A&L Goodbody takes home two China Business Law Journal awards

A&L Goodbody takes home two China Business Law Journal awards

Ronan Lyons

A&L Goodbody (ALG) has won two China Business Law Journal awards for its complex and high-profile work throughout 2018.

The firm was named Banking & Finance Firm of the Year, while the firm’s corporate and M&A team advised on the Deal of the Year, having advised on the establishment of WuXi Biologics in Ireland.

The first award was based in part on the firm’s specialist aircraft aviation and transportation finance legal expertise.

The winning deal was ALG’s role as Irish counsel to WuXi Biologics on their significant FDI project, which has created Ireland’s largest bio-manufacturing facility using single-use bioreactors.

WuXi’s first site outside of China was supported by the Irish Government through IDA Ireland, and will see an investment of €325 million and 400 new jobs over five years.

Ronan Lyons, corporate and M&A partner at A&L Goodbody, said: “We are delighted with this recognition. Our role on this deal reaffirms our position as a leading advisor, providing a full range of services to Asian companies expanding into Ireland.

“Chinese companies, like WuXi, can rely on our knowledge and experience to ensure their Irish investment projects are a success.”

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