Eversheds Sutherland > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile

Eversheds Sutherland
ONE EARLSFORT CENTRE
EARLSFORT TERRACE
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

Led by Peter Fahy, Eversheds Sutherland’s team handles both contentious and non-contentious pension matters. It covers all types of pensions restructuring and liability management matters. The team also advises on the closure of pension schemes to future benefit accrual, enhanced transfer value exercises, pensions de-risking, investment contracts, funding agreements and data protection issues. Lorcan Keenan has a comprehensive knowledge of defined benefit scheme restructurings and pensions implications of corporate transactions.

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Testimonials

‘Regardless of the query, we consistently receive clear and timely advice when needed.’

‘Clear and consistent information. All advice provided is presented in a clear and understandable language rather than using legal jargon in responses shared.’

‘Their depth of knowledge of the subject matter, i.e. wind up of a pension scheme, impressed me.’

‘I dealt with Peter Fahy and Rachel Ahern and I was very impressed with their expertise of the subject matter and how they responded very quickly to any instruction/request.’

‘All the team are well versed in the requirements of our Pension schemes – they have always been ready to innovate where necessary.’

‘Our relationship with the relevant partners and their teams is excellent. All of the team members make themselves readily available and are efficient and professional in their approach. They are all, without exception a friendly group which helps.’

‘Peter Fahy is extremely experienced and extremely well regarded in his field.’

‘Eversheds provides a very professional but yet personal service. Their practitioners and approachable and have a very pragmatic approach to providing advices. In addition their fees are extremely competitive considering the very high level of service they provide.’

Key clients

Willis Towers Watson

CIE pension schemes

Siemens plc

Irish Blood Transfusion Service superannuation scheme

Trustees of the Bausch & Lomb pension schemes

KBC Ireland Pension Schemes

Primark Pension Trustees

Smurfit Kappa pension schemes

Irish Airlines Pilots Association

Irish Ferries Pension Scheme

Liberty Seguros Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A.

AIB Plc

JTI Ireland pension scheme

Irish Aviation Authority Pension Schemes

Zurich Life Assurance Plc

Fexco

Goodbody EBT

Trustees of the Ove ARUP pension scheme

Trustees of the Wavin pension scheme

Trustees of the Keg Distributors pension scheme

PM Group

Construction Workers Pension scheme

Trustees of the P&O pension scheme

Trustees of the Friends First Retirement and Death Benefits scheme

Trustees of the Standard Life Republic of Ireland Staff Pension Scheme

Trustee Reckitt Benckiser Ireland Pension Fund

DXC Technology

J&E Davy

Trustees of the Renishaw Ireland Ltd pension scheme

JCI Johnson Controls

Irish Distillers Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising the Trustees of the Goodbody Employee Benefit Trust on all aspects of the sale of the Trust’s 49% shareholding in Goodbody Stockbrokers to AIB.
  • Advising the Trustees of the Irish Ferries pension scheme on the €165m buy-out of the Scheme’s existing pensioner liabilities through a bulk annuity contract with New Ireland Assurance Company PLC.

Ireland > Projects and PPP Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland’s projects practice spans the negotiation of contracts between developers, public bodies and contractors, the financing of projects, and transactions involving project assets. The team acts for both public and private bodies in this area; it is particularly noted for its work in public procurement, including advising on disputes between state bodies and bidders for projects. The practice is led by Mark Varian, who specialises in the energy sector, and Peter Curran, who has close relationships with a number of public sector organisations. The pair work closely with the firm’s wider energy, construction, corporate and real estate practices.

Practice head(s):

Mark Varian; Peter Curran

Key clients

National Development Finance Agency

Johnson & Johnson

Dublin Port Company

EirGrid

National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

Réseau de Transport d’Electricité

Irish Water

Gas Networks Ireland

Coillte (Irish Forestry Service and wind farm developer)

Shell

Temporis Capital

Vinci Concessions/Abtran/Turas Mobility

TUV Rhineland

Macquarie Capital

Severn Trent Water

China General Nuclear (CGN)

SMR International Windparks

Enercon

Sojitz Corporation

Craydel Group

Payzone Ireland

Derry City Council

Residential Tenancies Board

Ronan Group

Dublin Airport Authority

Avestus

Work highlights

  • Acting as lead legal advisers on joint procurement to EirGrid and its French counterpart, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité, in relation to a 600km electricity interconnector between Ireland and France.
  • Advising the National Development Finance Agency on various successful and ongoing PPP projects.
  • Advising Cyrus One on the construction of all its data centre developments across Europe.

Ireland > Real estate Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland has expertise across a range of real estate-related transactions, advising on purchases, sales and leases, including pre-lets. The sizeable team is involved in deals involving high-value assets as well as property portfolios. The team’s work in the retail sector is led by Sean Greene and Terry O’Malley, and includes advising retailers entering the Irish market on all their leasing transactions. Joe Stanley leads the overall team and is highly experienced across the real estate space, while Cian MacGinley advises a number of international funds on Irish transactions. Marie O’Riordan is another name to note, with a broad practice covering acquisitions and disposals as well as landlord and tenant matters.

Practice head(s):

Joe Stanley

Other key lawyers:

Cian MacGinley; Marie O’Riordan; Sean Greene; Terry O’Malley; Yvonne Tyndall

Testimonials

‘Strong historic depth in the real estate sector.’

‘Marie O’Riordan is very capable, hardworking and extremely reliable.’

‘They have a large and diverse range of expertise in commercial property transactions.’

‘They have an excellent real estate team that brings a commercial approach to our dealings.’

‘The breadth and depth of experience of the partners shines through. The associates are also strong.’

‘Knowledgeable, experienced, client focused, organised and on top of the workload, both the detail and the bigger picture. Joe Stanley, Marie O’Riordan and Cian MacGinley are excellent partners.’

Key clients

Hibernia REIT plc

Aldgate Developments;

Cairn Homes plc

Ronan Group Real Estate

PIMCO

Urbeo Residential

Credit Suisse AG

HSBC Global Asset Management

LinkedIn Corporation

Orange Capital Partners

DWS

Tetrarch Capital

Angelo Gordon and Carysfort Capital

Avestus Capital Partners and Richmond Homes

MKN Property Group

GIC

KanAm Grund

Hibernia REIT plc

Aldgate Developments;

Cairn Homes plc

Ronan Group Real Estate

PIMCO

Urbeo Residential

Credit Suisse AG

HSBC Global Asset Management

LinkedIn Corporation

Orange Capital Partners

DWS

Tetrarch Capital

Angelo Gordon and Carysfort Capital

Avestus Capital Partners and Richmond Homes

MKN Property Group

GIC

KanAm Grund

Work highlights

  • Advised Ronan Group Real Estate on the joint venture acquisition with Oaktree of a controlling interest in the former Irish Glass Bottle site in Ringsend, Dublin.
  • Advised a significant European fund on the €140m acquisition of a private rental sector development in Dublin, one of the largest PRS deals of the year.
  • Advised a UK investor on the €59m acquisition of a portfolio of five primary care centres.

