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Eversheds Sutherland

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Lee Murphy is an experienced M&A and equity capital markets partner in the corporate & commercial department of Eversheds Sutherland Ireland, and is the firm's head of equity capital markets.
He has worked on many domestic and international complex corporate M&A and structuring transactions for both private and public limited companies and also for state bodies. This has included transactions across many sectors including the telecoms, retail, property, insurance, technology and renewable energy, PPP & infrastructure sectors.
In equity capital markets work, Lee has advised on many keynote Irish plc equity capital market listings and fund-raisings. Many of these transactions have been on a dual market basis involving both the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Dublin.
Various recent IPOs and associated fundraisings Lee has acted on, include those of Yew Grove REIT plc, Cairn Homes plc, Hibernia REIT plc and Escher Group Holdings plc. Lee also advises on public company takeovers and on regulatory compliance generally.


Partner, Corporate

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Ireland > Energy and natural resources

Renewables specialist Mark Varian leads the practice at Eversheds Sutherland, which handled a number of wind farm financings for clients including AIB/First Trust and Craydel Group. Corporate specialist Lee Murphy specialises in energy M&A, and was part of the team that advised on Shamrock Wind’s acquisition of a 60% stake in a wind farm development company. The practice also assists with conventional energy matters, with work in this space including assistance to EirGrid with the Celtic Interconnector. The team is able to leverage its global network to offer cross-border advice to international clients including China General Nuclear.

Ireland > Capital markets

Eversheds Sutherland counts a number of listed Irish companies among its clients, in addition to financial institutions and semi-state bodies. Thanks to the firm’s global network of offices, the team regularly handles matters with an international element, such as listings on the London Stock Exchange. Areas where the team has been active include flotations and associated fundraisings; shares, bonds and mortgage-backed notes issuances; and reverse takeovers. The ‘very experiencedLee Murphy, who has advised on significant domestic IPOs, leads the practice.