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Eversheds Sutherland

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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland is ‘highly recommended’ for real estate finance, where clients include Hibernia REIT and Ronan Group. Project finance work included Steve Rodgers advising Dublin Port Company on the Alexandra Basin redevelopment. Practice head Piaras Power and ‘qualified accountantDarragh Blake are also recommended.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s team ‘goes the extra mile’ and also impresses clients with its broad-ranging experience. Practice head Gerard Ryan, who is in ‘a class of his own for technology work’, advised Huawei Technologies on its purchase of Amartus’ software business, while life sciences specialist Tony McGovern acted for Venn Life Sciences Holdings on its acquisition of Kinesis Pharma.

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Construction - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

At Eversheds Sutherland, contentious head Dermot McEvoy has ‘a very strong appreciation of the construction industry’ and is defending Waterman Moylan Group against a professional negligence claim arising from flooding of residential property. Angelyn Rowan leads the non-contentious practice, which serves various public and private sector clients such as the National Treasury Management Agency and Hibernia REIT.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s ‘professional and responsive team’ is led by the ‘practical and attentiveNorman Fitzgerald, who is acting for Persona Digital Telephony in the Supreme Court in a case that will determine the status of litigation funding in Ireland. Dermot McEvoy and Pamela O’Neill have been busy on real estate and regulatory enforcement mandates, respectively.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

At Eversheds Sutherland, practice head Sean Ryan provides ‘very clear advice’ on merger clearances and recently advised System Dynamics on its acquisition by Deloitte. The team also assists with dawn raids.

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Employment - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland has been highly active, handling disputes for clients such as World Rugby and Microsoft. Practice head Joanne Hyde is ‘pragmatic and accessible’, and recently promoted partner Margaret Gorman has ‘amazing breadth of knowledge in the field of education’.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

At Eversheds Sutherland, Mark Varianmanages complexity in a pragmatic way’. He has been busy with renewable energy deals, including advising Macquarie Capital on a second investment in Amarenco Solar Ireland. The practice was also active in the electricity space.

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Healthcare and life sciences
Healthcare and life sciences - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

At Eversheds Sutherland, Aisling Gannon routinely advises public and private healthcare service providers on contentious and non-contentious matters. Tony McGovern recently advised Venn Life Sciences Holdings on the acquisition of Kinesis Pharma.

Leading individuals

Aisling Gannon - Eversheds Sutherland

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Information technology
Information technology - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Marie McGinley now heads the practice at Eversheds Sutherland, having joined from A&L Goodbody; McGinley and Tony McGovern assisted MoneyMate with its new fund data utility.

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring
Insolvency and corporate restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland remained busy with loan acquisitions for clients such as Cairn Homes and also handled a strong caseload of contentious work. Practice head Norman Fitzgerald and Neil O’Mahony are ‘strong advocates’.

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Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland handled various property-related mandates, including Jim Trueick defending a firm of solicitors accused of not obtaining good title over land. Aisling Gannon focuses on personal injury and medical malpractice cases.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s Marie McGinley has ‘an excellent understanding of business needs’ and handles contentious and non-contentious aspects of trade mark and brand management work.

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Pensions and employee benefits
Pensions and employee benefits - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s ‘strong’ team is led by the ‘very articulatePeter Fahy, who advised Primark Pension Trustees on the merger of the two main Primark defined benefit schemes in Ireland. Other recommended practitioners are consultant Fiona Thornton, and Ian Devlin, who is ‘prompt and good at keeping in contact’.

Leading individuals

Fiona Thornton - Eversheds Sutherland

Peter Fahy - Eversheds Sutherland

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Planning and environment
Planning and environment - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s Mark Varian and Angelyn Rowan have been advising Dublin Port Company on the planning and environmental aspects of its Alexandra Basin harbour redevelopment. Litigator Dermot McEvoy has been active in the judicial review space.

Next generation lawyers

Stephen Barry - Eversheds Sutherland

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland remained active on behalf of PPP procurers and advised the National Treasury Management Agency on the Primary Care Centre PPP project. Peter Curran has ‘very good knowledge of the telecommunications framework in Ireland’. Mark Varian heads the team, which also includes the ‘extremely professionalAngelyn Rowan.

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Public sector
Public sector - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s team is led by litigator Norman Fitzgerald, who regularly represents the Financial Services Ombudsman in statutory appeals and judicial reviews. Other clients include the National Treasury Management Agency and the Office of Government Procurement.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s team of ‘excellent negotiators’ includes managing partner Alan Murphy and the ‘very pragmaticCian MacGinley. The highly regarded Joe Stanley and ‘positive thinkerKevin Collins handled various substantial mandates for Cairn Homes.

Leading individuals

Joe Stanley - Eversheds Sutherland

Next generation lawyers

Marie O’Riordan - Eversheds Sutherland

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Telecoms - ranked: tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland

Sean Ryan heads the team at Eversheds Sutherland, which also includes Marie McGinley, who provides ongoing advice to ComReg, and Peter Curran, who handles procurement work for clients such as E-Net.

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Ireland: Capital markets

Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland’s clients include Cairn Homes and Hibernia REIT. Lee Murphy heads the practice, having joined from A&L Goodbody.

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