Experience


  • Salix Pharmaceuticals on its proposed merger with Cosmo Technologies and related corporate inversion into Ireland.

  • Medtronic, Inc on its proposed $42.9bn acquisition of Covidien plc.

  • Northern Ireland Water in the defence of procurement challenges.

  • Fiat in relation to a dispute with one of Northern Ireland's largest car dealerships.

  • UTV Media PLC in relation to a complex copyright and database dispute.

  • Irish Football Association in judicial review proceedings regarding allegations of state aid.

  • Bank of Ireland in relation to significant claims against solicitors and valuers.

  • The operators of the landmark Crown Bar in relation to the grant of a new intoxicating liquor licence.

  • A Local Council in relation to the full suite of construction documents for a number of key civic projects.

  • The Employer in relation to the design and build of a bespoke manufacturing and distribution facility in England.

  • The Main Contractor in relation to contracts for the design and construction of nine schools.

  • Housing associations on procurement and contractual issues and disputes arising from significant building projects.

  • A specialist subcontractor in the successful enforcement of an adjudicator's decision.

  • The Special Liquidators of IBRC on all corporate aspects of the sale process in respect of the assets of IBRC.

  • Joint Special Liquidators of IBRC.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann in competition and energy regulatory proceedings before the High Court.

  • DirectRoute Consortium, comprising an international and domestic sponsor group on the €550m N17 Gort to Tuam Road PPP Project. One of the largest and most complex PPP transactions in the State over recent years.

  • Irish Water on planning and environmental issues relative to its establishment.

  • Oweninny Power Limited (a jointly owned by ESB and Bord na Móna) on Oweninny wind farm.

  • Funds managed by Apollo on the acquisition of MBNA Ireland.

  • élan on the sale of EDT to Alkermes Inc and Alkermes' related corporate inversion into Ireland.

  • Vidara Therapeutics Research on its acquisition by Horizon Pharma Inc and Horizon’s related corporate inversion into Ireland.

  • Keenan Corporate Finance as Administrators of Goney Developments Limited.

  • DETI on the first successful income payments application in Northern Ireland.

  • PWC as Administrators of K.P.L Contracts Limited

  • Quinn Group on all aspects of its corporate restructuring of debt in the region of circa €1.3bn.

  • BDO as Administrators of Valto Limited (formerly CUSP).

  • Deloitte as Administrators of Arkin Investments Limited and supervisors of a CVA for Crosslands Properties Limited.

  • Oaktree in the defence of High Court injunction proceedings against enforcement.

  • KPMG as Special Liquidators of IBRC which is currently the largest, most complex and cross-jurisdictional insolvency on the island of Ireland.

  • DMS on its application for authorisation as an alternative investment fund manager under the AIFMD.

  • Major lessors on the establishment, operation and financing of Irish leasing subsidiaries.

  • HSBC Bank on the establishment of a Stg£800m rail leasing program, including one of the first Irish structured leasing companies for rolling stock.

  • Allied Irish Banks on the financing of the M.V. “Ballyhealy” and the M.V. “Finnforest”.

  • CDB on financing of ships.

  • Private equity and alternative capital providers on the establishment, operation and financing of investment structures through Ireland.

  • GECAS on the securitisation of various portfolios of aircraft engines.

  • US, Japanese and Chinese lessors with establishing and financing aircraft and helicopter leasing platforms in Ireland.

  • Lily O'Brien's Chocolates' vendor on the sale to Carlyle Cardinal Ireland.

  • élan on the defence of a $6.8bn takeover bid by Royalty Pharma.

  • Irish Life Group on Great-West Lifeco’s acquisition of the company from the Government of Ireland.

  • Guardian Financial Services on its acquisition of Ark Life.

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals on its IPO on NASDAQ.

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals on the $390m secondary offering by certain shareholders and on a $200m share buyback programme on NASDAQ.

  • Eaton Corporation on its $18bn IPO on NYSE.

  • Prothena on its IPO on NASDAQ.

  • élan on its underwritten disposal of a $550m stake in Alkermes.

  • Irish Continental Group on its fully subscribed €111m Tender Offer Buy Back.

  • élan on its $1bn “Dutch Auction” tender offer share buyback.

  • The Placing Agents and joint lead managers on Bank of Ireland’s €537m placing in connection with the Irish State’s sale of its €1.8bn preference share stake in the bank.

  • Prothena on its $130m primary and secondary capital raising.

  • Hibernia REIT on its €385m IPO and listing on the official lists in Dublin and London.

  • AIG on its proposed sale of ILFC to AerCap.

  • Dr. Peters Group on establishment of new aircraft fund for institutional investors listed on LSE in relation to Dreamliner aircraft for lease to Norwegian Air Shuttle.

  • Helicopter lessors on Irish listed Ex-Im bond issuances.

  • US, Japanese and Chinese lessors with establishing and financing aircraft and helicopter leasing platforms in Ireland in place of the existing line on lessors.

  • Hibernia REIT on its successful €365 million fundraising and launch in the last quarter of 2013.

  • Irish Property Unit Trust on the establishment and authorisation of IPUT plc, the first Irish internally managed alternative investment fund under the AIFM Regulations.

  • The Hartford on the sale of its Irish life assurance subsidiary to Columbia Insurance Company.

  • Insurance Ireland on drafting and negotiating with the Department of Justice amendments to Irish Equal Status legislation to address the Test Achats decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union.

  • Other clients including Irish Life and Permanent on settlement of significant enforcement actions.

  • Combined Insurance Company of Europe on settlement of multi-million euro enforcement action arising from sales practices.

  • Alico Life International and other major insurers on settlement of multi-million euro financial services administrative enforcement actions arising from stock lending activities.

  • A number of leading life assurers on sovereign annuity products.

  • A significant number of leading insurers in the Irish market on compliance with the Test Achats decision.

  • Allied Irish Banks on a travel insurance distribution arrangement with ACE.

  • Prudential International Assurance plc on a significant outsourcing to Capita.

  • Friends First in several significant Commercial Court proceedings.

  • Advising on various life settlement proposals.

  • BMW on the intra-group transfer of the non-life insurance business of its Irish captive to its UK captive.

  • Partner Re on various intra-group transfers of reinsurance business.

  • Danica on the intra-group transfer of the life assurance business of its Irish life insurer to its Danish life insurer.

  • XL Group on the conversion of its Irish reinsurer to an SE.

  • Lloyds Banking Group on the intra-group transfer of the Irish life and non-life insurance businesses of Halifax to Lloyds UK insurance companies.

  • RSA on the acquisition of the personal lines insurance business of Aoninsure.ie.

  • The Special Liquidators of IBRC on insurance aspects of the liquidation.

  • Guardian Financial Services on the acquisition of Ark Life.

  • The Hartford on the sale of its Irish life assurance subsidiary, Hartford Life Limited to Columbia Insurance Company (a Berkshire Hathaway company).

  • An Irish UCITS managment company on its application to passport services to Luxembourg.

  • Irish Property Unit Trust, an exempt unit trust, on its strategy for complying with AIFMD and the implementation thereof.

  • A consortium of international investors on the establishment of a qualifying investor fund for the purpose of acquiring a portfolio of loans secured on real estate.

  • A large Danish pension fund, one of Europe’s largest pension funds, on the establishment of a UCITS investment company.

  • Oaktree Capital on the establishment of a qualifying investor fund focused on investment in Irish real estate.

  • IBM on its acquisitions of The Now Factory and Curam Software.

  • Endo Health Solutions on its $1.6bn acquisition of Paladin Labs and related corporate inversion into Ireland.

  • The Hartford on the sale of Hartford Life.

  • Successful defendants in Koger Inc & Koger (Dublin) Limited v O’Donnell & Others in High Court and Supreme Court proceedings [433/2008P] and [422/2010].

  • Hastings Funds Management on acquisition of Phoenix Natural Gas

  • GolfNow on it's acquisition of BRS Golf.

  • Telefónica on its sale of Telefónica O2 Ireland to Hutchison Whampoa Group.

  • élan on its formal sale process and Perrigo's recommended $8.6bn takeover offer and related corporate inversion into Ireland.

  • ADC & HAS Airports on its acquisition of Belfast International Airport.

  • Calyon on the US$1bn Aircraft Lease Securitisation II Ltd aircraft funding.

  • RBS Aerospace USD$1.09bn Airspeed Securitisation of an aircraft lease portfolio.

  • CIT Aerospace on a substantial aircraft financing transaction.

  • China Aircraft Leasing Company establishment of an Irish leasing subsidiary.

  • Aircastle on its US$300mn and US$200mn senior secured financings arranged by JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Calyon New York Branch and DVB Bank respectively.

  • Irish Ferries on the sale of the M.V. “Normandy” to a Singapore purchaser.

  • Allied Irish Banks on the financing of the M.V. "Ballyhealy" and the M.V. "Finnforest"

  • HSBC Bank on the establishment of a GBP£800mn rail leasing program, including one of the first Irish structured leasing companies for rolling stock.

  • A syndicate of banks in relation to bridging facilities provided to Irish Continental Group PLC.

  • On the Private funding of Irish fishing vessels.

  • On all banking work for Arklow Shipping fleet. This is rolling work.

  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation on its $7.2bn acquisition of RBS Aerospace. Awarded Deal of the Year 2012 by Airfinance Journal.

  • IBRC, Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Banks, EBS and certain non-participating institutions in relation to NAMA.

  • NAMA In relation to enforcement and restructuring in respect of a number of its borrowers.

  • Barclays Bank and BNP Paribas on the development and long term financing of the East West Interconnector between Wales and Ireland.

  • Morgan Stanley regarding the $1.2bn public takeover of Skillsoft by Berkshire Partners.

  • Iberdrola Finance S.A in respect of Iberdrola Finance Ireland’s $2bn note issuance.

  • Deutsche Bank AG on the restructuring of its Irish Eurocredit vehicle.

  • Irish Life & Permanent plc on its recapitalisation and possible sale of its life business.

  • Bank of Ireland’s deleveraging programme.

  • Irish Life & Permanent plc in connection with the issuance of €400m Tier 2 Contingent Capital Notes to the Irish Minister for Finance.

  • EBS Building Society on its merger with Allied Irish Banks.

  • Grafton Group in connection with the refinancing several of its bilateral facilities.

  • International Lease Finance Corporation in respect of its secured term loan facilities with banks from Europe, Asia and North America.

  • GECAS in the USD$336m securitisation of a portfolio of aircraft engines involving Rotor Securitization Ltd and its subsidiaries.

  • Bank of Ireland on the securitisation of a life insurance portfolio - the first deal of its kind in Ireland and Europe.

  • Westfield Group on the US$10bn launch of EMTN programme by the Group, which is the world's largest shopping centre owner operator.

  • Irish Life and Permanent plc securitisation of a portfolio of its residential mortgages.This is the largest ever Irish RMBS securitisation to date.

  • ICS Building Society on the issuance of mortgage backed promissory notes which are an alternative source of liquidity for ICS Building Society

  • IXIS Corporate and Investment Bank on the securitisation of portfolios of motor insurance policies from 5 AXA European subsidiaries.

  • Channel Capital plc in the establishment of the first credit derivative product company (CDPC) in Europe.

  • ICS Building Society, a subsidiary of Bank of Ireland, on the securitisation of a portfolio of residential mortgages.

  • SVG Capital/Key Capital On the establishment of an Irish qualifying investor fund which interposed a section 110 vehicle between the QIF and the underlying portfolio of private equity investments.

  • Depfa Bank plc on the synthetic securitisation of a portfolio of public infrastructure projects loans and bonds.

  • Ulster Bank Ireland Ltd on the issue of €1.5bn Floating Rate Notes due 2010 and their listing on the Irish Stock Exchange.

  • Real Estate Opportunities plc on the Irish aspects of its Stg£1bn group debt restructuring.

  • Allied Irish Banks €1.3bn credit agreement to finance the highly leveraged bid by JDH Acquisitions plc for Jurys Doyle Hotel Group Limited.

  • Acision Consortium Lead by Atlantic Bridge ventures on a GBP£265m private equity buy-out of the Logica CMG group.

  • International Power plc Financing and corporate issues around the €302m acquisition of the Trinergy Group.

  • Allied Irish Banks on the €350m acquisition of the Mater Private Hospital by CapVest Equity Partners L.P from the management team of Mater Private.

  • Clients on compliance A wide variety of clients on management of compliance obligations.

  • Irish Listed Companies A number of Irish Listed Companies on Board Review Structures.

  • Many Domestic and International Clients on Corporate Governance structures including advise on Corporate Governance Guidelines, Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee Charters.

  • Directors Of listed and unlisted companies on Directors' obligations.

  • Irish Waste Management Association on its submission leading up to the recent change in Irish Government policy on waste.

  • Cavan County Council on the defence of a Circuit Court prosecution brought by the DPP in respect of odour nuisance.

  • Kildare County Council On issues arising out of the disposal of its waste collection business.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann on planning issues arising in relation to a number of windfarm acquisitions.

  • Anglo American on the environmental aspects of the $308m sale of Lisheen Mine comprised in its $1.34bn sale of its zinc portfolio to Vedanta Resources.

  • ED & F Man in environmental/product liability proceedings seeking to recover €29m from Wyeth and Cara Environmental relative to alleged illegally shipped hazardous waste.

  • The Receiver to Waterford Wedgewood on all environmental issues arising, including the surrender and transfer of IPPC licences.

  • A private equity company on all environmental aspects, to include energy related carbon issues, on the acquisition of seven power plants.

  • TK Maxx in defending planning injunction proceedings relative to one of its stores.

  • BUPA On the sale of BUPA’s Irish health insurance business to Quinn-Direct.

  • Aviva/ Hibernian plc on its bancassurance life and pensions joint venture with Allied Irish Banks and its acquisition of 75% of Ark Life.

  • Aviva on the acquisition of Area Life.

  • XL Capital On the relocation of significant French and UK reinsurance operations to Ireland.

  • Zurich Group on the ongoing centralisation of its global corporate insurance business to Ireland.

  • AIG UG on restructuring its European insurance and reinsurance operations.

  • Partner Re on the re-location of its European business to Ireland.

  • Standard Life on the establishment of its international insurer, Standard Life International.

  • Ixis/Nexgen as promoters/reinsurers on a €450m securitisation of AXA’s EU motor insurance portfolio.

  • Bank of Ireland and Bank of Ireland Life on the securitisation of the embedded value of Bank of Ireland Life.

  • Irish Life on a €200mn note issue.

  • Hansard (an Isle of Man/Irish Life insurance group) on the Irish aspects of its 2007 IPO

  • Ambac as guarantor on Scottish Re’s 2006 life securitisation through Irish reinsurer Ballantyne Re.

