Ireland Teams 2018 – GC Powerlist

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Accenture

| Accenture

Information technology

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...

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Accipiter

| Accipiter

Financials

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...

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Aer Lingus

| Aer Lingus

Transport and infrastructure

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...

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AerCap

| AerCap

Financials

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...

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AIG

| AIG

Financials

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...

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Alkermes Pharma Ireland

| Alkermes Pharma Ireland

Healthcare

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...

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Allied Irish Banks (AIB)

| Allied Irish Banks (AIB)

Financials

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...

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Amundi

| Amundi

Financials

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...

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Apple Ireland

| Apple Ireland

Information technology

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...

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ARI

| ARI

Consumer products

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...

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AXA Insurance

| AXA Insurance

Financials

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...

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Bank of Ireland

| Bank of Ireland

Financials

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...

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Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)

| Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI)

Financials

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...

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Beauparc Group (Panda Waste)

| Beauparc Group (Panda Waste)

Energy and utilities

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....

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BNP Paribas Group

| BNP Paribas Group

Financials

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...

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Bord Gáis Energy

| Bord Gáis Energy

Energy and utilities

Owned by the Centrica group, Bord Gáis Energy (Bord) is an industry-leading Irish natural gas and electricity company and supplier of energy services operating in the Republic of Ireland since...

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Bord na Móna

| Bord na Móna

Anna-Marie Curry, company secretary and general counsel, leads the legal team at Bord Na Móna, an Irish publicly owned energy company with its origins in peat production which has grown...

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BT Ireland

| BT Ireland

Telecommunication services

UK telecommunications company BT has a major presence in Ireland, employing 600 people across five cities in the country and serving 1.2 million customers. It is a leader in Ireland...

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C&C Group

| C&CGroup

Food, beverages and tobacco

Company secretary David Johnston leads the legal team in Ireland at C&C Group, which consists of four lawyers, one assistant company secretary, one paralegal and one administrator. C&C Group operate...

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CarTrawler

| CarTrawler

Commercial and professional services

CarTrawler is one of the largest business-to-business travel technology platform companies, serving almost a billion passengers annually. Its online platform provides car rental and train booking software to travel booking...

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Central Bank of Ireland

| Central Bank of Ireland

Financials

Eadaoin Rock, general counsel, leads the 35 lawyers and six support staff that make up one of the largest and most accomplished legal teams in Ireland. The legal department is...

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Citi

| Citi

Financials

In common with their contemporaries in the financial services sector across Europe, Citi’s Ireland-based in-house lawyers have been dealing with an ever-increasing set of regulatory requirements of late, with this...

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Clanwilliam Group

| Clanwilliam Group

Information technology

The legal team at Clanwilliam Group, a rapidly expanding global healthcare services and technology business headquartered in Dublin, is closely aligned with the Group’s rapid expansion which has seen the...

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Coillte

| Coillte

Materials and mining

As one of Ireland’s largest commercial forestry businesses Coillte manages approximately 7% of the country’s land. The company is owned by the state and operates via three distinct businesses: the...

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Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)

| Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg)

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) is the independent national regulatory authority for the electronic communications and postal sectors and, as such, faces challenges not typically encountered by private operators....

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CRH

| CRH

Industrials and real estate

Niamh Flood, director of legal services and head of data protection at CRH leads a legal team that provides expert guidance on all legal matters necessary for the continued success...

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Dairygold Co-Operative Society

| Dairygold Co-Operative Society

Food, beverages and tobacco

Sinead Gillen, general counsel since 2011, leads the legal department at Dairgold Co-Operative Society. Founded in 1990 from the merging of Mitchelstown and Ballyclough cooperatives, Dairygold is the largest farming...

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Davy

| Davy

Financials

The Davy Group is a financial services umbrella company for Ireland’s leading provider of stockbroking, wealth management and financial advisory services. The Group is divided into asset management, capital markets,...

