoldrick

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Noel O’Connor; Maria Edgeworth

Testimonials

‘The team are very efficient and comprehensive when dealing with all matters presented to them. They are also very forward thinking.’

‘Leman are a modern professional practice and in my opinion it is difficult to find a legal firm like Leman for the quality of their availability, service, knowledge, commerciality and experience in the area of Dispute resolution. The firm is well organised and they have a very detailed monthly billing system with analysis of time spent daily by each staff member. They stay in regular contact and really put in 100% effort supporting your case.’

‘Clear oversight. Ability to see the wood for the trees. Clear and disinterested advice on the risk/reward/cost ratios. Selecting the ideal specialised barrister.’

‘My stand-out Partner is Ronan McGolderick and Senior Associate Stephen Noel O’Connor. Both are very practical in the advice they give and are very good communicators. They are very up- front on their fees which are issued monthly. They explain in great detail the best approach to take in a dispute and have a plan of action prepared. They stay in regular touch with me and we work well together.’

‘Larry Fenelon – clear oversight of the bigger picture and ability to reduce the complexity to the main issues. Maria Edgeworth – extremely diligent, huge grasp of detail. Personally most helpful. Ability to explain to a lay person.’

‘We mainly had dealings with Stephen Noel O’Connor who was accessible at all times. He was comprehensive in his explanations and understood our strategy from the beginning. Nothing was an issue for the team and all negotiations carried out were very well structured and professional.’

‘Larry Fenelon. Leadership and knowledge. Maria Edgeworth. Diligent and thoughtful.’

‘Ronan McGoldrick and the team are passionate, empathetic and honest in their approach. They believed in our case and never relented in their efforts to help us win, and that we did! They delivered time and time again when new challenges arose, they never gave up. Excellent work ethic in the team. Excellent value for money. Ronan chose excellent partners from outside his team to support our case, barristers and economists. Communication, on very important and very minor matters, was excellent throughout. Overall, Ronan McGoldrick as the project manager of the case was exceptional.’

Ireland > Real estate Tier 3

Leman Solicitors LLP provides comprehensive advice to developers, investment funds and banks on real estate transactions. The team is frequently engaged to assist with the whole lifecycle of developments, including financings and refinancings, construction, acquisitions and disposals. The practice also advises clients on managing these assets through its expertise in landlord and tenant work. John Hogan leads the team, with Andrew Nagle also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

John Hogan

Other key lawyers:

Andrew Nagle; Gavin Fitzgerald; Aoife O’Dea

Testimonials

‘They offer responsiveness and good market knowledge, including on current issues and developments.’

‘Leman Solicitors have always provided us with an efficient, concise and speedy service. They are consistently innovating and have proposed new technology which they have developed internally that may be useful to the management of our real estate portfolio. I feel they are always looking to the future for client-focused solutions. Leman’s paperless commitment has very been useful for us – it ensures they can provide us with any documentation we request in an immediate fashion.’

‘I have worked with Andrew Nagle for many years and his advice over that time has been invaluable to our company. He has navigated us through some difficult transactions and always provided practical and real-world advice. He understands our business and the issues that matter to us.’

‘Great development team with experience of the latest market issues. Solution focused and practical.’

‘John Hogan and Aoife O’Dea understand the demands of real estate funds and have the expertise and structures in place to deliver.’

‘Leman Solicitors are experienced, accessible and engaging.’

‘John Hogan and Gavin Fitzgerald combine expertise in corporate and property structures. They take the time to understand the client’s needs and are willing to engage all key stakeholders to ensure measured progress.’

Key clients

Press Up Group

Gem Construction

Zipony Limited

Gate Gourmet Ireland Limited

The Durkan Group

Barina Construction

Kellogg Europe Trading Limited

Beannchor Group

Kennedy Wilson

Work highlights

  • Advised Randelswood Holdings on the purchase, forward sale and financing of the development of 101 apartments at Johnstown Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin.
  • Advised McGarrell Reilly Group, one of Ireland’s leading privately owned property groups, on the sale of a development site in Lusk Town Centre to one of Europe’s leading food retailers.
  • Advising Oval Target on the sale of land at Temple Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin.

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Leman Solicitors LLP has a well-established corporate and M&A practice, covering a range of industries, including technology, fintech and distribution. While having a robust M&A practice, the firm is also active in the start-up and early-stage company space, including seed and venture capital financings right through to exit transactions. Dominic Conlon leads the team and has achieved prominence in exit deals for growth companies, while Mark Roberts is also noted for cross-border M&A and venture capital financings.

Practice head(s):

Dominic Conlon; Mark Roberts

Testimonials

‘They provide a very good level of service and are frequently in touch with their clients.’

‘They really do care about doing a good job and it is not all about the fee income first.’

‘Overall our experience with the Leman team has been excellent. From our point of view, they worked well together at the Lemans side, and gelled well with myself and our team. We always felt that we were in safe hands and that negotiations and contractual structures were well thought out, justified, and explained to us clearly. Lemans were always accommodating with regard to early/late calls as needed to support timezones. Fixed fees were very helpful.’

‘Very easy to talk to and deal with. I have little experience in M&A and they helped me every step of the way. I worked with a senior and a junior. Both were on top of my project and knew when to act. Fees very straightforward and simple, no hidden surprises.’

‘Dominic Conlon is an excellent corporate lawyer, makes the seemingly boring task of drafting as painless as possible. He always has a clear understanding as to what points should be negotiated on in order to achieve a balanced result for all sides. He is clear in his explanations as to why a contract is structured in a particular way, which makes it easier for us to get on the same page quickly. He is very emotionally astute and charming – a genuinely funny guy who can inject humour to diffuse tense situations, but where needed, can hold a strong negotiation position, and stand over it convincingly, when needed.’

‘Mark Roberts was friendly, approachable and was willing to help me understand the process no matter how inexperienced I was. Mark was a warm character who seems to be very competent. He was available whenever I needed him and I felt he gave me his full attention. I would absolutely use Mark again and would recommend him to anyone for M&A.’

‘The person we worked with (Mark Roberts) was very professional over the course of our cooperation. The thing we really appreciated was his availability when we needed to consult something very quickly. He had good understanding of what business goals we wanted to achieve through specific clauses in agreements.’

Key clients

Thornton Waste Disposal Limited

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Limited

Sia Partners

Titan HQ

Payslip Limited

John Bannon Holdings Limited

Pat O’Donnell Enterprises Unlimited Company

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Limited

BES Management DAC

WellAir Group Limited

NSF International

Thornton Waste Disposal Limited

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Limited

Sia Partners

Titan HQ

Payslip Limited

John Bannon Holdings Limited

Pat O’Donnell Enterprises Unlimited Company

Cantor Fitzgerald Ireland Limited

BES Management DAC

WellAir Group Limited

NSF International

Work highlights

  • Acted for Cantor Fitzgerald on a €12m senior loan note investment into Amarenco Solar Limited.
  • Represented the shareholders of John Bannon Holdings Limited on the €8.75m sale of JBSL to Katena Holdings Inc.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Framework Computer Consultants Ltd (T/A Digitary Ireland) on its $22M sale to US acquirers Parchment/Brentwood capital.

Ireland > Employment Tier 4

Leman Solicitors LLP handles a wide range of employment law-related work, including disciplinary issues, harassment, employee grievances, employment policies, corporate immigration, and TUPE. The team’s contentious work includes defending clients against claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination. It has a diverse client base with many domestic and foreign clients from a range of sectors. Bláthnaid Evans heads the practice and has significant expertise in handling redundancies, along with a strong background in the pharmaceuticals and technology sectors.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Expert advisors who are accessible, and give clear, practical advice, and do so by cutting-out the “noise”.’

‘Bláthnaid Evans is astute, hugely experienced, and gives practical, understandable advice across the full spectrum of employment law areas and disputes.’

‘Bláthnaid Evans is very down to earth and a natural communicator. She helps non-lawyers understand complex legal issues but does so in an easy-going and enthusiastic way. She’ll use metaphors and similes to get her message across. She delivers on time, she’s flexible and very likeable. She answers questions expertly but openly.’

‘Within the firm relevant people are assigned to the problem to solve and they work as an inner team. They clearly present the legal state of play with best to worse case outcome with references to historic outcomes.’

Leman Solicitors LLP has become Ogier Leman after merging with international law firm Ogier in March 2022. The combined firm offers legal services to the Irish market including corporate, real estate, dispute resolution and employment, and an international network providing banking, corporate and funds services. Our vision is to be a unique legal business, providing an outstanding client experience by the most efficient means.

We rely on innovation to ensure that you get the advice you need on time and on budget. We are the first law firm in Ireland to operate a paperless office. We are also the first law firm in Ireland to give our clients online access to their entire file. We discard hourly rates and offer fixed fees for all work, which means we can provide a greater level of service at a lower cost.

All of our lawyers are experts in their specialist fields, having worked in the largest law firms in Ireland and the United Kingdom and in-house with some of the largest corporations in the world. With Ogier Leman you can expect something different.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Real Estate John Hogan
Dispute Resolution Larry Fenelon
Corporate, Commercial & M&A Dominic Conlon
Dispute Resolution Ronan McGoldrick
Employment Bláthnaid Evans
Real Estate Andrew Nagle
Dispute Resolution Elaine White
Dispute Resolution Stephen O'Connor
Corporate Edon Byrnes
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Mr Dominic Conlon  photo Mr Dominic Conlon Partner, Head of Corporate
Miss Bláthnaid Evans  photo Miss Bláthnaid Evans Partner, Head of Employment & Corporate Immigration
Mr Larry Fenelon  photo Mr Larry Fenelon Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution
Mr John Hogan photo Mr John HoganManaging Partner, Head of Real Estate
Mr Ronan McGoldrick photo Mr Ronan McGoldrickPartner, Head of Financial Services Litigation
Mr Andrew Nagle photo Mr Andrew NaglePartner
Mr Stephen O’Connor   photo Mr Stephen O’Connor Partner, Dispute Resolution
Miss Elaine White  photo Miss Elaine White Partner, Dispute Resolution
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Law Society of Ireland

At Leman Solicitors LLP we represent numerous international clients and over the years have developed considerable international connections and experience. Our dedicated department, Leman International, focuses on international clients doing business in and from Ireland as well as Irish based clients working abroad. Our lawyers are experts in their specialist fields, having worked in some of the largest law firms in Ireland and abroad, or in-house with some of the largest corporations in the world. We are members of IR Global, British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Ireland Saudi Arabia Business Council and Arab Irish Chamber of Commerce.

Our International Department is led by our International Committee all of whom are senior lawyers and heads of our specialist departments. Our specialist sectors are Real Estate, Corporate, Litigation and Employment. Our International Committee are responsible for our relationships with other law firms around the world as well as our international client relationships. We advise on all aspects of establishing in Ireland, including Irish company formation and establishment among other services.