Equity Capital Markets

With a wealth of international and domestic experience our ECM team is a market-leading advisor to Investment Banks and corporate issuers across the full range of Irish ECM transactions.

We advise on listings and secondary offers on the Main Securities Market and Enterprise Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange and in respect of Irish companies carrying out ECM transactions on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange and AIM.

Our lawyers combine Irish law expertise and knowledge of current market practice with an international outlook. We have strong experience of working on some of the most high-profile ECM transactions of recent years in the Dublin and London markets. We also work with leading London and US law firms and international investment banks on a daily basis.

Complementing our ECM team are our market-leading practice groups in Investment Funds, Technology, Real Estate, Employment & Incentives and Tax who combine to deliver outstanding and seamless ECM advice.

Our Services

  • IPOs
  • REITs
  • Rights Issues
  • Equity Placings
  • Pre-IPO Fundraisings
  • QIAIFs and UCITS
  • Securities Law Issues
  • Corporate Governance
  • Irish Takeover Rules and SARs
  • Irish Stock Exchange Rules
  • Entitlement Issues
  • Privatisations
  • Tender options and buyback programmes


Chambers Europe - Europe's Leading Business Lawyers, Chambers and Partners, 2016

"A genuinely quality law firm, which is extremely capable in this area."

Legal 500, 2016

Mason Hayes & Curran is recommended in this area.

Recent Work

We have been at the forefront of the re-invigorated Irish ECM market. Recent disclosed transactions include:

  • Advising Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) and Goodbody Stockbrokers as Joint Global Coordinators in connection with the €400m IPO of Cairn Homes plc on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Irish Residential Properties REIT plc (“IRES”) on its €200m IPO and admission to listing on the Official List and to trading on the Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange.
  • Advising IRES on its €215m firm placing and placing and open offer.
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Justin McKenna


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