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Maples and Calder

75 ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 619 2000
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Fax +353 1 619 2001
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www.maplesandcalder.com
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Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s ‘reliable service and "no-fuss" approach’ makes it a popular choice for asset financings for clients such Avolon, where ‘client and transaction-focused’ Donna Ager is the key name. The team also has strength in corporate banking work and Sarah Francis and Elizabeth Bradley handled a major refinancing in the real estate sector. Nollaig Murphy heads the practice, which was further bolstered by the hire of Aaron McGarry from Walkers.

Leading individuals

Nollaig Murphy - Maples and Calder

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder is recommended for ‘difficult and sophisticated work at the highest end of the spectrum’; in one standout transaction practice head Edward Miller, who is ‘a very reassuring presence’, and the ‘technically very strong’ Patrick Quinlan advised Fleetmatics on its $2.4bn takeover by Verizon Communications. Private equity is another area of expertise and the team regularly acts for clients including MBK Partners and MML Growth Capital Partners. In other highlights, Colm Rafferty and Deirdre MacCarthy assisted Movidius and its institutional shareholders with the sale of the business to Intel.

Leading individuals

Edward Miller - Maples and Calder

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 1

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder is best known for acting for contractors on contentious matters and in one example Kevin Harnett is representing Laing O’Rourke Ireland in the defence of five separate High Court actions relating to alleged structural defects in The Cubes in Dublin. The team also handles non-contentious contractor work with Enda O’Keeffe and Mary Dunne the names to note in this regard. Dudley Solan, who is ‘adept at contractual arguments’, is the key name following the departure of Conor Owens to A&L Goodbody.

Leading individuals

Dudley Solan - Maples and Calder

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder has particular expertise in the construction, financial services and insurance sectors; in one standout matter ‘knowledgeable and experienced’ practice head Dudley Solan and Enda O’Keeffe are acting for Quinn Insurance in its €1bn professional negligence action against PwC. The practice is also recommended for its insolvency work with Robin McDonnell ‘excelling in finding commercial solutions to difficult issues’. Brian Clarke and Peter Lennon are additional contacts.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Maples and Calder

At Maples and Calder, associate James Scanlon assists multi-national corporates with contentious and non-contentious mandates; he recently advised Avolon on the employment aspects of its purchase of CIT Group.

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

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s recent caseload includes acting for KPMG on the liquidation of Bloxham Stockbrokers. Other mandates include providing non-contentious advice in the aviation sector and assisting private equity funds with real estate-related loan enforcement. Practice head Robin McDonnell ‘excels in finding commercial solutions to difficult issues’ and Karole Cuddihy is ‘a skilled operator’. Alan O’Sullivan was a new arrival from Hayes Solicitors in 2018.

Next generation lawyers

Karole Cuddihy - Maples and Calder

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 4

Maples and Calder

At Maples and Calder, practice head Peter Lennon has particular expertise in the defence of insurance brokerage professional negligence claims. The team handles work for a number of major insurers, including Aviva Europe.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Maples and Calder

At Maples and Calder, the well-regarded Peter Stapleton heads the practice. In the super manco space, Stephen Carty and Adam Donoghue are acting for Insight Investment on its establishment of a dual-authorised UCITS management company/AIFM. Eimear O'Dwyer has ‘very strong technical knowledge in complex areas of UCITS & AIFMD legislation’, and John Gallagher has ‘great understanding of the legal and commercial issues hedge fund managers face’. Barry McGrath retired.

Leading individuals

Peter Stapleton - Maples and Calder

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Projects and PPP
Projects and PPP - ranked: tier 3

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s team is led by the ‘extremely competentMary Dunne who specialises in major infrastructure projects; she is advising the consortium appointed by Irish Water to carry out the €300m expansion to the Ringsend wastewater plant. Other work related to data centres and the design, build, finance and operation of six schools.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s ‘approachable’ team is ‘very commercial in its approach to difficult issues’. ‘Very competent’ practice head Diarmuid Mawe, who has extensive

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder focuses on advising investment banks, private equity firms, hedge funds and family offices on tax matters, with tax structuring for investment funds a particular strength. Key figures include practice head Andrew Quinn, who advised Ager Bermuda Holding on the tax aspects of its acquisition of Aegon Ireland, and property tax specialist William Fogarty, who assisted a number of funds with real estate investments.

Leading individuals

Andrew Quinn - Maples and Calder

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Ireland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder is ‘excellent’ on ‘non-vanilla transactions and developing practical solutions to issues that arise’. The team handled a high volume of CLO instructions including ‘structured finance and fund finance market-leader’ Stephen McLoughlin advising CVC Credit Partners Group on the issue of €415m of tranched CLO notes. The ‘very personableNollaig Murphy leads the team.

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Equity
Capital markets: equity - ranked: tier 2

Maples and Calder

Maples and Calder’s ‘reliable’ team is led by Patrick Quinlan, who has ‘a great understanding of US-based activist funds’. Besides advising on various public M&A deals, Quinlan also assisted Draper Esprit with its ESM and AIM fundraising.

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