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DCC

| DCC

Industrials and real estate

The legal department of the Irish international sales, marketing and support services group DCC ensures the smooth, from a legal perspective, operation of the company’s four distinct business divisions –...

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Dell Technologies Ireland

| Dell Technologies Ireland

Information technology

As legal director at Dell Technologies in Ireland since 2005, Philip Clesham uses his almost 15 years of experience at Dell and his considerable legal and scientific background, originally having...

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Diageo

| Diageo

Food, beverages and tobacco

Diageo’s ownership of major Irish brands Guinness and Baileys Irish Cream means it occupies a special place in the Irish business landscape. Indeed, regional counsel, Richard Kindred mentions that perhaps...

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Ding

| Ding

Telecommunication services

Ding was founded in 2006 to change billions of lives by accelerating mobile access and is the number one international mobile top-up platform in the world. Today, Ding’s users have...

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Dublin City Council

| Dublin City Council

Terence G O’Keeffe, is the law agent to the largest local authority in Ireland, Dublin City Council who are responsible for delivering services to the citizens of Dublin in the...

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Dunnes Stores

| Dunnes Stores

Consumer products

Dunnes Stores, an Irish retail institution for over 70 years, is still a family-run and privately owned operation, yet is one of the largest and most important retailers in Ireland...

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Eaton

| Eaton

Energy and utilities

The multinational power management company Eaton entered the Irish market in 2012 following a $1bn acquisition of Cooper Industries. Immediately following this transaction, the company changed its domicile from the...

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Eir

| Eir

Telecommunication services

The Irish telecommunications company and former state-owned monopoly Eir is currently in a process of transformation following a recent takeover by French telecoms billionaire Xavier Niel. Besides being heavily relied...

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Ervia

| Ervia

Energy and utilities

Upon its inception in 2014, Ireland’s state-owned gas and water utility company Ervia brought together the country’s existing gas utility (renamed Gas Networks Ireland) and newly created water utility Irish...

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ESB

| ESB

Energy and utilities

Alan Daly, group head of legal, leads a team of 38 solicitors, 12 legal executives and eight legal secretaries at ESB (The Electricity Supply Board) providing advice and transactional support...

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Etsy

| Etsy

Consumer discretionary

Based across Ireland and the US, Etsy’s legal function has been a key component of its marked success and rapid expansion in the e-commerce sector over recent years. Having carved...

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EY Ireland

| EY Ireland

Commercial and professional services

Suzanne Tucker, general counsel at EY Ireland leads the legal team of five lawyers covering all elements of in-house legal matters for the company. She oversees a team that covers...

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Facebook

| Facebook

Information technology

Associate general counsel and director Peter O’Neill heads Facebook’s Ireland-based international commercial advertising team, which supports the Facebook’s sales business in all jurisdictions apart from the United States and Canada....

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FEXCO

| FEXCO

Financials

Eleanor Daly, general counsel at FEXCO since 2011, currently leads the legal department at the Irish-based financial services company. Fexco is one of the world’s leading FinTech companies with operations...

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FPG Amentum

| FPG Amentum

Financials

Dublin based FPG Amentum is an independent provider of services to aircraft equity investors as well banks and debt investors in the aviation sector. Ranking as one of the top...

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Glanbia

| Glanbia

Consumer products

Michael O’Hara, group general counsel of Glanbia, leads a team of four solicitors in Ireland and a separate legal and regulatory team in the US comprising five lawyers and ten...

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Google

| Google

Information technology

Neil Culkin explains that Google’s EMEA Headquarters in Dublin is home to some of the company’s core functions and accordingly the in-house legal team is comprised of a number of...

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Goshawk

| Goshawk

Transport and infrastructure

Goshawk is a thriving emerging business in the aviation industry specialising in commercial aircraft leasing with 183 planes worth over US$9.1bn in its portfolio. With offices in Dublin and Hong...

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Hawthorn Life Limited

| Hawthorn Life Limited

Financials

The Dublin-based Hawthorn Life operates as a European subsidiary of Columbia Insurance Company, a Berkshire Hathaway organisation. At present it supports and manages an existing book of variable annuities (including...

