Managing Partner: Richard Martin
Number of partners worldwide: 45
Number of lawyers: 110
Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) is a top ten Irish law firm, with offices in Cork, Dublin, Galway and London, and a staff of more than 250. A unique national footprint is further bolstered by strategic alliances with UK, US and Northern Ireland law firms, allowing the firm to offer a multi-jurisdictional service across Europe, the US and Asia. More than 100 lawyers advise on a full range of transactions for clients that include multinationals, scaling and established Irish companies, financial institutions, leading insurance companies, public sector bodies and government agencies. RDJ is certified for ISO27001, the international standard for information security.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
The firm has a long established and well regarded banking and finance practice and acts for all of the major banks in the Irish market including AIB, Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank. Clients include domestic financial institutions, insurance companies, Credit Unions, the National Asset Management Agency, government bodies, private individuals and corporate bodies. The group advises on all aspects of commercial and private lending and has particular experience in the areas of bank restructuring matters and the sale of loan portfolios.
RDJ acts for many of the major state bodies, commercial and residential developers as well as institutional and private investors on commercial property matters. The team are known for their experience managing complex transactions related to retail and office developments, residential developments, hospitality, and investment portfolios and sales. The firm’s presence in Ireland’s three main commercial centres (Dublin, Cork and Galway) means they offer a unique network to clients with property portfolios throughout the country. RDJ’s property team is complemented by a very strong construction team, which includes nationally recognised Finola McCarthy and construction consultant Denise Kennedy, a qualified Chartered Engineer with over 21 years’ experience working in the Irish Construction Industry.
The firm’s highly regarded construction team provide the full spectrum of legal advice on contentious and non-contentious matters in public and private sector construction and engineering projects. The team is active across several sectors such as healthcare, education, energy, pharmaceutical, commercial development and housing. The firm’s clients include developers, contractors, consultants, investors and public bodies.
Corporate & Commercial:
RDJ’s team of business lawyers handle a full range of mergers and acquisitions, investments, restructuring, licensing, and strategic transactions for both public and private clients. The team has extensive experience advising a wide range of indigenous and overseas clients and has been active in a number of recent significant mergers and acquisitions.
The RDJ employment law team has wide ranging experience on all contentious and non-contentious issues and provides advice on employment matters such as industrial relations, trade union, equality and discrimination and stress claims. The team has extensive experience in representation before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, Labour Relations Commission and before the Courts.
Environmental & Planning:
The firm offers comprehensive advice on all aspects of environmental and health and safety issues, including in relation to contaminated land issues, due diligence and environmental/health and safety warranties, IPC licence procedures, compliance procedures, defence of prosecutions, interpretation of EU and Irish legislation and environmental strategies.
The firm has decades- long experience in advising clients in all areas of healthcare provision including statutory bodies, health insurers, public and private hospitals and physicians on a diverse range of contentious and non-contentious matters. It has an especially strong reputation in the defence of medical negligence claims including claims against public and private hospitals dealing including catastrophic birth injury claims.
Insolvency & Restructuring:
RDJ is one of Ireland’s leading Irish law firms in the area of insolvency and corporate restructuring. The firm’s insolvency and corporate restructuring team acts for domestic and international financial institutions, prominent insolvency practitioners, distressed companies, directors and creditors.
The firm advises a wide range of domestic and international insurers and re-insurers active in Ireland in both contentious and non-contentious matters. The firm has particular expertise in the areas of professional indemnity and other financial lines, casualty and liability claims, product liability and coverage issues. It also advises insurers on policy interpretation, policy mediation and arbitration disputes.
RDJ has extensive experience across all segments of the life sciences industry and represents many key operators in the sector, including medical device, biotech, and pharmaceutical companies, as well as many of the leading universities and research centres in Ireland. The firm is headquartered in Cork, where the pharmaceutical sector is very strong and acts for many of the indigenous and multinational pharmaceutical companies there. RDJ also has a large presence in Galway where there is a very strong cluster of Medical Device companies.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
RDJ’s litigation team are experienced practitioners in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution regarding commercial and other disputes. The firm has an especially strong reputation in the areas of professional negligence claims, planning-related disputes and various types of commercial disputes coming before the Courts at all levels, from the District Court to the Supreme Court.
The firm has a well-regarded tax practice that offers a comprehensive range of tax planning and consultancy services to high net worth individuals and corporates, both domestic and international. The team regularly advises on cross-border transactions; corporate and commercial taxation services, particularly in the areas of corporate tax efficient structuring of operations in Ireland; investment structuring by overseas companies; structuring of employee remuneration packages; and share incentive schemes for directors and employees.
Technology & Commercial Contracts:
RDJ holds a strong reputation for handling technology transactions as well as advising on a range of technology services for its clients such as privacy and data protection, cyber security, IP protection, licensing, outsourcing and commercial contracts.
RDJ’s international experience includes advising large US and European based multinationals with bases in Ireland. The firm has extensive experience in working on cross-border complex transactions for Irish and foreign clients.