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Corporate/M&A | Global

Ireland

The Corporate/M&A rankings table below has been designed to provide the most in-depth insights and reviews of the top ranked lawyers and law firms. The firms included in our rankings have been recommended by in-house counsel, other third-party experts and private practice lawyers. Our comprehensive research ensures you have all the information needed when looking to purchase legal services across Ireland.

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Band 1
  1. A&L Goodbody
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    A&L Goodbody
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 26 Years Ranked
    A&L Goodbody boasts a stellar practice advising high-end international and domestic clients on all elements of corporate and transactional law, including private equity deals. The law firm advises both private and public companies on M&A matters, and its expertise extends to equity capital raisings, including IPOs. The market-leading team has a large number of esteemed practitioners who are frequently called upon for the establishment of high-value joint ventures. A&L Goodbody leverages its London and three US offices to frequently assist with inbound investment transactions. The law firm's clients include leading names from the life sciences, healthcare and infrastructure sectors, as well as asset managers and banks.
  2. 1
    Matheson LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 21 Years Ranked
    Matheson is a market-leading law firm frequently acting for multinational clients on cross-border transactions, including foreign direct investment, often utilising its offices in the USA. It showcases impressive expertise in the full gamut of M&A transactions and corporate reorganisations. The team also advises on corporate governance topics and is noted for its full-service offering in supplementary practice areas such as tax. The law firm additionally assists with public M&A deals and share placements.
  3. McCann FitzGerald LLP
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    McCann FitzGerald LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 21 Years Ranked
    McCann FitzGerald is a standout law firm advising clients from a range of industries on M&A transactions and joint ventures. The team additionally handles corporate law mandates, including corporate governance and restructurings. It is highly experienced in cross-border deals, often collaborating with colleagues in the law firm's New York office. McCann FitzGerald also demonstrates top-tier expertise in equity capital markets mandates, possessing an impressive bench of highly regarded lawyers assisting with share placements, IPOs and delistings.
  4. William Fry LLP
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    William Fry LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1 | 21 Years Ranked
    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.
  5. Arthur Cox
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Maples Group
    2
    Maples Group
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Maples is routinely involved in transactions with multi-jurisdictional elements, including inbound investments. The law firm often acts on mandates involving private equity and venture capital entities, with notable experience in deals within the technology sector. The team is also noted for its assistance with corporate governance and shareholder matters.
  2. Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
    2
    Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 2 | 23 Years Ranked
    Mason Hayes & Curran advises public and private companies on cross-border M&A transactions, group restructurings and corporate governance matters. The lawyers are experienced in deals involving private equity and venture capital elements. The law firm is also well versed in mandates relating to funding rounds and equity capital raises as well as public takeovers.
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Band 3
  1. LK Shields Solicitors LLP
    3
    LK Shields Solicitors LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3 | 21 Years Ranked
    LK Shields possesses a well-regarded M&A department which represents clients in both domestic and cross-border transactions. The lawyers are also knowledgeable in topics such as management buyouts and strategic partnership agreements. The law firm has additional expertise advising private equity and venture capital funds on corporate mandates and investments.
  2. ByrneWallace LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3
  3. Eversheds Sutherland
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Addleshaw Goddard (Ireland) LLP
    4
    Addleshaw Goddard (Ireland) LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4 | 20 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw Goddard represents a range of clients, including investment funds and venture capital firms, in domestic and cross-border M&A transactions and investments. The law firm is also experienced in restructurings and corporate governance topics.
  2. Beauchamps LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4
  3. Dentons
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4
  4. Philip Lee LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4
  5. RDJ LLP
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4
  6. Whitney Moore
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 4
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Band 5
  1. Dillon Eustace
    5
    Dillon Eustace
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 12 Years Ranked
    Dillon Eustace's corporate team advises clients on local and cross-border transactional matters including M&A and private equity deals. The team also handles reorganisations and restructurings, with experience acting for clients in the media, healthcare and IT sectors.
  2. DLA Piper
    5
    DLA Piper
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    "DLA Piper is really handy because of its network. It offers an international element, which is extremely helpful. Given its firepower and global footprint, it is excellent. The team is really good at plugging into the network and getting really efficient and fantastic advice across a full range of areas. The law firm really is a highly efficient and commercial adviser to our business."
  3. Flynn O'Driscoll
    5
    Flynn O'Driscoll
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5 | 1 Years Ranked
    Flynn O'Driscoll enters the rankings this year following notable recognition for its growing practice. The department assists a range of SMEs and private equity firms with a variety of corporate and transactional mandates. The team advises on small and mid-cap transactions, including venture capital deals, as well as share issues and corporate restructurings. The law firm assists its clients from its Dublin and Galway offices.
  4. Pinsent Masons (Ireland)
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5
  5. ReganWall
    Corporate/M&A
    2024 | Band 5