A&L Goodbody wins legal adviser of the year award
Verizon’s acquisition of Fleetmatics among big deals law firm was involved in this year
The A&L Goodbody building at the IFSC: law firm was honoured at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards ceremony in London. Photograph: Eric Luke
Corporate law firm A&L Goodbody was named “Ireland M&A Legal Adviser of the Year” on Thursday evening at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards ceremony in London.
The awards recognise excellence in corporate, private equity, banking and legal mergers and acquisitions (M&A) expertise across a number of European jurisdictions.
Nominations are reviewed by a panel of editors from Mergermarket, as well as European industry experts, who analyse how innovative structures are applied to M&A transactions.
Prominent deals led by A&L Goodbody’s M&A team during 2016 included advising international clients such as Verizon on its acquisition of Fleetmatics; Johnson Controls on its merger with Tyco and Pfizer on its proposed merger with Allergan, which was scrapped in April after US president Barack Obama moved to restrict so-called tax inversion deals.