Fieldfisher signs 10-year lease on new Dublin HQ

Fieldfisher signs 10-year lease on new Dublin HQ

JP McDowell

European firm Fieldfisher has agreed a 10-year lease on a new Dublin headquarters at Mespil Road as it plans to grow its footprint in the Irish market.

The firm’s new premises along the Grand Canal in Dublin city centre is a newly-developed stand-alone building comprising 4,460sq m of grade A office accommodation distributed across six floors.

Fieldfisher entered the Irish market in 2019 following a merger with McDowell Purcell, which has held a presence in Dublin for more than 120 years. It currently employs 120 staff across several practice areas.

Managing partner JP McDowell said: “This is a significant milestone in the Fieldfisher Ireland story and reflects both the growing needs of our clients, and our commitment to delivering for them.

“It is an interesting time in Ireland’s legal market, which has undergone considerable change in the last five years and is becoming increasingly internationalised. As part of the wider Fieldfisher network, we are now able to service our clients’ international legal needs.

“This has been particularly valuable in certain growth sectors, such as renewable energy which is attracting huge attention internationally, as well as corporate and commercial transactions, where we are regularly working with our Fieldfisher counterparts throughout Europe, Asia and the US.”

He added: “We’ve also seen a variety of needs emerge from clients in areas such as employment and technology, as sectors and industries get to grips with ever-increasing regulation and reporting requirements in the short and medium terms.”

The relocation news follows the firm’s recent appointment of Ciara Burke as partner and head of the data protection and privacy team.

Fieldfisher Ireland recorded nine per cent revenue growth in the 2022/2023 financial year and aims to grow revenue by 25 per cent over the next three years.

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