Two new partners at DLA Piper Ireland

Two new partners at DLA Piper Ireland

Pictured (left–right): William Marshall, Kathi Ó Riain, David Carthy and Darach Connolly.

Global law firm DLA Piper has promoted Dublin lawyers Darach Connolly and William Marshall to partner.

Mr Connolly, part of the firm’s litigation and regulatory practice, joined DLA Piper Ireland in 2020 and focuses on EU and Irish competition law.

His competition law practice spans many sectors, including basic industries, chemicals, automotive components, consumer electronics, media and telecommunications, aviation, energy, life sciences and financial services.

His experience includes defending clients in dawn raids and antitrust investigations before the European Commission and the Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

Mr Marshall, part of the firm’s corporate practice, joined DLA Piper Ireland in 2021 and advises on energy and natural resources related matters with a focus on Irish power generation and storage assets.

His clients include project developers, funders, sellers, and purchasers of energy assets. He also advises energy traders, suppliers and large consumers and has a focus on regulation, grid, offtake, and power trading arrangements including the SEM and both conventional PPAs and corporate PPAs.

The promotions follow the firm’s recent appointment of Kathi Ó Riain as partner in the firm’s real estate practice in Ireland. The three appointments all take effect from 1 May 2024.

David Carthy, country managing partner for DLA Piper in Ireland, said: “Both Darach and William have played a significant role in the growth of our business since joining in 2020 and 2021 respectively and I would like to congratulate them both on their well-deserved promotions.

“DLA Piper is committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of service as a trusted business partner and both Darach and William have demonstrated excellence in how we represent our clients and develop our people.

“The continued growth of DLA Piper in Ireland is incredibly exciting and we continue to build a highly skilled team that is representative of our business. We now have 20 global equity partners based in Dublin and continue to see opportunities to grow this office significantly.”

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