Legal 500 coverage 2017
banking and finance
At Beauchamps Solicitors, practice head Daniel Cashman ‘brings a high degree of professionalism’ to general corporate and secured lending. Other recommended figures are ‘clear communicator’ Leonard Lavelle and Niall O’Brien, who has been handling project finance for BAM Ireland.
COMMERCIAL, CORPORATE AND M&A
The ‘efficient and professional team’ at Beauchamps Solicitors is led by Shaun O’Shea, whose caseload included advising on transactions in the hotel and leisure sector for clients such as Choice Hotel Group and PREM Group, as well as investments by BDO Development Capital Fund. Máire Cunningham and Edward Evans are also recommended.
Beauchamps Solicitors recently acted as Irish counsel on a number of PPPs, including advising BAM Ireland on the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP. Tony O’Sullivan heads the team, which hired Fiona O’Neill from Irish Water. Bruno Herbots left to found his own practice.
Cases are ‘researched very well’ at Beauchamps Solicitors, where the ‘dedicated’ Claire Callanan has been acting for the Law Society in a landmark liability case against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau following the collapse of Setanta Insurance. Practice head Mark Heslin, Thomas O’Dwyer and professional negligence specialist Emma Keegan are also recommended.
Beauchamps Solicitors handles contentious and non-contentious mandates across a range of sectors including financial services, healthcare and education. Practice head Dermot Casserly advised AMC on the employment aspects of its acquisition of European cinema chains Odeon and UCI.
ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Beauchamps Solicitors’ ‘renewable energy specialists have significant industry insight’ and its clients include Metro Energy. Practice head Ainsley Heffernan is ‘at the top of his game’ and recently promoted partner Gavin Blake is ‘excellent on transactional work’.
The ‘very speedy and responsive’ Maureen Daly at Beauchamps Solicitors recently advised Michelin Travel Partner on an e-commerce project. Recent work also includes data protection mandates.
INSOLVENCY AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
Beauchamps Solicitors has particular expertise in defending solicitors in professional negligence cases. Emma Keegan is the main contact.
Maureen Daly at Beauchamps Solicitors gives ‘clear advice’ and has been particularly active advising international clients such as United Drug on trade mark protection.
Beauchamps Solicitors’ has ‘excellent experience in regulation’, where it advises clients such as the Health Information and Quality Authority and the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority. ‘Industry stand-out’ Edward Evans heads the team.