Irish firms in London in London

McCann FitzGerald LLP

McCann FitzGerald LLP’s equity capital markets practice has a track record handling the full range of corporate transactions for financial institutions, corporate issuers, investment managers and investors. Specializing exclusively in Irish law, the group is skilled in IPOs, public offerings, restructurings and corporate governance issues, with key contact Éamon Ó Cúiv  advising on debt capital markets and corporate lending work. Also of note is Hugh Beattie whose practice focuses on finance and funds management matters. He is also experienced in financial regulation.

Responsables de la pratique:

Eamon O Cuiv; Hugh Beattie

Principaux dossiers

  • Advised the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment on the establishment and continued operation of the COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme.
  • Advised Hammerson on its €700m issuance of sustainability-linked bonds, and on its successful listing on the main market for listed securities of Euronext Dublin.
  • Advised Datalex plc, a leading provider of digital retail technology to the airline industry on its €25m fundraising by cornerstone placing, firm placing and placing and open offer and its associated migration from the official list of Euronext Dublin to Euronext Growth.

William Fry

William Fry has an ‘excellent’ practice that is singled out for its strength in sustainable financial disclosure regulations (SFDR) and handles a steady stream of corporate mandates. Overseen by Ivor Banim, who has a transactional record spanning over two decades, the team has demonstrable strength in M&A, ECM, IPOs and asset management matters for major financial institutions and private equity houses. Brian Butterwick advises on public and private mergers while Matthew Cahill, who heads the structured finance practice, excels in capital markets transactions and securitization work. Also of note is Lorena Dunne, who has expertise advising on EU sustainable finance regulation for both domestic and international asset managers. ESG work is also a main area of activity. The team further bolstered its senior headcount in London with the hire of Liam Arthur, who joined from Proskauer Rose LLP.

Responsables de la pratique:

Ivor Banim

Autres avocats clés:

Lorena Dunne; Matthew Cahill

Les références

‘William Fry are always available and provide a dedicated team to our business. They are excellent at keeping us informed of upcoming regulations and I think they are particularly strong on the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR) which is a significant piece of regulation for the industry.’

‘The attention to detail is excellent and we can be confident in the advice we receive. The team are always responsive to any ad hoc queries we may have. Lorena Dunne is particularly strong – we value her contribution to our business.’

‘Ivor Banim is extremely responsive and commercial. Lorena Dunne is utterly charming and smart to boot.’

Principaux clients

Smurfit Kappa



DCC plc

Edwards Lifesciences plc


York Capital Management

Lazard Asset Management

Mayfair Equity Partners

Value Retail

Phoenix Group

Barclays Bank plc

Uniphar plc

U and I Group PLC (formerly Development Securities plc)

Sands Capital

Davy Group


RBC Capital Markets

Yew Grove REIT

Pollen Street Capital

Towerbrook Capital

August Equity Partners

Gresham House Asset Management

Medivet Group

Clayton Dubilier & Rice

New Mountain Capital

Aceto Group

Wealth at Work Group

Kyndryl Group

Nordic Aviation


Principaux dossiers

  • Advised IBM on the Irish aspects of its $19bn reorganisation and spinout whereby IBM separated its Managed Infrastructure Services unit of its Global Technology Services division into a new public company.
  • Advising Irish headquartered NAC Group in relation to its restructuring of its $6.8bn debt.
  • Advised CD&R, the US private investment firm, on all Irish law aspects of its recommended cash offer for UDG Healthcare plc, a global leader in healthcare advisory, communications, commercial, clinical and packaging services.

A&L Goodbody LLP

A&L Goodbody LLP’s key London contact remains office head Stephen Carson, whose main areas of focus are in international asset management and investment funds.

Responsables de la pratique:

Stephen Carson

Arthur Cox

The London office of Arthur Cox is led by Conor McCarthy  and advises on an array of transactions involving Irish, UK and international business assets and clients.

Responsables de la pratique:

Conor McCarthy