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Heineken Ireland

| Heineken Ireland

Food, beverages and tobacco

Having been present in Ireland for over 160 years, Dutch lager brewer HEINEKEN is today one of Ireland’s leading beer and cider companies. The highly-skilled legal function of the company...

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Horizon Pharma

| Horizon Pharma

Healthcare

Senior legal counsel and company secretary Anne-Marie Dempsey and legal counsel Jennifer Lee run the legal operations of Horizon Pharma which has gone through a recent major growth period. The...

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Hubspot

| Hubspot

Information technology

Revolutionary online marketing and sales platform Hubspot is highly valued by its customers for allowing them input to their online presence via an assortment of innovative content management, social media...

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IAC Applications

| IAC Applications

Information technology

As a division of IAC (Nasdaq: IAC), IAC Applications is part of a family that includes many of the most successful internet brands in the world, including Match, Tinder, Vimeo...

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ICBC International Leasing Company

| ICBC International Leasing Company

Financials

ICBC International Leasing Company’s Dublin-based legal team is highly praised by nominators as a ‘great team which excels in aircraft leasing, portfolio sales and other company activities’. The leasing arm...

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ICON

| ICON

Healthcare

Global pharmaceutical technology company ICON specialises in drug development solutions and services, biotechnology and medical devices and is headquartered in Dublin. Led by chief administrative officer, executive vice president and...

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Investec Ireland

| Investec Ireland

Financials

The Irish legal team of Investec Bank plc comprises a number of well-regarded solicitors in addition to a legal executive and a trainee solicitor, geared up to fully support all...

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Irish Life

| Irish Life

Financials

David Boyle has been general counsel at Irish Life since 2013, leading the legal department of the leading life assurance and pension company in Ireland established in 1939. Irish life...

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John Sisk & Son

| John Sisk & Son

Industrials and real estate

John Sisk & Son’s head of legal and risk Kate Maton reports that the company’s cross-jurisdictional legal team has ‘recently implemented considerable improvements in the company’s approach to risk awareness...

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Kerry Group

| Kerry Group

Food, beverages and tobacco

Kerry Group is a major Irish public food company that owns a number of prominent brands, all widely recognised by consumers in the country. Headquartered in Tralee, County Kerry, the...

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Kingspan Group

| Kingspan Group

Materials and mining

Since its establishment in the 1960s in Ireland, the building materials company Kingspan Group has grown into one of the largest businesses in the country with operations spanning Europe, North...

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Liberty Insurance

| Liberty Insurance Ireland

Financials

Alan Johnston, chief counsel and company secretary, leads the Liberty Insurance legal team of two lawyers and one support staff member. He describes it as ‘a lean legal team’, and...

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LinkedIn

| LinkedIn

Information technology

The entire LinkedIn EMEA legal and public policy (L&PP) team is based in Dublin, and provides specialist advice to the LinkedIn business to help deliver its vision in region. The...

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Mainstay Medical

| Mainstay Medical

Healthcare

Led by highly-respected chief legal officer and senior vice president corporate affairs Tom Maher, the newly-expanded Mainstay Medical legal function has recently seen new legal talent added to the team...

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Marlet

| Marlet

Industrials and real estate

General counsel Roisin Sweeney explains that Marlet Property Group’s market is ‘very fast moving’, requiring the company’s in-house legal team to be both agile and well-prepared in order to keep...

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Mercury Engineering

| Mercury Engineering

Industrials and real estate

Mercury Engineering has had a very busy first half of 2018, as head of legal Darren Isaacson goes into. ‘We have undertaken some very high profile data centre projects in...

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MetLife

| MetLife

Financials

‘Cross-functional team work’ is what comes to John O’Halloran (Metlife’s head of legal for EMEA)’s mind when discussing successful collaboration and internal innovation. ‘We continuously seek to improve and standardise...

