Firm Profile > Eversheds Sutherland > Dublin, Ireland

Eversheds Sutherland
ONE EARLSFORT CENTRE
EARLSFORT TERRACE
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

'Professional and personable', Eversheds Sutherland's pension team handles matters including master trusts, pension de-mergers, and the closure of pension schemes to future accrual. The team also provides ongoing advice to trustees on issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic. The practice is led by Peter Fahy, who is praised as 'very knowledgeable, diligent and proactive'. Lorcan Keenan is another key partner, and has notable expertise handling defined benefit scheme restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Peter Fahy

Other key lawyers:

Lorcan Keenan; David McKeating

Testimonials

‘The team is both professional and personable. That makes them very easy to work with, taking a lot of stress out of a (usually) stressful situation. They responded quickly to queries, with exemplary turnaround on documents and letters.’

‘Peter Fahy’s ability to foresee and anticipate issues is superb. Your legal advisor being able to anticipate an issue and know exactly how to address it is invaluable – it saves time, money and stress. Peter’s knowledge of pensions law is second to none.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland in Ireland has a top-class share and employee benefit practice and additionally is particularly well-placed to advise international clients because of the strength and depth of its international operations. This is invaluable when structuring an employee share scheme or benefit program on a multi-jurisdictional basis. The Eversheds Ireland team do a superb job in streamlining the various moving parts in an international program, addressing the underlying conceptual differences and presenting the client with best- in-class solutions.’

‘Peter Fahy is a technically excellent lawyer who is very responsive and navigates his clients skilfully through the maelstrom of laws ancient and modern and the operational and practical implications of shares and benefits schemes. As head of the practice, Peter has done a great job of attracting and retaining excellent colleagues at partner and associate level.’

‘The pensions and employment benefits practice operates as a cohesive cross-discipline group having several pre-eminent partners who collaborate very effectively with each other across different practice areas and other jurisdictions. The employee benefits practice is very strong across both share schemes and related incentives and pensions.’

‘Peter Fahy is an outstanding pensions and employee benefit schemes lawyer combining meticulous drafting with a superb grasp of the policy issues and drivers behind the working of and developments in this sector. Peter is very responsive to and supportive of his clients needs, both current and on a forward-looking basis. He has the gravitas to get the message across clearly to non-lawyer clients in a very user-friendly manner and on a pragmatic basis.’

‘Peter Fahy has proven to be very knowledgeable, diligent and proactive in looking out for the best interest of our company. David McKeating is an excellent communicator with demonstrated ability to translate legal terms to plain English. Both are especially good at providing prompt responses.’

‘Lorcan Keenan is extremely knowledgeable in the area of pensions and provides relevant and practical advice.’

Key clients

PayPal

Willis Towers Watson

Microsoft

World Rugby

Aldi

Intel Corporation

Cook Medical

Eventbrite

Next Retail

Lockton Companies

Health Service Executive (HSE)

CIE

Siemens plc

Irish Blood Transfusion Service superannuation scheme

Bausch & Lomb pension schemes

Imperial Brands plc

Primark Pension Trustees

Smurfit Kappa pension schemes

Nestle SA

Liberty Seguros Compania de Seguros y Reaseguros S.A. (Liberty Europe

AIB Plc

Japan Tobacco Ireland pension scheme

Irish Aviation Authority Pension Schemes

Zurich Life Assurance Plc

Projects and PPP Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland stands out for its experience working for public bodies, where it advises on procurement, financing and development. The practice is particularly active in assisting with PPP bundles in the residential and education sectors, and also advises private sector clients on projects. The practice is led by Mark Varian, who specialises in the energy sector, and Peter Curran, who leads on PPP work.

Practice head(s):

Mark Varian; Peter Curran

Testimonials

‘Very comprehensive and experienced team which offers a complete service in infrastructure/PPP which is unique in Ireland.’

‘Peter Curran is a standout procurement lawyer and one of the leading individuals in the field of procurement law.’

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)

Temporis Capital

Vinci Concessions/Abtran/Turas Mobility

TUV Rhineland

Macquarie Capital

Severn Trent Water

China General Nuclear

SMR International Windparks

Enercon

Sojitz Corporation

Craydel Group

Payzone Ireland

Derry City Council

Residential Tenancies Board

Educational Research Centre

Dublin Airport Authority

Real estate Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland's real estate practice handles transactions involving both individual assets and property portfolios, as well as sites for development. The team is also heavily involved in private rental schemes, acting for both developers and institutional investors, as well as advising landlords and tenants on commercial leases. Joe Stanley leads the team; Cian MacGinley frequently advises on property portfolio transactions; and Marie O’Riordan and Sean Greene are also key members of the team.