Ireland > Banking and finance Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland brings strong domestic and cross-border expertise to the banking and finance sector, particularly in the property and development finance fields. It represents both domestic and international banks, along with a number of alternative and specialised lenders, and a series of statutory bodies involved in development finance. Piaras Power, Darragh Blake = and Steve Rodgers are all established names in acquisition finance, property finance, development finance and project finance, while Enda Newton provides additional financial regulatory expertise.

Practice head(s):

Piaras Power

Other key lawyers:

Darragh Blake; Steve Rodgers; Enda Newton

Testimonials

‘A great team who have the capacity, knowledge and experience to take on any project in terms of the scale and complexity we would require. They have commercial common sense, are hugely respected among their peers with good reason and they are very good at project managing the job to deliver within expectations in terms of time and cost.’

‘Piaras Power is the best banking lawyer we have worked with.’

Key clients

Activate Capital

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Cardinal Capital Group UC

Cairn Homes plc

Close Brothers Commercial Finance

Finance Ireland

Hibernia REIT

RELM

Ronan Group Real Estate

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

UniCredit

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland is a recognised leader in mid-market M&A and cross-border transactions. It has an impressive roster of Irish and foreign multinational clients. Key sectors for the Dublin office are technology, life sciences, healthcare, and food and retail. It has a successful record in representing fast-growth companies and has a solid standing in private equity and venture capital. Corporate restructurings is another forte. Department head Gerard Ryan is noted for cross-border deals in the technology space. Gavin O’Flaherty is recognised for insurance M&A and private equity deals. Tony McGovern is rated for life sciences deals

Practice head(s):

Gerard Ryan

Other key lawyers:

Gavin O’Flaherty; Enda Newton; Enda Cullivan; Sean Ryan; Tony McGovern; Lee Murphy

Testimonials

‘Two key components to the successful engagement with this team were, the ability to always have the clients’ interests core to any material decision and the capabilities to understand and advise on the commercial impacts of those decisions.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland is uniquely positioned in the Irish market to provide innovative and reliable local advice whilst having access to the expansive global Eversheds Sutherland network. The Corporate M&A team has an experienced team of individuals with expertise in varying markets and areas.’

‘Tony McGovern – an experienced and very commercial and pragmatic and highly trusted advisor’

‘Gavin O’Flaherty has become a vital and trusted advisor to our senior management team on the most important transactions which have taken place and he has ensured that the wider Eversheds Sutherland team supporting us are giving us timely and high quality advices which we expect and need.’

‘Gerard Ryan is commercially and technically ahead of the rest, a brilliant mind. One of the most honest and approachable partners in the Irish market.’

‘Our representative is Enda Newton and we have full confidence in his ability and service. When you need assistance and you know you have your back covered in terms of that advice or assistance that you know you are putting your trust in the right person.’

‘Enda Cullivan is really good on transactions and making sure everything is in order – he’s great on details and will work to deliver what we want on time and on budget.’

‘I have worked with Lee Murphy over a number of years and have found him extremely thoughtful and engaged. He makes himself available throughout the transaction and gives excellent advice which has been well thought through.’

Key clients

eShopWorld

Aston Lark

FEXCO Holdings UC

Cairn Homes plc

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

Goodbody Stockbrokers

Circle K

CyrusOne

Kingspan

Euronet Worldwide

Development Capital

Planet Payment

Patreon

STAR Capital

Therapie

Portman Healthcare

Shell Petroleum Company

OpenText

Ronan Group Real Estate

Musgrave

Sustainable Development Capital LLP

Impax Asset Management

Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co Ltd

Norman Thompson Insurances Ltd and Norman Thompson Life & Pensions Ltd

AECOM

The Sanbra Group

The Hevac Group

Flair Showers

Work highlights

  • Advised Eidervale Limited on the sale of its entire shareholding (49.9%) in the capital of US Direct E-Commerce Holdings DAC to the majority shareholder, Asendia AG.
  • Acted for FEXCO Holdings UC and the trustees of the Goodbody Employee Benefit Trust in respect of their proposed sale of Ganmac Holdings (BVI) Limited to Allied Irish Banks.
  • Advised the Ronan Group Real Estate on its investment as part of a joint venture with Oaktree into the Irish Glass Bottle site in Dublin.

Ireland > Construction Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland leverages its international network of offices to advise on complex, multi-jurisdictional construction projects. In addition to advising on residential and commercial developments, the team is also active in fast-growing sectors such as data centres. The construction practice frequently works alongside the firm’s other teams, such as banking and real estate, to provide comprehensive advice on project development. Construction disputes also form a key part of the practice, with Dermot McEvoy leading in this area and acting for developers and contractors. McEvoy co-heads the team with Mark Varian, who specialises in non-contentious work. Conall McLoughlin is another name to note in the team and provides advice across the lifecycle of projects.

Practice head(s):

Mark Varian; Dermot McEvoy

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Testimonials

‘An experienced team with different areas of expertise, delivering a coherent service and advice.’

‘Good, flexible sparring partners. Well connected in the sector. Understand both the legal as well as the commercial considerations.’

Key clients

AIG

Allied Irish Banks plc

MFX Property/Nexus

Avestus Capital Partners/Richmond Homes

Cairn Homes Properties

CyrusOne

Ronan Group Real Estate

Dublin Port Company

Duff & Phelps

EirGrid plc

Réseau de Transport d’Electricité

Hibernia REIT

Ervia including Irish Water and Gas Networks Ireland

Breedon Group/Lagan

Gembira Limited

EE Group / Ciaran & Colum Butler / Starbucks (Ireland)/Leisureplex

Linkedin

McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects

SMR International Windpartks

Murphy Group

National Development Finance Agency

OCS Ireland

Octopus Healthcare/MedicX Fund

Walls Construction

Stena Line

Tetrarch Capital Limited

Waterman Moylan

Stephen Tierney Architects

Health Services Executive (Corporate Estates)

Worklab Innovation Limited

Murform Limited

Hammond Lane / Clearway Group

Bestsellers Limited

Gembira

Reads / O’Flaherty’s (Nassau) Street Limited

Schindler Lifts

Hollandia Structures

John Sisk & Son (Holdings) Limited

Diageo Ireland Limited

CGN Europe Energy SAS

Carlyle Investment Management LLC

Retal Group

Abtran

ShoeZone plc

Earlsfort Centre Developments

Work highlights

  • Advising the National Development Finance Agency on a number of crucial higher education projects, currently involving the procurement of the Third Level Institutions PPP for large-scale construction projects at 11 institutes of technology throughout Ireland.
  • Acting for Reads of Nassau Street (O’Flaherty’s of Nassau Street) in a significant High Court case against Setanta Centre Unlimited concerning the impact on the client’s rights of an ongoing development project.
  • Acted for Ronan Group Real Estate in relation to the joint venture with Oaktree Capital Management and Nama for the development of the 37.2 acre Poolbeg West Strategic Development Zone in south Dublin, known locally as the Glass Bottle site.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Under the leadership of Marie McGinley, Eversheds Sutherland handles all areas of data privacy and data protection, including advising on new product launches as well as ensuring that data processing and other commercial agreements comply with Irish laws. The team leverages the firm’s international links to act for multinational clients, providing ongoing advice to technology companies and assisting with Europe-wide data protection projects. The practice also advises statutory bodies on their data protection obligations, and is instructed by clients to provide crisis response assistance related to data breaches.