  • Gen Re group In connection with the finite reinsurance business of its Irish subsidiary, Cologne Re Dublin.

  • The Health Service Executive on the set up of the Hepatitis C Insurance Scheme.

  • AIB Insurance Services on the launch of its branded motor insurance business.

  • Numerous authorised insurers on legal and regulatory matters including regulatory implications of innovative products.

  • Mediation of insurance related disputes and litigation regarding insurance coverage and claims in particular for professional indemnity insurers in the healthcare/veterinary and financial/professional services areas.

  • Many captive/self-insured clients in relation to their insurance claims and professional indemnity matters including Grafton Group, CBRE, Heinz Group and Mercer.

  • Life insurance providers such as Friends First, Standard Life and Irish Life concerning their own and policyholder claims

  • Corporates such as Pfizer, HJ Heinz and United Drug in relation to product liability matters.

  • Aegon On Irish tax aspects of the $1.4bn sale of its life reinsurance business, Transamerica International Re Ireland, to SCOR.

  • Genzyme on certain Irish tax aspects of its $20bn acquisition by Sanofi Aventis.

  • Citi on the sale of Citilife Financial to Enstar Group.

  • Bank of Scotland Ireland, Barry’s Tea and Management On the the sale of Batchelors Foods to Valeo Foods Group.

  • Morgan Stanley on tax aspects of the issuance of shares to the Irish National Pension Reserve Fund Commission, and the related de-listing of Allied Irish Banks from the main market of the Irish Stock Exchange and move to the Enterprise Securities Market.

  • Cableuropa SAU in connection with a €300m high-yield bond issue through Nara Cable Funding Limited.

  • Banco Santander SA On a securitisation of auto loans and leases of Santander Consumer Bank AS.

  • Waha Capital (Abu Dhabi-based sovereign wealth fund) acquisition of a 20% stake in Aercap and restructuring existing 50% joint venture.

  • UBS and Deutsche Bank On Bank of Ireland liability management exercises, involving exchange offers to subordinated noteholders for new ELG guaranteed notes.

  • Irish Life & Permanent in connection with Series 8 of its Fastnet residential mortgage securitisation programme.

  • Quinn Group on all aspects of its restructuring.

  • The Examiner Of the McInerney Group.

  • The senior lender and its receiver of the Pierse Group.

  • The senior creditor in relation to the successful reorganisation of Aer Arann via examinership.

  • The parent company of Nortel Networks in relation to its current restructuring.

  • The court appointed liquidator for the Fleming Construction Group.

  • The senior lenders in relation to the debt restructuring of EMPG/Houghton Mifflin.

  • The largest secured creditor of the Zoe Development Group and subsequently acting for its as receivers over various companies in this group.

  • The receivers of Waterford Wedgwood plc and its related companies.

  • Permira On Creganna Tactx Medical's sale to Funds managed by Permira.

  • RHJ International on its acquisition of KBC Asset management (Dublin) from KBC Asset Management.

  • Hellman & Friedman on its acquisition of Web Reservations International.

  • HgCapital In relation to a number of investments including one into Orbiscom and Sorne Windfarm.

  • SVG Capital & Key Capital On the establishment of funds to invest in underlying private equity funds.

  • CanWest on the €265m sale of TV3 through an auction process involving various private equity bidders and ultimate sale to Doughty Hanson.

  • Permira in respect of various investments and projects, including its acquisition of the Green Isle Group.

  • Apax Partners on Irish restructuring and food sector targets.

  • ACT Venture Capital on its investments into AGI Therapeutics; Nova Science Ltd; Softech Telecom; and Massana Ltd.

  • Babcock & Brown on Thornton Hall Prison Public Private Partnership (PPP) Investment.

  • SR Technics and 3i on the acquisition of FLS Aerospace Industries operations in Ireland for €46.9m.

  • Warburg Pincus in its €630m secondary buyout of Clondalkin Group from Candover.

  • FL Partners on its €244m acquisition of The Racing Post.

  • CapVest Equity PartnersL.P on the acquisition of the Mater Private Hospital from the management team of Mater Private.

  • Ecofin, the UK investment and advisory firm, on its €122.5m acquisition of a 16% stake in Airtricity, the Irish renewable energy company.

  • Private equity investors in a Wexford BioFuel Plant – the first commercial bio-diesel plant in Ireland.

  • 3i with regard to investments in Nova Science Ltd and Giraffe Childcare.

  • Maiden Acquisition Company (the holding company for Batchelors) on the €95m acquisition of Batchelors from Northern Foods and on the acquisition of Erin Foods Limited.

  • Clients include : Fortress, Alcentra, Apollo, Carlyle, Babson, ICG, M&G Prudential and Oaktree Capital Partners, Warburg Pincus, Bain Capital, Thomas H. Lee, Kelso Partners, Key Capital.

  • Set up of sophisticated structures for US private equity funds to enable them to receive income from portfolio companies free of US withholding tax.

  • General corporate advice to UK and US private Equity funds in respect of their establishment of acquisitions and other platforms for investing and trading in various asset classes. These structures include collateralised loan obligation platforms, distressed asset acquisition platforms and general debt platforms.

  • Fountain Healthcare Partners Limited on the establishment of Fountain Healthcare Partners Fund I, L.P., a significant venture capital fund established to invest in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and life sciences sectors.

  • Acision consortium led by Atlantic Bridge ventures in relation to a GBP £265m financing of a private equity acquisition of the Logica CMG group. This was one of the largest information technology/telecommunications private equity buy-outs in Europe in 2007.

  • A number of large US and UK private equity firms with regard to tax work on Hybrid Structures and the set up of Private Foundations.

  • A US$560m aircraft securitisation transaction by ACS Aircraft Finance Ireland PLC arranged by US private equity house Fortress Investments.

  • Shell on its downstream sale of its Irish retail assets through an auction process with several private equity funds and ultimate sale to Topaz, controlled by ION Equity.

  • SWS following an auction process, on sale of its windfarm assets and other business assets to ION Equity for €110m.

  • i-path diagnostics (with Beltrae Partners) on its funding round with Crescent Capital II LP

  • eircom on its take private following a competitive takeover process by the Valentia Consortium and subsequent re-listing and then subsequent take private by Babcock and Brown (for €2.3bn).

  • Trintech Group plc on its acquisition of Movaris Inc, from Granite Ventures LLC, Redpoint Ventures, Mohr, Davidow Ventures, the US based private equity firms and Hyperion Solutions Corporation, the listed provider of Business Performance Management software, for a combined cash and ADR consideration of USD $8.1m

  • élan on the merger of Elan Drug Technologies with Alkermes and on the IPO on NASDAQ of Alkermes.

  • Campbell Bewley on the acquisition of Darlingtons.

  • Telecity Group on its acquisition of Data Electronics.

  • Permanent TSB on its acquisition of the deposit book of Irish Nationwide and Northern Rock.

  • Certus on its establishment and loan servicing arrangements in relation to the former Bank of Scotland Ireland Ltd loan portfolios.

  • Bank of Ireland on the sale of Bank of Ireland Asset Management to State Street and the sale of Bank of Ireland Securities Services to Northern Trust.

  • Anglo American on the sale of Lisheen Mine to Vedanta Resources.

  • Morgan Stanley and Barclays on the public takeover of Skillsoft by Berkshire Partners, Bain Capital and Advent.

  • Bank of Scotland Ireland, Barry's Tea and Management as sellers of the Batchelors Group to Valeo Foods Group.

  • Axereal on its acquisition of the malt business of Greencore Group.

  • Trintech on is takeover by scheme of arrangement by Spectrum Equity Investors.

  • Hellman & Friedman on their acquisition of Web Reservations International.

  • CarTrawler on a capital injection by ECI.

  • RHJ International on its acquisition of KBC Asset Management Ltd (Dublin).

  • Ryanair on its three public offers for Aer Lingus and its acquisition of a 29% stake in the airline.

  • Trintech plc on its takeover by scheme of arrangement by Spectrum Equity Investors.

  • Guanabara Holdings on its hostile takeover bid for EcoSecurities.

  • Britvic on its acquisition of the soft drinks and distribution businesses of C&C Group plc.

  • Heineken N.V. on the Irish aspects of its acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle.

  • Eirgrid on its acquisition of S.O.N.I. from Northern Ireland Electricity.

  • Campari on its acquisition of Carolans, Frangelico and Irish Mist from William Grant & Sons.

  • Scottish and Southern Energy on its €1.8bn acquisition of Airtricity.

  • Blockbuster on its sale of Xtra-vision to Birchhall Investments.

  • C&D Foods on its acquisition of a production facility from Nestle.

  • Cadbury Schweppes on its €1.8bn disposal of Europe Beverages.

  • Campbell Bewley Group on its disposal to Aramark Ireland Holdings.

  • Groupe Danone on the sale of Jacobs Biscuits to United Biscuits, and the sale of Irish Biscuits to Fruitfield.

  • Oracle Corporation on its acquisition of Nesture Telecom Limited.

  • AES Corporation on its acquisition of AgCert International.

  • Munich Re on the acquisition of Allfinanz.

  • UBS and Davy as joint bookrunners in the rights issue by CRH.

  • Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, UBS, Citi and Davy on Bank of Ireland's capital raising projects.

  • EBS Building Society on its recapitalisation by the Irish government.

  • Davy as Sponsor to INM on its debt to equity bond restructuring and rights issue.

  • Aviva on the establishment of Aviva Europe SE and its European holding company structure.

  • XL Group on the migration of the holding company of the XL Group to Ireland.

  • RBS, Santander and Fortis in their acquisition of ABN AMRO for €75bn – including complex Irish regulatory aspects

  • Intercontinental Exchange owner of Finex Europe (Futures and Options Exchange) on their move from floor trading to electronic trading.

  • State Street / Currenex on Irish regulatory aspects of the provision of a multi-bank trading platform in Ireland.

  • Numerous Financial Institutions on implementation of Markets in Financial Instruments Directive in Ireland.

  • Henderson on migration of its Head Office to Ireland.

  • Bank of America and Merrill Lynch on regulatory issues arising from BOA's acquisition of ML.

  • Lloyds TSB in its acquisition of HBOS.

  • Hellman & Friedman/Bain Capital in its bid for Lehman's investment management arm.

  • Nomura in its acquisition of Lehman's investment banking business.

  • Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group in its acquisition of a 21% stake in Morgan Stanley

  • Various US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations.

  • Domestic and overseas clients in relation to enquiries, investigations and prosecutions being pursued by the ODCE and the Central Bank of Ireland.

  • On mandatory reporting requirements regarding information concerning 'white collar crime' or other potential regulatory breaches.

  • Clients under investigation by the FBI, the FDA and the US Department of Justice, and working with US and other overseas lawyers in such investigations.

  • Overseas clients in relation to letters rogatory, extradition and international cooperation in criminal law matters under the Criminal Justice Act 1994 and the Rules of the Superior Courts.

  • Companies and Executives on “dawn raids” to the premises of companies or executives, in connection with a regulatory or other investigation.

  • Clients in the Circuit Criminal Court against charges arising from alleged breaches of Health and Safety Law.

  • On the duty of auditors to make reports to the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE)

  • Clients on their obligations under Irish money laundering legislation. Liquidators and company directors in relation to restriction/disqualification proceedings brought pursuant to the Companies Act 1990.

  • HWM in the defence of one of Ireland’s largest software copyright cases to date.

  • Panda Waste challenging the four Dublin local authorities‘ attempt to remove private sector involvement from the Dublin domestic waste collection market.

  • BUPA in damages claim against the Irish State following from success in Supreme Court proceedings establishing the illegality of regulations promulgated by the State.

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals on the reverse takeover of Azur Pharma and corporate inversion of the NASDAQ listed Jazz entity to Ireland.

  • Wells Fargo On its acquisition of the US loan books of Bank of Ireland, Anglo Irish Bank and Allied Irish Banks.

  • Deutsche Bank on the financing, through a debt and equity stake, of the acquisition of Bank of Ireland’s UK property loan book by a Kennedy Wilson syndicate, and the subsequent syndication to M&G Investments, GIC and GE Capital of Deutsche Bank’s stake.

  • Quinn Group on its successful €1.3bn financial restructuring including the disposal of its healthcare business.

  • IBM on its acquisition of Curam Software.

  • GenNx360 on the increase of its investment and ownership in Syncreon.

  • Premier Foods on the sale of its Irish brands and its manufacturing co-packaging arrangements with Boyne Valley Foods

  • Lenders in relation to eircom’s financial restructuring.

  • The senior lenders in the restructuring of Viridian.

  • NAMA on restructuring and enforcement work in respect of certain large borrowers.

  • Irish Life & Permanent on its acquisition of the €3.6bn deposit book of Irish Nationwide.

  • Irish Life & Permanent on its acquisition of Northern Rock’s Irish deposit business.

  • Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Banks, EBS and IBRC on the transfer of loan assets to NAMA.

  • KBC Bank Ireland, Allied Irish Banks and Irish Life & Permanent on their residential mortgage securitisation programmes.

  • Various private equity funds on the purchase of Irish loan portfolios.

  • Irish Life & Permanent on its restructuring and recapitalisation and acquisition by the Irish State of Irish Life. Irish Life on its disposal by the Irish State.

  • Deutsche Bank AG on the acquisition of part of Bank of Ireland’s UK commercial property loan book.

  • Kennedy Wilson Europe on its acquisition of Bank of Ireland Real Estate Investment Management.

  • Capita Group on its acquisition of the international financial services business of Allied Irish Banks.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland in planning, structuring and executing a network share agreement with eircom's Meteor, the first such agreement in Ireland.

  • TV3 in relation to ongoing competition law and broadcasting regulatory matters.

  • The Law Society of Ireland in regard to the Competition Authority’s study of the solicitors’ profession.

  • BUPA Ireland in proceedings challenging the validity of the imposition of risk equalisation on certain healthcare insurers.

  • The Law Society of Ireland in relation to its successful High Court challenge against the Competition Authority’s Notice on Legal Representation.

  • Boparan on its successful acquisition of Northern Foods for Stg£342m.

  • Tata Chemicals acquisition of Cheshire Salt Holdings and its subsidiaries.

  • Pfizer on its acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals for $3.6bn.

  • The Irish Government in relation to the acquisition by ESB of Northern Ireland Electricity plc.

  • Barclays on its acquisition of Tricorona for €117m.

  • GE on the Irish merger law aspects of its successful acquisition of Carnival and on a number of other competition law related matters.

  • ABP Food Group On its successful acquisition of C&D Foods.

  • Scottish and Southern Energy’s successful acquisition of Airtricity Holdings.

  • Britvic plc in its acquisition of the soft drinks business of the C&C Group.

  • eircom in its acquisition of Meteor.

  • Hibernian on its acquisition of Ark Life (European Comission).

