A&L Goodbody has the leading Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Corporate practice in Ireland. Our leading market position is endorsed by the work we do and by all the leading international publications and commentators. We hold the position of Irish M&A Law Firm of the Year (2012) from each of Bloomberg (2007-2012), Thomson Reuters (2003-2012), Mergermarket (2012) and Corpfin (2012).
The group, which is the firm’s largest, is a core part of A&L Goodbody and along with specialists areas from throughout the Firm, has advised on the most significant M&A and Corporate transactions and privatisations in Ireland over many decades.
We provide sophisticated legal advice to leading global and domestic corporations, investment banks, private equity providers and state and semi state entities, from all industry sectors, in relation to their corporate activity in Ireland. Very often these transactions are high profile, extremely complex and involve significant cross border aspects. We have a reputation for providing innovative solutions and pioneering deal structures, such as developing the first (and largest to date) Irish ‘cash box’ structure, the first insurance cross border merger and the first merger structure which inverts US corporates into Ireland avoiding US anti-inversion rules - we have acted on all such merger inversions to date.
The combined Dublin and Belfast M&A and Corporate team advise clients on an all-island basis. Our services include:
- Mergers & Acquisitions – public & private
- Strategic investments
- Equity Capital Markets
- State Privitisations
- Reorganisations and migrations
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Shareholders agreements, joint ventures and partnerships
- Company Law, Listing Rules, Takeover Rules
- Merger Control and Anti Trust