Taylor Wessing announces new partners to open TW Ireland in Dublin
International law firm Taylor Wessing has confirmed the appointment of its latest partners, as part of its expansion plans to open in Ireland.
Adam Griffiths and Deirdre MacCarthy will open TW Ireland with the support of UK partners James Goold and Alison Dennis.
Mr Griffiths, who was previously a member of the firm’s private equity group and relocated to Ireland in 2017, has returned to Taylor Wessing to lead operations in Dublin.
He is a respected corporate lawyer in the region with experience in private equity and M&A transactions, with a focus on the international technology and life sciences sectors.
Ms MacCarthy will join the firm as a partner from international law firm Maples Group on completion of her notice period. She is recognised for her experience in cross-border corporate transactions, particularly in the technology and life sciences & healthcare sectors. Her appointment will support the firm’s strategic objectives to represent clients in these sectors across Taylor Wessing’s global network, facilitating their international expansion and M&A opportunities.
Managing partner Shane Gleghorn said: “As we indicated when we announced our plans to open an office in Ireland., this is a natural progression of our strategy to be present in significant hubs for tech and life sciences. We are delighted to welcome Adam Griffiths and Deirdre MacCarthy as our starting partners.”
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Griffiths said: “Taylor Wessing has the ideal network and quality of sector expertise to support clients with their international expansion, in particular in the tech, life sciences and healthcare sectors which are so key to the Irish knowledge-based economy. I’m pleased to be back with such a fantastic team in Ireland now, as the world’s next generation hub for tech and life sciences investment and innovation.”
Taylor Wessing announced its plans to expand into Ireland in April 2021.