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Accenture

Accenture boasts one of the largest in-house legal teams in Ireland, and is fully equipped to support the myriad of legal requirements of a company which reported total employee numbers of almost 450,000 individuals for 2018 and revenue figures of $34.9bn in 2017. Brian Connolly, director of legal for UK and Ireland, has been with …

Accipiter

Established in 2014 and headquartered in Dublin, Accipiter is the wholly-owned aircraft leasing company of CK Asset Holdings Limited. Over the past four years, Accipiter has transitioned from a start-up operating lessor to a fully-fledged global aircraft leasing company. Its legal team, led by Ernie Yu, senior vice president legal, compliance and transaction management, has …

Aer Lingus

Coming in for particular praise from nominating sources on the back of an established record of innovation, the Aer Lingus legal team also successfully supports and manages the myriad of challenges posed during the operation of an international full-service airline. The added pressures of being the flag carrier of Ireland, and thus a representative of …

AerCap

Following the 2017 acquisition of International Lease Finance Corporation, AerCap became the largest aircraft leasing company in the world. Currently headquartered in Dublin and listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the company has a worldwide presence, serving over 200 customers in 80 countries with offices situated around the world. AerCap’s Dublin-based legal department has …

AIG

AIG’s Ireland offices contain a number of highly qualified lawyers, who are able to fully support the diverse operations of the extensive insurance and financial services firm in Ireland. Legal counsel – Ireland Angela Teefey is notable for the extensive commercial experience she has accrued in addition to her legal abilities; she spent eight years …

Alkermes Pharma Ireland

Alkermes is a global biopharmaceutical manufacturing, research and development company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland with a research facility in the US state of Massachusetts, as well as a manufacturing plant in Ohio. The firm specialises in world-leading research and production of treatments for central nervous system (CNS) diseases including schizophrenia, depression, addiction and multiple sclerosis. …

Allied Irish Banks (AIB)

AIB is one of Ireland’s largest banks and one of the largest investors in Irish business as well as being a strong player in the commercial banking and financial research market in Ireland and through its affiliates in Northern Ireland. Considered one of the “big four” Irish commercial banks, AIB has a highly capable and …

Amundi

With Pioneer Investments acquired by Amundi in late 2016, Colm Callaly (global legal, global head of distribution legal, head of legal Ireland) and his legal team have gone from operating in a small to medium size global asset manager to one of the largest in the world with around $1.5tr in assets under management. They …

Apple Ireland

2018 has already proven to be an historic year for Apple, with the company famously becoming the first public US-headquartered company to be valued at over $1trillion in August. Its European headquarters in Cork features a number of well-regarded in-house counsel, including senior corporate legal counsel Fiona Murphy and corporate legal counsel Shane Collins of …

ARI

Head of legal affairs Emily Ennis refers to the ‘massive pace of change’ and rapid global expansion of ARI when discussing its legal team’s growth. The winning of a number of duty free contracts, notably in Oman and Indonesia, has ‘led to the opportunity to help build our team and focus on innovating new processes …

AXA Insurance

As the third largest insurer in Ireland, AXA Insurance provides a whole range of products to customers across the country. A subsidiary of the French insurance giant AXA, the company is engaged in the sale of car, home, small business, commercial vehicle and taxi insurance products. The company is one of the largest insurance businesses …

Bank of Ireland

The Bank of Ireland legal function, ultimately overseen by group general counsel Gabrielle Ryan, consists of one the most highly-respected legal teams in Ireland , providing a wide range of cutting-edge legal services to Bank of Ireland Group at a transformative time in the Group’s history. In the course of recent Group organisational design changes …

Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)

Representing over 70 domestic and multinational member institutions the Banking and Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) is the representative body for the banking, financial and payment industries in the country. The company delivers a range of advisory and consulting services through its specialist teams and offers an extensive associate network. BPFI’s internal legal and regulatory support …

Beauparc Group (Panda Waste)

Richard Henry, head of legal and corporate affairs, has led the legal team of two lawyers and two support staff at Beauparc Group through a period of development and change. As the legal and compliance function at Beauparc has grown, it has pushed hard to keep as much legal work in-house and limit the use …

BNP Paribas Group

Since 2000, Davina Saint has served as general counsel and head of legal responsible for the legal team at BNP Paribas Group in Ireland, covering the team’s framework, corporate governance and transactional oversight for BNP Paribas’ companies and operations in the country. The team covers all legal matters related to the corporate investment bank, structured …

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