  • The Heiton Group in its acquisition by Grafton (Phase II investigation).

  • ESB on the procurement aspects of the Design Contest and architectural follow-up contract and appointment of consultants for proposed new landmark headquarters.

  • Bord na Móna on the procurement aspects of major windfarm projects.

  • Health Service Executive in regard to advice on numerous procurements including national framework agreements for supplies and services and large capital works, infrastructure and ICT projects and in successfully defending High Court procurement proceedings.

  • Department of Education on the public procurement issues relating to the schools PPP projects and the construction of the National Maritime College and the School of Music.

  • EBS on the restructuring plan submitted to the European Commission.

  • Bank of Ireland’s €3.5bn restructuring plan and two successful Commission state aid approval decisions.

  • Ryanair on its successful appeal to the European General Court overturning the European Commission’s finding of State aid, relating to Ryanair’s dealings with Charleroi Airport.

  • Department of Transport on State aid in transport and Regulation 1370/2007.

  • Department of Enterprise, Trade and Innovation on the State Aid aspects of state assets.

  • Numerous clients on complaints to the European Commission, including drafting complaints, defending allegations of breaches of State aid law and liaising with the Commission.

  • Various insurance and financial services companies on the implications of changes in EU law legislation.

  • A major multinational company on the EU law aspects of possible regulatory decisions of the Irish Government in respect of consumer and financial measures.

  • Ireland’s Referendum Commission on various Referenda including the Lisbon and Fiscal Stability Treaties.

  • Department of Finance on EU law aspects of financial regulation.

  • The Department of Finance In establishing the Single Regulatory Authority for the financial services sector.

  • The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment On the drafting of secondary legislation liberalising the postal services market.

  • The Jersey Government On legislation for the liberalisation of its telecommunications and postal services market.

  • The Department of Public Enterprise On alleged infringement issues in the postal sector and drafting the necessary implementing legislation to avoid those infringement proceedings going ahead.

  • The former ODTR (now ComReg) On a wide range of telecommunications and postal regulatory matters.

  • A Potential Bidder For RTE’s transmission network on broadcasting regulation in Ireland.

  • Domestic banks in Ireland in respect of all of their technology law requirements.

  • A Large telecoms operator on a 10 year deal to create the first mobile network sharing arrangement in Ireland.

  • Telecoms and mobile operators in Ireland in relation to many aspects of their business in Ireland.

  • Banks and corporations in Ireland on carrier service arrangements with telecoms providers in Ireland.

  • All telecoms aspects of a number of well known broadband companies including the re-establishment of one company in the Irish marketplace and regulatory consolidation internationally.

  • A leading mobile handsets manufacturer on regulatory and commercial aspects of its telephony offering in Ireland.

  • A large telecoms company that provides advanced real time monitoring for both fixed and wireless networks, on all commercial and regulatory aspects of its telecoms monitoring packages in Ireland and overseas.

  • A major insurance company in respect of dedicated IT and communication services and system development arrangements.

  • Irish government agency on a project to reform Ireland's IP laws to attract investors.

  • An industry association on its copyright reform submission on behalf of the Irish technology and pharma industry.

  • A large number of US corporations in relation to the establishment of R&D operations in Ireland, and in relation to their Grant Agreements with the IDA.

  • A major global retail chain in its launch in Ireland, and in particular in relation to trade mark matters, as well as in relation to its marketing and advertising activities.

  • On the renewal of a sports governing body's key sponsorship arrangements.

  • Promoters and principals of a number of bio-pharmaceutical companies set up to commercialise technology developed by, and in collaboration with, Irish and UK Universities.

  • A major production company, composer and author of a hit Irish musical including all advice on the copyright licensing and artists’ contracts, and the ongoing legal aspects of its pending launch onto the international

  • Leading international hotel group in arbitration proceedings under the ICC Rules. 

  • An Irish bank in arbitration proceedings in New York.

  • A State body in arbitration proceedings under 2010 Act.

  • A local authority in multiparty dispute under pre 2010 arbitration legislation. 

  • Case valued at approximately $100m that was before the London Court of International Arbitration.

  • Dispute under the LCIA Rules between a large international livestock supplier and an Egyptian co-operative farm concerning the repudiation of a supply contract.

  • ICC Arbitration arising out of the construction of a major new airport in the Middle East on behalf of the procuring body against the international construction consortium.

  • Representing a construction consortium in its claims for additional payment against a Government body in respect of the construction of a large petroleum facility in North Africa under the UNCITRAL rules.

  • Channel Tunnel claim by the Construction consortium for circa £1.7bn for disruption to the design and construction of the works.

  • Providing ongoing advices to the International Rugby Board.

  • The Football Association of Ireland on a range of issues, including sponsorship contract with eircom, commercial contracts, joining the Association of European Professional Football Leagues, implementation of the UEFA club licensing scheme and ground safety requirements, exploitation of TV rights and the "designation" of certain free-to-air matches, anti-doping policies, child protection issues.

  • Several professional football clubs - domestic and international- including Glasgow Celtic and Manchester United.

  • Numerous professional rugby clubs and governing bodies, including the International Rugby Board, European Rugby Cup, Six Nations, British & Irish Lions, Rugby World Cup, RFU, Leinster Rugby, London Irish and Leicester Tigers, Irish Rugby Union Players Association as well as a number of international players.

  • The Special Olympics World Summer Games 2003 Ceremonies Committee on all aspects of the opening and closing ceremonies including TV contracts, ceremony design and production contracts, event management and stadium contracts.

  • A range of other sports clients including Octagon, the World Equestrian Games and the World Wrestling Federation.

  • Fund Administrators and Custodians on negligence claims brought by Funds and Fund Managers.

  • Fund Administrators on the recovery of sums overpaid to unit holders.

  • A leading international bank in high profile proceedings concerning an alleged breach of investment restrictions.

  • Joe Kelly and Aoife Gaughan from our ADR Group acted as Mediator and co-Mediator (respectively) in the first Commercial Court case which went to Mediation under the Commercial Court Rules. The Mediation was successful, and culminated with the parties involved resolving the dispute without further recourse to the Commercial Court.

  • Acting for a number of shareholders in an Expert Determination concerning the proper make-up of the Board of Directors of an Irish company with substantial US assets.

  • Representing a large US multi-national corporation in a Mediation involving a dispute with an Irish based senior employee.

  • Bayer plc defending product liability claims relating to various pharmaceutical products and devices.

  • Baxter Healthcare Corporation in multiple claims arising from the use of blood products.

  • Novartis in product liability claims relating to various agricultural products.

  • PJ Carroll and Company (British American Tobacco’s Irish subsidiary), in hundreds of multiple product liability/personal injury claims. The overwhelming majority of these cases have either been dismissed by the Courts or have been dropped by the plaintiffs. No claims against our clients have succeeded in Ireland, nor have there been any settlement payments.

  • ED&F Man Holdings In multi jurisdictional litigation arising out of the contamination of feed products.

  • Heat Merchants (Subsidiary of the Wolseley Group) in defending product liability claims concerning wooden flooring.

  • Acting for John Deere defending various product liability claims.

  • Challenging legislation (on EU law and Irish constitutional grounds) which would ban virtually all forms of tobacco advertising and display. A&L Goodbody is acting on behalf of a number of Irish and European Tobacco companies.

  • Representing Look Cycles in relation to an allegedly defective product.

  • Acting on behalf of Shimano (bicycle products).

  • Acting on behalf of Key Safety Systems (air safety bags).

  • Erin Executor & Trustee Co. Limited the recovery of substantial VAT from the Revenue Commissioners relative to VAT paid on leases.

  • A large domestic bank property litigation regarding the banks’ former headquarters.

  • Xtra-vision all aspects of their leased properties both contentious and non-contentious, from both landlord and tenant perspectives.

  • Quarryvale Ltd landlords of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, on all property issues, contentious and non-contentious.

  • Coltard Ltd the management of Dun Laoghaire Centre including litigation regarding "keep open" obligations and peaceful re-entry.

  • Irish Property Unit trust Litigation regarding rent deposits, recovery of rental arrears and breach of covenant concerning Airside Retail Park in Swords.

  • Acting for South Eastern Education and Library Board and Lagan College as the sole legal adviser for the procurement of school accommodation and ancillary sports facilities for two schools in Northern Ireland, Lagan College and Tor Bank School.

  • All aspects of the project procurement of the National Plan for Radiation Oncology PPP Project and acting as lead/sole adviser to the NDFA and the HSE.

  • Third Level PPP Bundle 1 – advising Bennett Construction and O’Hare & McGovern as construction joint venture to the preferred bidder.

  • Third Level PPP Bundle 2 – advising BAM PPP, a shortlisted tenderer.

  • Schools Bundle 1 PPP – advising the contractor.

  • Schools Bundle 2 PPP – advising the construction joint venture.

  • Design, build, finance and operation of upgrade of 24km of motorway and 35 year maintenance contract for entire M50 road.

  • N6 Galway to Ballinasloe roadway on the design, construction, financing and operation of the with works including, 57.6 km of new roadway built to motorway standard, a 7 km link road, 32 km of side roads and 4 grade separated junctions.

  • Acted, or are currently acting, as legal advisers in relation to the procurement of twelve different schools and colleges in Northern Ireland. Each project has been procured through the UK private finance initiative.

  • Pierse Contracting – advising the receiver on several disputes.

  • A Receiver in a Supreme Court appeal brought by a developer whose multi-million euro case against the receiver for conspiracy was struck out by the High Court.

  • A potential purchaser of a nearly complete hotel on which the main contractor and some sub-contractors are insolvent, including extensive negotiations and due diligence to resolve outstanding issues.

  • Hospital PPP – advising an international construction company on restructuring following the insolvency of its domestic joint venture partner.

  • Bowen Construction (prior to recent liquidation) in relation to a complex restructuring of the project in Kilternan, including ongoing engagement with the Receiver, the Bank and NAMA arising from a €180m investment in a hotel, leisure centre and aparthotel.

  • A local authority in the arbitration of a loss and expense claim arising from a design and construct contract on an inter-urban national road.

  • Acted for a local authority in the arbitration of a dispute with a contractor arising from the construction of two motorway design and build contracts, resulting in a favourable award.

  • Continuing to act in the arbitration of a very large dispute arising from a motorway design and build construction contract.

  • Local authorities in several conciliation proceedings arising from a design and build road projects.

  • Acted for a construction joint venture in a dispute arising from the construction of a PPP motorway.

  • A university on contractual issues in the form of very large claims arising on a building project.

  • We are involved in numerous other contentious matters arising from large building development and major infrastructure projects.

  • Acted for Harlequin Developments/John Sisk & Son Limited in relation to a dispute on the design and build contract for the construction of the Royal Theatre in Castlebar.

  • Acting for John Paul Construction in relation to alleged design and/or construction defects relating to the curtain walling to the Irish Times signature building in Dublin, including advising on  investigations and negotiations with the Irish Times and the relevant sub-contractors.

  • The extension at Highfield Hospital in relation to the design and construction of a new 200 bed extension to its existing nursing home and mental health hospital.

  • Bausch & Lomb Ireland with regard to the construction of an extension to its existing facility in County Waterford.

  • Generali International in connection with the design and construction of its new office premises in Navan, County Meath.

  • Becton Dickenson with regard to the design and construction of an extension to its existing premises for the purposes of facilitating an irradiator facility.

  • Bank of Ireland, Macquarie Bank and Citigroup in relation to the fit-out of their respective corporate offices in Dublin.

  • University College Dublin, Ireland’s largest university, on procurement and contractual issues relating to the development of a new Law School.

  • ESB on the design contest and the award of the contract for design of the Electricity Supply Board HQ, an importance landmark building.

  • The procurement and contractual issues concerning the Marlborough Street Public Transport Priority Bridge in the centre of Dublin.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann Distribution Centre in relation to the design and works contracts.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann in relation to advice on the fitting out of new offices at in Dublin City Centre.

  • Housing and Sustainable Communities Agency in relation to new framework contracts for building and maintenance works.

  • Drafted a new bespoke suite of standard form public works contracts for the Department of Finance.

  • Advised on the auditing compliance with the EU public procurement rules of a County Council’s procurement procedure in relation to a proposed award of contract for the operation and maintenance of waste water treatment plants.

  • The employer on procurement and contractual issues on all four of the national road projects currently under construction. These projects are: 

    - Kerry County Council – Tralee Bypass

    - Cork County Council – N25 South Ring

    - Longford County Council – Longford Bypass

    - Cavan County Council – N2 Belturbet to Butlersbridge

  • Health Service Executive on the procurement of seven co-located private acute hospitals on the sites of existing major public hospitals.

  • Project procurement Developing innovative approaches in this area within the confines of EU procurement law.

  • Joint ventures and similar quasi procurement arrangements Advising clients where the EU procurement rules may apply.

  • Drafting tender documentation for our clients, including OJEU notices, prequalification documentation, tender documentation etc.

  • Drafting scoring mechanisms and advising and providing monitoring services in relation to tender evaluation.

  • Providing pro-active, strategic advice at all stages of the tender process in order to manage and minimise risk so that the eventual award is robust, and the risk of challenge for procedural defects in the process are minimised.

  • For disappointed tenderers we provide advice in relation to all aspects of EU procurement law to allow them to challenge the process, including advice in relation to administrative proceedings and ultimately court challenge.

  • University College Dublin On the establishment of a joint venture university with Beijing University of Technology.
    代表都柏林大学就其与北京工业大学联合办学事宜提供法律服务。

  • élan a US pharmaceutical company, on the merger of Elan Drug Technologies with Alkermes and on the IPO on NASDAQ of Alkermes.
    代表élan公司,一家美国药品公司,就élan 药物科技和Alkermes plc的合并及Alkermes plc在纳斯达克的上市项目提 供法律服务。

  • Zynga A US gaming company, on the establishment of its European headquarters in Ireland.
    代表Zynga,一家美国游戏公司,就其在爱尔兰设立欧洲总部提供法律服务。

  • Certus A bank services outsourcing provider, on the establishment and outsourcing arrangements with the loan books of Bank of Scotland (Ireland).
    代表Certus , 一家银行外包服务提供商,就其贷款包的设立和外包安排提供法律服务。

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals A US pharmaceutical company, on its proposed reverse takeover of Azur Pharma.
    代表贾兹制药,一家美国药品公司,就其对Azur Pharma的反向收购提供法律服务。

  • The Quinn Group A multinational organization with interests in a range of industry sectors , on all aspects of its restructuring.
    跨国组织与重组的各个方面,在行业范围内的利益。

  • Certus on its establishment and the loan administration outsourcing service arrangements.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland managed services agreement for the provision of network management services by BT, and agreement for IT services by IBM.

