About Shaun

Shaun is a partner and head of our corporate & commercial team. Shaun works closely with Irish and international business clients across a wide spectrum of industry sectors - including technology, healthcare & life sciences, retail, and hospitality – advising on the full range of business law issues that arise.

Shaun has broad expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, joint ventures, inward investment and general commercial matters.

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

From 2008 to 2011, Shaun served as Beauchamps’ Managing Partner.

Recent experience

  • Owners of Fastway Couriers in its sale to senior management and Irish and multinational-backed investor MML
  • Inventum on its purchase of the majority stake in Dublin-based company, Joule Group Limited
  • Arachas on the buyout of its Irish business by its senior management
  • Ergo on its acquisition of Micromail (software licensing specialist), the sale of its investment in Fenergo and separately on its newest venture, Flowforma
  • BDO Development Capital Fund on its €10 million investment in Blueface, the leading Unified Communications-as-a-Service Provider to businesses, enterprises and carriers, and in Cavan-headquartered Obelisk Group
  • Angelo Gordon on the sale of the landmark Temple Bar hotel in Dublin to a Singapore fund, having previously advised this client on the purchase of the hotel in 2015
  • Elder Healthcare on the sale of Comfort Keepers to Sodexo
  • SIMS IVF on the sale of healthcare business to Australian quoted entity, Virtus Health
  • 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
  • Vistapointe on its sale to Brocade - a three jurisdiction transaction led out of Dublin as the business had operations in Ireland, US and India
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