Practice head(s):

Joe Stanley

Other key lawyers:

Cian MacGinley; Marie O’Riordan; Sean Greene; Aoife Uí Mhaoilmhichíl

Testimonials

‘Cian MacGinley is one of the best in town and surrounds himself with a great team.’

‘Very good technical knowledge, smooth process and transparent billing. Eversheds are my first choice on every deal. Unfortunately they are also popular with the developers we buy from, so we can’t use them on every deal.’

‘Cian MacGinley and his team have a great technical knowledge of the law and specifically property items. I feel safe that he knows the answers and is very diligent in the execution of his work. He is also very smart in thinking through difficult issues. Darragh Blake is great on the finance side. Knows his stuff. Very easy to work with. Makes the process smooth. ’

‘Very strong & personalised client service. Ability to problem solve & generate creative solutions that assist both the client & the transaction. Strong attention to detail on the conveyancing completion basics at associate level.’

‘Marie O’Riordan is a standout individual, both expert and highly responsive.’

‘Firstly they have years of experience in conveyancing and Real estate – it becomes very obvious as one deals and engages with partners and staff. Their knowledge is wide-ranging, as evidenced by client portfolio’

‘Joe Stanley pays excellent attention to detail, very experienced. Cian MacGinley is a good negotiator and Aoife Uí Mhaoilmhichíl is an excellent addition to their team.’

Key clients

Hibernia REIT plc

Aldgate Developments;

Cairn Homes plc

Ronan Group Real Estate

PIMCO

Barclays Bank Corporate Real Estate

Credit Suisse AG

HSBC Global Asset Management

LinkedIn Corporation

Carlyle

DWS

Tetrarch Capital

Angelo Gordon and Carysfort Capital

Avestus Capital Partners and Richmond Homes

MKN Property Group

JR AMC

KanAm Grund

McGarrell Reilly/Sean Reilly

Urbeo Residential

Banking and finance Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland advises on high-profile real estate finance transactions, loan sales and restructurings, project finance and corporate finance. Led by Piaras Power, the team has been particularly active in advising Irish financial institutions, specialised lenders and statutory bodies on domestic development finance matters, as well as acting on cross-border mandates with the firm's international offices. Darragh Blake, who is experienced in property finance, and Steve Rodgers are also key contacts.

Practice head(s):

Piaras Power

Other key lawyers:

Darragh Blake; Steve Rodgers

Testimonials

‘Eversheds stands out for its ability to collaborate internally with colleagues with other areas of specialism to solve clients’ problems. I recently had an experience on a property-related bank financing where the property and banking partners worked seamlessly to ensure a new senior debt financing was completed within a tight timeframe. It was clear both partners worked closely to ensure all issues raised were resolved quickly.’

‘We get exceptional access to and service from Piaras Power. He is up there with the very best in the industry and his legal knowledge and pragmatism is exceptional. He has a wonderful way of efficiently executing the legal transaction or funding through pleasant, confident and influential leadership.’

‘Some key strengths and capabilities include the wide range of services offered. Partners and associates emanate commercial acumen and have a depth of knowledge around all aspects of numerous sectors. The team is always very responsive and familiar with meeting regulator expectations.’

‘All associates and partners are professional at all times and provide appropriate and tailored advice. Good long-term relationship management is provided. The individuals always provide a prompt service and are always willing to discuss their interpretations and provide further clarity where necessary.’

Key clients

Activate Capital

Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.

Cardinal Capital Group UC

Cairn Homes plc

Close Brothers Commercial Finance

Deutsche Bank

Finance Ireland

Hibernia REIT

HSBC

RELM

Ronan Group Real Estate

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

UniCredit

Barclays

Wells Fargo

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland's 'well-rounded' team stands out for its strength in mid-market M&A work, particularly in the technology sector, acting for major domestic and international companies. Other areas of expertise include regulated sectors such as insurance and financial services. Enda Newton, who specialises in fintech and financial services M&A, joined from AMOSS Solicitors in May 2020. The team also has a strong private equity practice, where Gavin O’Flaherty is a key contact. Practice head Gerard Ryan, who is experienced in advising tech companies, is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Gerard Ryan

Other key lawyers:

Gavin O’Flaherty; Enda Newton; Enda Cullivan; Sean Ryan

Testimonials

‘Very good knowledge of local legal matters. Very approachable and commercial. Well-rounded team of excellent lawyers with local offices that work together, adding the local element to a global firm.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland is a firm that is extremely responsive and always available for urgent matters.’

‘The team at Eversheds approach issues with a solution focus. The team is extremely responsive and demonstrates commercial awareness which is sometimes lacking with advisers. What you don’t get with this firm is teams and teams of solicitors arriving unnecessarily.’

