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Actavo

Actavo is a leading international strategic operations company that services a range of industries with network, engineering and building solutions. The company was sold by the IBRC to Denis O’Brien in 2012 for an approximate sum of €45m. Following a subsequent rebrand from Siteserv to Actavo, the company has expanded rapidly both geographically and in terms …

Aer Lingus

The legal team at Ireland’s flag carrier airline Aer Lingus is staffed with extremely experienced in-house counsel to guide the second largest airline in Ireland through the complex regulatory environment of the aviation industry. With years of experience behind them, the team have been instrumental in securing excellent deals for the airline in the face …

AerCap

Overseeing a portfolio of approximately 1,700 owned, managed or on order aircraft, Dublin headquartered leasing company AerCap cemented their position as global leaders in the field after completing their acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) for $2.6bn in 2013. With a legal team populated by business-savvy and diligent counsel, AerCap’s EMEA business is safeguarded …

AIB

Despite turbulent times for the Irish financial sector in the recent past, AIB’s group legal function are able to cite tangible successes in the form of the bank’s results and the way they are perceived within the business. An appreciated and respected cog in AIB’s operation, the CEO places the legal team’s advice and guidance …

Aircastle

Leading the European legal department at aircraft leasing specialists Aircastle, Sarah Clarkin, senior vice president – legal, explains how her team are at the very forefront of the company’s business: ‘Aircraft transactions, while involving multi-functional deal teams, are spear-headed by a lawyer who brings each deal from proposal stage to closing, with the support of …

Airsynergy

Airsynergy, a renewable energy product development and licensing company, has a compact legal team of two solicitors and one legal executive, overseeing a wide remit including regulatory changes, intellectual property (IP) strategy, corporate compliance and the legal and commercial aspects of multi-national commercial agreements. Alongside the in-house legal team, there exists a network of trusted …

Allsop Ireland

Allsop is an independent property consultancy that has offices in the UK and Ireland, and is currently Ireland’s leading auction house selling through commercial, residential and “online only” auctions. Following the financial crash in Ireland there was a significant impact on the housing market, often putting ownership into question. In order to combat the market …

An Post

An Post is the state-owned provider of postal services in Ireland, offering a universal postal service to the whole country. As such, it faces challenges not typically encountered by private operators and requires skilled legal counsel to operate effectively. Its legal team is headed up by regulatory and competition counsel Linda NiChualladh, who leads an …

AvantCard

Based in Carrick-on-Shannon, AvantCard are a leading Irish credit card company licensed by the Central Bank of Ireland. The legal team is led by Fergus McTiernan, director of compliance, risk and legal. As a member of the senior leadership team, McTiernan ensures the voice of the legal team is heard at the highest levels of …

Avolon

Founded in 2010, Avolon has grown into a leading global aircraft leasing firm. Headed by general counsel Ed Riley, the Avolon legal team consists of 11 lawyers, one personal assistant and one secondee. The airline industry is subject to a variety of unique environmental laws and regulations, which are subject to frequent change and have …

AWAS

In contrast to simply providing legal counsel to the company, the legal team at leading commercial aircraft leasing company AWAS are focussed on supporting their commercial “deal teams” worldwide, in doing so making an unquestionable contribution to the overall success of the company. Very much leading from the front, the advice and experience offered in …

AXA Life Invest

AXA Life Invest is a provider of savings, investment and pension products and services to banking and financial partners in markets outside the USA. Alan Boland, in his position as general counsel and company secretary, is responsible for leading an Ireland-based legal and tax team that cover cross-regional markets to ensure AXA Life Invest operates …

Bank of Ireland

One of Ireland’s traditional “Big Four” banking institutions, Bank of Ireland has a history going back to the 18th century, making it the oldest bank still operating in the country. As the largest lender to the Irish economy, the bank has a high level of legal consideration and associated risk. The legal team is known …

BNP Paribas Ireland

BNP Paribas, a French multinational financial services company, has been active in Ireland since the early 1970s. In line with the global entity, the Irish arm offer the varied activities of corporate and institutional banking, fund administration and commercial property services, as well as offering central financial services to the wider international group. The BNP Paribas Ireland legal …

Bord Gáis Energy

Representing one of the leading energy suppliers in Ireland, Bord Gáis Energy’s legal team is heavily involved in all material decision making for the company, providing innovative suggestions that allow the business to securely pursue its growth strategy. In the past two years the legal team has been challenged with gas price deregulation, intense political …

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