Practice head(s):

Marie McGinley

Other key lawyers:

Peter O’Neill; Sophie Delaney

Testimonials

‘The strong team at Eversheds Sutherland are never fazed; they understand our business and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table in this evolving area of data protection and data privacy law. They have always provided sound, clear and practical advice, helping us navigate through some complex situations.’

‘Marie McGinley shows deep experience in this area, and provides balanced and well-thought out counsel to our DPO, managers and directors, and CEO. Her availability and rapid response and turnaround of documents and queries is a really unique attribute in our experience.’

‘Exceptional attention to the needs of the client. The very moment we sat in our first virtual meeting, they immediately understood the issues in contention and the history of the matter, and were quickly providing direction and a clear approach which we were extremely content to pursue.’

‘Marie McGinley has a can-do attitude and is one of the best in her field. Marie’s ability to identify the points in an argument that are game changers and to direct attention to those strengths makes her a standout. No cause is ever lost, as Marie is particularly strong at driving legal arguments with great persuasion. Sophie Delaney has outstanding drafting skills and has such an ability to take what has been discussed and relay it with clarity and style, succinctly delivering her arguments. Eversheds’ data protection and privacy practice is an excellent team.’

‘We have always found Eversheds’ team vastly experienced (at all levels) and understanding of their audience when providing their guidance. We appreciate their flexibility in responding to our queries irrespective of the hour, and that they are always available to provide a more personal touch and pick up the phone when required.’

‘They have been incredibly helpful and always available for us on several urgent data privacy matters. They provide very business-orientated advice with extremely focused attention on priorities, which has helped us to prioritise internally.’

‘Marie McGinley is just in a field of her own in terms of client contact and the ability to understand the internal issues that we face as in-house lawyers. She puts herself in our shoes, avoids providing unhelpful or superfluous advice and is laser focused on just achieving a good outcome for her clients. I cannot recommend her highly enough.’

‘A dedicated data protection team that is very knowledgeable, provides practical advice and has good availability.’

Key clients

Synch Payments DAC

Cyrus One LLC

SafeTnet Digital

SurveyMonkey (now Momentive.ai)

Glen Dimplex

CSS Holdings Limited

Personal Injuries Assessment Board

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Sun Life Financial of Canada

The Pensions Authority

Arachas Insurance DAC

Goffs Bloodstock

Webdoctor

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

Insolvency Services of Ireland

Pinewood Health

Turas Mobility Services Limited

EirGrid

Work highlights

  • Acting for Synch Payments DAC, a joint venture between Ireland’s four pillar banks, in relation to the development and launch of an interbank mobile payments solution on the Irish market.
  • Advised Glen Dimplex on all aspects of the successful development and launch of an interconnected IoT radiator system.
  • Advised SafeTnet Digital, a new cyber security platform for any device that has an online presence, on all aspects of data protection compliance and security obligations.

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland has a sizeable and established team, operating across a variety of contentious disciplines including financial services disputes and regulatory investigations. Commercial litigation, public law cases, insurance defence, professional indemnity and alternative dispute resolution (ADR), are also core pillars of the practice. The team is also especially strong in the healthcare sector. Pamela O’Neill  is head of the dispute resolution and litigation practice, noted for her expertise in public administration cases, financial services, regulatory disputes and investigations. Norman Fitzgerald  is another hugely experienced practitioner in commercial litigation, professional indemnity cases and large recovery actions. Eoin MacAodha is an emerging talent.

Practice head(s):

Pamela O’Neill

Other key lawyers:

Norman Fitzgerald; Neil O’Mahony; Dermot McEvoy; Stephen Barry; Eoin McAodha

Testimonials

‘The Eversheds Sutherland dispute resolution team comes highly recommended in the area of dispute resolution. They are experts in legal, commercial and reputational risk and are able to manage strategy from every angle to achieve clients’ key objectives.’

‘The Eversheds team have significant experience in dealing with quasi-judicial/ regulatory matters across a number of organisations, while also having private sector commercial experience. This broad balance of experience has been hugely beneficial to us, as they supported in preparing to implement a major change in our legislative framework and subsequent to this as we deal with significant legal challenges. EVS were able to bring people into the team with relevant experience as necessary, while ensuring we also had consistency in terms of co-ordination and lead.’

‘I can vouch for Eversheds-Sutherland as a second-to-none dispute resolution team. Their partners and associates are committed and knowledgeable advocates for their clients. They advise their clients accurately and confidently. They achieve great results.’

‘Eoin McAodha – I have worked with Eoin on contracts in two different organisations and we have significant confidence in his advices on process, development as well as individual cases. Eoin is always available to us, and for urgent matters works well beyond scheduled hours, attends meeting when on leave etc.’

‘Pamela O’Neill has been invaluable to me as CEO in terms of dealing with key strategic and legal matters within the organisation. Pamela, while having a great legal mind also has a great commercial acumen which means she is a trusted advisor to the organisation and understands and can balance business needs of our organisation while advising on legal issues. She is also my ‘go to’ on any sensitive legal matters across the organisation. Pamela also has great presence and negotiation/mediation skills always looking for a solution. Pamela is always available to the org, will take a call out of hours on leave etc, and where there is a priority will always find time to deal with it.’

‘Norman Fitzgerald – Business acumen, partner availability, calm control of issue, subject matter expertise’

‘Eoin MacAodha, Pamela O’Neill and David O’Beirne (corporate and commercial) are all leading individuals in the field of dispute resolution and offer in-depth knowledge of the law combined with business common-sense and a keen sense of strategy, which allows them to offer holistic advice to their clients. Eoin MacAodha is unrivalled in his dedication to his clients’ interests and is unfailingly willing to go the extra mile.

