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New partners shaping the future at A&L Goodbody

As the firm continues to expand its presence and business, the new partners will help ensure A&L Goodbody is set up for continued growth

Pictured (l - r): Ciaran O'Shiel, Deirdre Geraghty, Michelle Daly, Julian Yarr (Managing Partner), Laura Kennedy and  Eugenée Mulhern.

Pictured: Ciaran O'Shiel, Deirdre Geraghty, Michelle Daly, Julian Yarr (managing partner), Laura Kennedy and Eugenée Mulhern.


A&L Goodbody has appointed five new partners to its leadership team. Across Dublin and Belfast, these new appointments are a testament to the firm’s ongoing commitment to its clients and in further diversifying the experience and dynamism of the existing leadership team in order to stay ahead of an ever-changing environment.

The new partners are: Michelle Daly (Finance, Dublin), Deirdre Geraghty (Corporate and M&A, Dublin), Laura Kennedy (Corporate and M&A, Dublin), Eugenée Mulhern (Corporate and M&A, Dublin) and Ciaran O'Shiel (Disputes & Investigations, Belfast).

Commenting on the appointments, managing partner Julian Yarr says: "Congratulations to our new partners. Each of them is incredibly talented and a recognised leader – both with our clients and in our firm. Their diversity of skills and experience will enhance our culture and ensure our continued success and growth.  

As we emerge from the shadow of Covid-19, it's clear that the world is a different place. The dynamism and agility we need to display for our clients and our people has moved up a gear. We have invested heavily in developing well-rounded lawyers who have the ability to anticipate and adapt to the changing needs of our clients. These new partners are the result of this investment as we continue to build the law firm of the future, now."

Michelle Daly 

Michelle is a partner in A&L Goodbody's Finance Department and advises Irish and international clients on a wide range of finance transactions. She has particular expertise in debt capital markets (including securitisations, debt issuances and regulatory capital issuances), structured products and financial markets infrastructure. Michelle regularly advises corporate and institutional clients on netting, collateral and hedging issues. She also has broad experience on green and sustainability-linked financing and the acquisition and disposal of loan portfolios.

Deirdre Geraghty

Deirdre is a partner in the firm's Corporate and M&A Group. She has extensive experience advising international and domestic clients on all aspects of corporate law including public and private M&A, equity capital markets, corporate restructurings and corporate governance. Deirdre advises clients across a range of industry sectors including pharma/healthcare, technology and energy. She also frequently advises US companies who are establishing operations in Ireland for the first time, having spent a number of years in the firm's New York office.

Laura Kennedy

Laura is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Corporate and M&A practice. Laura specialises in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, joint ventures, shareholder arrangements, corporate restructurings, corporate governance and commercial advisory matters. She advises a wide range of domestic and international corporations, both public and private and for private equity funds and financial institutions, with significant operations in Ireland.

Eugenée Mulhern

Eugenée is a partner in the firm's Corporate and M&A Practice. Her key areas of expertise include corporate finance, capital markets, M&A, corporate governance and securities law. Prior to joining ALG, she had 14 years' experience working as a director in corporate finance in one of Ireland's leading stockbroking and financial services firms and has advised a wide range of Irish public companies on capital market transactions, takeovers and M&A.

Ciaran O'Shiel

Ciaran is a partner in A&L Goodbody’s Commercial Litigation Department in Belfast. He specialises in intellectual property, media and technology disputes advising domestic and international clients on defamation, privacy, data protection and content related matters. Ciaran has acted for technology and media companies in the High Court and Court of Appeal and has an extensive intellectual property practice having represented clients in patent, copyright, breach of confidence, trademark infringement and passing off cases. His experience also includes advising private and public organisations on business critical issues such as reputation management, regulatory risk and responding to data security incidents.

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