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Niamh Callaghan

Partner


Niamh is a Partner in our Corporate team where she advises charities, social enterprises and other businesses on a wide range of corporate, restructuring and compliance issues.  As well as advising on the full range of activities carried out by charities and social enterprises, Niamh’s areas of focus include establishing new and changing existing legal and constitutional structures for clients in those sectors.

Niamh advises her clients on their compliance with the Charities Act 2009, Companies Act 2014, governance codes, fundraising principles, HSE compliance codes and service arrangements.  Niamh’s clients vary from large Irish hospitals, universities, schools, public bodies, religious organisations, international NGOs and household name charities to think tanks, campaigning organisations, social enterprises and local voluntary groups.

Niamh’s “for-profit” corporate experience includes representation of both Irish and foreign companies, investors and private equity consortiums in the acquisition of both public and private companies and advising them on all legal aspects of their corporate affairs. Her experience also includes representing corporate clients in corporate governance, shareholder and restructuring projects.

Specialties

  • Corporate
  • Charities and Not-for-Profit
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Corporate Restructurings

Representative Matters

  • Advised FL Partners on its acquisitions of Kaymed, ATA Group and most recently Sunseeker
  • Advised a large group of Section 38 Agencies on the requirements of the Annual Compliance Statement, as issued by the HSE and on compliance with the HSE Service Arrangement
  • Avises Ireland's three Children’s Hospitals on their merger and move to the campus at St James’ Hospital

Recommendations

Chambers Global, 2016

"Her knowledge and availability are excellent."

Chambers Global, 2015

...remains an active member of the team, focusing her attentions on the charities sector.

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Areas of Expertise

Charity Law & Not-for-Profit Company Law Corporate Law Mergers & Acquisitions

Education

University College Dublin, BCL INTL.