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Microsoft

| Microsoft

Information technology

Rebecca Radloff has been senior attorney and head of legal at Microsoft Ireland in Dublin since 2016, with attorney experience at Microsoft since 2008 and previous private practice experience in...

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Musgrave Group

| Musgrave Group

Food, beverages and tobacco

Michelle O’Donnell has led the legal function at Musgrave Group – an institutional Irish food retail and wholesale company orperating with the largest market share in the sector – since...

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National Asset Management Agency

| National Asset Management Agency

Financials

The National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) has one of the largest in-house legal teams in Ireland, with 48 individuals across four divisions: residential delivery; deleveraging; litigation, asset management and investments;...

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Nestlé

| Nestlé

Food, beverages and tobacco

Led by UK-based Mark Maurice-Jones, Nestlé’s Ireland-focused legal team has been extremely proactive in terms of process improvements lately, especially in the area of internal compliance. ‘About a year ago’,...

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New Ireland Assurance

| New Ireland Assurance Company

Financials

Valerie Barlow is the head of legal at New Ireland Assurance, supported by three qualified lawyers, namely Shane Carragher, Richie Dingley and Patrick Collins, who are all of equal rank....

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Nordic Aviation Capital Transaction Legal Team

| Nordic Aviation Capital Transaction Legal Team

Financials

The transaction legal team at Nordic Aviation Capital (“NAC”), led by group vice president Marc Op de Weegh, manages all legal matters for a global fleet of over 400 aircraft,...

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OpenJaw Technologies

| OpenJaw Technologies

Commercial and professional services

General counsel Gemma Neylon leads a team of five lawyers at OpenJaw Technologies, a market-leading travel retail technology development company based in Dublin which provides online and big data solutions...

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Optum

| Optum

Healthcare

Miriam Caley, head of legal Ireland, has led the legal department at Optum Ireland – a leading health services and technology company and part of UnitedHealth Group – since 2016...

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OtterBox

| OtterBox

Consumer products

OtterBox’s small but highly skilled legal team is led by general counsel Claire Lyons, who has overseen EMEA legal duties for over five and a half years, prior to which...

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Paddy Power Betfair

| Paddy Power Betfair

Hotels

Under the stewardship of group general counsel and company secretary Edward Traynor since April 2015, the Paddy Power Betfair legal team has had a major impact on the successes of...

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Perrigo

| Perrigo

Healthcare

Through its multiple subsidiaries, the US international pharma manufacturer Perrigo sells its products primarily in North America and Europe with a growing presence in other markets such as Australia, Israel...

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Pfizer Ireland

| Pfizer Ireland

Healthcare

Legal director Rory Sullivan and legal counsel Muireann Mangan continue to provide commercially-focused advice to a broad range of Pfizer clients in Ireland across R&D, manufacturing, sales and finance in...

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Project Management Group

| Project Management Group

Industrials and real estate

Project Management Group is a leading multinational construction and project delivery company operating across Europe, the US and Asia. Over its 45 year history, the company has been involved in...

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PwC

| PwC

Commercial and professional services

PwC’s Ireland-based in-house legal team is undergoing an increase in capabilities and ‘very much evolving and establishing itself’ according to general counsel Elizabeth Davis. Still a relatively small team at...

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Rabobank

| Rabobank

Financials

The lean but highly capable Rabobank in-house legal team, led by head of legal Colin Fuller, is one of the foremost in its sector in Ireland. It has become recognised...

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Ryanair

| Ryanair

Transport and infrastructure

Led by long-standing chief legal and regulatory officer and company secretary Juliusz Komorek, Ryanair’s legal team is one of the most experienced and versatile in its sector in Europe. Handling...

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Shire

| Shire

Healthcare

Originating from the UK, registered in Jersey, headquartered in Ireland and with an operational base in the US, Shire Pharmaceuticals is a truly global pharmaceutical business whose products include well-known...

