DAC Beachcroft acquires two partner-led team in Dublin

International law firm DAC Beachcroft has bolstered its Dublin office through the hire of a two female partner-led team.

Corporate partner, Sharon McCaffrey, and competition law partner, Joanne Finn, joined the firm in September. They also bring with them a team of two senior associates, one associate and a secretary.

The appointments follow the promotion of Niamh McKeever to partner in May this year, to head up the firm’s healthcare group which provides a full service in the area of medical malpractice in Ireland.

Sharon McCaffrey is a highly regarded corporate lawyer, bringing with her a wealth of experience in acting for leading Irish and international businesses, as well as individual shareholders, across a range of business sectors including telecoms, renewables, infrastructure and tourism/hospitality.

Joanne Finn has extensive experience in EU and Irish competition and regulatory law, with particular specialism in healthcare, construction, energy, telecommunications, agri-food, retail/consumer and aviation.

The wider team joining Sharon and Joanne further strengthens the corporate offering with specialist expertise in mergers, acquisitions and corporate re-organisations; private equity fundraising, investments, shareholder and joint venture agreements; corporate governance, compliance and directors’ duties; and commercial contracts.

Lisa Broderick, partner and location head, says, “These strategic hires are an important part of the firm’s long-term commitment to the Irish market. The expansion of our offering to include commercial and competition law capabilities is based purely on client demand and need.

“Meanwhile, the next stage of DAC Beachcroft’s strategy to strengthen its presence in Ireland will see the firm move into new Dublin premises in 2020. When our Dublin office opened ten years ago, there was just one lawyer. With now over 70 colleagues and 10 partners, our growth in the region has been substantial.

“The firm’s continual investment through our expansion into new practice areas and our forthcoming office move means we are better placed than ever to add sustainable value for the clients we serve. Our focus is firmly on delivering bespoke solutions, innovatively delivered and tailored to a client’s own specific needs. Our position as a truly international firm is what sets us apart from our competitors as it enables us to deliver a fully integrated, seamless service for our clients – wherever they may need us.”

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