‘Enda Cullivan is exceptional! He is calm in the heat of a battle, certainly one to have in your corner. An adviser to trust, technically brilliant and approachable.’

‘Gerard Ryan is very supportive and can provide practical commercial guidance. He runs our account extremely well.’

‘Gerard Ryan is a key business adviser for us. His excellent legal expertise and commercial experience allows him consider a situation and plot a legal and commercial strategy to achieve our goals. He has built a team around him that put client service at the top of everything they do. Gerard continues to see around corners for us and sets us up for future success. Over the last year, his previous advice has saved us time and money.’

‘Enda Cullivan continues to impress with his legal knowledge and ability to devise solutions for our legal issues.’

‘Enda Newton provides excellent customer service combined with deep insight on executing transactions in the fintech and financial services space.’

Key clients

Aerogen Group

Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited

Aston Lark

Cairn Homes plc

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)

Goodbody Stockbrokers

Circle K

CyrusOne

Independent News and Media Plc

Kingspan

Lifes2Good

Development Capital

Planet Payment

Patreon

STAR Capital

TE Connectivity

Portman Healthcare

Clanwilliam Group

Fortus Group

MML Growth Capital

Blantyre Capital

Cerberus Capital

Avery Dennison

Profitero Limited

Constellation Software

Euronet Worldwide

Trustees of the Goodbody Stockbrokers EBT

Designer Group Engineering Limited

Temporis Capital

Construction Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland advises developers, underwriters, and financial institutions on construction matters. The team also assists private sector companies with the development of office space and industrial property. On the contentious side, the team acts in court proceedings and arbitration involving professional negligence and breach of contract claims. The team is led by Dermot McEvoy and Mark Varian; McEvoy specialises in disputes, while Varian handles advisory construction work. Stephen Barry is known for his focus on construction litigation related to health and safety, while Conall McLoughlin joined the team in 2020 from A&L Goodbody LLP and handles non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Mark Varian; Dermot McEvoy

Other key lawyers:

Stephen Barry; Conall McLoughlin

Testimonials

‘A strong team for dealing with disputes. An excellent understanding of legal and commercial issues which arises in dealing with clients.’

‘Dermot McEvoy possesses an excellent focus on the needs of the client. Very proactive in addressing issues and in problem solving. Strong in litigation and in all ADR processes. ’

Key clients

AIG

Allied Irish Banks plc

MFX Property/Nexus

Avestus Capital Partners

Sisk Group/ Sitreas / Wilton Works

Cairn Homes Properties

CyrusOne

Ronan Group Real Estate

Dublin Port Company

Duff & Phelps

EirGrid plc

Réseau de Transport d’Electricité

Murform

Hibernia REIT

Irish Water

Breedon Group/Lagan

Gembira Limited

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

Linkedin

McCauley Daye O’Connell Architects

SMR International Windpartks

Murphy Group

NDFA

OCS Ireland

Octopus Healthcare/MedicX Fund

Walls Construction

Stena Line

Tetrarch Capital Limited

Waterman Moylan

Stephen Tierney Architects

Health Services Executive

Worklab Innovation Limited

Murform Limited

Hammond Lane

Bestsellers Limited

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

Led by Marie McGinley, Eversheds Sutherland assists clients in ensuring that their data policies and commercial agreements comply with Irish and European data protection and data privacy regulations. The team has also advised clients on responding to data breaches and subsequent investigations by the Data Protection Commission. McGinley is valued by her clients for her advice, which is 'not only expert but also applicable'. Peter O’Neill is another key partner in the team, while senior associate Neasa Ní Ghráda is heavily involved in advising on GDPR compliance.

Practice head(s):

Marie McGinley

Other key lawyers:

Peter O’Neill; Neasa Ní Ghráda

Testimonials

‘The Data Privacy and data protection team at Eversheds Sutherland has significant expertise and experience in this subject area in our industry and also in related businesses. Given our business is 24/7 they are available when required, not strictly 9-5.’

‘Marie McGinley is my main contact and her level of professionalism, knowledge, expertise and commitment is exceptional. Marie has presented to our Board of Directors, medical consultants and senior management on the subject of Data Privacy and data protection and has done so with the ability to apply to their area of practice. Her advice is not only expert but also applicable.’

