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L-R: Philip Nolan, Christine O’Donovan and Will Carmody.

We are pleased to announce the appointment of partner Philip Nolan as our new Chair.

Alongside his new role, Philip will continue to advise clients as Head of the Technology Law Team.

This strategic move underscores the importance for legal firms to have leadership that understand the intersection of law, talent and technology. Philip’s experience of building high performing teams and advising leading international companies will be integral in his new role.

Commenting on Philip’s appointment, Managing Partner Will Carmody said: “Building on over a decade of unprecedented growth in Mason Hayes & Curran, this new appointment further illustrates the unique trajectory of our firm. Philip’s background combines the worlds of complex laws and emerging technology. This will further enhance our client offering as the environment in which they operate changes rapidly. I would also like to thank our former Chair Christine O’Donovan for her dedication over the last four years and wish her well in her continuing role as partner in our Aviation and International Asset Finance team.”

Commenting on his appointment Philip Nolan said: “It’s a great honour to become the firm’s Chair and to be able to work in this role with clients and staff at this exciting time in the market for legal services. As the landscape for legal services rapidly evolves and our clients’ requirements become more sophisticated, the priority will be working with the firm’s management and lawyers to maintain our position as a market leader advising in emerging new areas of law. Key to this will be attracting and retaining the most talented lawyers to support our clients.”

Commenting on her time as Chair, Christine O'Donovan said:​ "My time as Chair was extraordinary as the early 2020s were defined by COVID and international conflicts. Four years later, we have demonstrated that we can adjust and embrace new work practices and areas of expertise benefiting clients and staff. I am fortunate to have had opportunities to make a small contribute to the firm, from the evolution and development of financial services to leadership roles. I look forward to the future, continuing to actively contribute, whilst concentrating on my practice with the wonderful partners in the Financial Services Department and Asset Finance team.​"

Philip joined Mason Hayes & Curran as a trainee in 1997, became a partner in 2004 and was a member of the firm’s management group for 12 years. Over the last 17 years, Philip has helped grow the firm’s technology team into one of the best known in Europe, acting for some of the world’s largest internet services companies in many high-profile cross-border investigations and cases.

(Pictured L-R: Philip Nolan, Chair, Christine O’Donovan, Partner and former Chair and Will Carmody, Managing Partner)

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