McCann FitzGerald names four new partners

McCann FitzGerald names four new partners

Pictured (left–right): McCann FitzGerald partners Ruairí Stewart, Catherine Deane, Jamie McGee, Bébhinn Bollard, Stephen Holst and Amy Brick

McCann FitzGerald has appointed Bébhinn Bollard, Amy Brick, Jamie McGee and Ruairí Stewart as partners, bringing the firm’s total partner count to 84.

Ms Bollard, appointed as partner in the commercial litigation team, has extensive experience acting in complex, high-value and cross-border disputes, including civil fraud and asset tracing claims, general commercial litigation and statutory investigations for regulated entities.

Her practice also includes advising online platforms on contentious issues arising from user generated content, the use of artificial intelligence, commercial agreements, jurisdictional issues and regulatory regimes.

Ms Brick, appointed as partner in the regulatory and data disputes team, is an experienced litigator with particular expertise advising on matters with a regulatory, public law or economic aspect.

She has acted for a number of regulators across various sectors in challenges to regulatory decisions, supervisory and enforcement actions, and in complex investigations. She also specialises in contentious data protection and privacy matters, particularly those arising under the GDPR, including data breach claims.

Mr McGee, in the construction team, has extensive sectoral expertise in construction, with a diverse practice that spans residential, commercial and industrial development, infrastructure, offshore gas facilities decommissioning, social housing, hotels, offices, pharma, energy and process facilities.

He lectures on Trinity College’s diploma in construction law and the Law Society’s diploma in construction law. He also practices in the area of health and safety law and sits on the Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association of Ireland committee.

Mr Stewart, in the commercial property team, specialises in commercial real estate transactions, advising a diverse client base spanning institutional investors, developers, lenders, semi-states and private corporates.

His experience spans acquisitions, disposals, lettings and asset management mandates through to more bespoke forward-commit structures and site assembly and development work. He has recently led on a number of high-profile PRS, social housing and student accommodation transactions and also has in-depth experience in advising on property-backed loan sale deals.

Commenting on the appointments, managing partner Stephen Holst said: “In our fast-evolving world, a mark of success is the ability to constantly adapt and innovate in the face of rapid change. In this context, we are delighted to strengthen our leadership team with the appointment of Ruairí, Amy, Bébhinn, and Jamie as partners.

“Each has unrivalled expertise and experience in their fields, and have demonstrated extraordinary commitment to their clients to help them achieve their goals — however quickly they shift. I wish them continued success in their new roles.”

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