Stephen Keogh to lead William Fry

Stephen Keogh to lead William Fry

Pictured (left–right): Liam McCabe, Stephen Keogh and Owen O'Sullivan.

Stephen Keogh has been elected as the next managing partner of William Fry LLP.

Currently head of the firm’s corporate/M&A department, Mr Keogh will succeed Owen O’Sullivan with effect from November 2024.

Mr O’Sullivan, who has been managing partner for the past four years, will take on a consultancy role within the firm when he retires as a partner at the end of the year.

Mr Keogh trained in William Fry and was appointed a partner in 2005. He spent five years abroad as head of the firm’s London office and, following his return to Dublin, has headed the corporate/M&A department since 2020.

He is a recognised specialist in the Irish M&A market, advising William Fry clients on two of the four largest M&A deals in Ireland so far this year.

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Keogh said: “I am delighted to have been elected by my partners to the role of managing partner. I look forward to working with them, with our teams of talented lawyers and business support professionals and with our clients as we continue to deliver the best results for clients.

“I would like to thank Owen O’Sullivan for his hard work and dedication to the firm during his time at the helm. Under his guidance we have achieved continued growth and adapted to change with an unwavering commitment to excellence and success.”

William Fry chairman Liam McCabe added: “I congratulate Stephen on his appointment and I very much look forward to working closely with him during his tenure as managing partner.

“Stephen is taking up this position at a time when the firm is extremely well positioned to take advantage of the many opportunities afforded by a buoyant Irish economy.

“Stephen is renowned for his commercial approach and strong business acumen and I have every confidence that his leadership will greatly benefit our people as they continue to provide outstanding service to our domestic and international clients, across all sectors.”

William Fry has its headquarters in Grand Canal Square, Dublin and offices in Cork, London, New York and San Francisco.

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