About Shaun

Shaun is a partner and head of our corporate, commercial & M&A group. Shaun works closely with Irish and international clients across a wide spectrum of industry sectors advising on the full range of business law issues that arise.

Shaun's main area of expertise is corporate transactions, including advising on mergers, disposals and acquisitions, private equity transactions, corporate reorganisations, joint ventures and equity investments. Shaun heads up one of the firm's M&A teams.

In addition to his practise as a corporate lawyer, Shaun is an associate of the Irish Tax Institute and a CEDR Accredited Mediator. He is also a previous Managing Partner of the firm.

Relevant Experience

  • RSK Group on its purchases of Irish Drilling Limited and OSK, having advised them on various other acquisitions.
  • VetPartners advised the on a number of veterinary practise acquisitions.
  • Ergoservices Limited on the acquisition of BoatyardX, a custom software company established in Ireland, Columbia and Romania.
  • PREM Group on the acquisition and financing of three hotels in separate transactions - Tulfarris Hotel and Golf Resort, Blessington Lake, Blessington, Co. Wicklow; Cahernane House Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry; and Leopold Hotel, Sheffield, England.
  • Thomond Underwriting Limited sale to UK insurance house, the Clear Group.
  • Galway Plant and Tool Hire Limited on its sale to Briggs Equipment Ireland Limited.
  • In the Company of Huskies Limited sale to Nasdaq-listed Stagwell.
  • National Vehicle Distributions on its acquisition of Cafco.
Shaun O’Shea would be one of Ireland’s leading M&A lawyers.
Legal 500 2023
Shaun O’Shea is a very commercial partner and a great support during the deal process.
Legal 500 2023
Shaun O'Shea combines a keen eye for detail with a good commercial instinct and always provides excellent counsel on the legal implications of any transaction.
Chambers and Partners 2023
He has a very good understanding of our business and a very commercial and pragmatic way of dealing with challenges.
Chambers & Partners 2022
His advice is considered and thought through.
Chambers & Partners 2021
Shaun O’Shea stands out as a partner.
Legal 500 2021
Extremely knowledgeable and available,
Chambers & Partners 2021
Shaun O’Shea is our go-to partner. He is exceptional, available, committed, and understands our business. The team around him are very committed professionals.
Legal 500 2020
Shaun O’Shea is extremely commercial and understands how to distill the issues so one can fully understand the significance of each decision. He takes time to really understand the business and the issues that matter. He is always accessible and delivers a quality service in a timely manner.
Legal 500 2020
Shaun O’Shea is very thorough.
Legal 500 2020
Authoritative with excellent contract drafting’ skills
Legal 500 2018
If you're getting into the finer points of commercial legal issues, he finds a way to get over the various hurdles needed to get a transaction across the line.
Chambers & Partners 2018
Explains everything, doesn't give ground easily and looks after your best interests.
Chambers & Partners 2017
Clients appreciate him for 'giving straight answers. He knows what can be achieved for his client and what the other side will be looking for, and has the ability to look around the corner and explain the consequences of all of the different options.'
Chambers & Partners 2016
A long-standing practitioner who is very well respected.
Chambers & Partners 2015
Provides sound advice.
Legal 500 2014
Praised by clients for 'a great grasp of the law and amazing knowledge,' and as 'a strong people person'.
Chambers & Partners 2014