Corporate/M&A Department

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What the team is known for Impressive corporate team with a healthy reputation for its M&A and private equity work. Trusted to advise a broad spectrum of corporates, private equity investors and wider investment funds on significant deals, especially those involving the technology and food and drink sectors.

Strengths Commentators report: "They have excellent technical abilities and are able to deal with multidisciplinary projects across different jurisdictions."

Sources say: "They're hard-working and care about their clients and their clients' outcomes."

Work highlights Retained by regional development agency Invest NI to handle its investment into the NI Growth Finance Fund.

Notable practitioners

John McGuckian
focuses on private equity matters, where he advises both investors, investee companies and portfolio businesses on transactional mandates. Clients note his "good technical and commercial approach" as a core strength.

John-George Willis
is considered one of the region's foremost deal-makers, having attained a strong reputation for his abilities in complex transactional work, particularly in the energy, technology and food and drink sectors. Clients characterise him as "an excellent lawyer" who "provides excellent support and advice."