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SIRO

| SIRO

Telecommunication services

General Counsel, Audrey Marie O’Sullivan established and leads the legal function at Vodafone and ESB joint venture SIRO, a project aiming to provide Ireland with transformational broadband services). O’Sullivan, in...

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SKY Aviation Leasing International

| SKY Aviation Leasing International

Financials

Launched in October 2015, SKY Leasing has experienced tremendous growth, rising to a prominent position in both the Irish and US markets. Headquartered in Dublin, SKY strengthened its international development...

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SMBC Aviation

| SMBC Aviation

Financials

Leading the legal team since 2002, Catharine Ennis is chief legal officer and company secretary, since 2007, responsible for legal, compliance and human resources at SMBC Aviation Capital. The company...

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Smurfit Kappa

| Smurfit Kappa

Materials and mining

Established in 1934, the Irish Smurfit Kappa Group has grown into one of the largest paper-based packaging companies in the world. At present the company operates a wide network of...

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Standard Chartered Aviation Finance

| Standard Chartered Aviation Finance

Financials

The Standard Chartered legal team in Ireland, which focuses solely on aviation finance, operates as a flat structure with three senior legal counsel based in Ireland who report into the...

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Storyful (Newscorp)

| Storyful (Newscorp)

Sports and media

The legal department at Storyful consists of two top quality lawyers, namely general counsel Emmet O’Grady and senior legal counsel Angeline O’Connell. The function was established by O’Grady in October...

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Tesco

| Tesco

Consumer products

Tesco’s legal function in Ireland is headed by Sarah Gallagher, who oversees a team of 15 individuals across legal, compliance and risk. She relates that the team has been undertaking...

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Trinity College Dublin

| Trinity College Dublin

The contracts office at Trinity College Dublin has a team of ten members and is led by the head of research contracts Mary Tracey, together with the deputy head of...

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UDG Healthcare

| UDG Healthcare

Healthcare

Damien Moynagh’s UDG Healthcare legal team is a forward-thinking and technologically literate one, with Moynagh listing adaptability with technology as among the primary characteristics he looks for in the team’s...

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Ulster Bank

| Ulster Bank

Financials

Founded in 1836 and currently part of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) Group, Ulster Bank has grown into one of Ireland’s “big four” commercial banks that serves over a...

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VHI Healthcare

| VHI Healthcare

Healthcare

Operating as a statutory corporation whose members are appointed by the Minister of Health, VHI Healthcare currently ranks as the largest health insurance company in Ireland. Its legal team is...

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Virgin Media Ireland

| Virgin Media Ireland

Telecommunication services

Peter McCarthy, legal director, leads a team of three lawyers and Roisin O’Reilly, his personal assistant, at the multi-national media giant, Virgin Media in Ireland. After the acquisition of both...

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Vodafone Ireland

| Vodafone Ireland

Telecommunication services

With nine lawyers and one company secretary, Vodafone Ireland’s in-house legal function has grown significantly in recent years, as the company continues to innovate in new markets and technologies. Supported...

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Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited (WUPSIL)

| Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited (WUPSIL)

Financials

Feidhlimidh Wrafter remains head of legal of Western Union Payment Services Ireland Limited (WUPSIL), Western Union’s principal European retail money transfer regulated entity, providing legal coverage of its corporate and...

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Xilinx

| Xilinx

Information technology

David Dobbyn, senior director and regional counsel of EMEA and India, is the individual responsible for the company’s team in Ireland, consisting of himself and Lorraine Cannon-Lalor, legal counsel EMEA....

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Zendesk

| Zendesk

Information technology

Customer service software producer Zendesk’s EMEA legal team is based in Dublin and headed by senior corporate counsel Rachel Tobin, and has been integral to some major successes by the...

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Zurich Ireland

| Zurich Ireland

Financials

Nicola O’Connell, general counsel Ireland, leads a team of ten lawyers and three non-lawyers based at Zurich’s business in Ireland. The Irish legal team continually adapts to changes within the...

