Dentons promotes three to partner in Dublin

Dentons promotes three to partner in Dublin

Pictured (left–right): Tom Dalton, Gemma Freeman and Donal Keane

Global law firm Dentons has promoted Tom Dalton, Gemma Freeman and Donal Keane to partner in its Dublin office.

Mr Dalton has been appointed as a partner in real estate, Ms Freeman as a partner in disputes and Mr Keane as a partner in banking.

Eavan Saunders, managing partner at Dentons Dublin, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of three new partners at Dentons Dublin, which further reflect the calibre of talent within the team, and our commitment to nurturing and promoting that talent. The promotions are also indicative of client demand in Dublin which continues to grow since our inception.

“Having made up four internal partner candidates in the last 12 months not only speaks to the success of the business but is a real differentiator from all the other international firms in Dublin. Dentons Dublin is a firm where our first-class associate cohort can develop their skills and practices and reach their considerable potential.

“I would like to extend my sincere congratulations to Tom, Gemma and Donal on their respective promotions to partner. I look forward to seeing their careers continue to progress and prosper.”

Mr Dalton, originally from Limerick, has significant experience advising on commercial real estate matters generally, including advising on acquisitions, disposals, lettings, and acquisition and development financing of office, retail, mixed-use developments, hotels and multi-family properties.

In addition, he is highly experienced in advising high-profile clients across several other sectors, including banking, tech and energy. He previously advised AMP capital on the disposal of Irish Infrastructure Fund to John Laing, which included the Valley Healthcare portfolio of primary care centres.

Ms Freeman, who hails from Dublin, specialises in insolvency, corporate recovery-related litigation and shareholder disputes. She has advised private equity firms, insolvency practitioners, company directors, stakeholders, liquidators and other fiduciaries on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

She has acted for both financial institutions and unsecured creditors of companies in financial distress and insolvency practitioners in a variety of formal insolvency processes, including compulsory and voluntary liquidations, receiverships, bankruptcy and examinerships. She was among’s “Rising Stars: Europe’s Best Up-and-Coming Female Lawyers 2022”.

Mr Keane, also from Dublin, is qualified to practice both English and Irish law and advises clients on a broad range of aviation-related matters. His experience includes advising on finance and operating leases, portfolio sales and purchases, pre-delivery financings, securitizations, and secured and unsecured debt and equity financing for fixed-wing, helicopter and engine assets.

Due to this experience, he has previously been recognised as a “Rising Star in Aviation” by Airfinance Journal. He has also advised both sponsors and lenders in shipping and offshore infrastructure transactions.

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