Key clients

Ronan Group

AIB

RTB

EY

Rouse

Tetrarch Capital

Dublin Port

Stena Line

Earlsfort East Point Limited

Abtran

CNG Europe Energy SAS

Ulster Bank

KBC Bank

PTSB

Swissport

Marsh

AIG

Dublin Cinema Group

Irish Multiplex Cinemas

Payzone

Word Perfect Translations

Johnson Controls

Patrick Rainsford

Work highlights

  • Acted for EY in defending Commercial Court proceedings brought by IBRC against EY relating to its role as the former auditors of Anglo Irish Bank plc (as it was then known as).
  • Acted for RGRE Grafton Limited, landlord of the premises at the iconic Bewleys Café on Grafton Street, during a dispute with the tenant of the café as to the ownership of several valuable stained glass windows by the glass artist Harry Clarke.
  • Advised Payzone, Ireland’s leading payments processing operator, on its legal challenge to the award by the National Transport Authority of a contract for the operation of the Leap Card system following a public procurement process.

Ireland > Employment Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland’s employment team is equally comfortable handling disciplinary matters, mergers and TUPE issues, equality and age discrimination, staff downsizing and restructuring. It also represents employers in litigation cases, including WRC and injunctions cases. Joanne Hyde, former chair of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society, heads the practice. Julie Galbraith is an expert in the employment implications of corporate share and asset sales, and the transfer of employees. Senior associate Maria Gallagher is experienced in drafting employment contracts, workplace policies and procedures, and advises on the employment aspects of corporate transactions, along with the application of TUPE.

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Testimonials

‘The cross function collaboration is fantastic, their advices are coordinated and organised across multiple functionals, providing practical and logical advice to achieve the best outcome. Eversheds do not shy away from making solid recommendations which balances legal risk and business need. The client is truly at the centre and heart of what they do.’

‘The people make the practice Eversheds is. Joanne Hyde, Julie Galbraith and Marie McGinley. They invest in getting to know the client and their culture, they invest in time teasing out all possible options and come with collective and cross functional recommendations.’

‘With this team, I always feel that I get the advice I need. Regardless of the complexity of the matter, the team thoroughly understands our business and therefore, invariably and immediately grasps all issues in play so that they provide practical, pragmatic and solution-focused legal counsel.’

‘Anticipation, engagement and work ethic. Incredibly diligent and attentive, to the point where the client feels that they have the exclusive and fully focused attention of the team.’

‘Joanne Hyde (Partner) excellent delegation and empowerment to Maria Gallagher (Senior Associate), who has performed largely autonomously but sought assistance from client where necessary and appropriate. Both have clearly operated in sync and with total clarity viz the objectives of a very complex, people-intensive assignment, not least in a virtual setting.’

Key clients

PayPal

Microsoft

World Rugby

Intel Corporation

Cook Medical

Eventbrite

Next Retail

Lockton Companies

Health Service Executive (HSE)

Aldi

Survey Monkey

Eventbrite

Genesys

Teleflex

Netgear

G4S

Pinewood Healthcare (part of Wockhardt Group)

Brown Thomas/Arnotts

Doosan Bobcat

Lockton Companies

Mater Hospital

Independent News & Media

C&C Group

Aerogen

3M

Work highlights

  • Advised Genesys on all employment law matters related to its Irish employees in its EMEA HQ in Galway.
  • Advised Lockton on a number of contentious employee matters.
  • Advised PayPal on employment law requirements at its European headquarters in Dublin.

Ireland > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland leverages its international connections to advise on complex energy projects in the Irish market. The Dublin office is able to draw on the wider firm’s experience in areas such as offshore wind, and also acts alongside teams in the UK and Europe to advise on cross-border projects, including the proposed electricity interconnector between Ireland and France. In addition to handling the development of projects, the practice advises on their financing and the acquisition of project assets. Practice head Mark Varian has over 20 years’ experience in the renewable energy sector. Peter O’Neill is another name to note, with expertise across both corporate and commercial matters in this space.

Practice head(s):

Mark Varian

Other key lawyers:

Peter O’Neill

Testimonials

‘The team is knowledgable and has good experience.’

‘Peter O’Neill has been very responsive and has done a five-star job on a challenging project. The level of detail, approach and attitude is impressive.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland provided sound legal and commercial advice, which helped with meeting the necessary deadlines. This was conducted in a highly political context requiring tact in managing both parties’ expectations.’

‘I found the team to be very trustworthy, competent, collaborative, diplomatic and always prepared to go the extra mile. One thing I also found excellent was the fact that they acted as part of the team and not as a simple contractor, which helped tremendously with bringing the project teams together. I will without a doubt recommend them to any company looking for a professional and competent legal firm.’

Key clients

China General Nuclear

AIB Bank

EirGrid

Innogy (now RWE)

Sojitz Corporation

Macquarie Bank

First Trust Bank

Craydel Group

Barclays Bank

Glennmont Partners

Coillte

SMR International Wind Parks (the Michael Rouse Group)

Prime Capital

BlackRock

Pension Infrastructure Platform (PiP)

Shell

Berenberg Bank

Work highlights

  • Serving as lead legal advisers on the joint procurement by EirGrid and its French counterpart, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité, of a 600km electricity interconnector between Ireland and France.
  • Advising AIB Bank on a range of financings, including the financing of renewable and conventional energy projects.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland has a considerable focus on healthcare litigation and life sciences transactions. The Dublin team is well plugged into the wider international network, bringing it an additional flow of cross-border engagements. On the healthcare front, the firm represents a number of private hospitals, nursing homes, other healthcare providers and major insurers in big-ticket contentious matters and regulatory hearings, including high-value medical negligence claims. In healthcare, Aisling Gannon has an outstanding reputation for disputes, regulatory hearings and procurement matters. Tony McGovern  is a hugely experienced corporate partner with an extensive record in life sciences transactions.

Practice head(s):

Aisling Gannon; Tony McGovern

Other key lawyers:

Marie McGinley; Gerard Ryan; Enda Cullivan

Testimonials

‘The firm has capability across all disciplines of law to service clients of all types as well as access to an international network within Eversheds to cater for all international needs.’

‘The team is very strong on technical advice which they combine with an in-depth knowledge of our business and commercial needs which allows for a really strong work product. They have an ability to distil complex legal issues and advise us on the right course to steer.’

‘Tony McGovern is an excellent business partner with significant corporate law experience and knowledge. He is personable and easy to deal with. He provides practical advice without trying to overcomplicate and over legalise matters.’

‘Tony McGovern – top notch, affable and business focused and gets the job done’

‘Aisling Gannon is an excellent lead partner and client focussed with best results achieved for clients.’

‘Aisling Gannon is an extremely capable leader in this practice, she is able to insightfully arrive at the key issues for resolution in the cases she deals with.’

‘Marie McGinley is always on top of her brief and her expertise and experience means we have confidence nothing is overlooked.

‘Gerard Ryan is excellent in terms of marshalling and co-ordinating the experts and then providing the layer of strategic guidance of what to do and when.’

