Pinsent Masons to be Dublin law 'disruptor'
International law firm Pinsent Masons is to open a new base in Dublin.
The London-headquartered firm was widely expected to set up an operation here in the wake of Brexit and will focus on the financial services and technology sectors initially. It will initially have a staff of three. The firm said the new office will target work initially from the 50 of Pinsent Masons top 250 clients who are present in Ireland, and will bring the total number of Pinsent Masons lawyers across the island to 12 partners and more than 50 lawyers.
The firm already has an operation in Belfast.
Richard Foley, Pinsent Masons senior partner, said Dublin has long been in the firm's thinking as a key global hub for the financial services and technology industries.
"That status has only become even more significant in the context of Brexit. The feedback we've had from our clients as we developed our Ireland strategy was that they would welcome a disruptor coming into the market and our reputation as an innovator is therefore of significant interest to them."