A&L Goodbody selects David Widger as next managing partner

Dublin law firm elevates corporate head to top position

A&L Goodbody’s David Widger (centre), who is to take up the managing partner role in May 2022, with Eileen Roberts and Julian Yarr

A&L Goodbody’s David Widger (centre), who is to take up the managing partner role in May 2022, with Eileen Roberts and Julian Yarr

 

Dublin law firm A&L Goodbody (ALG) has appointed David Widger as its next managing partner. Mr Widger will succeed Julian Yarr in the role next May.

Mr Widger heads up ALG’s corporate department, managing the group’s M&A (mergers and acquisitions), corporate finance and corporate governance business.

He has led a number of substantial transactions in the Irish market in recent years, including the public takeovers of healthcare group UDG, forecourt retailer Applegreen, property group Green Reit and fruit distributor Fyffes.

He also advised on the IPO of Glenveagh and the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange.

Commenting on the appointment, ALG chair Eileen Roberts, said: “David will bring a huge amount of experience and leadership to the role.

“He is widely considered to be one of the leading corporate lawyers in Ireland and has also been a key member of the ALG senior management team for many years,” she said.

Mr Widger said: “I am thrilled to have been selected as ALG’s next managing partner. We have great clients and great people. I am really excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our people and for how we further develop our service to clients.”