Key clients

HSE

Allianz Insurance plc

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Hermitage Medical Clinic

Highfield Healthcare

Mater Private Hospital

Jigsaw

St. Francis Hospice

St. Vincent’s Private Hospital

Nursing Homes Ireland

Aerogen

Aspen Pharma

Deepverge Plc

Hibergene Diagnostics

Vivasure Limited

Conveyor Cardiovascular Limited

I360 Medical

Webdoctor

Creganna Medical

Avery Dennison Medical

Clanwilliam Health

Portman Healthcare

Owens & Minor

Work highlights

  • Advised i360 Medical on its collaborative venture arrangements relating to the development of leading edge medical device technology for use in the area of women’s health.
  • Acted as Teleflex’s sole employment advisor for its European business in Ireland.
  • Represented Berkshire Hathaway’s insured in the defence of proceedings brought by a former patient against a named private hospital and a named consultant.

Ireland > Information technology Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland's broad technology practice covers the development and launch of new products, compliance with data protection law and tech-related outsourcing agreements. The firm is also heavily involved in advising on the construction of data centres. Marie McGinley leads the team and has broad experience in commercial, data protection and intellectual property law.

Practice head(s):

Marie McGinley

Testimonials

‘They are helpful, reliable and knowledgeable.’

Key clients

Synch Payments DAC

CyrusOne LLC

SafeTnet Digital

Eaton Corporation

SurveyMonkey (now Momentive.ai)

Rapid Experiments t/a Galactic.jobs

T5 Data Centres

Everworks Ltd t/a Qualio

Glen Dimplex Group

CSS Holdings Limited

Akamai Technologies Inc

BearingPoint

Cora Systems

Insolvency Services of Ireland

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Openbuilt Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Synch Payments DAC, a joint venture between Ireland’s four pillar banks, in relation to the development and launch of an interbank mobile payments solution on the Irish market.
  • Advised Glen Dimplex on all aspects of the successful development and launch of an interconnected IoT radiator system, whereby the heating system can be controlled through a customer app, and downloaded onto a mobile device.
  • Advising CyrusOne LLC, a provider of mission-critical data centre facilities, on all IT, consultancy and construction agreements for the development of its Irish operations.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland‘s strong connections to domestic and international lenders, financial institutions, funds and intermediaries, provides it with a steady pipeline of corporate restructuring and insolvency engagements. It frequently advises the key accountancy firms that are routinely appointed as receivers or liquidators in this field. Norman Fitzgerald is a senior litigator with extensive experience in corporate restructuring and insolvency. Fellow litigator Neil O’Mahony is another practitioner with a solid record in the area and senior associate Barbara Galvin is another key team member.

Practice head(s):

Norman Fitzgerald; Neil O’Mahony

Testimonials

‘Clarity of communication, advice was practical and focused.’

‘They have proven to be very receptive and pro-active on cases that I have worked with them on. I have found that they are good strategists and problem solvers.’

‘They are an excellent partner and are prepared to go the extra mile to ensure the deal gets done.’

‘The team bring a commercial edge to all of our dealings and are strategic in how they approach our dealings.’

‘Excellent service, quality team, very commercial approach, ability to deal with very complex insolvency and corporate assignments.’

‘Norman Fitzgerald and Neil O’Mahony are my main Partner contacts in this firm within this field. They are highly experienced and commercial people.’

‘Norman Fitzgerald is a well respected expert in the area of Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to clients.’

Key clients

Citibank

Insolvency Service of Ireland

KPMG

ACCLM / Rabobank /Link

Allied Irish Banks p.l.c.

Bank of Ireland

BDO

Cairn Homes Plc

Deloitte

Deutsche Bank AG, Deutsche Bank, London Branch

Ernst & Young

Grant Thornton

Hibernia REIT

KBC Bank

NAMA

PwC

Ronan Real Estate Group

Ulster Bank / RBS

JW Accountants

Duff & Phelps

Work highlights

  • Acted for Joseph Walsh who was appointed as official liquidator to Business Mobile Security Services Limited (trading as Senaca).
  • Acted for Starkane Limited (a significant creditor and majority shareholder) and Ina’s Kitchen Desserts Limited in successfully opposing a petition brought by a minority shareholder and director in the Company for the appointment of an Examiner to the company.
  • Advised RGRE Grafton Limited, as landlord, in relation to a dispute with its tenant at Bewley’s Café Grafton Street, Dublin.

Ireland > Insurance Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland‘s insurance practice has expanded and evolved significantly in the last two years, now considerably broader than its traditional focus on claims handling. Advisory, compliance, and risk and litigation cost mitigation form a major part of its outlook today. It has landed a series of big-ticket financial services regulatory engagements, large-scale professional negligence matters in financial services and healthcare, D&O claims, personal injury cases, and financial lines disputes. Aisling Gannon is key in insurance cases for healthcare providers and clinical staff. Stephen Barry is also rated for financial lines and professional negligence cases, as is Pamela O’Neill for regulatory disputes and investigations. Dermot McEvoy is hugely experienced in insurance claims in the real estate and construction sectors.

Practice head(s):

Aisling Gannon; Pamela O’Neill; Peter Fahy

Testimonials

‘We have been working with Eversheds for a number of years now on various topics including a very complex construction, insurance topic. The main advantage we have seen with Eversheds is the staff consistency, that understand our organisation and how we work. Consistency to us has been key to a successful relationship.’

Key clients

Swiss Re and Munich Re

IPB, AON and ACE

Allianz

Guarantee Protection Insurance Limited

AIG

RSA

XL Catlin/AXA Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Royal London Group

Aon

Mercer

Marsh

Legal & General

EY

AA Ireland

Norman Thompson Insurances Ltd and Norman Thompson

Life & Pensions Ltd

Ireland > Planning and environment Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland is highly experienced in planning-related litigation, acting for developers and other parties in challenging planning decisions as well as defending against challenges to proposed developments. Practice head Stephen Barry is particularly active in this area, handling cases alongside litigation partners including Norman Fitzgerald and Neil O’Mahony. In the environmental space, the team assists clients with the environmental aspects of developments and transactions; construction and planning partner Mark Varian focuses on this work and is noted for his experience in energy projects.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Barry

Other key lawyers:

Norman Fitzgerald; Neil O’Mahony; Mark Varian

Testimonials

‘Eversheds’ planning and environmental team are extremely pragmatic, diligence and first class.’

‘Stephen Barry is outstanding. He is extremely knowledgeable and has great insight into the entire planning system. He can lead a client seamlessly through the judicial review process.’