Key clients

Independent News and Media

AvantCard DAC

Adaptics

St Vincent’s University Hospital

CyrusOne LLC

Personal Injuries Assessment Board

Student Universal Support Ireland

Competition and Consumer Protection Commission

Residential Tenancies Board

SunLife Financial of Canada

Kering

Television Audience Measurement Ireland Limited

Dispute resolution Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland's dispute resolution practice handles investigations, financial services litigation, insurance defence, and regulatory matters. The team's client base includes private companies and a number of regulators, and it represents clients in court proceedings and arbitration. Practice head Pamela O’Neill has more than 25 years' experience in handling disputes, with a particular focus on regulatory investigations. Norman Fitzgerald is 'commercial and persuasive' and has extensive experience acting in the Commercial Court on a range of matters. Neil O’Mahony, Dermot McEvoy, and Stephen Barry are also key partners in the team.

Practice head(s):

Pamela O’Neill

Other key lawyers:

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

Testimonials

‘They are commercial and listen to instruction.’

‘Eversheds have provided excellent support to us in agreeing out of court settlements in certain cases. They have shown a deep understanding of the interests of the competing parties and an ability to identify where an agreement may be found that is acceptable to all. Eversheds have also promoted and achieved sign-up to such settlements from all parties in an efficient manner.’

‘Eoin Mac Aodha has been consistently reliable and responsive to our needs. He takes a pragmatic and wise approach to litigation and provided measured counsel in occasionally difficult circumstances.’

‘They offer a highly organised approach to litigation. This is unique to Eversheds in my experience of other top tier firms.’

‘Norman Fitzgerald is calm and controlled, highly technical, commercial and persuasive, and is always available. Stephen Barry is solid, pragmatic, and very commercial. Melanie Ardiff strikes a good balance between detailed approach necessary at associate level and more strategic advice.’

‘Stephen Barry is always responsive and provides high-quality, commercially savvy advice.’

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

Waterman Moylan

BDO

Insolvency Service of Ireland

Duff & Phelps

Butler/Leisureplex/Starbucks/EEGroup

Stephane Fund

Grant Thornton

Irish Response

3V Benelux BV

Gembira

Apollo Management International

Cairn Homes Properties Ltd

Kingspan plc

Prodieco

O’Flahertys (Nassau St) Limited t/a Reads of Nassau Street

Employment Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland's 'extremely knowledgeable' employment team handles a broad cross-section of complex matters, including those involving whistleblowing, the enforcement of restrictive covenants and allegations of racial discrimination and sexual harassment. In addition, the firm advises on redundancies and provides ongoing support to a number of corporate clients. Joanne Hyde, who is a former chair of the Employment and Equality Law Committee of the Law Society, leads the practice. Julie Galbraith, who made partner in January 2020, is praised for her 'great emotional intelligence' and 'very approachable style'.

Practice head(s):

Joanne Hyde

Other key lawyers:

Julie Galbraith

Testimonials

‘One of the key strengths I feel Eversheds has is the great relationships their solicitors are able to build with their customers. I mostly work with Julie Galbraith in the employment law team. Due to the strong relationship Julie Galbraith has built with our senior managers and leaders, coupled with the knowledge she has of our business and our culture, we consider her to be an extension of our organisation. The employment law team are extremely knowledgeable in all areas of employment law. In comparing advice or workings of other solicitors, it is apparent that Eversheds solicitors are trained to the highest standard, competent in their role and this in turn builds their credibility and trust within organisations.’

‘Without a doubt, Julie Galbraith is the best employment law solicitor I have worked with. She is extremely knowledgeable in every area of employment law and she helps to not only provide advice to make a decision for our business, but also provides options and clearly explains these to help us as a management team understand the reason for her decisions. Julie is always professional, competent and quietly confident. Julie has great emotional intelligence and a very approachable style which really helps us view her as a trusted business partner. She takes the time to understand our business, employees, leaders and culture. This enables her to provide us with advice that is a fit for our firm and its culture. Julie is extremely responsive to all requests for help and this was further demonstrated by her during the Covid-19 pandemic. Julie provided us with exceptional help and support often outside of office hours.’

Key clients

PayPal

Microsoft

World Rugby

Intel Corporation

Cook Medical

Eventbrite

Next Retail

Lockton Companies

Health Service Executive (HSE)

CIE

Nestle SA

Survey Monkey

Genesys

RTÉ

Pinewood Healthcare (part of Wockhardt Group)

Netgear

Brown Thomas/Arnotts

Staycity Aparthotels

Aerogen

Brinks/G4S

C&C Group

Independent News & Media

Doosan Bobcat

Mater Hospital

Marsh Ireland

Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland draws on the expertise of its offices in Dublin, Belfast and London to assist with cross-border energy matters, such as corporate transactions involving energy assets. The team also handles the financing and development of renewable and conventional energy projects, in addition to advising on commercial matters such as power purchase agreements. Mark Varian heads the practice. Corporate partner Peter O’Neill is active in advising on transactions involving renewable energy assets.

