Eversheds Sutherland promotes four partners in Dublin

Eversheds Sutherland promotes four partners in Dublin

Pictured (left–right): Robert Potter–Cogan, Maria O’Brien, Robert Dever, Alan Connell and Mary Kiely

Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has promoted Robert Dever, Robert Potter-Cogan, Mary Kiely and Maria O’Brien to partner in its Dublin office.

Mr Dever is a tax lawyer, while Mr Potter-Cogan is in banking and finance and both Ms Kiely and Ms O’Brien are corporate lawyers.

Alan Connell, managing partner of Eversheds Sutherland Ireland, said: “As the largest and most established international law firm in Ireland, and a global top 10 law firm, retaining and attracting the best talent in the market is hugely important to us, and indeed our clients.

“Investing significantly as a firm in our people and our practice offerings is a key component of our ongoing success, ensuring we have the necessary skillsets within our ranks to provide leading and innovative local and global legal advice to help our clients succeed in buoyant as well as challenging times.

“I am delighted to announce our new Partner appointments; each one of these hard-working and dedicated colleagues has made a significant contribution to our firm already and they are committed to growing and strengthening their respective practice areas with their teams. I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to all of them and I wish them every success in their promising future careers.”

Mr Dever has extensive experience advising large corporates and multinational corporations on a wide range of Irish corporate tax and stamp duty matters, particularly for M&A transactions, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, and inward investment into Ireland.

He also advises on complex VAT matters, particularly concerning commercial real estate, and both contentious and non-contentious employment and litigation tax matters.

He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute and regularly speaks at industry events about tax matters.

Mr Potter-Cogan advises banks, corporate lenders and corporate borrowers on a broad range of finance transactions including real estate and development finance, acquisition finance and general corporate lending.

He has extensive experience in advising lender clients on the provision of facilities to limited partnerships, ICAVS and other regulated entities; in reviewing existing security structures; and in advising on debt restructuring, workouts and enforcement strategies.

He has also lectured for the Law Society of Ireland on its company secretarial diploma course and tutored students as part of the Law Society’s Professional Practice Courses.

Ms Kiely advises on corporate transactional work such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private equity investments and capital market transactions.

She has particular expertise in advising clients in the retail, waste, energy, and natural resources sectors, as well as on company law compliance, corporate governance issues, group reorganisations and employee share schemes.

She is also a company law tutor on the Law Society’s Professional Practice Courses.

Ms O’Brien advises on domestic and cross-border transactions in many industries including the insurance, healthcare, financial services, food, energy and technology sectors.

She also has extensive experience in advising clients on mergers and acquisitions, fundraising from private investors and financial institutions, corporate governance, complex and contentious corporate matters, joint venture and shareholders’ agreements, group reorganisations, general company law queries and commercial agreements.

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