Key clients

Three Trees Wind Project Limited

Hibernia Reit Plc

Raragh/Mainstream Renewables

Siemens Plc

Kingspan Holdings (Ireland) Limited

CyrusOne Inc

Dublin Port Company

Element Power

Specsavers

Nokia/ Alcatel-Lucent Ireland Limited

Lackan Wind Energy Limited

Cara Environmental Technology Limited

ADT Fire & Security Limited

Kitara Limited

Ashbourne Meats

Ronan Group Real Estate

Ballynagran Landfill Limited

Knockharley Landfill Limited

Enercon

National Development Finance Agency

Rilta Group

Edwards Life Sciences

Black Lough Wind Farm Limited

Enros Wind Farm Limited

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

The Beauparc Group

Hines

Orsted

Work highlights

  • Representing Spencer Place Development Company in a High Court judicial review challenge to Dublin City Council’s interpretation of the Ministerial Planning Guidelines of December 2018, in relation to a planning application made by the client to add two floors to Salesforce Tower in Dublin.
  • Acting for Spencer Place Development Company in the defence of High Court proceedings involving allegations of materials containing hazardous waste being taken from the client’s property at Spencer Place into a waste facility at Hollywood, Co Dublin.
  • Acting for Burkeway Homes as notice party in judicial review proceedings relating to planning permission granted by An Bord Pleanála in respect of a 162-unit development in Bearna, Co Galway.

Ireland > Public sector Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland’s wide-ranging public law practice provides advice to regulators and public sector bodies on the exercise of their powers, as well as representing them in statutory appeals and judicial reviews. The team is highly active in the PPP space, advising public bodies on the development of education and housing projects, with Peter Curran leading on this work as well as other non-contentious public law matters. Pamela O’Neill serves as head of dispute resolution and leads on contentious cases as well as advising on statutory powers and functions. Aisling Gannon specialises in healthcare-related public law.

Practice head(s):

Pamela O’Neill; Peter Curran

Other key lawyers:

Aisling Gannon; Eoin Mac Aodha; Ciara Geraghty

Testimonials

‘Approachable, straightforward, practical, reliable and wise. Continuity is also good. We have gotten to know the individuals and they have retained involvement in our service.’

‘The team at Eversheds are very responsive to the needs of the client and apply the necessary resources to give their client a distinct advantage in litigation, as reflected by a high success rate.’

‘The team members wear their extensive knowledge lightly and convey advice on difficult matters in a manner that brings clients along.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland have an extremely strong public sector team in Ireland. The team draws on a wealth of experience, having represented a range of public bodies for many years. The team’s legal knowledge is second to none and their commitment to achieving the optimal outcome for their clients is 100%.’

‘Eoin MacAodha goes above and beyond for his clients and is superb. Pamela O’Neill is an extremely experienced litigator who combines legal knowledge with practical common sense and is strongly recommended. Ciara Geraghty is exceptionally talented.’

‘The team at Eversheds Sutherland understands how the public sector works, which is essential for advising a public body. They provide clear and concise advice and always respond promptly, even at short notice.’

‘Pamela O’Neill and Ciara Geraghty are very professional, approachable and engaging. I have confidence in their problem-solving ability and trust their advice.’

‘The public sector team understand the political and public accountability of every decision relating to our work. They understood the multi-faceted issues in our case. They were also cost conscious and kept me informed of the budget.’

Key clients

Residential Tenancies Board

EirGrid

National Development Finance Agency

National Asset Management Agency

Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)

Dublin Port Company

Irish Water

Gas Networks Ireland

Health Service Executive

Trinity College Dublin

RTÉ

National Paediatric Hospital Development Board

CIE (Irish Rail)

Various Education and Training Boards

Insolvency Service of Ireland

National Standards Authority of Ireland

Department of Housing, Community and Local Government

Education Research Council

Department of Communications

Solas

National Treasury Management Agency

Dublin Airport Authority

Derry & Strabane District Council

Coillte (Irish Forestry Service)

Work highlights

  • Advising the Residential Tenancies Board on regulatory matters, enforcement, legislative amendments, general litigation, corporate governance, statutory appeal and judicial review proceedings, public procurement and real estate matters.
  • Acting as lead legal adviser on the joint procurement by EirGrid and its French counterpart, Réseau de Transport d’Électricité, of a 600km electricity interconnector between Ireland and France.
  • Advising the National Development Finance Agency on various major PPP projects in the education and social housing sectors.

Ireland > Tax Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland has the longest history in the tax arena of the international firms in Ireland. Leveraging the firm’s global platform, the Dublin team represents a range of multinational corporates and a growing number of financial institutions. It frequently advises on cross-border tax structuring matters, including those linked to foreign direct investment, high-value M&A and corporate restructurings. Financial services, including securitisation, structured finance and sustainability-linked financings, is a growing segment for the firm since the arrival of Tim Kiely in July 2020. Dublin managing partner Alan Connell leads the tax team.

Practice head(s):

Alan Connell

Other key lawyers:

Tim Kiely; Melissa Daly; Robert Dever

Testimonials

‘This team was introduced later in to our transaction process as we were using other advisors at the beginning. The difference in service that the Eversheds tax team provided was far superior and especially so with regard to advice with liability exposure.’

‘The team is very professional and solutions driven when it comes to client requirements. They are very approachable and willing to talk to clients before a formal engagement is in place which is not often the case with other firms.’

‘Very approachable and willing to engage. Particularly Tim Kiely and Alan O’Connell.’

‘The Eversheds Tax Legal Team, and in particular Alan Connell and Melissa Daly, have been an enormous help to our company. They’ve come up with innovative solutions for our VAT tax, entity expansion, and international development in the EU with regard to IP. I highly recommend them. They alert us to new legislation and also reach out routinely to make sure that everything is handled well.’

‘Robert Dever was key to delivering an excellent service and well negotiated tax deed in our favour. His depth of knowledge and ability to provide walk through examples and explanations was excellent.’

‘Alan Connell (managing partner and head of tax) has expertly led the team which has advised our business on all tax matters since we first became a client of the firm. Alan is an excellent partner, with in-depth experience, whose dedication to, and intimate knowledge of, our business through his involvement in our deals over the years means that he is a trusted advisor to our business.’

‘Alan Connell has an unerring sense of knowing our business model, the kind of crisp advice we need, and has the ability to help us strategise well. We have an excellent working relationship.’

‘Melissa Daly has also been a stalwart in helping out our team, especially as we liaise with other European lawyers on a variety of matters that include tax and also include social media, platform issues, and corporate structure.’

Key clients

American Express

Capita

Globus Group

Irish Water

McCain Foods

Nike

Owens & Minor Inc.

Sony Europe

Toyota

T5 Data Centers

Work highlights

  • Advised FEXCO Holdings UC and the Trustees of the Goodbody Benefit Trust on the high-profile sale of Ganmac Holdings (BVI) Limited, the holding company of Goodbodys Stockbrokers, to AIB.
  • Advised CyrusOne on its inaugural €500m green bond offering.
  • Advised Air Austral on the structuring of a €30m  cross-border financing deal in order to purchase three airbus aircraft from Air Canada.

