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Managing Partner: Barry Devereux
Number of partners: 76
Number of lawyers: 416
Languages: Cantonese, French, German, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
With almost 600 people, including 453 lawyers and professional staff, McCann FitzGerald LLP is one of Ireland’s premier law firms.
McCann FitzGerald LLP offers expert, forward-thinking legal counsel to clients in Ireland and internationally. The firm’s deep knowledge spans a range of industry sectors, enabling tailored solutions to fit your specific needs. Clients are principally in the corporate, financial and business sectors but the firm also advises government entities and state bodies.
McCann FitzGerald LLP is based in Dublin (the firm’s principal office), London, New York and Brussels (the firm is the only Irish law firm to have an office at the EU’s principal base). The firm is divided broadly into four main groupings of corporate, finance, disputes and real estate and construction. McCann FitzGerald LLP also operates industry sector and specialist practice groups, which comprise professionals from different groupings.
The firm’s Project Services Group offers clients a combination of legal expertise, best practice in legal project management and market leading technology solutions. The group delivers innovative, end-to-end services - managing high volume data review and reporting, developing technology-enabled legal, risk and compliance solutions and providing access to experienced lawyers and technical specialists.

Main Areas of Practice:
■ Corporate
■ Disputes
■ Finance
■ Real Estate & Construction

Corporate:
Partners 22 (+1 consultant); fee earners 76
The corporate group has extensive experience in advising on corporate and commercial transactions including some of the most complex and innovative M&A transactions and equity offerings, often with a cross-border element.
■ Advised CarTrawler on €100m controlling equity investment in it by TowerBrook Capital Partners L.P.
■ Advised Outsourcing Inc on its acquisition of Cpl Resources
■ Advised Amdocs on its acquisition of Openet
■ Advised AbbVie on its acquisition of Allergan
■ Advised Greencoat Renewables plc on a number of transactions in 2019/20, including on its €100 Million Share Placing and its acquisitions of several Irish wind farms, including those at Killala, Beam Hill and Letteragh
■ Advised Hammerson plc on its Admission to Trade on Euronext Dublin
Contact: Valerie Lawlor
Tel: +353 1 607 1448
Email: [email protected]

Finance:
Partners 22 (+2 consultants); fee earners 83
The finance group advises on the full range of banking and financial services activities in the Irish market as well as internationally where there is an Irish nexus. McCann FitzGerald LLP specialises in advising on innovative financing transactions and complex regulatory issues.
■ Advisers to the global aviation industry based in Ireland (including owners, lessors, operators, and financiers) on all aspects of aircraft financing and leasing including secured lending, portfolio securitisation, portfolio acquisitions, and restructurings
■ Advisers to some of the largest fund managers in the domestic and international funds markets as well as some of the largest service providers
■ Advisers to Ireland’s two pillar banks — Bank of Ireland and AIB — on a range of corporate lending assignments
■ Advised Nordic Aviation Capital DAC on its US$6 billion debt restructuring
■ Advised C&C Group plc on its debut issue (€140 million equivalent ) in the US private placement market, achieving C&C’s aims of diversifying its sources of debt financing and extending their maturity
■ Acted for AMX in relation to its establishment of a new UCITS umbrella platform structured as a CCF
■ Advised AerCap on its unsecured listed bond offerings, with recent issuances of unsecured bonds totalling US$4 billion
Contact: Fergus Gillen
Tel: +353 1 611 9146
Email: [email protected]

Disputes:
Partners 21 (+1 consultant); fee earners 97
The group advises on many of the major complex cases before the Irish Courts in the financial, corporate and state sectors and is often the first port of call for major corporates who find themselves in a dispute or who require advice on a matter that may become contentious.
■ Advising INM plc on a complex range of regulatory challenges including engagement with Government appointed Inspectors and an investigation by the Data Protection Commission
■ Acting for majority shareholders in a multi-billion dollar Russian chemical company in conspiracy proceedings before the Commercial Court
■ Acting for the plaintiffs in ‘test cases’ regarding business interruption insurance following the outbreak of Covid-19
■ Acting for the US Government in its role in proceedings (known as Schrems 2) by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner against FaceBook, which raise issues about EU-US data transfers
Contact: Terence McCrann
Tel: +353 1 607 1336
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Construction:
Partners 11 (+2 consultants), fee earners 65
The group comprises of commercial real estate and construction elements including complex acquisitions and disposals, projects work, re-structuring, security and enforcement, tax-based deals and construction schemes and disputes for domestic and international companies.
■ Advising National Paediatric Hospital Development Board on the procurement and construction of the New Children’s Hospital, the largest capital investment project undertaken in healthcare in Ireland
■ Acting for US tech giant, Salesforce, in connection with the lease of a new purpose-built, leading edge campus
■ Acted for Mapletree Investments on its forward purchase of a newly constructed office building for a reported consideration of €240m
■ Acting for active developer Marlet Property Group in relation to several developments, including PRS, Student Accommodation and Commercial Offices
■ Advising Roche on a site remediation project involving decommissioning, demolition and full site remediation
Contact: Barrett Chapman
Tel: +353 1 607 1480
Email: [email protected]

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Construction
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Eamon de Valera
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Niall Powderly
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Philip Murphy
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Stuart McCarron
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Tom Dane
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Catherine Deane
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