Practice head(s):

Mark Varian

Other key lawyers:

Peter O’Neill

Testimonials

‘Detailed knowledge of the local market and players.’

‘Mark Varian is always cheerful and happy to take a call. Very knowledgeable and keen to ensure success of his clients.’

Key clients

China General Nuclear

AIB Bank

EirGrid

Innogy (now RWE)

Sojitz Corporation

Macquarie Bank

First Trust Bank

Mainstream Renewables

Craydel Group

Barclays Bank

Enlight Renewables

Glennmont Partners

Coillte

Michael Rouse Group

Prime Capital

BlackRock

Pension Infrastructure Platform (PiP)

CNG

Oriel

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland has 'extensive knowledge, experience and capability' in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, with significant expertise in representing hospitals and health insurers in high-value medical negligence litigation. Led by the 'outstanding' Aisling Gannon, the healthcare practice also advises providers in the primary care and nursing home sectors on corporate, regulatory and procurement issues. Tony McGovern heads the life sciences team, which has been active in handling M&A and fundraisings, IP matters and arrangements for clinical trials.

Practice head(s):

Aisling Gannon; Tony McGovern

Other key lawyers:

Enda Cullivan

Testimonials

‘What makes the service provided by Aisling Gannon and her team stand out is their attention to deal, timely responses and collaborative approach, balanced with a firm approach when appropriate. They provide personal attention and are very approachable.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland’s healthcare and life sciences team possess extensive knowledge, experience and capability in their practice area. They have excellent professionals within the team who are extremely experienced, capable, thorough and provide significant confidence to clients in achieving the right results.’

‘Aisling Gannon is an outstanding leader in the healthcare and life sciences industry. She has a vast amount of knowledge, capability and intellect.’

‘Personal touch while exhibiting excellent professional competence across a wide range of countries.’

‘Tony McGovern uses a combination of commercial and legal expertise and a pragmatic approach to developing working solutions. He has a broad understanding and experience in negotiating hospital contracts for clinical studies in the EU.’

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

Integumen Plc

Hibergene Diagnostics

Vivasure Limited

Conveyor Cardiovascular Limited

I360 Medical

Webdoctor

Creganna Medical

Avery Dennison Medical

Clanwilliam Health

Portman Healthcare

Owens & Minor

Information technology Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland acts for tech start-ups and established companies active in the IT space, advising on commercial contracts and data protection matters. The practice also advises companies in other sectors, including education, financial services, and media, on technology-related issues. The team is also active in the growing area of data centres. Marie McGinley leads the practice, and in addition to her data protection work also handles technology-related intellectual property matters. Corporate partner Peter O’Neill is another key figure in the team.

Practice head(s):

Marie McGinley

Other key lawyers:

Peter O’Neill

Key clients

Independent News and Media

CyrusOne LLC

CSS Holdings, LLC

Webdoctor Limited

Sun Life Financial of Canada

Woebot Labs

Adaptics Limited (trading as Drop)

Anam Technologies Limited

EirGrid plc

Educational Research Centre

BearingPoint

Turas Mobility Services Ireland

Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 2

Led by Norman Fitzgerald, Eversheds Sutherland's restructuring and insolvency team has a varied practice handling contentious and non-contentious work. In addition to acting for examiners, receivers, and liquidators, the practice acts for creditors including many major domestic and international banks. The practice has also been involved in a number of cross-border matters. Neil O’Mahony is another highly experienced practitioner and Steve Rodgers is active in restructuring banking and finance transactions. Senior associate Barbara Galvin has recently advised on a number of liquidations and examinerships.

Practice head(s):

Norman Fitzgerald

Other key lawyers:

Neil O’Mahony; Steve Rodgers; Piaras Power; Barbara Galvin

Testimonials

‘The Eversheds Sutherland insolvency and corporate restructuring practice is a highly experienced and trusted commercial adviser to insolvency practitioners such as ourselves. We have found them to be very accessible and commercial in their approach.’

‘Neil O’Mahony and Norman Fitzgerald are the two main partners in this area that we deal with. Both have delivered for us on a number of cases that we have worked with them and we would regard them as highly trusted advisers in any insolvency related litigation.’

‘Eversheds bring a commercial approach to finding legal solutions.’

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

Insurance Tier 2

The 'very knowledgeable' team at Eversheds Sutherland has been highly active in insurance litigation, particularly significant medical negligence and professional negligence claims. Recently, the firm has also expanded its non-contentious practice, advising on M&A and assisting with regulatory and compliance matters. Medical negligence specialist Aisling Gannon, Peter Fahy, who focuses on corporate matters, and Pamela O’Neill, who has expertise in regulatory investigations, lead the team. Other key contacts include Stephen Barry and Dermot McEvoy, who have notable expertise in financial services, real estate and construction-related professional negligence claims.