Ireland > Telecoms Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland’s telecoms practice draws on the wider firm’s expertise to advise on matters including the development of telecoms infrastructure, the creation of new telecoms products and commercial agreements in this sector. The practice also provides advice to telecoms companies on employment, IT and data protection issues. Peter Curran leads the team and has extensive experience in this area of law.

Practice head(s):

Peter Curran

Key clients

Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)

Cicada Exchange

PiPiper

ENET

EirGrid plc

CyrusOne LLC

CSS Holdings, LLC

Webdoctor

Sun Life Financial of Canada

Woebot Labs

Adaptics Limited trading as Drop

Anam Technologies Limited

Blackrock Clinic

Work highlights

  • Acting as CyrusOne’s lead adviser in respect of all its corporate and commercial law dealings.
  • Advising ComReg on various enforcement and dispute resolution matters with major telcos.
  • Advised EirGrid on a contract to provide dark fibre services across the electricity link between Ireland and Wales and all associated internal contractual and regulatory arrangements.

Ireland > White-collar crime Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland‘s white-collar crime team has a broad practice in this area, including representing clients facing investigations involving environmental, financial, and health and safety regulations. The team also acts for regulators, including the Commission for Communications Regulation and the Residential Tenancies Board. The practice is now jointly led by Pamela O’Neill, who also heads the firm’s dispute resolution and litigation department, and Eoin Mac Aodha, a specialist in acting for public bodies. Other key figures in the team include experienced litigator Norman Fitzgerald and Stephen Barry, who is known for his work in the health and safety space.

Practice head(s):

Pamela O’Neill; Eoin Mac Aodha

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘The team are excellent. They are efficient, pragmatic and cost effective.’

‘I have found Eoin Mac Aodha to be very efficient and focused, and he looks after his clients.’

‘The Eversheds Sutherland white-collar crime practice is extremely strongly resourced. Eoin MacAodha is a standout performer in this field.’

‘Eoin Mac Aodha is exceptionally well placed to advise on the trickiest of regulatory issues.’

‘The team are always available and the turnaround time is always prompt and work finished to a high standard.’

Key clients

Commission for Communications Regulation

Ernst & Young (EY)

Residential Tenancies Board

JW Accountants

Work highlights

  • Acting for the Commission for Communications Regulation in regulatory investigations and prosecutions of regulated entities in respect of their obligations under telecoms law.
  • Defending EY in Commercial Court proceedings brought by the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation relating to the client’s role as the former auditor of Anglo Irish Bank plc (as it was then known).
  • Acting as the sole legal provider to the Residential Tenancies Board, the regulator for all residential tenancies in the state, advising on matters including the introduction of its administrative sanctions procedure and its prosecutorial function.

Ireland > Capital markets Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland is a growing force in the market with a stronger background in ECM, but with growing credentials on the DCM side. The Dublin team offers additional cross-border expertise and has strong connections to the London office. Department head Lee Murphy  has a background in big-ticket IPOs, and continues to work on a range of IPOs, takeovers, reverse takeovers and private placements.

Practice head(s):

Lee Murphy

Key clients

CyrusOne

Alychlo NV

Goodbody Stockbrokers UC

Investec Bank plc

FEXCO

Liberum Capital

Dublin Port Company

Open Orphan plc

Cairn Homes plc

Hibernia REIT plc

Kingspan plc

Hanover Investors

AWG Holdings plc

Computershare

Integumen plc

Knight Frank

Prime Active Capital plc

National Treasury Management Agency

Work highlights

  • Advised Goodbody Stockbrokers UC, as joint bookrunner and sponsor, in relation to Yew Grove REIT plc’s step up from the Euronext Growth market to the Regulated Market of Euronext Dublin.
  • Advised the CyrusOne group in respect of a debt listing by its newly incorporated Irish entity CyrusOne Europe Finance DAC of €500m guaranteed 1.125% senior notes due in 2028, listed on the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.
  • Advised Goodbody and Liberum in connection with their respective roles as joint bookrunners, brokers and Euronext Growth Adviser/Nomad to Yew Grove REIT plc in connection with its successful placing and directors’ subscription raising.

Ireland > EU and competition Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland has carved out a prominent standing in the market, especially in Ireland and EU merger notifications, state aid and dawn raids assistance. It has developed an impressive client base of high-profile corporates and financial investors, and has advised on a series of merger notifications in the financial services sector. Sean Ryan is an experienced EU and competition specialist, noted for his dawn raids and post-Brexit tariffs expertise.

Practice head(s):

Sean Ryan

Key clients

STAR Capital Partnership LLP

TIIC Advisor S.A.S and 3i Group plc

Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited

MML Growth Capital Partners

National Treasury Management Agency

Capita PLC

Euronet PLC

Banking and Payments Federation of Ireland

Shareholders of Goodbody Stockbrokers

Work highlights

  • Advised BPFI on all competition law elements relating to the high-profile proposed joint venture between Allied Irish Banks, Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB and KBC to develop an instant payments application.
  • Advised the shareholders of Goodbody Stockbrokers on the merger control elements of their sale of Goodbody Stockbrokers to AIB which included the filing of a merger notification with the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.
  • Advised Euronet PLC on all competition law elements relating to the proposed acquisition by it of the non-branch ATM fleet from Bank of Ireland including advice on the merger control elements and the managing of a RFI process with the client and the CCPC.

Ireland > Intellectual property Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland provides a broad range of intellectual property advice to clients from sectors including consumer goods, financial services and sports, assisting with registering and protecting trade marks and with the IP aspects of corporate transactions. The team is particularly active in the technology sector, advising clients on IP matters related to software development and the launch of new products in this space. Marie McGinley leads the IP, technology and data protection team, while corporate partner Peter O’Neill is also a key figure in the practice.

Practice head(s):

Marie McGinley

Other key lawyers:

Peter O’Neill

Testimonials

‘Marie McGinley is an exceptional IP lawyer, who explains complicated matters in a concise and digestible way. Highly recommended.’

Key clients

Tetrarch Capital Limited

Goffs Bloodstocks Sales Limited

Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited

Educational Research Centre

Webdoctor Limited

Synch

Qualio

Cora Systems Limited

BearingPoint

Coillte

Aspen Pharma

National Council for Special Education

Yellow Film & TV Oy

Work highlights

  • Advising Synch Payments DAC, a joint venture between Ireland’s four pillar banks, in relation to the development and launch of an interbank mobile payments solution on the Irish market, including advising on brand protection, trade mark registration of the Yippay brand and a licensing framework for customers.
  • Advising Arachas on an ongoing basis in relation to its IP matters, including handling transactions.
  • Advising Goffs Bloodstocks on all aspects of its IP, brand protection and promotional activities, particularly in relation to sponsorship, advertising, trade mark protection and other IP rights.

Ireland > Investment funds Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland has a well-rounded practice with particularly strong credentials in domestic and international regulations, including assisting clients with the implementation of MiFID II and other key regulations. The Dublin team is also working closely with colleagues in other jurisdictions in relation to fintech, blockchain and cryptocurrency-related fund matters.  In addition, the group has worked on a series of sustainable finance and ESG engagements. Department head Deborah Hutton has extensive domestic and international experience.

