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Mason Hayes & Curran Appoints 10 New Partners

17 May 2019

International business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of ten new partners in the firm’s Dispute Resolution, Competition, Real Estate, Corporate, CharitiesEmployment and Privacy & Data Security teams.

The award winning firm now has 90 partners and over 500 staff in its offices in Dublin, London, New York and San Francisco.

These new appointments strengthen the firm’s expertise in these areas and underline their ability to deliver high-quality legal advice to clients. The new partners also reflect increased demand in key sectors, such as real estate, technology, energy, healthcare and financial services.

Commenting on the appointments, Declan Black, Managing Partner, said “It’s always a pleasure to welcome new partners. This year’s appointments are a mix of those who have been with the firm since training and those that have joined from elsewhere. While different in background and specialisms, what unites them is a commercial understanding of the sectors they operate in, deep expertise and an unstuffy approach to giving clear legal advice.”

The firm has continued to grow over the last 12 months and was named Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2019. 

Find out more about the way we work and current vacancies below:

New Partners:

John Farrell

John is a partner on the Commercial team and also a part of the Privacy & Data Security team. He has extensive experience advising domestic and multinational companies on complex commercial contract arrangements, privacy and data protection, technology agreements, e-commerce and consumer protection. John also has a keen interest in emerging technology areas including Blockchain, AI, Connected Devices and eSports.

Oliver FitzGerald

Oliver is a partner on the Real Estate team. He advises domestic and international clients on the full spectrum of real estate transactions including asset sales and acquisitions, commercial lettings and the real estate aspects of banking and corporate transactions. Oliver has particular expertise and experience in landlord and tenant law, advising both institutional landlords and multinational occupiers.

Brian Johnston

Brian is a partner on the Privacy & Data Security team. He advises on all aspects of privacy and data protection, specialising in helping clients to implement global privacy and data transfer programs and to develop and launch new and innovative technologies in Europe. Brian also has particular expertise advising clients throughout their engagement with regulators and law enforcement agencies, including in relation to investigations and enforcement action.

Tara Kelly

Tara is a partner on the Competition & Antitrust team, focusing on Irish and EU competition law. She has extensive experience in advising clients on complex merger control mandates in particular. She is also currently advising clients on a number of antitrust investigations and on matters at the intersection of privacy and competition law. Tara’s client base covers industries such as technology, agriculture, energy, healthcare & life sciences and financial services.

Marcus Kennedy

Marcus is a partner on the Real Estate team. He advises developers, lending institutions and charitable organisations on all aspects of commercial and residential property transactions. He has particular experience in land development law, real estate aspects of commercial lending and landlord and tenant law.

Nick Metcalfe

Nick is a partner on the Corporate Governance & Compliance team, specialising in company law. He specialises in reorganisations, domestic mergers, restructurings and advises clients on general company law provisions and requirements. He works with clients across a number of sectors, also advising on a wide range of incorporations, commercial transactions and corporate governance including the provision of directors’ training.

Alice Murphy

Alice is a partner in the Corporate Charities team, practising in charity regulation and compliance, company law, and governance matters for the charities and not-for-profit sectors. She advises voluntary hospitals, education bodies, religious and household name charities on legal structures, governance matters, fundraising practice, restructuring/ reorganisations, charity mergers and all aspects of charity and company law.

David Ormsby

David is a partner on the Dispute Resolution team, practicing in corporate and personal insolvency law and related litigation. He acts for insolvency practitioners and secured and unsecured creditors of companies in financial distress. He advises companies, their officers and other stakeholders on a wide range of solvency and restructuring matters. David also has extensive experience in resolving commercial and contractual disputes.

Sinead Power

Sinead is a partner on the Dispute Resolution team, focusing on financial services disputes and regulatory issues. She advises financial institutions and private equity funds on issues arising in debt recovery, enforcement of security, corporate restructuring and regulatory issues. Sinead also has broad expertise in resolving corporate and contractual disputes.

Paul Rochford

Paul is a partner in the Employment Law team and a member of the Education Law team. He advises educational institutions on education and employment law and public sector bodies on employment and industrial relations issues. Paul also advises both private and public sector employers on complex contentious and non-contentious workplace issues and is an experienced litigator before all employment related fora.