A&L Goodbody LLP

Legal Services | Ireland
tel: +353 1 649 2000 | fax: +353 1 649 2649
International Financial Services Centre, North Wall Quay | Dublin | D01H104 | Ireland

Main Contacts

Keavy Ryan

Partner

Michael Greene

Consultant

David Widger

Managing Partner

Overview

A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland's leading corporate law firms. Comprising A&L Goodbody LLP and related partnerships, the firm has 107 partners and over 800 staff. Headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto, we have specialist teams across all practice areas of Irish corporate law.

For over 100 years A&L Goodbody has been at the centre of corporate Ireland, advising some of the largest and most influential corporates, both domestic and international. With a large operation in Belfast, we have advised on the most challenging and complex assignments for national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and government on an all-island basis. The firm has also acted for more than 600 of the world's leading corporations and advisors interacting with Ireland. This is supported by offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto. The lawyers based in these offices provide Irish legal advice to multinational corporations and the international business community; and have significant international experience, working closely with international law firms and other professional services advisors.

A&L Goodbody is continually ranked as the No. 1 Irish law firm by many international publications such as The Lawyer, Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and the International Financial Law Review.

Year this Office was Established: 1901
Lawyers Worldwide: 530
Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish

Notable

Areas of Practice

Professionals

Partners

Kevin  Allen

Kevin Allen

Partner
Michael  Barr

Michael Barr

Partner
David  Baxter

David Baxter

Partner
Adrian  Burke

Adrian Burke

Partner
Laura  Butler

Laura Butler

Partner
John  Cahir

John Cahir

Partner
Alan  Casey

Alan Casey

Partner
Tom  Casey

Tom Casey

Partner
John  Dallas

John Dallas

Personnel Manager
Paul  Diggin

Paul Diggin

Partner
Paul  Fahy

Paul Fahy

Partner
Kevin  Feeney

Kevin Feeney

Partner
Eamonn  Gill

Eamonn Gill

Partner
Berni  Hosty

Berni Hosty

Partner
Enda  Hurley

Enda Hurley

Partner
Andrew  Ion

Andrew Ion

Partner
Joe  Kelly

Joe Kelly

Partner
Liam  Kennedy

Liam Kennedy

Partner
Peter  Law

Peter Law

Partner
Andrea  Lawler

Andrea Lawler

Partner, Commercial & Technology
Sinead  Lynch

Sinead Lynch

Partner
Ronan  Lyons

Ronan Lyons

Partner
Peter  Maher

Peter Maher

Partner
David  Main

David Main

Partner
Mary  McKenna

Mary McKenna

Partner
Jason  Milne

Jason Milne

Partner
Ross  Moore

Ross Moore

Partner
Sarah  Murphy

Sarah Murphy

Partner
Peter  Murray

Peter Murray

Partner
Conor  Owens

Conor Owens

Partner
Paula  Reid

Paula Reid

Partner
Alan  Roberts

Alan Roberts

Partner
Keavy  Ryan

Keavy Ryan

Partner
Jack  Sheehy

Jack Sheehy

Partner
Mark  Traynor

Mark Traynor

Partner
Peter  Walker

Peter Walker

Partner
Mark  Ward

Mark Ward

Partner
John  Whelan

John Whelan

Partner
David  Widger

David Widger

Managing Partner
Julian  Yarr

Julian Yarr

Partner

Associates

Davinia  Brennan

Davinia Brennan

Associate
Aoife  Clarke

Aoife Clarke

Associates
Deirdre  Fallon

Deirdre Fallon

Associate
Aisling  Muldowney

Aisling Muldowney

Senior Associate
Alison  Quinn

Alison Quinn

Associate

Of Counsel

Alison  Fanagan

Alison Fanagan

Consultant
Michael  Greene

Michael Greene

Consultant
Stephen  Haughey

Stephen Haughey

Consultant
Philip  McQueston

Philip McQueston

Of Counsel
Jack  O'Farrell

Jack O'Farrell

Consultant

Other

Kerri  FitzGerald

Kerri FitzGerald

Senior Marketing Executive
Richard  Grey

Richard Grey

Partner
Ciaran  Lyng

Ciaran Lyng

Solicitor
Jacinta  McCabe

Jacinta McCabe

Paralegal
Ian  White

Ian White

Director of Strategy/Business Development
Paul  White

Paul White

Partner

Articles

COVID-19 Related Extensions to Planning Permissions

The Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 is being expedited through the legislative process. It will provide for extensions to a number of time limits, including for the passing of development plans. Importantly however it will also allow for extensions, or additional extensions, to existing planning permissions to allow projects be completed. Planning permissions have a fixed duration, usually five years. Section 42 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) allows for a planning permission to be extended (once) in certain circumstances. An application has to be made before the planning permission has expired...

COVID-19 Related Extensions to Planning Permissions

The Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2021 is being expedited through the legislative process. It will provide for extensions to a number of time limits, including for the passing of development plans. Importantly however it will also allow for extensions, or additional extensions, to existing planning permissions to allow projects be completed. Planning permissions have a fixed duration, usually five years. Section 42 of the Planning and Development Act 2000 (as amended) allows for a planning permission to be extended (once) in certain circumstances. An application has to be made before the planning permission has expired...

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Press

Private Equity is Paying Premiums to Lock Up Exclusivity in Quickfire Deals - An Irish Independent Article

Cash-rich private equity funds are paying extra to get priority access to acquisition targets in the Irish market, accelerating an already active market for deals. The buyers are cutting back on due diligence time to complete deals within short exclusivity windows rather than get into drawn-out bidding processes with rival bidders. "Private equity is awash with money and paying full value, often after very competitive processes,” A&L Goodbody head of mergers and acquisitions Richard Grey told the Irish Independent. "More often they are buying exclusivity and concluding deals within five to seven days to minimise transaction risk...

ALG Advises SHV Energy on Sale of Balcas

Our Belfast office has advised SHV Energy on the sale of Co Fermanagh-based timber business Balcas to Glennon Brothers, subject to approval from competition regulators. The ALG transaction team was led by Corporate partners Peter Stafford and David Rowan. Part of SHV Holdings, Netherlands-headquartered SHV Energy specialises in efficient and safe distribution of energy sources, with market-leading energy companies across the Americas, Asia and Europe. Since October 2007, it has been the largest shareholder in timber and renewable energy business Balcas, which has operations in Co Fermanagh and Invergordon in Scotland...

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Blogs

Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog

A&L Goodbody is an Irish law firm providing expert legal advice across every aspect of business law. The Firm advises a broad domestic and international client base in both the private and public sectors, across the island of Ireland.

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