Commercial law firms lead and advise on deals worth up to $160bn

Ireland’s leading commercial law firms have this month advised and worked on deals worth as much as $160 billion.

Geoff Moore, partner at Arthur Cox, led a team advising global pharmaceutical company Allergan on its $160 billion merger with Pfizer Inc., assisted by corporate partners Chris McLaughlin and Stephen Ranalow. Tax partner Ailish Finnerty and finance partner Ultan Shannon also advised on the deal.

Meanwhile, partners at Matheson advised Abtran, one of Ireland’s largest providers of customer and business process management services, during an undisclosed investment by private equity fundCarlyle Cardinal Ireland.

Corporate partners Patrick Spicer and Alan Chiswick, along with corporate senior associates Madeline McDonnell and Brian McCloskey, advised Abtran on the deal.

The transaction is reportedly one of the largest investments made in an Irish company by Carlyle Cardinal Ireland, a private equity fund worth €292 million.

Corporate and commercial law firm LK Shields also acted this month in the sale of the entire issued share capital of two Irish companies.

Emmet Scully, head of the corporate and commercial team, led the sale of the entire issued share capital of Finol Oils Limited to a member of the Tricel Group, assisted by Gillian Dully, John Campbelland Rose Gaynor.

Mr Scully also led the sale of the entire issued share capital of Inland Fibre Telecom Limited to euNetworks Ireland-Private Fiber Limited, assisted by Deirdre Kilroy, Lisa McEllin, Andrew Power, Angeline O’Connell and Rose Gaynor.

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