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Conall Geraghty

Partner


Conall is a Partner in our Corporate team. Conall helps Irish and international clients to navigate the complete corporate life cycle from incorporation, to investment, to exit.

Conall assists start-ups and founders taking Competitive Start Fund (CSF) and High Potential Start-Up (HPSU) funding from Enterprise Ireland as well as investment from angel investors and venture capital firms. Conall’s clients in this area include alumni of EI New Frontiers, the NDRC and Techstars.

Conall also advises institutional investors on the formation of, and investment in, venture capital funds, private equity funds and alternative investment funds (AIFMs) formed under the Limited Partnerships Act 1907. Conall’s clients in this area include Irish financial institutions and Irish and European public bodies.

Conall is a member of the Commercial Law Committee of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association (DSBA) and a contributing editor of the DSBA’s precedent Share Purchase Agreement (SPA). Conall was the winner of the “Lawyer of the Year” award at the 2018 Early Career Awards.

Specialities

  • Start-ups
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Joint Ventures and Shareholders' Arrangements

Representative Matters

  • Acted for Irish sports performance analytics company, Kitman Labs, on its acquisition of English athlete data management company, The Sports Office. The combined company creates the strongest data science and development capacity in the industry. The joint development power will be used to deliver innovations more rapidly to address the new, fast-changing needs caused by the skyrocketing growth of performance and medical data.
  • Acted for a leading Irish financial institution on its investment into a new €50 million limited partnership, the Pearl Residential Equity Fund, which will provide equity investment for residential projects throughout the Republic of Ireland with a focus on larger urban areas including Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Kilkenny.
  • Acted for the National Treasury Management Agency (as controller and manager of the Ireland Strategic Investment Fund) on its €15 million equity investment to grow and scale West Cork Distillers to be a major player in a globally successful indigenous industry.

Recommendations

Legal 500, 2020

Conall is noted as a "Rising Star" in Corporate law. 

Legal 500, 2019

Recommended Lawyer”, Conall Geraghty is “excellent at handling difficult negotiations”.

Authorship

Conall is the contributing editor to the Irish chapters of the following publications: • Company Law in Europe (LexisNexis, March 2019)

• Realworld Law (DLA, August 2019)

• International Business Acquisitions: Major Legal Issue and Due Diligence (Kluwer Law International, 4th Edition, November 2014)

  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Start-Up Law Private Equity and Venture Capital Mergers & Acquisitions Company Law Corporate Law Limited Partnerships

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland

The Law Society of England and Wales

Dublin Solicitors Bar Association

Education

Trinity College Dublin, LL.M. (First Class Honors)

Univeristy College Dublin, BBLS (First Class Honors)