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Sunday 20 January 2019

Ronan Daly Jermyn eyes Dublin expansion

South Dublin site has the potential to deliver hundreds of new homes. Stock photo: PA
South Dublin site has the potential to deliver hundreds of new homes. Stock photo: PA
John Mulligan

John Mulligan

Irish law firm Ronan Daly Jermyn will hire 25 people over the next two years for its Dublin office as part of an €8.3m expansion plan. The expansion includes the recent opening of its Dublin base at George's Dock in the IFSC.

The 25 new roles being created by the firm are across its corporate, regulation, healthcare, insurance, technology and real estate practices, and include lawyers and support roles.

The law firm already had an established presence in Cork before opening a Dublin office in 2015. It employs a total of 240 people and also has offices in Galway and London.

It said there's been a surge in property-related work in Dublin, with the firm having doubled the number of property lawyers to 23 in the past three years.

It has also seen strong transactional and M&A activity in its healthcare and technology practice.

The firm advised the Bon Secours Health System on its acquisition of Barringtons Hospital, and Agilent Technologies on its acquisition of Luxcel Biosciences. Richard Martin, managing partner at Ronan Daly Jermyn, said the expansion in Dublin is a response to changing global politics and economics.

Jamie Olden, a partner and head of the law firm's Dublin office, said that the capital is increasingly regarded as an international business centre.

"Ireland is the European centre for most of the world's largest technology companies," he said. "Dublin also has a growing reputation as a financial hub, particularly in the fund administration and insurance space."

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