  • Aviva International Insurance Limited on a significant outsource of the administration of the run-off offshore bond business of Aviva International Insurance Limited to Capita Life and Pensions Limited.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann in relation to a significant deal for the delivery of a suite of business critical SLA-governed data hosting and managed IT and data centre facilities services.

  • Zurich Life Assurance PLC on a significant outsource of administration to Capita.

  • The Health Service Executive on the outsourcing/contractual, procurement and competition law issues.

  • Deutsche Bank in relation to back up loan administrative services associated with its purchase of over €1bn of loans from a major Irish financial institution.

  • Friends First, as servicer of loan management, cash management, corporate and agency services associated with a securitisation of a loan book.

  • RWE on its servicing and outsourcing arrangements with Diageo in respect of the outsourcing of its energy and utility requirements.  

  • EirGrid plc on the joint venture and servicing arrangements for the commercialisation of a sub-sea fibre optic cable network.

  • eircom in relation to a number of significant outsourcings, including for information technology services and call centre functions and its tendering for Next Generation Network services (NGN), including advising on the service provider RFP process.

  • Accenture on a number of outsourcing and IT contracts in Ireland, including with Microsoft and Electricity Supply Board.

  • Babcock and Brown in relation to the outsourcing and facilities management of the new Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin.

  • Bank of Ireland in relation to the re-negotiation of arrangements with Accenture in respect of an IT and transaction processing services contract.

  • Ulster Bank on an agency services agreement in relation to its asset finance loan books.

  • Merit Healthcare on the outsourcing of accommodation for the provision of primary healthcare in Ireland.

  • The Health Service Executive in respect of the procurement of an energy manager to provide energy management services associated with the energy assets contained in over 70 properties owned by the HSE, including certain acute care accommodation. 

  • Baxter Healthcare on the provision of renal dialysis services to Antrim General Hospital.

  • Various public sector contracting authorities on the outsourcing/facilities management associated with over 10 PPP projects in Ireland.

  • Barclays Bank and BNP Paribas on the long term financing of the East-West Interconnector Project.

  • The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources on the Electricity Supply Board’s acquisition of Northern Ireland Electricity.

  • Barclays Bank Refinancing of AES Kilroot Power Station

  • Bord Gáis Éireann On its €500mn acquisition of SWS Energy.

  • Scottish & Southern Energy On its €1.8bn acquisition of Airtricity.

  • BNP Paribas Clean Energy Fund On its acquisition of a 20MW windfarm in Co. Tipperary.

  • Element Power on a number of windfarm development acquisitions.

  • Anglo American on the $308mn sale of Lisheen Mine to Vedanta Resources.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann on its development of a large scale windfarm.

  • Bord na Móna on its development of windfarms with anticipated generating capacity of 120MW.

  • Ulster Bank and RBS on the €300mn refinancing of the SWS portfolio of windfarms.

  • EirGrid on its acquisition of SONI Limited.

  • A number of equity houses on strategic joint ventures and investments into Irish renewable companies and assets.

  • The lenders to the 400MW Tynagh Power Project, including its restructuring for the Single Electricity Market.

  • Developers and lenders on over 20 windfarm projects, including Ireland’s only offshore windfarm.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann on its power purchase agreement portfolio.

  • RBS on its acquisition of Statoil’s interest in the Synergen power station.

  • A large financial institution on the Moyle Interconnector Project including the construction and subsequent sale of an undersea pipeline.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland On its acquisition of First Active

  • Heiton Group On its acquisition by Grafton Group.

  • Banco Santander On its acquisition of Abbey National plc

  • Willis Group On its acquisition of Coyle Hamilton.

  • IBM On its acquisition of Equitant.

  • Newcourt Group The floatation of Newcourt Group plc

  • The acquisition by Newcourt Group plc of Ely Property Group plc

  • The floatation of Standard Life plc

  • Escher Group Holdings on its admission to the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange.

  • Certus on the establishment and outsourcing arrangements with the loan books of Bank of Scotland (Ireland).

  • Combined Insurance Company of Europe defending a High Court injunction brought by employees to restrain their dismissal by reason of redundancy.

  • St. James’ Hospital on injunction proceedings ongoing in relation to bringing an employee to disciplinary hearing

  • Quinn Group on its restructuring and advice to the board on IR and employment law issues.

  • GE in securing a High Court injunction against ex senior employees using confidential documentation.

  • Irish Casing on an employment injunction establishing new grounds regarding disciplinary investigations.

  • Employers and trustees In relation to complaints under internal dispute resolution procedures, to the Pensions Ombudsman and litigation over pension matters.

  • Employers In relation to ongoing legal advice on the employer's rights and obligations and on the powers and duties of the trustees and payment of benefits.

  • Company to Company Pensions element of M&A work in order to facilitate the smooth transfer of pension schemes from one company to another.

  • A number of life offices On pensions and other life assurance products.

  • Escher Group Holdings, a retail and message-based software solutions and services company, on its admission to the AIM Market of the LSE.
    代表Escher Group Holdings,一家零售及基于信息的软件方案及服务公司,就其在伦敦证券交易所创业板上市项目提供法律服务。

  • Sarasin & Partners LLP, investment managers, on the redomiciliation from Guernsey to Ireland of nine unit trusts and the establishment of a UCITS management company.
    代表Sarasin & Partners LLP,一家投资管理人, 就其将九支单位信托基金的注册地址从根西岛重新迁回爱尔兰,并设立可转让证券集体投资计划管理公司提供法律服务。

  • Bank of Ireland in the sale of Bank of Ireland Asset Management (BIAM) to State Street Corporation.
    代表爱尔兰银行就其向美国道富集团出售爱尔兰银行资产管理公司提供法律服务。

  • Irish Life & Permanent on the acquisition of the deposit book of Irish Nationwide.
    代表爱尔兰人寿银行就其收购 Irish Nationwide 存款包提供法律服务。

  • Allied Irish Banks on a breach of contract dispute with Oracle regarding the supply of software.
    代表爱尔兰联合银行就其对甲骨文公司的软件提供违约诉讼案提供法律服务。

  • Aviva, an insurance company, on the establishment of Aviva Europe SE and its European holding company structure.
    代表Aviva,一家保险公司,就其在爱尔兰设立 Aviva Europe SE及设计其欧洲控股公司架构提供法律服务。

  • Permira, a UK based private equity firm, on its acquisition of Creganna Tactx Medical.
    代表Permira,一家位于英国的私募股权公司,就其收购Creganna Tactx Medical项目提供法律服务。

  • Barclays Bank and BNP Paribas on the development and long term financing of the East West Interconnector between Wales and Ireland.
    代表巴克莱银行和法国巴黎银行就威尔士和爱尔兰之间的东西部电缆联网项目的开发和长期融资提供法律服务。

  • XL Capital, a global insurance company, in their redomestication to Ireland, and the creation of a new Irish public limited company, XL Group.
    代表 XL Capital 就其将注册地址重新迁回爱尔兰的事宜,并设立一家新爱尔兰公司 XL Group 提供法律服务。

  • EBS Building Society, an Irish financial services company, on its merger with Allied Irish Banks.
    代表EBS Building Society,一家爱尔兰金融服务公司,就其兼并爱尔兰联合银行提供法律服务。

  • UBS and Davy as joint bookrunners in the €1.23bn rights issue by CRH.
    代表共同账簿管理人瑞士银行和Davy 参与CRH的12.3亿欧元配股项目提供法律服务。

  • Telefónica 02 Ireland, a global telecomms company, in relation to the outsourcing of its IT operations and its network management division to IBM and BT respectively.
    代表Telefónica 02 Ireland -公司的全球电信,就其IT运营部门和网络管理部门分别向IBM and 英国电信外包的项目提供法律服务。

  • Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard in relation to various contentious and non-contentious IP matters.
    代表Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard 参与处理其多种诉讼及非诉的知识产权事宜。

  • Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, UBS, CitiGroup and Davy on Bank of Ireland’s capital raising projects.
    代表瑞士信贷集团、德意志银行、瑞士银行、花旗集团和 Davy 参与爱尔兰银行的资本筹集项目。

  • The Lender Group on the Riverdeep Restructuring in respect of the Irish aspects of the EMPG/Riverdeep debt for equity restructuring of approx. $7.5bn of senior and mezzanine debt.
    代表瑞沃迪的贷款人集团就EMPG/Riverdeep股权重组中的约7.5亿欧元的高级夹层债务重组提供爱尔兰事项的法律服务

  • LBBW Asset Management on the launch of a qualifying investor fund which will invest in physical holdings of silver. This was the first Irish regulated fund that has been authorised to invest predominantly in physical silver. 代表巴登符滕堡州银行资产管理公司发行以实物银进行投资的投资者基金。该基金是第一支获准主要以实物银进行投资的爱尔兰基金。

  • Banco Santander in connection with its first Norwegian securitisation, which was also the first auto loan securitisation in Norway.
    代表西班牙国际银行参与其第一个挪威证券化项目,该项目是挪威第一个汽车贷款证券化项目。

  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC in relation to the IPO of Babcock & Brown Air Limited and the establishment of Babcock & Brown Air Funding I Limited as a securitisation vehicle for an aircraft lease portfolio of USD$853mn.

  • GECAS on the establishing of the Genesis Group, including the IPO of Genesis Leasing Ltd, and the establishment of Genesis Funding Ltd, as a securitisation vehicle for an aircraft lease portfolio of USD$810m.

  • Grafton Group, CBRE, Heinz Group and Mercer Regarding their insurance claims and professional indemnity matters.

  • A leading European bank on the establishment and authorisation of a number of exchange traded funds (ETFs) on their existing Irish umbrella UCITS platform.

  • Independent Franchise Partners (IFP) on the establishment of two UCITS umbrellas, one structured as a common contractual fund (CCF), the other as a variable capital company.

  • LBBW Asset Management on the launch of a qualifying investor fund which invests  in physical holdings of platinum and palladium.

  • Majedie Asset Management in respect of its Irish UCITS platform.

  • FundLogic Global Solutions establishment of a UCITS umbrella fund comprising 24 sub-funds making extensive use of derivatives to achieve investment objectives.

  • Scottish and Southern Energy plc As lead advisors in their €1.80bn acquisition of Airtricity.

  • M50 road On the design, build, finance and operation of upgrade of 24km of motorway and 35 year maintenance contract for entire M50.

  • M3 Clonee to North of Kells On the design, build, finance and operation of a PPP motorway scheme.

  • Project agreements and project finance On the amendment of documents to accommodate the new single electricity market for the island of Ireland.

  • Limerick Southern Ring Road On the design, financing, construction and 35 year operation of a 10km extension including an immersed tube tunnel under the River Shannon. This was the first bond finance project finance project in Ireland.

  • On the design, construction, financing and operation of the N6 Galway to Ballinasloe roadway, with works including, 57.6 km of new roadway built to motorway standard, a 7 km link road, 32 km of side roads and 4 grade separated junctions.

  • The sponsors on the design, construction, financing and operation of a state of the art new Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin.

  • The lenders on the design, construction, financing and maintenance of a state of the art new prison complex at Thornton Hall in the Naul, Co. Dublin.

  • The Health Service Executive on the procurement of seven co-located private acute hospitals on the sites of existing major public hospitals.

  • Acting on behalf of an international consortium of contractors currently engaged in arbitration arising from the construction of a major waste water sub-sea pipeline.

  • We drafted a new bespoke suite of standard form public works contracts for the Department of Finance.

  • Acting as lead advisor in relation to the first Irish pilot PPP project for a "bundle" of five new post primary schools. We have provided on-going advice on this project, including in relation to any issues that have arisen in relation to the operation of the maintenance aspect of the project.

  • We have acted, or are currently acting, as legal advisers in relation to the procurement of twelve different schools and colleges in Northern Ireland. Each project has been procured through the UK private finance initiative.

  • On the construction of a 3,600 square metre of double level basement car park, 30,000 square metres of retail development, 125 residential units, 5,000 square metres of offices, 131 bedroom hotel, railway underpasses access roads and site works.

  • On the development of a circa. 6.8 acre centre site, involving construction of new build and refurbishment of existing properties for mixed digital media office, retail and residential development with related learning and educational uses, and public spaces.

  • On the legal aspects of the procurement of Metro North, a new part-underground railway from the centre of Dublin to Dublin airport and Swords - Ireland’s biggest infrastructure project ever.

  • On the auditing compliance with the EU public procurement rules of a County Council’s procurement procedure in relation to a proposed award of contract for the operation and maintenance of waste water treatment plants

  • On the development, financing, re-financing and investment in most of the large-scale wind farm projects undertaken in Ireland.

  • On the financing of Ireland’s first biodiesel facility at New Ross in Co Wexford.

  • We are involved in numerous other contentious matters arising from large building development and major infrastructure projects

  • Zynga on the establishment of its European headquarters in Ireland.

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals reverse takeover of Azur Pharma and IPO on NASDAQ.

  • Premier Foods on the disposal of the Chivers, Gateaux, McDonnells and Erin license.

  • NAMA in relation to various licensed premises acquired by it

  • Supermarket multiples in relation to applying for new off-licences.

  • Liquidators and receivers in relation to various licensed premises.

  • A UK restaurant operator in relation to entering the Irish market and applying for licenses on its behalf.

  • The Irish Nightclub Industry Association on industry issues.

  • Hotel owners and operators in disputes relating to management agreements including the international arbitration of such disputes.

  • A range of international and domestic gaming operators on the possibility of establishing land based casino clubs and on-line gaming and betting operations and support services in Ireland.

  • UCI and Cineworld cinemas on their liquor licensing options.

  • Prominent drink companies, including Heineken and Irish Distillers, on all aspects of their business.

  • The Campbell Bewley Group on its various operations.

  • On the establishment and operation of various golf clubs.

  • Developers in relation to the establishment of both small and large scale shopping centres and retail units.

  • On the licensing of outdoor events such as the Smurfit European Open and the Ryder Cup.

  • Sarasin & Partners on the establishment of a UCITS platform for Sarasin as a CCF with the initial sub-fund, the Sarasin Diversified Fund for Charities specifically targeting charities to take advantage of the tax transparency of the structure.

  • Strategic Active Trading Funds and its first sub-fund, Active Trading Fund. This sub-fund is a multi-manager UCITS fund seeking absolute returns in liquid markets.

  • A large European asset manager on the redomiciliation of a number of different fund products from various offshore domiciles to Ireland.

  • TIGI Ireland Ltd on the sale of the majority shareholders’ interests as part of a global acquisition of TIGI International by Unilever for $400million.

  • Hynds Architectural Systems Ltd and Skydome Systems on the sale of both.

  • TalkSport Radio on the disposal of two radio station holdings.  UTV Media plc in respect of sale and leaseback of commercial property assets in Belfast.