Practice head(s):

Aisling Gannon; Peter Fahy; Pamela O’Neill

Other key lawyers:

Norman Fitzgerald; Stephen Barry; Dermot McEvoy

Testimonials

‘The size of the firm and the breath of expertise mean they are suitable for all types of claims.’

‘I mainly deal with Dermot McEvoy and Stephen Barry, both of whom I find readily available and both of whom are quick to provide advice following instruction with a clear path to resolution as applicable.’

‘Very knowledgeable regarding professional indemnity insurance matters, very responsive, strong support and back-up to the partner, high level of partner accessibility, clear assessment of the options available and strong recommendations of the approach most likely to result in desired outcome.’

‘Dermot McEvoy stands out. Great availability, very responsive, clear and honest advice, very personable, extremely well prepared, excellent communicator – a very strong performer all round.’

Key clients

Swiss Re and Munich Re

IPB, AON and ACE

Allianz

Guarantee Protection Insurance Limited

AIG

RSA

XL Catlin/AXA Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Speciality Insurance

Liberty Mutual Insurance

Royal London Group

Aon

Mercer

Marsh

Legal & General

EY

AA Ireland

Zurich Insurance

Planning and environment Tier 2

Led by litigator Stephen Barry, Mark Varian, and Cian MacGinley, Eversheds Sutherland's practice frequently acts for clients in planning and environmental litigation. The team's work includes matters with complex aspects, such as properties scheduled under the National Monuments Act.

Practice head(s):

Stephen Barry; Mark Varian; Cian MacGinley

Testimonials

‘They have a very practical approach to difficult and complex legal issues. Great knowledge of the planning and environmental regime.’

‘Stephen Barry is pragmatic, approachable and practical. He has a clear and deep understanding of the planning and environmental regime. Stephen stands out for his knowledge of the Irish planning and environmental regime whilst adapting a commercial outlook.

Key clients

Michael Smith

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

The Beauparc Group

Public sector Tier 2

The 'excellent' team at Eversheds Sutherland is particularly noted for its strength in public procurement and public sector infrastructure and social housing projects. The team also has experience in contentious matters in the public sector, including investigations, statutory appeals and judicial review proceedings, and is highly active in the fields of education and healthcare. Peter Curran, who specialises in public procurement law, leads the team jointly with Pamela O’Neill, who handles a range of contentious public sector work. Aisling Gannon brings expertise in healthcare matters and Margaret Gorman in education law.

Practice head(s):

Pamela O’Neill; Peter Curran

Other key lawyers:

Margaret Gorman; Eoin MacAodha; Aisling Gannon

Testimonials

‘In-depth knowledge of the Irish health service.’

‘Consultation and advice is excellent. They provide workable, practical solutions.’

Key clients

Residential Tenancies Board

EirGrid

National Development Finance Agency

National Asset Management Agency

Pensions Ombudsman

Financial Services Ombudsman

Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)

Dublin Port

Irish Water

Gas Networks Ireland

Health Service Executive

Personal Injuries Assessment Board

Trinity College Dublin

RTE

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

Solus

National Treasury Management Agency

Tax Appeals Commission

Dublin Airport Authority

Derry & Strabane District Council

Coillte (Irish Forestry Service)

Tax Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland bolstered its 'commercial, responsive and knowledgable' tax team with the arrivals of Tim Kiely, who brings significant expertise in corporate tax, from BNP Paribas in July 2020 and senior associate Melissa Daly from McCann FitzGerald in May 2020. The team counts large domestic and international corporations and financial institutions among its clients, and is particularly experienced in advising on the tax aspects of establishing holding company structures in Ireland, cross-border M&A transactions, and internal reorganisations and restructurings. Newly appointed managing partner Alan Connell leads the practice and is highly experienced in large-scale inward investment and restructuring projects.

Practice head(s):

Alan Connell

Other key lawyers:

Tim Kiely; Melissa Daly; Robert Dever

Testimonials

‘Expert tax advice which is business focused, clear and succinct.’

‘Alan Connell is very clear in the advice he provides and can be trusted to have his client’s best interests at heart.’

‘Very commercial, responsive and knowledgeable.’

‘The firm has very qualified people in their respective fields who can provide expert advice and analysis quickly to the client. They also have the ability to reach across various jurisdictions to obtain the correct answer for the client on a consistent basis. They also take the time to make sure they explain properly the options for the client.’

‘Alan Connell’s advice is always complete when we receive it and is always well thought out. We understand the tax ramifications from Alan’s work as well as the cost analysis.’

‘The team are responsive and supportive – they take the time to fully understand the issue. When time has been critical they have suggested ways in which they could give the business additional comfort.’