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Ireland contains some of the best and brightest in-house legal teams in Europe. The strong legal and business credentials of the country combined with its geographically advantageous position and business-friendly tax environment has led to major multinationals setting up headquarters in the state, which provide a fertile ground for its talented cadre of counsel to operate in.

Unsurprisingly given the high proportion of corporate headquarter-based teams in this year’s GC Powerlist: Ireland Teams, gearing up for GDPR compliance has been an almost universal theme, with many illuminating insights on how this was dealt with during the research process. Looking to the future, the potentially destabilising prospect of a damaging withdrawal agreement between the EU and UK was also highlighted by a number of teams, whose risk mitigation abilities have been called into action in response to this and other external factors.

A high proportion of the in-house teams featured in this year’s list are dual or multiple-office based, adding a potential extra layer of complexity to internal dynamics. To deal with this, these functions have forged strong bonds of team culture and cohesion across borders to shrink the geographical divides between team members.

Ireland’s in-house counsel community is an established and integral component of the country’s business landscape, with some in-house teams even rivalling major private practice firms in terms of size. With all this in mind, the Irish in-house legal community has excelled in driving the role of legal functions forward.

Joe Boswell
Senior research analyst, GC Powerlist series

McCann FitzGerald

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McCann FitzGerald is delighted to continue its support of the GC Powerlist in Ireland, recognising as it does the breadth and depth of legal talent that play an increasing important role in many of Ireland’s most successful businesses.

The environment in which lawyers operate is dynamic and ever-changing. Increasing workload and risk, the demand for delivery of more legal services at less cost, limited availability of qualified legal resources and increasing use of technology are just some of the drivers in today’s highly competitive market for legal services. These changes place serious demands on all lawyers, both in-house and in private practice, to constantly evaluate how they deliver their services and to figure out how to respond to the demand for increased efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of legal services.

Innovation has been the key to ensuring that McCann FitzGerald responds to these changes. Technology is having a transformative effect on all businesses and the legal services sector is no exception. The choice is to drive onwards and to progress, or risk becoming irrelevant – that is why we have put innovation at the heart of our strategy.

We were the first Irish law firm to strategically plan and implement a separate business model focused on the development of technology-enabled legal service provision for clients. Listening and understanding our client needs allows us to devise innovative solutions to the legal, risk and compliance issues they face. We are translating the legal expertise of our lawyers into the age of the algorithm to deliver cost-efficient and effective solutions.

At the same time as these changes are occurring, in-house legal teams are being called on to take a leading role in advising businesses, and to have an expanding influence in areas, such as risk management and business strategy. They are seen as thought leaders and experts within their industries, with the insights to drive and create business opportunities and influence decisions at the highest levels.

Private practice lawyers have a strong role to play when advising in-house teams. It is important that they too have an understanding of the economic and business landscape that their clients are operating in. They need to be on hand to offer expert counsel within their area of expertise, and work closely with their in-house counterparts to navigate through the changing business, regulatory and legal environments. There are a wealth of opportunities for private and in-house legal teams to collaborate, allowing them together to give expert advice to their business, and ultimately to drive further growth and create significant business efficiencies.

McCann FitzGerald is excited by the developments in the legal sector and the evolving role of in-house counsel. As a firm, we seek to enable your progress through the provision of strategic legal counsel on the major business and commercial issues of our time, delivered through a culture of high performance and high integrity. We look forward to developing further our partnerships and collaborations with corporate counsel. These partnerships enable businesses to benefit from the insight that McCann FitzGerald has obtained over many years in working with clients across a range of diverse industries.

On behalf of all the partners at McCann FitzGerald, I wish to extend our sincere congratulations to all those who have been included in the GC Powerlist: Ireland Teams 2018. Recipients of this accolade come from a broad and varied range of sectors, from banking and financial services to retail chains and consumer brands. This prestigious recognition highlights the hard work, strength and innovation displayed by corporate counsel across Ireland, and also emphasises the increasingly important and expanding role of corporate counsel in today’s business environment.

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