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Eugene F Collins

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Managing Partner: Mark Walsh
Number of partners: 23
Number of lawyers: 76
Languages: French, German, Italian

Firm Overview:
Eugene F. Collins is a full service law firm. Established over 120 years ago, the firm has 23 partners and over 110 legal professionals and support staff. Eugene F. Collins advises many of Ireland’s leading corporates and international organisations across a breadth of industry sectors. Eugene F. Collins provides a comprehensive legal service focused on delivering to clients commercial and pragmatic solutions. The firm’s global scope is strengthened through international law firm partnerships. Eugene F. Collins has built its’ business and reputation on the fundamental principle of seeking at all times to give a first-class legal service to clients.

Main Areas of Practice:
Corporate Recovery
Dispute Resolution
Employment & Employee Benefits
Environmental, Waste & Planning
EU, Competition & Regulated Markets
Information Technology & Intellectual Property
Inward Investment
Property & Construction

The banking team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of banking and finance transactions. The team acts for many leading banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers, providing a full range of banking services from corporate lending to restructuring and recovery.
Contact: Libby Garvey
Tel: +353 1 202 6476
Email: [email protected]

The firm’s corporate department handles a full range of corporate transactional and advisory work for public and private companies and individuals across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. The team specialises in M&A, transfers of business, joint ventures, capital raising and investments.
Contact: Deborah Kelly
Tel: +353 1 202 6460
Email: [email protected]
Corporate Recovery:

The firm’s corporate recovery group advises on all aspects of corporate insolvency including liquidation, receiverships and corporate restructuring. The firm is consistently involved in high profile insolvency matters, having one of the top insolvency practices in the jurisdiction.
Contact: Doug Smith
Tel: +353 1 202 6407
Email: [email protected]

Debt Capital Markets:
The debt capital market practice advises on the full range of debt capital market products including bonds, commercial paper programmes, medium term note issues and private placements.
Contact: Eileen Grace
Tel: +353 1 202 6455
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution:
The Eugene F. Collins dispute resolution department has a reputation for delivering results for its clients. The team is well known for its experience in alternative forms of resolution including arbitration and mediation. The firm has acted in some of the largest and high profile cases to come before the Irish Courts.
Contact: Maura Connolly
Tel: +353 1 202 6505
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Employee Benefits:
The firm’s experienced employment group guides employers in the management of employment issues. The team works with clients to ensure effective human resources management and to meet the challenges presented by EU and domestic legislative developments and evolving employee relations and equality issues.
Contact: Maura Connolly
Tel: +353 1 202 6505
Email: [email protected]

Environmental, Waste & Planning:
The environmental, waste and planning team provide advice on all aspects of planning and environmental law and related areas including contaminated land liability and waste related matters. Clients are in many industry sectors which include wind, gas, oil, power, pharmaceutical, waste management, water services and property.
Contact: Margaret Austin
Tel: +353 1 202 6434
Email: [email protected]

EU, Competition & Regulated Markets:

The EU, competition and regulated markets group works closely with clients to help them navigate the Irish and European competition and regulatory regimes. This involves interaction with the Irish Competition Authority, the European Commission and other antitrust and regulatory authorities. The group handles both contentious and non-contentious matters and also advises on general EU law matters including free movement and trade.
Contact: Eoghain Ó hArgáin
Tel: +353 1 202 6553
Email: [email protected]

Eugene F. Collins is the preferred local counsel of many US and EMEA law firms and corporations and can provide a seamless service to multi-jurisdictional clients. The team works closely with the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the Department of Justice and Equality, the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Garda National Immigration Bureau to provide the best up-to-date advice to clients.
Contact: David Cantrell
+353 1 202 6437
Email: [email protected]

Information Technology/Intellectual Property:
The firm advises on a broad range of intellectual property matters including computer software protection, copyright, data protection, ecommerce/ internet law, trademark, registration/licensing, patent law, information technology. The firm has extensive experience in the telecommunications sector and has advised a number of international IT companies with interests in Ireland.
Contact: David Hackett
Tel: +353 1 202 6454
Email: [email protected]

Inward Investment:
The inward investment group comprises specialists from many practice areas within the firm including employment, intellectual property, competition, corporate and banking. This multi discipline approach ensures clients are receiving advice on all requirements in entering the Irish Market.
Contact: Gerard Coll
Tel: +353 1 202 6456
Email: [email protected]

Media group has long-standing expertise in the media sector representing a number of large broadcasting organisations, media groups and publications.
Contact: Rachel Shanley
Tel: +353 1 202 6556
Email: [email protected]

Property & Construction:
The strong property team at the firm provides advice on all aspects of commercial and domestic property transactions and management. The team act for developers, private investors, lending institutions, banks, landlords and property professionals
Contact: Sean Twomey
Tel: +353 1 202 6518
Email: [email protected]