‘The team always provide excellent tax advice and breaks it down into manageable and understandable pieces for people such as our HR team, who do not have a background in tax. The ability to build relationships with clients and have a very friendly and approachable manner most definitely encourages our business to contact Eversheds for help and support when required. I don’t think this ability can be underestimated.’

‘Robert Dever provides us with excellent advice and support. He is always responsive to our requests for assistance. On numerous occasions, Robert has taken the time to explain very detailed and complex tax items to us, so that we understand the reason for his decision or advice. This is extremely helpful to us. We would view Robert as a trusted business partner and he always provides us with correct, clear and excellent tax advice.’

Key clients

Allied Irish Banks plc

Colliers International

Dachser

Microsoft

Reckitt Benckiser

Rubix Group International

Specialist Risk Investments

SPX

Stena Line

T5 Data Centers

Telecoms Tier 2

Eversheds Sutherland handles contentious and non-contentious telecoms matters for clients in both the public and private sectors. The team sits on ComReg's panel, advising the regulator on investigations and enforcement; other work includes assisting with the procurement of telecoms projects and other commercial matters in this sector. Practice head Peter Curran is experienced in procurement and litigator Eoin Mac Aodha is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Peter Curran

Other key lawyers:

Marie McGinley; Peter O’Neill; Eoin Mac Aodha

Testimonials

‘Eversheds have provided excellent support to us in enforcement actions (criminal and civil) in certain cases. They have shown a deep understanding of the procedures involved and assisted us in preparing in an efficient and organised manner for cases taken. Eversheds have demonstrated consistent expertise in all aspects of prosecutions and civil court proceedings.’

‘Eoin Mac Aodha has been consistently reliable and responsive to our needs. He takes a pragmatic and wise approach to litigation and provided measured counsel in occasionally difficult circumstances.’

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

Woebot

Television Audience Measurement Ireland Limited

Tuas Mobility Services Ireland (“Turas”)

White-collar crime Tier 2

In addition to representing clients facing allegations of white-collar crime, Eversheds Sutherland acts for a number of regulators, advising on investigations as well as the drafting of new powers. Pamela O’Neill leads the team, which is praised for its 'consistent expertise in all aspects of prosecutions and civil court proceedings'. Norman Fitzgerald, Stephen Barry and Eoin Mac Aodha are other key figures.

Practice head(s):

Pamela O’Neill

Other key lawyers:

Norman Fitzgerald; Stephen Barry; Eoin Mac Aodha

Testimonials

‘Eversheds have provided excellent support to us in enforcement actions (criminal and civil) in certain cases. They have shown a deep understanding of the procedures involved and assisted us in preparing in an efficient and organised manner for cases taken. Eversheds have demonstrated consistent expertise in all aspects of prosecutions and civil court proceedings.’

‘Eoin Mac Aodha has been consistently reliable and responsive to our needs. He takes a pragmatic and wise approach to litigation and provided measured counsel in occasionally difficult circumstances.’

Key clients

Quinn Family

Ernst & Young (EY)

Commission for Communications Regulation

Residential Tenancies Board

Student Universal Support Ireland (“SUSI”)

JW Accountants

Capital markets Tier 3

'Responsive, technically strong and commercial', the team at Eversheds Sutherland advises on DCM and ECM transactions, with experience in bond issuances, initial and secondary share placings, and regulatory issues relating to listed companies. The team can also draw on the support of the firm's network of offices across Europe for multi-jurisdictional matters. Practice head Lee Murphy counts numerous Irish public companies among his clients.

Practice head(s):

Lee Murphy

Other key lawyers:

Ryan Duggan

Testimonials

‘Very proactive and knowledgeable across industry matters.’

‘Lee Murphy and the team are very professional and friendly in their manner, showing a high degree of flexibility to address matters when advice is needed.’

‘Responsive, technically strong and commercial.’

‘Proactive, diligent and knowledgeable. Lee Murphy showed great patience and commerciality.’

‘Eversheds Sutherland in Dublin provides a seamless service across capital markets, property and corporate advice in our experience. The partners are highly visible and skilled and they are able to deliver excellent outcomes for their clients. I rate and trust them highly.’

‘Lee Murphy provides excellent advice and great client service.’

‘We would consider its global presence as a key differentiator versus indigenous only firms. Whilst international firms have established offices in Ireland in recent years, what is different with Eversheds is that an existing established firm became part of an international firm. As such they typically have greater depth and breadth of offering in the Irish market than other international firm offices.’

‘In general their team and people are personable, with strong soft skills as well as legal know-how. They are collegial with other advisers and their clients and bring a will-do attitude to the deal. They don’t grandstand and look to make the deal about them. Lee Murphy is a standout partner in all respects.’

