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A&L Goodbody ranked as Ireland’s top legal advisor for M&A in 2013

By Business & Finance
13 January 2014
Mark Ward

A&L Goodbody has been ranked as the No. 1 Irish law firm for mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in 2013, based on deal data compiled by Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Experian Corpfin.

In 2013 A&L Goodbody advised on M&A transactions with a combined value of approximately €20bn. These included acting for: Endo Health Solutions on its proposed acquisition of Paladin Labs and related corporate inversion into Ireland; AIG on its sale of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) to AerCap; Elan on its takeover by Perrigo; Telefonica on its sale of Telefonica Ireland (O2) to Hutchison Whampoa Group and IBM on its acquisition of The Now Factory. A&L Goodbody is also the lead legal adviser to the Special Liquidators of IBRC and in that capacity advised on the Evergreen portfolio sales that were signed in December 2013.

In December 2013, the firm was also named ‘Legal Advisor of the Year for Ireland’ by the Financial Times and Mergermarket.

Mark Ward, head of M&A at A&L Goodbody said: “We are very pleased to again be ranked at the very top of our market. This reflects the quality and commitment that we continually seek to provide to our clients. The level of activity, particularly from the international market, demonstrates the continued interest in Ireland across a range of sectors including Pharmaceutical and Healthcare, ICT and Financial Services.”

A&L Goodbody is internationally recognised as one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms, advising the domestic and international corporate sector across every facet of business law. A&L Goodbody employs 630 staff including approximately 300 lawyers in its offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto.