Firm Profile > McEvoy Corporate Law > Dublin, Ireland
McEvoy Corporate Law Offices
22 FITZWILLIAM PLACE
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Corporate boutique McEvoy Corporate Law is noted for its 'personal service and ability to listen to clients and react to their requirements'. The team is led by name partner Bernard McEvoy, who 'brings decades of experience and is always accessible, very astute and very thorough'. In a recent highlight, McEvoy and senior associate Inez Cullen acted as Irish advisers on the £14m reverse takeover of Eqtec Iberia; he and associate Rebecca McEvoy also advised the shareholders of Casserly Transport on the sale of the company to a third party.
McEvoy Corporate Law > Firm Profile
The firm: McEvoy Corporate Law was established in January 2016 by Bernard McEvoy. While the firm’s main office is in Dublin it also operates in the UK on a regular basis. Prior to founding the firm Bernard was a partner in a number of Dublin law firms, and also an international law firm based in London from 2011 to 2015. The firm currently has five practising solicitors.
The firm is a boutique, corporate law firm that prides itself in having experience and expertise in all commercial areas, whether that be corporate, M&A, commercial litigation, commercial property or corporate restructuring and insolvency. The firm’s lawyers have unique experience, both nationally and internationally, in all areas of corporate and commercial law.
Several of the lawyers practising in McEvoy Corporate Law are qualified in England and Wales, enabling the firm to operate effectively in that market.
Areas of practice: Corporate/M&A: corporate and M&A work has been the foundation of the practice at McEvoy Corporate Law. It advises clients from the initial heads of terms, legal structures, due diligence, drafting of agreements, financing transactions to completion. McEvoy Corporate Law provides pragmatic solutions to any challenges that may arise. The team is highly experienced in advising both domestic and international corporate clients on a wide variety of transactions. The firm has built a solid reputation for leading and driving transactions with reliable, focused and commercial legal advice.
Commercial litigation: McEvoy Corporate Law represents clients across all industry sectors in commercial disputes whether before the courts or through the means of arbitration or mediation. The firm provides a solution-focused and cost-effective approach to achieve results. Understanding the complexity of the issues involved is the key to the management and overall success. McEvoy Corporate Law weighs up with its client the likely chances of success and the cost implications. Having done so, if litigation is the preferred solution, McEvoy Corporate Law manages and drives the litigation in a focused and timely manner.
Commercial property: the team has advised on many acquisitions, financings, developments, sales and lettings of commercial property for its broad client base. Expertise in this area includes acquisitions and disposals from portfolios to individual sales and purchases, commercial leases, planning law and compliance, property lending and restructuring, and landlord and tenant law. McEvoy Corporate Law advises owners, lenders, borrowers and equity investors, in all aspects of financing, secured lending and property investment. The firm acts for liquidators, receivers, examiners, landlords, tenants, purchasers and sellers in the management of distressed properties including the restructuring, acquisition and disposal of leasehold and freehold properties.
|Corporate/mergers and acquisitions|
|Corporate restructuring and insolvency|
|Corporate governance and compliance|
|Banking and finance|
|IPOs and AIM/ESM|
Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers at this office : 5
CLIENT: Vivian Xiong
COMPANY/FIRM: Hong Kong Delsk Business Co. Limited
TESTIMONIAL: As a newcomer to the Irish commercial society, it has been our greatest fortune to have Bernard McEvoy as our solicitor. While providing professional legal advice, Bernard has helped us establish our connections with local communities. Whatever we need, Bernard and his team always deliver at their best to facilitate our business. We are very impressed by his professionalism, flexibility, knowledge as well as humour. Bernard and his team would always be our first choice as long as we continue to have business in Ireland.
CLIENT: John Teeling
COMPANY/FIRM: Great Northern Distillery
TESTIMONIAL: Bernard McEvoy has been the principal corporate lawyer for 30 years for the group of companies set up in 162 Clontarf Road in Dublin. We have grown together in experience and knowledge. The range of activities covered has stretched far and wide reflecting the diverse nature of our mineral and hydrocarbon exploration ventures and a growing whiskey distillery business. Bernard has advised and led the legal team on over 12 AIM listings in London, takeovers and acquisitions and corporate control battles. His counsel and advice, not always what we want to hear, had been very valuable. We are very happy and comfortable working with him.
CLIENT: Gerry Madden
COMPANY/FIRM: EQTEC PLC
TESTIMONIAL: We are an Irish Public Company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange. I am consistently impressed with the practical approach and commercial sense brought by the team at McEvoy Corporate Law to all of the transactions we have been party to over the last number of years. Their teamwork and speed of response has been essential in enabling us to execute complex and detailed documents and agreements. I think that it has been their commercial minded attitude backed by strong professional legal advice that impressed me most.
CLIENT: Tom OMahony
COMPANY/FIRM: Origin Enterprises
TESTIMONIAL: I have worked with Bernard both on national and international transactions over the last ten years. At all times I have found him to be practical and commercial with an unique ability to identify the key elements of transactions and to negotiate these in a no-nonsense client friendly manner.
CLIENT: Ciaran Murtagh
COMPANY/FIRM: Shay Murtagh Precast
TESTIMONIAL: McEvoy Corporate Law was recommended to us to assist in the legal provision for a new joint venture. Their professionalism and legal skill set complimented by strong communication and personal service resulted in successful completion of a complicated contract and since then have worked with us in company acquisitions in the UK and Ireland. Their client focus and practical approach make McEvoy Corporate Law our chosen legal service partner.
GREAT NORTHERN DISTILLERY
We advised GREAT NORTHERN DISTILLERY LIMITED (GND) on the successful completion of a further 2,500,000 investment in the company through the Employment and Investment Scheme (EIIS).
This investment is the fourth tranche of EIIS equity we have been involved in with GND having raised 5,000,000 in December 2016, 5,000,000 in December 2015, and 2,500,000 in December 2014.
The team was led by Bernard McEvoy.
We were involved in reverse takeover with EQTEC PLC (EQTEC), the AIM listed technology solution company for waste gasification to energy projects.
EQTEC successfully acquired the entire issued share capital of EQTEC Iberia SRL (EQTEC Iberia) for a total consideration of £14 million, satisfied by the issue of 833,864,531 Ordinary Shares (Acquisition) to the Vendors Inava Ingenieria de Analisis SL and EBIOSS Energy SE.
In addition to the Acquisition, in order to fund the working capital needs of the enlarged group and the continued development of its near-term pipeline the company has undertaking a placing raising a further £1.6 million by the issue of 246,153,847 ordinary shares at 0.65 pence.
We advised on the Irish aspects of the 215m (£190m) refinancing of Generator Hostels for private equity real estate fund manager Queensgate Investments seven months after buying the business for 450m.
The cross-border refinancing covers 10 jurisdictions and was provided by Société Générale and HSBC in the form of a five-year loan. It replaces a low quantum of leverage from several institutions that Queensgate inherited following the deal to acquire Generator from Patron Capital. Queensgate said it elected to refinance the portfolio in order to invest in new freehold assets and enhance existing products and services.
We advised the sellers (excluding Enterprise Ireland) on the sale of Ardmore Studios to Ion Equity. This sale had additional complexity due to the presence of Enterprise Ireland as a 33% shareholder of Ardmore Studios.