Key clients

Dublin Port Company

Finance Ireland DAC

Goodbody Stockbrokers UC

Investec Bank plc

Open Orphan DAC

Cairn Homes plc

Hibernia REIT plc

Venn Life Sciences Holdings plc

Kingspan plc

Hanover Investors

AWG Holdings plc

Computershare

Ecovista plc

Integumen plc

Knight Frank

Prime Active Capital

EU and competition Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland's practice is highly experienced in advising on Irish and EU merger control notifications, acting for both domestic and international clients. In addition, the team advises on state aid and general competition law compliance, and has assisted clients with their responses to dawn raids. Sean Ryan is the key name.

Practice head(s):

Sean Ryan; Neil O’Mahony

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

Intellectual property Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland advises on commercial transactions involving intellectual property, as well as representing clients in disputes related to allegations of passing-off. Marie McGinley leads the team, which is able to draw on the support of partners from the firm's dispute resolution and corporate practices.

Practice head(s):

Marie McGinley

Key clients

Independent News and Media PLC

Tetrarch Capital Limited

AvantCard DAC

Clanwilliam Group

Professional Development Service for Teachers

Adaptics Limited t/a Drop

Goffs Bloodstocks Sales Limited

Arachas Corporate Brokers Limited

Educational Research Centre

Webdoctor Limited

Insolvency Services of Ireland

CyrusOne Datacentres

Competition and Consumer Protection Commissioner

Residential Tenancies Board

Investment funds Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland is experienced in cross-border matters, including advising international banks and asset managers on the establishment of Irish funds. The team has expertise in funds work involving unusual asset classes, such as cryptocurrency and medical cannabis funds, as well as advising funds clients on Brexit regulatory matters. Practice head Deborah Hutton has recently been particularly active in advising on ESG and shari'ah funds.

Practice head(s):

Deborah Hutton

Other key lawyers:

Piaras Power; Peter Fahy

Key clients

IQ-EQ / G10 Capital

Apex / European Depositary Bank

Barometer Capital Management Inc

Oasis Crescent

Standard Charter (new for Ireland funds)

Abraxas Capital Management Limited

Neuron Capital Management Company

Óskare Capital

SphereInvest

Aviva

CSC Depositary and Administration

Aon Hewitt Limited

ESG Digital

Quadrant Real Estate Advisors LLC

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.

Department Name Email Telephone
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
Photo Name Position Profile
 Stephen Barry photo Stephen Barry Partner, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
 Darragh Blake  photo Darragh Blake Partner
 Alan Connell photo Alan Connell Partner, Head of Tax
 Enda Cullivan  photo Enda Cullivan Partner, Corporate
Mr Peter Curran photo Mr Peter Curran Partner, Head of Public Procurement
 Peter Fahy  photo Peter Fahy Partner, Head of Pensions
 Barbara Galvin photo Barbara Galvin Senior Associate
 Aisling Gannon  photo Aisling Gannon Partner, Head of Healthcare
 Margaret Gorman  photo Margaret Gorman Partner, Head of Education
 Deborah Hutton photo Deborah Hutton Partner, Head of Asset Management & Regulatory
 Joanne Hyde  photo Joanne Hyde Partner, Head of Employment
 Cian MacGinley  photo Cian MacGinley Partner, Real Estate
 Dermot McEvoy  photo Dermot McEvoy Partner, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
 Marie McGinley  photo Marie McGinley Partner, Head of the Intellectual Property, Technology and Data Protection
 Tony McGovern  photo Tony McGovern Partner, Corporate
 Lee Murphy  photo Lee Murphy Partner, Corporate
 Neasa Ní Ghráda  photo Neasa Ní Ghráda Senior Associate, IP, Technology and Data Protection
 Pamela O’Neill  photo Pamela O’Neill Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution & Litigation
 Gavin O’Flaherty  photo Gavin O’Flaherty Partner, Corporate
 Neil O’Mahony  photo Neil O’Mahony Partner, Dispute Resolution & Litigation
 Marie O’Riordan photo Marie O’Riordan Partner, Real Estate
 Piaras Power  photo Piaras Power Partner, Head of Banking & Financial Services
 Sean Ryan  photo Sean Ryan Partner, Corporate
 Gerard Ryan  photo Gerard Ryan Partner, Head of Corporate
 Joe Stanley  photo Joe Stanley Partner, Head of Real Estate
 Fiona Thornton  photo Fiona Thornton Consultant
 Mark Varian  photo Mark Varian Partner, Head of Projects & Construction
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Eversheds Sutherland International Limited
Contact : Alan Murphy (Managing Partner)
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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.