  • Northern Bank in relation to the restructuring of a large corporate Group and the provision of facilities and security in connection to the restructuring.

  • Heineken N.V. on the Northern Irish aspects of its acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle.

  • The administrators of The Birthdays Group.

  • Firmus Energy in relation to procurement, competition issues and data protection issues.

  • Belfast Metropolitan College, SIB and The Department of Education and Learning on the procurement of a new landmark campus in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.

  • Invest Northern Ireland in connection with its property portfolio throughout Northern Ireland.

  • A private consortium including Babcock & Brown on its bid for the George Best Belfast City Airport.

  • Heatons on its ongoing portfolio management of its retail stores and distribution centres.

  • Irish Football Association in respect of the redevelopment of the National Stadium (Windsor Park).

  • Irish Life & Permanent on its recapitalisation and the disposal of its insurance arm, Irish Life.

  • Clarendon Fund Managers in relation to managing two distinct funds and their frameworks.

  • Kilhorne Bay Seafoods on the disposal of Rockall Seafoods Ltd.

  • 3fivetwo Healthcare on the acquisition of Kingsbridge Private Hospital Ltd.

  • UTV Media on setting up UTV Drive Limited, the acquisition of Recruit NI, an earn out dispute and in respect of a cross-border broadcasting joint-venture.

  • Employers and trustees Consolidating, merging/de-merging and reconstructing existing occupational pension schemes.

  • 3fivetwo Medical in relation to establishing joint venture companies with fertility, insurance, facilities and other strategic partners.

  • Eirgrid on its acquisition of System Operator for Northern Ireland from Northern Ireland Electricity.

  • National Museums Northern Ireland on its business development activities.

  • Crescent Capital on its equity investment in Axis Three Ltd.

  • Inverness Medical (UK) on the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Biosyn Ltd.

  • TIGI Ireland On the sale of the majority shareholders’ interests as part of a global acquisition of TIGI International by Unilever for $400m.

  • Viridian Growth Fund LP on its fifth round funding of Fusion Antibodies Ltd.

  • Viridian Growth Fund LP on its follow-on round funding of Darkwater Studios Ltd.

  • Datactics on its warrant restructuring exercise.

  • Biofel in its equity fundraising.

  • TalkSport Radio on the disposal of two radio station holdings.

  • The management team of CJ Higgins Financial Services on its buyout to form Legacy Wealth.

  • Suki Tee on its equity investment from Matthew Algie & Company.

  • ni4kids on its equity investment from Beltrae Partners.

  • NAMA rescue scheme the Irish Government’s acquisition of €77bn of property-related loans.

  • Quinn Group on all aspects of its corporate restructuring of debt in the region of circa €1.3bn.

  • The parent company of Nortel Networks in relation to its current restructuring.

  • PwC as Administrators of the Carvill Group of Companies; the Taggart Group of Companies and the Fultons Fine Furnishing Partnership.

  • Lisney as the Receivers of properties owned by Jermon Limited.

  • A Bank in relation to the demerger and restructure of one of the largest corporate groups on the island of Ireland.

  • A Bank on the restructuring of a group of companies and the amendment and restatement of circa £160m senior facilities.

  • A Bank in relation to an application to reinstate released indebtedness and security in excess of €1m.

  • A Bank on the Scheme of Arrangement of AssetCo Plc.

  • BDO as the Administrators of CRF Developments Limited; Quito Developments Limited and the Ormeau Gas Group of Companies.

  • Deloitte as Administrators of Quinn Windfarm Ltd; Blair Neill Limited and Arkin Investments Limited

  • The main lenders (and their receivers) in relation to the Pierse Group.

  • Bank of Ireland, Anglo and other participating institutions regarding NAMA.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland in relation to the restructuring of the Ultralase group.

  • UTV Media in amending and restating terms of senior facilities agreement.

  • AIB Group (UK) on the securitisation of a portfolio of its Northern Irish residential mortgages.

  • Bank of America (syndicate lender) in the US$2.9bn refinance of the Warner Chilcott Group.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland as security agent in connection with a £36m sterling term facility agreement.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland as Agent Bank and Security Trustee on the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland aspects of the financial restructuring of the Ultralase group of companies.

  • Scottish and Southern Energy on €1.8bn acquisition of Airtricity.

  • Axereal Union de Cooperatives Agricoles on its €120m acquisition of the malting business of Greencore.

  • ING Real Estate Finance N.V on a €735m credit agreement between, inter alia, ING Bank N.V., ING Real Estate Finance N.V. and KBC Bank N.V. in respect of the provision of finance to Q-Park N.V. and certain of its subsidiaries and the taking of security and intercreditor arrangements.

  • Northern Bank in relation to the restructuring of a large corporate Group and the provision of facilities and security in connection to the restructuring.

  • HSBC and Societe Generale, as arrangers, in connection with sale and transfer by RCI Financial Services to the Issuer of a pool of Receivables with certain of the Obligors being resident/located in Northern Ireland.

  • Allied Irish Banks as agent bank for The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland, Bayerische Landesbank, London Branch, Scotiabank (Ireland), Ulster Bank Ireland and BNP Paribas, Dublin Branch (as Mandated Lead Arrangers) ABN Amro Bank N.V., The Bank of Tokyo – Mitsubishi UFJ, Crédit Industriel et Commercial, IIB Bank and Mizuho Corporate Bank (as Lead Arrangers) in connection with the accession by C&C Limited to a Committed Revolving Loan Facility Agreement of circa €600m Facility.

  • Barclays Bank as Restructuring Agent and Security Trustee on the accession by a number of Companies within the Johnston Press Group to circa £485m revolving credit and term loan facilities and the taking of security and intercreditor arrangements.

  • Medical Defence Union and the support of General Practitioners in contentious matters.

  • Kingsbridge Private Hospital in successful resolution of threatened judicial review.

  • Todd Architects in a successful challenge of a public procurement exercise for a signature architectural project.

  • Siemens AG on its patent dispute with Seagate.

  • Peninisula Hi Tech on its challenge to a restrictive covenant in its lease pursuant to the Property Order (NI) 1978.

  • Brookview Developments on its £16m claim against David Ferguson Architects and Carson Morrow Graham Solicitors.

    • Premier Foods on its disposal of Chivers, Gateaux, McDonnells and Erin license.
  • Deutsche Bank AG on the acquisition of part of Bank of Ireland’s UK commercial property loan book.

  • Kelloggs establishment of European Headquarters in Ireland and establishing of tax favourable Irish IP licencing structures to exploit global brands.

  • Pfizer On the acquisition of King Pharmaceuticals and on competition law matters.

  • Biovail Technologies (Ireland) Ltd With regard to various aspects of their setting up of a wholesaling facility in Ireland.

  • Abbott Laboratories In their ongoing successful patent cases in relation to their world leading medical stents manufactured in Ireland.

  • Vention Medical on its acquisition of Ansamed.

  • Aravis Therapeutics on its acquisition of AGI Therapeutics.

  • élan in the US$855m equity investment by Johnson & Johnson and related investment of US$500m.

  • ICON on its acquisition of Firecrest, Oxford Outcomes and the clinical trials division of Cross Country Healthcare.

  • Catalent Pharma Solutions on its acquisition by Clondalkin Group.

  • Fountain Healthcare Partners, a dedicated life sciences venture capital fund on its investments in various life sciences companies including Genable Technologies, Amarin, Opsona Therapeutics and Vivasure.

  • Wyeth on the acquisition by Elanco Animal Health of Wyeth's Sligo based animal health business.

  • Permira on its acquisition of Creganna Tactx Medical.

  • Pfizer on the sale of its manufacturing facility and related assets at Loughbeg, Cork to Hovione, a Portuguese pharmaceutical company.

  • Baxter Healthcare on various regulatory aspects of the regulation of blood and blood products.  

  • IPOS in its sale of pharmacy interests to UniPhar.

  • Pfizer on various regulatory aspects of the operation of the High Tech Drugs Scheme (HTDS) in Ireland.

  • 3fivetwo Medical in establishing joint venture companies with fertility, insurance, facilities and other strategic partners.

  • GE Healthcare on its acquisition of a 51% stake in the CIS-area distribution business of Nycomed International Management GmbH.

  • Syntec Scientific on the sale of certain assets to Roche Diagnostics Ltd.

  • A pharmaceutical distributor on the purported termination of its distribution arrangements by an international pharmaceutical company.

  • Syntec Scientific on its distribution arrangements with Roche Diagnostics.

  • Mylan Inc on its acquisition of Bioniche Pharma.

  • Becton, Dickinson and Company on the purchase of certain assets of BD Medical including global ophthalmic business.

  • Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd, on a broad ranging regulatory compliance project intended to map out all of their Irish legal obligations across various sectors including pharmaceutical regulatory, employment, taxation & competition.

  • A number of pharmaceutical clients in respect of ad hoc queries on healthcare related regulatory issues including the advertising and labelling requirements in respect of medicinal products, corporate gifts and the regulatory environment in respect of blood and blood products.

  • Quinn Group in relation to the management buy-out of Quinn Healthcare.

  • St Patrick’s Hospital successful defence of Judicial Review proceedings on the status of voluntary patients under Mental Health Act.

  • AMNCH In all aspects of high profile data breach investigation brought by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner and obtaining a seizure order in the Philipines securing confidential data.

  • The Rotunda Hospital successful Supreme Court appeal protecting confidential patient information under Freedom of Information legislation.

  • The Coombe Women & Infant's University Hospital Obtaining an Order to perform a major surgical procedure on a 57 year old Polish woman who did not have the capacity to consent as a consequence of early onset Alzheimer's Disease.

  • A variety of hospitals on employment related matters.

  • The HSE in relation to the “co-located hospitals” project to facilitate the construction and operation of eight new private hospitals.

  • AMNCH statutory investigation by  HIQA (Health Information and Quality Authority) into quality, safety and governance of care provided to acute admission patients.

  • The State Claims Agency Clinical Indemnity Scheme in the defence of clinical negligence claims against various hospitals.

  • VFM Healthcare in relation to its acquisition of the business and assets of St Francis’ Private Hospital and St Clair’s Nursing Home.

  • St. James’ Hospital on injunction proceedings in relation to bringing an employee to disciplinary hearing.

  • The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland in respect of a ten year deal for the provision of services and licensing of the RCSI brand and operating model in support of the establishment of a new, government sponsored academic medical teaching school at Perdana University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

  • St James’s Hospital and Trinity College Dublin on the establishment of Trinity Health (Ireland).

  • BUPA multi-million euro claim for compensation from the Irish State arising out of its unlawful attempt to levy the Irish health insurance industry.

  • St Patrick’s University Hospital in defence of proceedings against the hospital and the Mental Health Commission alleging unlawful detention, false imprisonment and breach of constitutional rights and rights under the ECHR.

  • The Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital in High Court proceedings arising out of the refusal of an adult Jehovah Witness patient of a lifesaving blood transfusion.

  • The HSE and the National Development Finance Agency in relation to the procurement of a National Plan for Radiation Oncology PPP Project.

  • The Rotunda and St Patrick’s Hospital on numerous contractual maters.

  • AMNCH on a procurement of a wide array of hospital supplies and services.

  • BUPA on it €50m disposal of Blackrock Hospital Limited to Blackrock Medical Partners Limited, an Irish based investor group.

  • On the design, construction, financing and operation of the N6 Galway to Ballinasloe roadway, with works including, 57.6 km of new roadway built to motorway standard, a 7 km link road, 32 km of side roads and 4 grade separated junctions.

  • The sponsors on the design, construction, financing and operation of a state of the art new Criminal Courts Complex in Dublin.

  • The lenders on the design, construction, financing and maintenance of a state of the art new prison complex at Thornton Hall in the Naul, Co. Dublin.

  • The Health Service Executive on the procurement of seven co-located private acute hospitals on the sites of existing major public hospitals.

  • Acting on behalf of an international consortium of contractors currently engaged in arbitration arising from the construction of a major waste water sub-sea pipeline.

  • We drafted a new bespoke suite of standard form public works contracts for the Department of Finance.

  • Acting as lead advisor in relation to the first Irish pilot PPP project for a "bundle" of five new post primary schools. We have provided on-going advice on this project, including in relation to any issues that have arisen in relation to the operation of the maintenance aspect of the project.

  • We have acted, or are currently acting, as legal advisers in relation to the procurement of twelve different schools and colleges in Northern Ireland. Each project has been procured through the UK private finance initiative.

  • On the construction of a 3,600 square metre of double level basement car park, 30,000 square metres of retail development, 125 residential units, 5,000 square metres of offices, 131 bedroom hotel, railway underpasses access roads and site works.

  • On the development of a circa. 6.8 acre centre site, involving construction of new build and refurbishment of existing properties for mixed digital media office, retail and residential development with related learning and educational uses, and public spaces.

  • On the legal aspects of the procurement of Metro North, a new part-underground railway from the centre of Dublin to Dublin airport and Swords - Ireland’s biggest infrastructure project ever.

  • On the auditing compliance with the EU public procurement rules of a County Council’s procurement procedure in relation to a proposed award of contract for the operation and maintenance of waste water treatment plants.

  • On the development, financing, re-financing and investment in most of the large-scale wind farm projects undertaken in Ireland.

  • On the financing of Ireland’s first biodiesel facility at New Ross in Co Wexford.

  • We are involved in numerous other contentious matters arising from large building development and major infrastructure projects

  • An International Online Sports Betting Provider establishment of operational and management functions in Ireland, and on litigation in the Irish courts.

  • International and domestic operators On the possibility of establishing land based casino clubs and on-line gaming and betting operations and support services in Ireland.

  • Banks and Financial Institutions considering investments in this area and providing updates in relation to anticipated legislation.

  • NASDAQ traded entities in relation to the lottery, pari-mutuel, telecommunications and casino industries.

  • E-gaming Operators and Mobile Operators dealing with regulatory authorities on the provision of mobile telephone, gaming and gambling services.

  • UK and US casino Operations Considering establishing in Ireland.

  • A number of international companies involved in the online industry.

  • Irish gaming, betting and leisure associations.

  • One of the first operations to offer online poker cardrooms.

  • Operators of bingo clubs and lotteries in relation to stand alone operations and operations placed in hotels.

  • National and international retailers running point of sale lottery promotions.

  • Cadbury on the Irish aspects of its takeover by Kraft Foods.

  • Maiden Acquisition Company (the vehicle formed by Barry’s Tea and Bank of Scotland Ireland) on the €95m acquisition of the Irish operations of British Group Northern Foods.

  • C&D Foods on its acquisition of a production facility from Nestle.

  • Campbell Bewley on the sale of Campbell Catering to ARAMARK and several recent investments by private equity providers.

