Dentons has appointed three new partners into its fast-growing Dublin office, which now has ten partners and 26 lawyers in total. Continuing its strategy of taking top Irish talent from both leading international and domestic Irish firms, the Dublin team will see the addition of:
- Colm Ó hUiginn – an energy and projects lawyer who advises on the development and financing of greenfield projects. He has been involved in some of the world’s largest and most strategically significant projects within the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors, and is recognised as a “Rising Star” in The Legal 500. He joins from Shearman & Sterling in London.
- David McGuinness – a corporate lawyer focusing on private and public M&A, private equity, venture capital transactions, joint ventures and general corporate and commercial advisory. He has worked on a number of major corporate transactions across the life sciences, infrastructure, hospitality and food and beverage sectors. He joins from Allen & Overy in Dubai, having previously worked at William Fry in Dublin.
- Michael McDonald – a corporate lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, equity capital markets and investment funds. He has experience of working on large-scale cross-border transactions in the healthcare, healthcare technology, cyber security and energy sectors. He joins from Gilbert + Tobin in Australia, having also previously worked at William Fry.
UK, Ireland and Middle East CEO Paul Jarvis comments, ‘Colm, David and Michael join the really exciting cohort of first-class lawyers that Eavan Saunders has built since launching our Dublin business 18 months ago. They bring a wealth of experience to the firm, and even more clout and dynamism to a team that has quickly established Dentons as the busiest international firm in the Irish market. These hires, together with the recent promotion of Ciaran O’Boyle, continues our push to expand our pre-eminent corporate offering across the region.’
Ireland Managing Partner Eavan Saunders, who was recently recognised in IFLR’s Women Leaders listing, adds, ‘David and Michael are both technically excellent lawyers who join a corporate team that from a standing start has earned top ten placings in the M & A rankings, and add some fantastic industry knowledge in some of the most active and fastest growing sectors in our market. Similarly, Colm has advised Government ministers and senior executives on large project developments and will help us to leverage Dentons’ leading Energy, Infra and Projects story here in Dublin. I’m delighted to welcome them to the firm as we continue to differentiate ourselves, delivering the world’s largest law firm to corporate Ireland.’
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