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William Fry

Corporate/M&A

6 ranked lawyersBand 1IrelandGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

William Fry garners accolades for its outstanding expertise in private and public M&A transactions, often involving foreign entities and international aspects. The law firm advises on a broad range of corporate and transactional activity, including restructurings and joint ventures, and has particular experience in private equity deals. William Fry also possesses impressive ECM capabilities, advising on a variety of high-value placements with cross-border elements.

Notable practitioners

Bryan Bourke is a highly regarded corporate and M&A practitioner. One client describes him as a "robust lawyer and a rigorous and strategic thinker on complex matters," adding that he is "very supportive and always available."

Mark Quealy handles a range of corporate and transactional mandates, including joint ventures and reorganisations. One client notes: "I have found Mark Quealy to be very knowledgeable and responsive to our needs. He is an active listener and clearly communicates his advice, which is commercially well grounded, relevant and solution-oriented."

Mark Talbot 's top practice covers a plethora of high-value and cross-border ECM mandates, including cash box placings. One client enthuses: "He was absolutely exceptional in his service delivery and negotiated a large number of legal documents with precision and care."

Myra Garrett is lauded by clients as "exceptionally skilled" and "one of the highest-calibre lawyers in Dublin." One interviewee highlights her "excellent support and knowledge in practical and pragmatic approaches to problem solving and outcomes." Her superb M&A practice is complemented with a strong offering in ECM mandates.

Stephen Keogh heads the department and is described as "thorough, pragmatic and responsive." His practice covers both domestic and cross-border M&A transactions for a diverse client base.

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Overview

Corporate and M&A have always been the bedrock of our practice at William Fry. 

Our team has excellent credentials, a wealth of experience and an impressive depth of expertise. We consistently have a central role in the most sophisticated and complex corporate transactions and advisory work in Ireland, as well as in large cross-border deals with an Irish aspect.

Our clients include leading Irish and international companies and institutions, public and private, as well as state and public sector bodies. We are also proud to have acted for many of Ireland’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Our Corporate team is centrally involved in the Firm’s sectoral groups, including our Banking & Finance, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Inward Investment/FDI, Private Equity and Technology groups, and is supported by our other Departments to ensure effective and efficient delivery of solutions focused advice.

Members

Keogh, Stephen (Head of Department)

Banim, Ivor

Bourke, Bryan

Butterwick, Brian

Conway, Barry

Eager, Carol

Garrett, Myra

Kelleher, Shane

Kenny, Barbara

McArthur, Liam

McIntyre, Andrew

Morrissey, Elaine

O'Neill, Máire

Quealy, Mark

Shanahan, Ronan

Talbot, Mark

White, Paul

Clients

DCC plc

Gordon Brothers

J&E Davy

Premier Lotteries / Camalot

Smurfit Kappa Group plc

Tesco

The Irish TImes

Uniphar Group plc

Industries

Aerospace & Defence

Automobiles & Parts

Charities / Not for Profit

Construction & Materials

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Education

Financial Services

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Forestry & Paper

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Media

Mining & Metals

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Clients / Individuals

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Sports

Telecommunications

Utilities

Corporate/M&A

William Fry

firm
Location

2 Grand Canal Square

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

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Ranked Lawyers

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Ireland

Capital Markets: Equity


Mark Talbot
Band 1
Myra Garrett
Band 2

Corporate/M&A


Bryan Bourke
Band 1
Mark Quealy
Band 5
Myra Garrett
Band 1
Stephen Keogh
Band 2