  • Groupe Danone on the sale of Jacobs Biscuits to United Biscuits, and the sale of Irish Biscuits to Fruitfield.

  • McDonalds in relation to website terms and conditions and privacy statement and general consumer issues.

  • Nestlé on the disposal of its ambient food business to Fruitfield Foods and on drafting various deeds of amendment and deeds of participation and arranging the necessary filings with the Pensions Board and the Revenue.

  • H.J Heinz in defending a multi-million euro product liability claim involving several jurisdictions.

  • Campbell Bewley Group in defending injunction and forfeiture proceedings issued by the landlord of the Bewley’s Grafton Street premises.

  • United Biscuits, UK based owner of several leading household brands including McVitie’s, in its defence of a passing off injunction action taken by Jacobs Fruitfield.

  • Londis and BWG in their contractual arrangements with franchisees.

  • Batchelors on the acquisition of Erin Foods Ltd.

  • The plaintiffs of a global supplier of feeds, bio-energy and services in multi jurisdictional litigation arising out of the contamination of feed products. 

  • A well known research company in product liability claims relating to various agricultural products.

  • An agricultural company in defending various product liability claims.

  • The Rice Company, a Californian company specialising in the sourcing and delivering of raw and processed agricultural commodities worldwide, on its €6m acquisition of Albatros Feeds Ltd (AFL).

  • Chr. Hansen Holdings A/S, the Denmark based developer of ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agricultural industries, on the Irish aspects of its €1bn disposal to PAI Partners, the France based private equity firm.

  • The Board of Directors of BWG Group Limited on the management buy-out of the BWG Group by members of the BWG management team.

  • Malibu-Kaluha in connection with a claim of passing-off of its Malibu bottle get-up by a cheaper coconut rum drink in Ireland.

  • Heineken - ongoing advice in relation to IP matters, labelling and advertising, sales and marketing practices (including advices on the Irish gaming and lotteries legislation, advertising codes, competition terms and conditions and data protection issues arsing out of direct marketing) and sponsorship and product endorsement.

  • Heineken in relation to the examinership of the Thomas Read Group.

  • Heineken Ireland in relation to significant shareholder and director issues and significant contractual claims involving third parties.

  • Heineken N.V. on the Irish aspects of its acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle, securing an unconditional clearance for Heineken from the Irish Competition Authority in an unprecedented referral by the European Commission.

  • Brown-Forman on international group wide restructurings and cash and dividend repatriation strategies.

  • Irish Distillers Pernod Ricard on a host of legal issues facing a multi-national company in the FMCG sector.

  • Pernod Ricard on its €13.4bn acquisition of Allied Domecq.

  • Jameson Whiskey on its sponsorship of the Jameson Dublin International Film festival.

  • Irish Distillers on the disposal of the Old Bushmills Distillery Company to Diageo.

  • Coca Cola on competition issues related to the sale of innocent to Coca Cola.

  • Coca Cola on the legal work in respect of a new Coca Cola plant in Wexford.

  • Cadbury Schweppes on the Irish aspects of its demerger of its beverages division and disposal of worldwide assets to Coca Cola, including its Athy concentrate plant.

  • Allied Irish Banks on a breach of contract dispute with Oracle regarding the supply of software.

  • GenNX360 Capital Partners On its stake in Syncreon Holdings.

  • SanDisk, Netgear, Maxim Integrated, LoJack, ValueClick, eLoyalty, Otterbox, Kenexa, Juniper Networks on all aspects of its trading and operations in Ireland.

  • HWM Financial Solutions Limited in copyright infringement and breach of confidence proceedings.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland in relation to a 10-year deal to create the first mobile network-sharing arrangement in Ireland.

  • Morgan Stanley and Barclays on the public takeover of Skillsoft by Berkshire Partners, Bain Capital and Advent.

  • Celestica on employment and IR aspects of its outsourcing agreement with Hewlett Packard.

  • Biovail Corporation/Valeant Pharmaceuticals in relation to negotiating a warehousing and distribution agreement with DHL Excel.

  • BWG Foods Ltd on issues dealing with Spar franchisees, distribution, food preparation, product placing and recall.

  • Certus on its establishment and the loan administration outsourcing service arrangements associated with Bank of Scotland plc loan books.

  • The Royal College of Surgeons on the provision of services and licensing of the RCSI brand to support establishment of a new academic medical teaching school in Malaysia.

  • Acorn Life on a major software development contract.

  • Novartis Animal Health in preparing and negotiating a distribution agreement with Allphar Services Ltd.

  • Pfizer in relation to certain distribution and licensing arrangements.

  • Yoplait in relation to Irish law review of certain key distribution and logistics services agreements.

  • Dublin Institute of Technology in connection with the preparation and drafting of an intellectual property rights licence agreement with a Taiwanese corporation for the purpose of manufacturing certain licensed products for a large multi-national corporation.

  • St Patrick’s University Hospital on a Research Framework Agreement with Trinity College Dublin

  • Becton Dickinson, a leading global medical technology company on software licensing.

  • Aviva International Insurance Limited on a significant outsource of the administration of the run-off offshore bond business of Aviva International Insurance Limited to Capita Life and Pensions Limited.

  • Accenture on a number of outsourcing and IT contracts in Ireland, including with Microsoft and Electricity Supply Board.

  • Heineken Ireland Limited on various sponsorship agreements;

  • Premier Foods negotiating trademark licence agreements, IP Assignments, brand guidelines.

  • MTV Networks on copyright licensing issues.

  • UCI and Cineworld cinemas on their liquor licensing options.

  • Abbott Laboratories in their successful defence of a medical stent patent infringement claim.

  • Certus on its establishment and the loan administration outsourcing service arrangements associated with over €10bn of Bank of Scotland plc loan books (formerly owned by of Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Limited).

  • The Health Service Executive on the outsourcing/contractual, procurement and competition law issues relating to the establishment of the national integrated imaging system (NIMIS), a national networked system for exchanging ”paperless” radiological images. 

  • RBS Aerospace in relation to the USD$1.09bn Airspeed Securitisation of an aircraft lease portfolio. Awarded Most Innovative Deal of the Year 2008 by Airfinance Journal's Guide to Aviation Lawyers.

  • Employers and trustees Winding-up schemes and moving from defined benefit to defined contribution pension provision.

  • Our team works closely with the Firm's M&A specialists on the pensions element of M&A work in order to facilitate the smooth transfer of pension schemes from one company to another.

  • Providing pro-active, strategic advice Throughout tender process in order to manage and minimise risk.

  • For disappointed tenderers Provide advice in relation to all aspects of EU procurement law to allow them to challenge the process.

  • Ferrovial Agroman (Ireland) in the successful defence of a criminal prosecution of alleged health and safety breaches brought by the DPP in the Circuit Criminal Court.

  • élan on the greenhouse gas permitting, IPPC licensing, financial provision and other regulatory issues arising from the merger of Elan Drug Technologies with Alkermes and subsequent IPO of Alkermes.

  • Apollo on the purchase of the credit card business of MBNA Ireland.

  • International gaming operators establishing land based casino clubs, on-line gaming/betting operations and support services in Ireland

  • E-gaming Operators and mobile operators providing mobile telephone, gaming and gambling services, and advising in relation to dealing with regulatory authorities in respect of those activities.

  • Leading UK and US casino operators establishing operations in Ireland.

  • Leading UK and US casino operators considering establishing operations in Ireland.

  • International lottery operators on investment in the Irish National Lottery

  • An international online sports betting provider in relation to the establishment of operational and management functions in Ireland, and on litigation in the Irish courts

  • UK restaurant operators entering and operating in the Irish market and applying for licenses.

  • Eaton Corporation on its $13bn acquisition of Cooper Industries and related corporate inversion into Ireland.

  • Eaton Corporation on its $13bn offer for Cooper Industries plc effected by a Court approved scheme of arrangement.

  • Deutsche Bank establishment and authorisation of a number of exchange traded funds on existing Irish umbrella UCITS platform.

  • FundLogic Global Solutions in relation to its UCITS umbrella fund which make extensive use of derivatives in order to seek to achieve their investment objectives. FundLogic Global Solutions is a joint initiative between Morgan Stanley’s investment bank and its investment management division.

  • Contracting Authorities all procurement and contractual aspects of development of most of the State's 1,000+ km inter-urban motorway network completed in 2010

  • Developers and Lenders over 25 greenfield windfarm projects. More than any other law firm across the island of Ireland

  • Successful sponsors or funders on 7 of the 10 toll road schemes developed as PPPs

  • Employer in a large arbitration (>€100mn claimed) arising from a FIDIC design and build contract

  • Range of Universities procurement and contractual issues and disputes arising from significant building projects

  • The Main Contractor successful serial litigation (both Commercial & High Courts), arbitration & mediation related to payment provisions and alleged conspiracy under a build contract

  • main contractor on serial litigation involving Commercial Court proceedings under a build contract, a subsequent arbitration on a "pay when paid" provision, a High Court appeal on that issue, subsequent Commercial Court proceedings alleging conspiracy, a mediation in respect of those proceedings and a fully fought 14 day trial. At each hearing we were successful for our client.

  • élan on the share plan aspects of the hostile bid by Royalty Pharma and on Perrigo's recommended takeover offer

  • Prothena Corporation plc on its new share incentive plan and awards following its successful listing on NASDAQ

  • Nestle on the Irish share plan aspects of its acquisition of the Pfizer nutrition business in Ireland

  • International clients on share incentive issues following parent company migration to Ireland e.g. Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Eaton Corporation plc, Global Indemnity plc, Covidien plc and Mallinckrodt plc

  • Irish Government, Irish semi-state companies and purchasers of semi-state companies on the establishment and operation of ESOTs e.g. eircom, Bord na Mona, Bord Gais Eireann

  • Various clients on the establishment and roll-out of new Revenue approved or unapproved schemes e.g. Britvic plc, Mondelez Inc., Ryanair Holdings plc

  • Scheme consolidations and amendments with a number of clients e.g. Kellogg Company, XL Services UK Limited

  • Ongoing legal, tax and regulatory advice on share incentives for various companies, including: Icon plc, Royal Bank of Scotland, Imperial Tobacco plc, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson

  • Ongoing trustee and/or administration services for a broad range of clients, including: State Street Corporation, Deutsche Bank, Scottish & Southern Energy

  • GECAS establishment of Genesis Group, Genesis Leasing IPO, and establishment of Genesis Funding with a USD$810m aircraft lease portfolio.

  • The Coombe Women & Infant's University Hospital obtaining court order to perform major surgical procedure with consent issues due to early onset Alzheimer's Disease.

  • PJ Carroll and Company (British American Tobacco’s Irish subsidiary), in hundreds of multiple product liability/personal injury claims.

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals on its reverse takeover of Azur Pharma and related corporate inversion into Ireland.

  • Irish Life & Permanent on the reorganisation by High Court Scheme of Arrangement and listing of new holding company on Dublin and London stock exchanges.

  • Pfizer on the sale to Hovione of its API manufacturing facility in Cork.

  • TV3 in relation to a wide-range of copyright, rights clearance and broadcasting matters including programme agreements for new reality TV shows.

  • One Vision (eircom,  Arqiva, TV3 and Setanta) in connection with the tender process to operate digital terrestrial television (DTT) in Ireland.

  • MTV in relation to copyright licensing issues in Ireland.

  • Brepols Publishers, leading European academic publishers – in defending copyright infringement proceedings in relation to works of James Joyce.

  • Brepols Publishers in legal proceedings in relation to works of James Joyce.

  • The Educational Company of Ireland in relation to copyright and licensing issues.

  • The Educational Company of Ireland copyright and licensing issues.

  • TV3 a wide-range of copyright, rights clearance and broadcasting matters including programme agreements for new reality TV shows.

  • MTV in relation to copyright licensing issues in Ireland.

  • One Vision (eircom,  Arqiva, TV3 and Setanta) tender process to operate digital terrestrial television (DTT) in Ireland.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland in relation to a 10-year deal to create the first mobile network-sharing arrangement in Ireland, the first joint venture agreement of its kind in the telecoms sector.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland a 10-year deal to create the first mobile network-sharing arrangement in Ireland.

  • John Deere defending various product liability claims.

  • Tobacco advertising and display challenging legislation to ban all forms of tobacco advertising and display.

  • Look Cycles in relation to an allegedly defective product.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland in relation to a challenge to ComReg on a regulatory decision before the Commercial Court.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland a challenge to ComReg on a regulatory decision before the Commercial Court.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland in relation to its managed services agreement for the provision of network management services by BT.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland its managed services agreement for the provision of network management services by BT.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland in relation to its managed services agreement for the provision of IT services by IBM.

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland its managed services agreement for the provision of IT services by IBM.

  • An MVNO operator in relation to launch of service in Ireland and related regulatory matters.

  • An MVNO operator launch of service in Ireland and related regulatory matters.

  • eircom in relation to a number of outsourcing agreements with Capita.

  • eircom a number of outsourcing agreements with Capita.

  • Certus on the information technology services aspects of the outsourcing of the loan administration function for €10bn of Bank of Scotland plc loan books (formerly owned by Bank of Scotland (Ireland) Limited).

  • Certus on the information technology services aspects of the outsourcing of the loan administration function for €10bn of Bank of Scotland plc loan books.

  • Allied Irish Banks on the procurement of a business critical enterprise storage solution and related technology services.

  • Irish Life & Permanent on IT aspects of the separation of Irish Life and Permanent TSB.

  • The Irish Courts Service - the body responsible for managing the Courts system in Ireland, in relation to a large IT project for the implementation of a time and attendance software, a managed IT infrastructure support services agreement and agreements with two separate suppliers to install a video system and audio system in the Irish courts.

  • Bank of Ireland in relation to various IT contracting arrangements.

  • Bank of Ireland Various IT contracting arrangements.

  • The Irish Stock Exchange in relation to a significant IT project for the support of its listing services.

  • The Irish Stock Exchange a significant IT project for the support of its listing services.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann in relation to the procurement and negotiation of a five year managed IT and data centre services deal with IBM.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann Procurement and negotiation of a five year managed IT and data centre services deal with IBM.

  • Zynga Games in relation to the establishment of its European HQ in Ireland.

  • Ireland's Health Services Executive, in respect of a number of contracts relating to information system services from a number of third party providers.

  • ECDL Foundation, in ICDL & ORS v the European Computer Driving Licence Foundation [2010/10396P] the certifying authority of the international computer skills certification programme, in defence of proceedings issued by a foreign IP licensee in the Irish Commercial Court.

  • ECDL Foundation In ICDL & ORS v the European Computer Driving Licence Foundation, in defence of proceedings issued by a foreign IP licensee in the Irish Commercial Court.

     

  • Google and Youtube in Eoin McKeogh v Google, YouTube & Facebook [2012/254P] in respect of an interlocutory injunction application.

