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Managing Partner: Philip Lee
Number of partners: 31
Number of lawyers: 62
Languages: English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian

Firm Overview:
Philip Lee is one of Ireland’s leading commercial practices with offices in Dublin, Brussels, San Francisco and London. The firm’s clients are pioneering private and publicly quoted companies operating in the world’s leading sectors, most notably finance, banking, foreign direct investment, food, pharmaceutical, technology, energy and life sciences. It is the preferred legal advisor to many public sector organisations. The firm is recognised as being among the market leaders in several areas of law practice, including: corporate; tax; competition and EU law; energy; environment; construction, projects and PPP; procurement; intellectual property; data protection; dispute resolution; real estate; regulatory; media and entertainment; technology; and waste. Philip Lee is the sole Irish member of Multilaw, a consortium network of over 10,000 lawyers in 100 countries worldwide.

Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The banking and finance team assists Irish and international banks, as well as non-bank specialist lenders, on a wide range of financial transactions and advisory matters. The firm is especially strong in the areas of project finance and property finance. Contact: Simon O’Neill
Email: [email protected]

The corporate group acts for businesses ranging from high potential early stage ventures to market leading global multinationals — including many cutting edge technology companies. The firm’s areas of expertise include corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, tax structuring, corporate finance and joint ventures. The team regularly advises on foreign direct investment and its international focus is bolstered by the firm’s overseas offices.
Contact: Andreas McConnell
Email: [email protected]

Construction, Projects & PPP:
The firm has advised public and private bodies on major projects, among which are some of the largest infrastructure projects undertaken in Ireland. The highly skilled lawyers in their team have a particular expertise in the area of public private partnerships. Contact: Jonathan Kelly
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution & Litigation:
The firm has a very active litigation group that advises on data protection, construction disputes, employment, media and telecoms issues. It represents clients in contentious issues in intellectual property, technology and in the pharmaceuticals area. Philip Lee continues to be recognised for its advice on judicial reviews and statutory appeals in the public sector. Contact: Damien Young Email: [email protected] Employment, Pensions & Immigration: The firm’s employment and pensions group advises on all aspects of employment, pensions and equality law and acts for some of the largest employers operating in Ireland. International clients regularly seek the firm’s advice when setting up their Irish operations. The firm’s immigration group works closely with the employment and corporate departments, advising on all corporate immigration matters.
Contact: Patrick Walshe
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Environment:
The energy and environment group advises clients in all relevant sectors, including renewable energy companies involved in onshore and offshore wind, biomass, biofuels, and district heating projects. The firm also advises traditional and unconventional oil and gas exploration and production companies, as well as oil, gas and coal importers and distributors. Specialist areas of advice include: judicial review and environmental litigation, environmental assessments and licensing, water services and waste water treatment and subsea cables and pipelines.
Contact: Alice Whittaker
Email: [email protected]

EU, Competition & State Aid:
The firm advises on cutting edge competition issues and regulatory law to a wide range of organisations and businesses in the energy, telecommunications and construction sectors. This expert group advises public and private bodies on competition law enforcement and on state aid. It represents clients nationally in the commercial court and internationally before the European Commission and in the European Courts of Justice.
Contact: Ronan Dunne
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property, Technology & Data Protection:
The firm’s intellectual property and technology group continues to be recognised in international rankings as one of Ireland’s leading intellectual property practices. They advise many of the world’s leading brand owners and regularly put structures in place to ease clients through complex issues of commercialisation and exploitation. The firm is a leading advisor on all significant data protection issues in Ireland.
Contact: Anne Bateman
Email: [email protected]

Media & Entertainment:
Philip Lee’s film and television practice is recognised as the largest and most active in the Irish market. The firm has been engaged in connection with almost every feature film, major television drama and animation series produced in Ireland in recent years.
Contact: Brian Gormley
Email: [email protected]

The procurement group at Philip Lee continues to be to the forefront of public procurement, devising standard procurement and contract documentation for numerous public bodies. It also regularly advises private sector companies. The firm has represented clients before the European Commission and before the European Court of Justice and has helped develop the law in several of the leading decisions issued by the European Court of Justice.
Contact: Kerri Crossen
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate & Planning:
The Philip Lee real estate and planning group represents a diverse range of clients, including investors, private developers, public sector bodies, regulatory bodies and financial institutions. The firm advises on all aspects of commercial property and landlord and tenant law. The planning group specialises in planning applications and appeals, oral hearings and judicial reviews.
Contact: John O’ Donoghue
Email: [email protected]

The tax group provides specialist advice to Irish and international clients on the establishment of headquarters in Ireland, tax aspects of M&A transactions, corporate finance and re-structuring, inward investment, property transactions and revenue related issues.
Contact: Amanda-Jayne Comyn
Email: [email protected]

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