Thursday 23 May 2019

Partners appointed by McCann FitzGerald

Manager Barry Devereux. Photo: David Conachy
Manager Barry Devereux. Photo: David Conachy

David Chance

Law firm McCann FitzGerald has appointed two partners in New York and one in Brussels, the first time partner appointments have been made outside of Dublin and London.

It's part of an expansion that sees the company - headed by managing partner Barry Devereux - naming eight partners and consultants.

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Niall Best was appointed as partner in New York, where he has worked on US/Ireland foreign direct investment and transatlantic mergers and acquisitions.

Also appointed there was Richard Gill, who is part of McCann FitzGerald's aircraft leasing and aviation finance group, working both with US and Irish clients in the New York office.

The new partner is Brussels is Laura Treacy, who is an expert in EU and Irish competition law and state-aid practice.

Two partners were named in Dublin, Doug McMahon, who specialises in law and technology, and Rosaleen Byrne, a commercial litigator who is rejoining the partnership after a number of years working with the firm as a consultant.

Those joining the company as consultants include Louise Delahunty, who has advised companies and executives around the world on international investigations involving business crime, money laundering, sanctions, extradition, bribery, fraud and tax evasion.

Catherine Austin joins from another major Irish law firm, where she practised for more than 20 years, while Barbara Linehan has advised on EU and national procurement law.

Data from Refinitiv showed Arthur Cox was the joint top lead legal adviser to deals with an Irish link in the first quarter of this year, with involvement in four, while McCann FitzGerald had one.

Irish Independent

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