  • Google and Youtube in Eoin McKeogh v Google, YouTube & Facebook in respect of an interlocutory injunction application.

  • National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) in relation to numerous properties in Northern Ireland.

  • NAMA numerous properties in Northern Ireland.

  • Gaelectric Developments in respect of the management of its existing windfarm portfolio and new acquisitions.

  • Gaelectric Developments management of its existing windfarm portfolio and new acquisitions.

  • Belfast Metropolitan College, SIB and The Department of Education and Learning procurement of a new landmark campus in Belfast's Titanic Quarter.

  • Xtravision on the property elements of its sale, including the disposal of 50 retail leases.

  • Xtravision property elements of its sale, including the disposal of 50 retail leases.

  • Invest Northern Ireland property portfolio throughout Northern Ireland.

  • Dobbies Garden Centres in relation to the licensing of its farm foodhall and 350-seater restaurant in Lisburn.

  • Dobbies Garden Centres licensing of its farm foodhall and 350-seater restaurant in Lisburn.

  • CBRE Global Investors on the purchase and ongoing management of a multi-let retail and office building.

  • South Eastern Regional College in relation to surplus land sales, residential development and overage.

  • UTV Media in respect of the sale and leaseback of commercial property assets

  • Multi Development UK on the sale of land at Victoria Square, Belfast.

  • H&M Hennes and Mauritz in relation to all of its Irish property matters.

  • Advent Wind on the acquisition and development of new windfarm sites.

  • Brookview Developments in relation to its development and sales activity.

  • Metropolitan Inns (NI) on the purchase of city centre licensed premises.

  • Lloyd's Pharmacy in relation to new leasehold acquisitions.

  • Britvic on the property elements of its €249mn acquisition of the soft drinks and distribution businesses of C&C Group.

  • Bank of Ireland and Anglo Irish Bank of full property reviews for submission to NAMA.

  • Ulsterbank and RBS on €300mn refinancing of a portfolio of windfarms.

  • Northern Bank on the refinancing of a portfolio of properties in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England.

  • Contour Global in respect of property, planning and environmental matters for a CHP energy facility.

  • SITA (UK) on planning and environmental consents (including for a waste disposal plant and incinerator) for the ARC 21 project bid.

  • O'Hare and McGovern in relation to construction matters with Queens University Belfast.

  • Public Authorities on PFI/PPP projects, including: the Lisburn Institute of Further and Higher Education and the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education.

  • White Young Green on contractural appointments and building contracts.

  • Allied Irish Banks in Allied Irish Banks v Oracle Financial Services Software BV [2010/11859P] concerning a contractual dispute arising from the implementation of retail banking software.

  • A leading insurance company in relation to injunction proceedings related to the outsourcing of its offshore insurance bond business.

  • Our patent litigation team has been involved in over 80% of the patent cases in Ireland over the last 10 years including cases such as:

    • Novartis v Actavis [2011/8836P]
    • Infosint v Lundbeck  [2009/11121P]
    • Medinol v Abbott [2008/10436P]
    • IVAX (Teva) v GSK [2008/3 PAP]
    • Servier v Teva [2008/9098P]
    • Medtronic v Guidant [2006/1388P]
    • Abbott v Norton [2005/1PAP]
    • Pfizer v Ranbaxy [2004/18683P]
    • Smithkline v Genthon  [2002/12824P]

     

  • Our general IP litigation experience, before the Commercial Court, which is unmatched in the Irish market, includes cases such as:

  • Telefónica O2 Ireland -v- Commission for Communications Regulation [2011/225 JR] in relation to a challenge to ComReg on a regulatory decision before the Commercial Court.

  • Ryanair Ltd v Bravofly & Anor [2008/2204 P] in relation to a multi-jurisdictional battle against internet screen-scrapers regarding its proprietary flight information.

  • Irish Bookmakers v British Horseracing Board ltd & Anor [2005/1274P] in relation to database and contractual rights litigation brought by a large number of Irish bookmakers.

  • Ashley Wilde v Primark [2009/3994P] in relation to Commercial Court copyright and design right infringement proceedings.

  • Irish Distillers v Cooley Distillery [2008/191P] in relation to a High Court injunction in respect of infringement of a brand.

  • Merck & Co Inc & Anor -v- Eurodrug Ltd [2007/1833P] in relation to trade mark infringement proceedings before the Irish Commercial Court.

  • Jacob Fruitfield Food Group Ltd & Anor -v- United Biscuits [UK] Ltd [2007/7124 P] in Commercial Court proceedings which ultimately settled.

  • Tommy Hilfiger v McGarry T/A “Life Jacket” and Ors [1999/2494 P] in relation to High Court proceedings and the Supreme Court appeal in one of the leading trade mark infringement cases.

  • Carrickdale Hotel v Controller of Industrial Commercial Property [2002/350 SP] in relation to a High Court challenge to music royalties being charged by PPI.

  • In addition to the above litigation, examples of our general advisory IP work includes acting for companies such as Microsoft, the International Rugby Board, Pfizer, the Royal College of Surgeons, Specsavers, Heineken Ireland Limited, the Industrial Development Authority and BSkyB.

  • Telefónica Ireland challenge to ComReg on a regulatory decision before the Commercial Court.

  • Ryanair Ltd Its multi-jurisdictional battle against internet screen-scrapers regarding its proprietary flight information.

  • BHB The successful defence of database and contractual rights litigation brought by a large number of Irish bookmakers.

  • Ashley Wilde Group Commercial Court copyright and design right infringement proceedings.

  • Irish Distillers successfully obtaining a High Court injunction in respect of infringement of its world leading brand.

  • Merck In trade mark infringement proceedings before the Irish Commercial Court.

  • IBRC successfully defending high profile Commercial Court proceedings brought by a group of investors in a fund.

  • Madoff related litigation, advising parties involved.

  • Noble Insurance Company in a significant dispute with reinsurers on a product recall claim.

  • A construction consortium its claims for additional payment against a Government body in North Africa under the UNCITRAL rules.

  • Shell Pension Fund in madoff related litigation.

  • Allied Irish Banks on a breach of contract dispute with Oracle regarding the supply of software.

  • British American Tobacco on the successful defence of regulatory prosecutions and in product liability claims.

  • Heineken in a major joint venture dispute.

  • Lenders in relation to eircom’s ongoing financial restructuring.

  • Killeen Group/Mount Juliet defective design and workmanship to 12 houses in the Walled Gardens – requiring extensive works.

  • Pfizer retained as advisors for all litigation matters including significant product liability matters.

  • GE Transportation Finance in Commercial Court proceedings arising out of an initial arrest of vessel in Belgium involving complex issues of Irish, Belgian and Korean law.

  • Trintech Group plc in relation to a Court Scheme of arrangement for takeover of Irish plc by US private equity Fund.

  • Hilton Hotels in arbitration proceedings resisting the claims of an Irish hotel owner arising from a management agreement.

  • Forest Laboratories Ireland Ltd and Lundbeck Ireland defending alleged patent infringement proceedings regarding the world’s leading anti-depression drug “citalopram”.

  • Friends First Managed Pension Funds Limited in ongoing Commercial Court proceedings involving Parol Limited and Superquinn regarding the Carroll Village Shopping Centre in Dundalk.

  • Ernst & Young in professional and public enquiries arising out of its role as Auditor of Anglo-Irish Bank plc, and in respect of the Banking Commission.

  • Allied Irish Banks in Commercial Court proceedings in relation to dispute over beneficial ownership in multi million euro portfolio of properties.

  • BUPA in seeking damages after successfully challenging Irish health insurance legislation.

  • Fortis Bank in Commercial Court actions.

  • Ferrovial Agroman (Ireland) Limited in their successful defence of a prosecution brought against SIAC Construction Limited and Ferrovial relating to health and safety issues.

  • Football Association of Ireland in a successful resolution of high profile arbitration proceedings brought under UNCITRAL Model Law. 

  • Irish Ferries in Commercial Court proceedings against an international franchisor arising out of the operation of onboard shopping concession.

  • Tedcastles Oil Products obtaining injunctions concerning supply agreements in relation to Sweeney Oil.

  • NAMA in the restructuring of  a large property development portfolio.

  • Rotunda Hospital on a successful Supreme Court appeal against a High Court decision upholding the Information Commissioner’s decision to direct the release of confidential patient information.

  • The State Claims Agency Clinical Indemnity Scheme and commercial insurers of hospitals in the defence of medical negligence claims specialising in high value claims alleging catastrophic injuries including birth related neurological injuries.

  • The Adelaide and Meath Hospital, and Tallaght Hospital in all aspects of two high profile data breach investigations brought by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

  • Investigations by the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation (GBFI) and the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) in relation to the origin of monies in Irish funds.

  • St Patrick’s University Hospital in defence of proceedings against the hospital and the Mental Health Commission.

  • A threatened SEC investigation into an Irish financial institution.

  • ACC in defence of 432 High Court actions in relation to claims of mis-selling of borrow-to-invest bond and loan products. Also acting in 81 debt recovery actions concerning related loans.

  • TK Maxx in defending planning injunction proceedings.

  • Quinn Insurance and other insurers, domestic and international, on policy issues.

  • Quinn Group Limited on an ongoing basis in relation to company law, litigation and employment issues.

  • Allied Irish Banks in relation to significant borrower claims.

  • Cavan County Council in defence of environment prosecution (waste) being taken on indictment.

  • XL Group on the re-domiciliation of its ultimate holding company from the Cayman Islands to Ireland.

  • XL Group on the re-domiciliation of its ultimate holding company from the Cayman Islands to Ireland and creation of distributable reserves through a court approved process.

  • Quinn Group on the administration of Quinn Insurance Limited and sale of other insurance businesses.

  • AEGON Group on the sale of its life reinsurance business, including Transamerica International Reinsurance Ireland, to SCOR.

  • Bestquote on its establishment and arrangements with RSA.

  • Chartis/AIG Group on the transfer by scheme of arrangement of the Bermuda branch business of Chartis Excess to another Chartis insurer established in Bermuda and on the court sanctioned transfer of Chartis Excess's remaining insurance and reinsurance business to an AIG UK insurer.  The Bermuda transaction was the first of its kind in Ireland or the UK and was a key factor in A&L Goodbody being ranked Ireland's most Innovative Law Firm for 2013 by the Financial Times.

  • ACE Group and Golden Arches on the domestic merger of their respective Irish insurance and reinsurance undertakings, using (for the first time) schemes of arrangement under Section 201 of the Companies Act, 1963.

  • ACE Group on the transfer of the non-life insurance business of Combined Insurance Company of Europe Limited to ACE European Group Limited.

  • Credit Suisse on the transfer of German life assurance business from its Irish life insurer to its Liechtenstein life insurer.

  • Greenlight Re on establishing its Irish reinsurer.

  • Arch Capital Group on establishment of a mortgage insurer in Ireland.

  • RSA on the establishment of a group reinsurer in Ireland.

  • CNP on the first significant longevity risk transfer transaction involving an Irish insurer. This innovative transaction was nominated for Finance Dublin's  'Deal of the Year' and utilised a structure not used in any previous longevity risk transfer.

  • Metlife on pension buy-in arrangements with pension scheme trustees in Ireland.

  • Irish Life on the acquisition of the business of Quinn Life Direct.

  • UK General Insurance Group on a three year distribution agreement with Ryanair to sell its travel insurance product on a pan-European basis across 22 EU countries.

  • A number of insurers on issues arising out of demise or suspension of trading of funds and collapse of banks.

  • Leading international insurer in respect of securing changes to the Irish insurance compensation fund levy.

  • Scottish Mutual on the recovery of proceeds of fraudulent insurance claims.

  • RSA on their claims handling process for professional indemnity claims. 

  • Policy disputes including captive insurer/reinsurer disputes, insurer/customer disputes, Madoff-related litigation, acting for insurers defending insured tort claims and pursuing subrogated claims.

  • BUPA in its claim against the Irish State for compensationon following its successful Supreme Court challenge to Ireland’s health insurance risk equalisation fund regulations.

  • Erin Executor & Trustee Co. Limited in relation to the recovery of substantial VAT from the Revenue Commissioners relative to VAT paid on leases.

  • A large domestic bank in relation to property litigation regarding the banks’ former headquarters.

  • Xtra-vision on all aspects of their leased properties both contentious and non-contentious, from both landlord and tenant perspectives.

  • Quarryvale Ltd., landlords of Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, on all property issues, contentious and non-contentious.

  • Coltard Ltd. in relation to the management of Dun Laoghaire Centre including litigation regarding keep open obligations and peaceful re-entry.

  • The Irish Property Unit Trust in relation to litigation regarding rent deposits, recovery of rental arrears and breach of covenant concerning Airside Retail Park in Swords.

  • Patent Litigation acted in over 80% of patent cases in Ireland over the last 10 years.

  • Internet Games Provider acted for Zynga Games in relation to the establishment of its European Headquarters in Ireland.

  • Internet Search Engine acting for the world’s largest search engine in defending an interlocutory injunction.

  • Google and YouTube In respect of an interlocutory injunction concerning the application of the E-commerce Directive.

  • Allied Irish Banks in Commercial Court proceedings, concerning a contractual dispute arising from the implementation of retail bank software.

  • Real Estate Opportunities Debt restructuring

  • Kilhorne Bay Seafoods Limited on disposal of entire issued share capital of Rockall Seafoods Limited to Whitby Seafoods Limited.

  • KBC Bank Ireland plc on a €890mn retail mortgage backed securitisation.

  • ACC Bank on its recent successful appeal to the Supreme Court on Statute of Limitations for claims relating to financial loss.

  • The Referendum Commission in a successful defence of a challenge by Sinn Fein.

  • ACC Bank successful appeal to the Supreme Court on Statute of Limitations for claims relating to financial loss.

  • Lorne Stewart plc on its purchase of subsidiaries of Rotary Limited (in administration).

  • KPMG as Administrators of the Wildrose Group of Companies.

  • Permanent TSB on sale of Irish Life to the Irish Minister for Finance

  • The Board of Quinn Group on its restructuring.

  • Permanent TSB Bank on its acquisition of the Irish banking business of Northern Rock.

  • The First Lien Lender Group on eircom’s restructuring.

  • Atlantic Home Care in relation to it’s recent restructuring via examinership.

  • IBRC as Security Trustee for Syndicate of Banks (NAMA and KBC) on the enforcement against companies within the Treasury Holdings Group.

  • The Co-ordinating Committee of the Senior Lender Group in relation to the restructuring of the Viridian Group.

  • The examiner and the court appointed liquidator of the Brooks Thomas Group.

  • Both the senior lender group and the receivers of the Setanta Sports Group.

  • The examiner of O’Briens Sandwich Bars.

