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MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, 30 VICTORIA STREET, BELFAST, BT1 3GG, NORTHERN IRELAND
Tel:
Work 028 9055 3300
Fax:
Fax 028 9055 0096
DX:
433 NR BELFAST 1
Email:
Web:
www.tughans.com

James Donnelly

Tel:
Work 028 9055 3384
Email:
Tughans

Work Department

Corporate, private equity and venture capital.

Position

James is a partner in the corporate department at Tughans. He is dual qualified to practice in both Northern Ireland and England and Wales. James has built up significant experience of advising on some of Northern Ireland’s most high profile corporate transactions including the sale of Kelman Limited to General Electric, the sale of Lagan Technologies Limited to Kana and the acquisition of Cranswick Pet Products by Westland Horticulture Limited. In 2013, James also advised ESB on the sale of the Powerteam Group to Vinci Energies Plc. James also specialises in advising on venture capital funding rounds (acting for both venture capital funds and also investee companies). In 2013, James advised Adoreboard on its funding round led by the Queens University of Belfast Innovation Fund and Qubis Limited and also advised PathXL Limited on its second round funding led by Par Equity. In recent years James has also advised on several major corporate restructurings.

Career

Partner level with Tughans having commenced training in 2000. Neil was made a director in 2010 and partner in 2011.

Member

Company and Commercial Lawyers Group Northern Ireland.

Education

Our Lady and St Patricks College Knock, Belfast; University of Dundee (LLB) (graduated 1999); University of Northumbria (LPC) (graduated 2000).


Northern Ireland: Corporate and commercial

Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

Private equity transactions are a particular area of strength for Tughans, which has a high-profile client base including a number of investment funds and investee companies. The team also advises on M&A, corporate finance, joint ventures and corporate restructuring, with a focus on the technology, food and drinks, engineering and energy sectors. The 'excellent' John-George Willis and James Donnelly lead the team, which also includes 'very capable' private equity practice head John McGuckian and the 'personable and practical' Ciara Lagan.

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