Practice head(s):

Deborah Hutton

Other key lawyers:

Piaras Power; Peter Fahy

Testimonials

‘Eversheds Sutherlands, Ireland provides advisory legal expertise and advice to our mutual clients.’

‘Core competency of the lead partner and proactiveness of the team.’

‘Direct, clear advice.’

‘Deborah Hutton, has a true passion for her job. Her knowledge of funds law, hand in hand with her compassionate and commitment to representing and helping our mutual clients, is what makes her excellent. She communicates easily and is easily understandable and listens to a clients needs. Not only this but her openness and innovative nature keeps her ahead of the changing market trends.’

Key clients

IQ-EQ / G10 Capital

Apex / European Depositary Bank

Barometer Capital Management Inc

Oasis Crescent

Standard Charter

NTMA

SphereInvest

Goodbody Stockbrokers

CSC Depositary and Administration

Aon Hewitt Limited

ScalingFunds

Schroders

Gresham House

Work highlights

  • Advised Oasis on a number of regulatory and practical issues and  provided advice in respect of Brexit analysis, Investor Money Regulations (IMR), Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) authorisation process/requirements, UCITS regulations, project placement, capital requirements and remuneration polices.
  • Advised AON on establishing a large CCF under AIFMD with numerous sub funds to be marketed in Europe, the US and Canada, handling all Irish regulatory aspects of this including providing specialist regulatory advice.
  • Advised Apex Group and European Depositary Bank and Deutsche Bank on transactional matters regarding funds that Apex are providing services to and prepared and advised on various negotiations in respect of UCITS and AIFs and various fund products such as loan funds, property funds, ESG, private equity, bond funds and cryptocurrency funds.

Eversheds Sutherland is one of the world’s leading international law firms We have 5,000 people, including 700 partners and more than 2,800 legal advisors, working across 67 offices in 32 jurisdictions spanning Europe, the United States, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. We are the only full service international law firm with an all-Ireland and UK presence, providing a full range of business legal services to commercial and public sector clients alike. On the island of Ireland, we have almost 300 people working in our Dublin and Belfast offices.

As an international full service law firm we partner with our clients to support their business growth and expansion plans. Whether you are an ambitious local company targeting international expansion or a potential investor exploring opportunities in Ireland, we have the local knowledge and global reach to help you make it happen.

In Ireland, we advise indigenous owner-managed companies as well as international and multinational companies, banks, financial institutions and public organisations. Our firm is managed on the basis of establishing and maintaining long-term relationships with our clients and we have always prided ourselves on our broad service offering.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Alan Murphy
Dispute Resolution & Litigation Stephen Barry
Banking & Finance Darragh Blake
Tax Alan Connell
Corporate & Commercial Enda Cullivan
Corporate & Commercial Peter Curran
Head of Pensions & Employee Benefits Peter Fahy
Dispute Resolution & Litigation Norman Fitzgerald
Head of Healthcare Aisling Gannon
Education Margaret Gorman
Real Estate Sean Greene
Asset Management & Regulation Deborah Hutton
Head of Employment Law Joanne Hyde
Pensions & Employee Benefits Lorcan Keenan
Real Estate Cian MacGinley
Dispute Resolution & Litigation Dermot McEvoy
Head of Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection Marie McGinley
Corporate & Commercial Tony McGovern
Corporate & Commercial Lee Murphy
Corporate & Commercial David O'Beirne
Corporate & Commercial Gavin O'Flaherty
Dispute Resolution & Litigation Neil O'Mahony
Real Estate Terry O'Malley
Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation Pamela O'Neill
Real Estate Marie O'Riordan
Banking & Finance Piaras Power
Banking & Finance Steve Rodgers
Corporate & Commercial Angelyn Rowan
Corporate & Commercial Gerard Ryan
Corporate & Commercial Sean Ryan
Head of Real Estate Joseph Stanley
Dispute Resolution & Litigation Jim Trueick
Corporate & Commercial Mark Varian
Tax Niamh Caffrey
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Darragh Blake photo Darragh BlakePartner
Alan Connell photo Alan ConnellPartner, Head of Tax
Enda Cullivan photo Enda CullivanPartner, Corporate
Peter Curran photo Peter CurranPartner, Head of Public Procurement
Peter Fahy photo Peter FahyPartner, Head of Pensions
Barbara Galvin photo Barbara GalvinSenior Associate
Aisling Gannon photo Aisling GannonPartner, Head of Healthcare
Margaret Gorman photo Margaret GormanPartner, Head of Education
Deborah Hutton photo Deborah HuttonPartner, Head of Asset Management & Regulatory
Joanne Hyde photo Joanne HydePartner, Head of Employment
Cian MacGinley photo Cian MacGinleyPartner, Real Estate
Dermot McEvoy photo Dermot McEvoyPartner, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Marie McGinley photo Marie McGinleyPartner, Head of the Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection
Tony McGovern photo Tony McGovernPartner, Corporate
Lee Murphy photo Lee MurphyPartner, Corporate
Neasa Ní Ghráda photo Neasa Ní GhrádaSenior Associate, IP, Technology and Data Protection
Gavin O Gavin O"FlahertyPartner, Corporate
Neil O Neil O"MahonyPartner, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Pamela O Pamela O"NeillPartner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation
Marie O'Riordan photo Marie O'RiordanPartner, Real Estate
Piaras Power photo Piaras PowerPartner, Head of Banking & Financial Services
Gerard Ryan photo Gerard RyanPartner, Head of Corporate
Sean Ryan photo Sean RyanPartner, Corporate
Joe Stanley photo Joe StanleyPartner, Head of Real Estate
Fiona Thornton photo Fiona ThorntonConsultant
Mark Varian photo Mark VarianPartner, Head of Projects & Construction
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Eversheds Sutherland: Wenzel Röhsner has been admitted to the Vienna bar

Wenzel Röhsner, LL.M. (29) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in March 2022 and appointed Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He specializes in intellectual property and litigation law with a focus on tort, civil and corporate law.

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the admission of Michael Röhsner to the Vienna bar

Michael Röhsner, LL.M. (26) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in December 2021 and has been promoted to Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He focuses on data protection, IT law and cybersecurity.

Eversheds Sutherland berät Reconomy bei Übernahme der deutschen Noventiz-Grupp

München, 10. Dezember 2020 - Die globale Wirtschaftskanzlei Eversheds Sutherland hat Reconomy, den führende Anbieter von Entsorgungs- und Rücknahmelösungen in Großbritannien, bei der Übernahme des deutschen Entsorgungsfachbetriebs Noventiz beraten. Verkäufer ist das deutsche PE-Haus SEAFORT Advisors.