  • The purchaser of the A-Wear business from Hilco as part of a pre-pack receivership

  • Fintrax on its disposal to the company’s Management Team and Exponent Private Equity.

  • Nestle on its acquisition of Pfizers’ Infant Nutrition business.

  • Valeo on its agreement to form a new joint venture with Ichikoh Industries.

  • HSBC on its sale of its Irish non-life insurance and reinsurance business to Catalina Foxtrot.

  • Bloomberg on its acquisition of PolarLake.

  • Irish Life & Permanent Group on the capitalisation by the Irish Government.

  • Jazz Pharmaceuticals on its reverse takeover of Azur Pharma and on its acquisition of EUSA Pharma.

  • Anglo American on the sale of Lisheen Mine.

  • Avestus on the sale of the Four Seasons Hotel.

  • élan on the merger of Elan Drug Technologies with Alkermes.

  • Chartis on a cross border merger (Ireland to UK), transferring an Irish insurance holding company’s business to a UK insurance holding company.

  • IBRC Liquidation acting for the special liquidators.

  • Irish Aviation Authority on a High Court employment matter on interim and interlocutory Court applications seeking to restrain suspension/dismissal

  • Obtaining an injunction on behalf of Cadbury Ireland to restrain picketing during an electrician’s dispute.

  • Cosmetic Surgery Provider in the defence of multiple product liability claims arising out of alleged defective PIP breast implants

  • A number of money market funds in relation to negative yield challenges and issues arising from the liquidity crisis.

  • Santander Brazil on the establishment of a Non-UCITS qualifying investor fund investing in complex currency derivative transactions and the approval of Santander Brazil as investment manager to Irish funds and a Santander group entity as promoter, a first for both entities.

  • A large US institutional investment manager on its range of Irish funds comprising an umbrella UCITS and an umbrella UCITS CCF and the establishment of its UCITS management company.

  • A UK institutional wealth manager on the establishment of a new umbrella UCITS fund which offers a multi-asset investment approach.

  • Miton Asset Management in connection with the setup of their first Irish UCITS umbrella company and launch of its first fund, the Miton Global Diversified Income Fund.

  • RBS Asset Management on the first conversion of an existing Irish UCITS to a UCITS feeder fund.

  • GR-Neam on the establishment and authorisation of a UCITS investment company.

  • Sarasin & Partners on the first unit trust redomiciliation from Guernsey to Ireland which comprises nine unit trusts and the establishment of a UCITS management company and a UCITS CCF.

  • CIMB–Principal on the establishment of a UCITS Shariah compliant umbrella with three sub-funds and the first approval of a Malaysian entity as investment manager to an Irish fund.

  • M&G Investment Management in connection with the setup of its first Irish CCF umbrella and the first sub-funds, including the M&G Inflation Opportunities Fund.

  • A promoter and investment manager on the establishment of an Irish QIF investing in private equity fund of funds.

  • Irish Continental Group’s circa €110m financing of its Tender Offer Share Buy Back and the refinancing of its €40m Revolving Credit Facility.

  • KKR Debt Investors II on the US$200m facility provided by Deutsche Bank AG.

  • Wells Fargo Bank on the provision of an ABL Credit line to members of the J.M. Huber group of companies.

  • Goldman Sachs Lending Partners in relation to certain facilities provided to Valeant Pharmaceuticals International.

  • Dean Waste on the defence of waste clean-up which (once determined by the Court) will be a seminal case on the civil liability of directors for the cost of remediation of waste facilities.

  • Consortium of Lenders proposing to fund the development and operation of a large-scale strategic waste facility. This project is one of the most significant projects of its kind in Ireland.

  • Greenstar on the defence of 4 waste criminal prosecution charges.

  • Bord Gáis Energy in Commercial Court proceedings against a landowner in connection with a €155m windfarm development in Cork.

  • Barclays Bank on environmental issues associated with the refinancing of Kilroot Power Station.

  • Hg Capital on planning and environmental aspects of its development of a number of proposed windfarms on the western seaboard.

  • Bord na Móna, Panda waste, A1 waste and others on waste law compliance issues.

  • Pfizer Ireland on environmental aspects of the sale of the Inchera facility.

  • Barclays Bank on Northern Ireland planning and environmental consents for Screggagh Windfarm.

  • SITA (UK) on planning and environmental issues relating to the tender process for the arc21 residual waste treatment project including consents for a waste disposal plant and incinerator.

  • Heineken Ireland in respect of the redevelopment of the former Beamish and Crawford Brewery Site in Cork (which is one of the largest redevelopment proposed for the city in a central and historically sensitive site) including a novel use of CPO powers to address title issues.

  • Acting for a significant number of companies in the aviation, mining, manufacturing, retail, agribusiness and pharmaceutical sectors relative to the defence of Health and Safety prosecutions and the management of regulatory investigations.

  • eircom on its €420m acquisition of Meteor Mobile Communications.

  • Heiton Group on its €353m takeover by Grafton Group.

  • Valentia on its takeover of eircom and eircom on its €2.36bn disposal to Babcock & Brown.

  • Irish Continental Group on the competing takeover offers for the company.

  • Alphyra Group in connection with its public to private takeover by Rendina.

  • Royal Bank of Scotland on its €900m takeover of First Active .

  • Aravis Therapeutics on its recommended takeover offer for AGI Therapeutics.

  • A private equity house on its approach to Greencore Group.

  • Various clients complaints to the European Commission and Competition Authority regarding alleged anti-competitive arrangements and practices.

  • Sellers, purchasers, private equity investors and third parties in over one third of all merger deals before the Irish Competition Authority.

  • Heineken on its acquisition of Scottish & Newcastle, securing unconditional clearance from the Irish Competition Authority - the only reference everfrom the European Commission to the Irish Competition Authority.

  • EirGrid on the Irish merger aspects of its proposed acquisition of S.O.N.I.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann and Irish Water on a large number of procurement processes for works, supplies and services.

  • Numerous local authorities on a large number of procurement processes including procurement of road and water projects.

  • Numerous universities, hospitals and public bodies on procurement processes for a vast range of goods, works and services.

  • Federal Security in successful injunctive proceedings in Northern Ireland against the Police Service of Northern Ireland for award of a public contract without application of a standstill period.

  • Timisoara International Airport on State aid issues.

  • Department of Education on public procurement issues.

  • RBS on environmental issues relating to its acquisition of Statoil’s interest in the Synergen power station.

  • Irish Life on its sale to Canada Life including successful conditional European Commission merger control clearance.

  • Apollo Global Management and CarVal Investors on the acquisition of €1.8bn of loans from Lloyds.

  • The examiner appointed to the Ritz Carlton Powerscourt Hotel.

  • Ulster Bank and its receivers (BDO) on enforcement against Olhausens.

  • Bank of Ireland on the sale of its loans due from Clerys to Gordon Brothers.

  • élan in respect of the spin-off and related IPO of its early stage R&D business into a new Irish incorporated and NASDAQ listed entity (Prothena Corporation plc).

  • élan spin-off and related IPO of its early stage R&D business, Prothena, into a new Irish incorporated, Nasdaq listed public company.

  • Fountain Healthcare Partners on its investments into Opsona Therapeutics, Mainstay Medical, Pharmatrin, Vivasure Medical, Genable Technologies.

  • CarVal Investors on the acquisition of loans from Lloyds.

  • Courts Service on a market sounding process and procurement procedures for fund management and accountancy services.

  • Various national and international clients on all aspects of competition law including cartels, compliance and practices.

  • Ryanair in successfully challenging the European Commission's state aid decision in Charleroi Airport.

  • Panda in challenging successfully the Dublin Waste Management plan.

  • Aviva on its acquisition of Ark Life (European Commission) and disposal of Ark Life (Irish Competition Authority).

  • IBM on the acquisition of various businesses.

  • Pallas/Sysco's acquisition of Crossgar.

  • Irish Government on the State aid aspects of state assets and disposals.

  • Various insurance and financial services companies on the implications of changes in EU law legislation (the preliminary ruling on 1 March 2011 of the Test Achats case).

  • Federal Security injunctive proceedings against the PSNI for award of a public contract without application of a standstill period.

  • Drafting a new form of contract for civil engineering works for Bord Gáis Networks. Also advising on a number of infrastructure projects.

  • Sysco Corporation on the acquisition of Crossgar Foodservice.

  • UTV Media on its acquisition of Simply Zesty.

  • Atlantic Bridge on its investment into Sophia Search.

  • Hamilton Gas Products on its joint venture with Calor Teoranta.

  • Escher Group Holdings on its initial public offering and its admission to AIM.

  • UTV Media on re-structuring matters arising from an Ofcom Notice.

  • British Airways in relation to its acquisition of BMI and the subsequent impact of TUPE and collective redundancies on employees based in Northern Ireland.

  • Abercrombie & Fitch (Hollister) on equal opportunities policies and their application in Northern Ireland.

  • Allstate NI on matters of data protection and the international "Safe Harbour" scheme rules.

  • Geis Industries on the application of TUPE on a cross-jurisdictional basis.

  • Britvic on the employment aspects of its acquisition of the C&C Group soft drinks and distribution business.

  • Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce on the revision and introduction of new Terms and Conditions of Employment.

  • British Airways acquisition of BMI and subsequent impact of TUPE.

  • Tidal Ventures in relation to the development of Ireland's first tidal energy farm.

  • Rentokil Initial in respect of its Irish property interests and environmental/licensing matters.

  • West Register (Northern Ireland) on property acquisitions and management in Northern Ireland.

  • Aviva on the sale of Ark Life to Allied Irish Banks, the sale of Allied Irish Banks' 25% stake in Aviva Life Holdings Ireland to Aviva and the advice on the unwind of Aviva's bancassurance JV with Allied Irish Banks.

  • IBRC Liquidation acting for the special liquidators.

  • élan the restructuring of its Tsyabri collaboration with Biogen Idec and its subsequent return of capital to shareholders.

  • élan in relation to the restructuring of its Tsyabri collaboration with Biogen Idec and its subsequent return of capital to shareholders by way of the largest tender offer ever effected on the Irish market.

  • Irish Continental Group on the return of capital to shareholders by way of tender offer.

  • ICON plc in relation to the conversion of its ADR NASDAQ listing to a direct share listing.

  • Jury's Inn on its debt writedown, financial restructuring and the new investment in the business.

  • Brooks Macdonald on the first Central Bank approved UCITS merger by acquisition.

  • Tendercapital Limited on the establishment of a UCITS umbrella fund with five sub funds and a QIF umbrella fund investing in infrastructure, sustainable energy, private equity and real estate assets.

  • Lothbury Investment Management Limited in respect of its three property funds and the establishment of a non-UCITS management company.

  • A number of custody service providers on compliance with the depository requirements under AIFMD.

  • Pallas Foods on the acquisition of a division of Keelings Group.

  • Fountain Healthcare Partners on its acquisition of a stake in Mainstay Medical and on its acquisition of a stake in Genable Technologies

  • Abbey on Gallagher Holdings mandatory bid for Abbey.

  • Permira IV Managers on its acquisition of Akindo Sushiro Company.

  • Pfizer for all litigation matters including significant product liability matters.

  • The Element Six Group in relation to a pensions claim brought against trustees of its pension fund arising from a deficit in the fund.

  • Friends First Managed Pensions Funds in two related sets of Commercial Court proceedings concerning limited recourse borrowings on a portfolio of borrowings in the region of €80m.

  • Bord Gáis Éireann in Commercial Court legal challenge brought by Shannon LNG against a decision of the Energy Regulator.

  • Baxter Healthcare in relation to proceedings alleging breach of general principles of EU law and breach of Directive 2004/18 concerning the award of a €50m contract.

  • Merx Aviation on the establishment of an aircraft leasing platform.

  • China Development Bank Corporation on Irish aspects of a transaction involving the provision of USD$7.2m loan facilities to indirect subsidiaries of ICBC International Leasing Company Limited to enable those subsidiaries to enter into sale and leaseback transactions relating to four bulk carrier vessels.

  • Chartis Group on the transfer of Chartis Insurance Ireland Limited business to Chartis Insurance UK Limited and on completing the transfer of its EU holding company to a UK holding company, each under the EU Cross-Border Merger regime.

  • AIG/Chartis on development of an innovative house price guarantee product.

  • Liberty Group on the investigation by the Financial Regulator into matters relating to Quinn Insurance.

  • Liberty Insurance on business critical policy issues for high value commercial claims and defence of high value commercial claims involving substantial business interruption and property damage.

  • Aviva on unwind of its life assurance joint venture with Allied Irish Banks.

  • HSBC on the sale of its non-life and reinsurance operations to Catalina.

  • Irish Life on its investment in Glo Health.

  • Irish aspects of international mergers and acquisitions including Alico/Metlife and Arch/Ariel.

  • Echo Managed Services in relation to a large outsourcing project.

  • Grant Thornton UK in respect of commercial, outsourcing, technology and data protection advice.

  • Lohmann Animal Health on research and development collaboration arrangements.

  • Iconi Software on software development and support projects.

  • Heineken in relation to various commercial agreements.

  • Catagen in relation to the spin-out of IP from Queen's University.

  • A global aerospace company on research and development collaboration arrangements.

  • Flint Studios on software development and related commercial agreements.

  • A global pharmaceutical company on IP ownership matters.

  • Coca Cola GB & Ireland in respect of media advertising campaigns for its products.

  • British American Tobacco in relation to software procurement and other commercial agreements.

  • An international pharmaceutical company on a business process outsourcing.

  • Axereal on commercial, IP and technology aspects of its acquisition of a malt business.

  • UTV Media on networking arrangements, and in relation to content sharing and other commercial agreements.

  • McDonalds in relation to enforcement of its intellectual property rights.

  • Vodafone in relation to IP enforcement matters in Northern Ireland

  • Colgate-Palmolive UK in relation to the protection of its trade marks.

  • 3fivetwo Medical in relation to various commercial agreements.

  • Kelsius on its commercial matters.

  • Allstate Northern Ireland in relation to its processing of personal data, and data protection compliance.

  • Irish Met Office concerning the commercialisation of its IP.

  • Noonan Services Group in relation to a business process outsourcing.

  • Sentel in relation to its contractual arrangements and commercialisation of IP

  • Wilson's Country in relation to IP licensing arrangements.

  • Talksport in relation to brand protection and commercial matters.

  • Smiley Munroe in relation to manufacturing and distribution arrangements.

  • Sembarc on all aspects of the commercialisation of its IP.

  • Iconi Software on its software development and support services, including the drafting and negotiation of its customer contacts.

  • I-Path Diagnostics and Catagen in relation to the spin-out of IP from Queen's University.

  • Deutsche Bank as financial adviser on Warner Chilcott's acquisition by Actavis and related corporate inversion into Ireland.

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