Dillon Eustace

Dublin Office

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Managing Partner: Donnacha O'Connor

Number of partners: 44

Number of lawyers: 97

Languages: English, French, German, ItalianFirm Overview:

Dillon Eustace is one of Ireland’s leading law firms focusing on financial services, banking and capital markets, corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, insurance, real estate and taxation. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, the firm’s international practice has seen it establish offices in Tokyo (2000), New York (2009) and the Cayman Islands (2012).

The firm has developed a dynamic team of lawyers representing international and domestic clients, asset managers, investment fund promoters, insurers, banks, corporates, government and supranational bodies as well as media, insurance companies, aviation, maritime industry participants and real estate investors and developers. Main Areas of Practice:

Financial Services:

From Dublin and Cayman, the financial services practice serves clients across a whole range of activities, including:

■Asset Management

■Investment Funds


■Investment Services

■Insurance & Pensions

■Funds Listing

■Regulatory & Compliance

Key Clients: Asset managers, insurers, retail and investment banks, prime brokers, broker/dealers, funds service providers, insurance TPAs, domestic and international corporates and public bodies. Through its international offices Dillon Eustace is a leading adviser to the international financial services community, building off its Irish base.

Contact: Donnacha O’Connor

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Matt Mulry

Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:

The litigation and dispute resolution practice has a well established and highly regarded practice covering a variety of areas including:

■ Business & Securities Litigation

■ Insurance

■ Insolvency & Recovery

■ Product Liability

■ Aviation

■ Maritime

■ Media

Key Clients: The firm’s clients include some of the leading global banks, financial institutions, product manufacturers, insurers, airlines, publishing companies and public companies.

Contact: John Doyle

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Paul Breen

Email: [email protected]

Banking & Capital Markets:

The banking and capital markets practice advises domestic and international banks, financial institutions and other clients on a full range of banking and capital markets work including:

■Capital Markets & Derivatives

■Commercial Property Finance

■Corporate & General Banking

■Distressed Assets/Bank Deleveraging

■Securitisation & Structured Finance

■Specialist Debt Listing

■Asset Finance & Leasing

Contact: Conor Keaveny

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Mark Thorne

Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:

The real estate practice represent a diverse range of clients, including private equity, pension and real estate investment funds, developers, retailers, institutional investors and financial institutions across all areas of real estate law, including:

■Commercial Property

■Land Acquisition & Development

■Funding & Security

■Planning & Environmental

■Distressed Asset Investing/Bank Deleverage

Contact: Kelly O’Hara

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Paul Eustace

Email: [email protected]

Corporate & M&A:

The corporate and M&A practice advises both domestic and international clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, reorganisations and restructurings, corporate and other business structures, intellectual property rights, EU and competition law providing clients with innovative but practical solutions throughout the lifecycle of the client’s business.

Contact: Lorcan Tiernan

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Adrian Benson

Email: [email protected]


The tax practice is multi-disciplinary and is comprised of a combination of tax, legal and accounting professionals providing a comprehensive range of tax services to domestic and international clients across all areas of international financial services in particular in the areas of:

■Asset Management & Investment Funds

■Securitisation & Structured Finance

■Private Equity

■Capital Markets

■Reinsurance Cross border transactions are conducted in conjunction with tax counsel in other jurisdictions based on extensive relationships built up over many years.

Contact: David Lawless

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Richard Lacken

Email: [email protected]


The insurance practice is a cross-disciplinary legal, regulatory and tax team which advises domestic and international operators in the life, non-life, health in surance and reinsurance sectors providing a full range of legal and tax services, including advice on:

■Product structuring and documentation

■Authorisation, including passporting and establishment within EU

■Third party service provider contracts

■Effective structuring of distribution channels

■Portfolio transfers and cross border mergers

Contact: Andrew Bates

Email: [email protected]

Regulatory Investigations:

The team advises clients subject to investigations by regulatory bodies such as the Central Bank and Office of Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE). This team includes litigators, former Central Bank enforcement lawyers and regulatory experts who can assist clients with:

■Themed inspections, Administrative Sanctions Procedures and other investigations

■Settlement procedures, inquiries and IFSAT appeals

■Regulatory interviews, skilled person reports

■Regulatory decisions and requirements and ancillary advices

Contact: Peter Bredin

Email: [email protected]

Contact: Andrew Bates

Email: [email protected]


The employment group advises domestic and international clients on all issues arising from the employment relationship including employment contracts, handbooks, termination issues and employment policies as well as strategic issues arising in the context of M&A activity including TUPE, redundancies and industrial relations.

Contact: John Doyle

Email: [email protected]

International Work:

Dillon Eustace has a significant domestic practice, though the major focus of the firm to date has been on international work for leading US, UK, Continental European and Asian financial services groups, finance houses, asset managers, banks, and insurers as well as an increasing client base in the Middle East, South Africa and Australia.