William Fry names Stephen Keogh as head of corporate in trio of appointments

William Fry names Stephen Keogh as head of corporate in trio of appointments

Pictured (L-R): Stephen Keogh, Ailbhe Dennehy and Ian Murray

William Fry has announced the promotion of Stephen Keogh as its new head of corporate and M&A, alongside the appointment of Ailbhe Dennehy and Ian Murray as partners.

Mr Keogh joined William Fry over 20 years ago and returned to Ireland from the firm’s London office in 2017, having served as head of the London practice for five years.

He specialises in corporate transactions with an emphasis on the private equity and technology sectors.

Ms Dennehy joins the firm’s employment and benefits team as a partner, having previously worked at A&L Goodbody, where she advised both domestic and international clients in relation to a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations issues.

She specialises in providing strategic and practical advice to employers in change management situations and has also represented employers before the Workplace Relations Commission, the Labour Court and the civil courts.

Mr Murray returns to the firm as partner in the insurance and reinsurance department. He joins from SCOR Global Life, having previously been a member of William Fry’s corporate department for 13 years.

His practice involves a combination of corporate and regulatory insurance and reinsurance work. He is a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and is a solicitor qualified in England & Wales.

Welcoming the appointments, managing partner Bryan Bourke said: “I am delighted to announce Stephen Keogh’s appointment as our new head of corporate.

“I would like to wish Stephen, who I am certain will be an excellent leader for our corporate/M&A group, as he was in our London office, and both Ailbhe Dennehy and Ian Murray the very best in their new roles within the firm.

“It is vital for us at William Fry to continue to ensure our clients receive the best quality in legal advice. Through appointments such as these, we can ensure that is the case well into the future.”

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