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  • Trevor Dolan | Partner | Financial Services | Dublin, Ireland
    a number of Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds QIAIFs to hold portfolios of EU and UK properties Has advised a number of investors in Irish REIT structures Advised promoters on merger of fund assets into and out of Ireland Advised promoters on Super QIAIF structures QIAIF into SPV and on reverse Super QIAIF structures SPV into QIAIF Have advised promoters of closed ended funds in relation to a variety of regulatory compliance and governance matters Advised promoters on establishment of closed ended funds of side pocketed and distressed assets Analysed options available to a fund promoter who had taken over a distressed real estate fund which had been directed to suspend its business by the Central Bank Sought Court supervised liquidation of the fund and applied to the High Court for the appointment for an extended duration of a provisional liquidator in order to avert the threat of foreclosure by lenders and thereby preserve value in the fund for investors Established an umbrella trust QIAIF with very high exposures to single government bond issuances and a structured element involving derogations from Central Bank counterparty exposure limits Advised Investors on takeover of promotership and investment management and subsequent restructuring of the fund Expertise extends to all asset classes including loans insurance policies real estate Member of the Irish Funds Industry Association IFIA and participant in a number of IFIA Working Groups on topics including Private Equity Legal and Regulatory and Capital Markets Union Contributor to publications including Butterworths Journal of Banking and Financial Law and Finance Dublin Publications Stroke of a Pen Could Create Opportunities in Irish Financial Services November 2015 Financial Services In March 2015 there were over 13 000 people employed in the Irish Investment Funds Industry working on over 13 000 investment funds of which around 6 000 are domiciled in Ireland Read More Consumer Protection Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms Act 2015 August 2015 Financial Services An imperfect balance of competing objectives Read More Consumer Protection Act Is This Really Consumer Protection July 2015 Financial Services A version of this article was first published in the Irish Examiner on 13 July 2015 just before the Act became law Read More Bearer Shares will be abolished by the Companies Act 2014 June 2015 Financial Services If your company has issued bearer shares and does not convert them into registered shares within eighteen months of the 2014 Act coming into force the Minister for Finance will become your shareholder Read More ELTIF a new retail fund that will benefit from the AIFMD passport June 2015 Financial Services An ELTIF is a new type of collective investment vehicle that will allow retail investors to put money into companies and projects that need long term capital Read More Reverse Solicitation May 2015 Financial Services It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma but perhaps there is a key Read More Conversion of Existing Regulated Private Companies under the Companies Act February 2015 Financial Services We anticipate that the

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  • Hugh Garvey | Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Dublin, Ireland
    Gerry Halpenny Irene Heffernan Marco Hickey Michael Kavanagh Kate Kenneally Deirdre Kilroy Sarah Lyons Elizabeth Mara Ciarán Markey Jamie McConville Lisa McEllin Jennifer McGuire Ruairí Mulrean Seanna Mulrean Rachel Murphy Grainne Murphy Ciara Murphy Shane Neville Angeline O Connell Elaine O Connor Aidan O Driscoll Neil O Keeffe Daragh O Malley Jennifer O Neill Ide O Neill Peter O Reilly Ciara O Kennedy Sarah Pickering Andrew Power Ruth Prendeville Emmet Scully Pauline Taaffe David Williams Hugh Garvey Partner Litigation and Dispute Resolution Profile Qualifications Hugh Garvey primarily practices in commercial litigation and dispute resolution Hugh has been a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department since 1995 Over the past 20 years Hugh has been involved in very many high profile commercial disputes and he has represented many high profile individuals and commercial entities Hugh is known for taking a hands on approach to the resolution of disputes in a manner that meets the needs of the firm s clients Experience Acting for a number of years as client partner for a number of Multinational clients to ensure that all of their legal needs are being met in a manner that consistently meets their expectations and requirements Frequently acting for domestic and multinational businesses in the resolution of disputes to which they are a party both before the Irish Courts and by means of alternative dispute resolution Acting in many complex and high profile employment disputes Acting in many complex and high profile shareholder disputes Regularly advising corporates individuals and financial institutions in relation to matters involving security over and related to property Regularly advising corporates individuals and financial institutions in relation to matters of solvency including in their dealings with liquidators receivers and examiners Regularly acting on behalf of receivers and liquidators Regular contributor to litigation and dispute

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  • Ciarán Markey | Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Dublin, Ireland
    Ciarán Markey Partner Litigation and Dispute Resolution Profile Publications Qualifications Ciarán s areas of expertise include contract IT property insurance telecommunication and intellectual property He acts for a diverse range of clients including multi nationals financial institutions government organisations insurers and re insurers He has acted in a number of matters before the Commercial Court and in several mediations and arbitrations He is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland and the Irish Commercial Mediation Association Experience Advising a leading international technology company in risk management strategies relating to broadband networks operating in Ireland Acted for Motorola in substantial Commercial Court Litigation in relation to the provision of wireless broadband networks Acting for Chevron Ireland Atlantic Limited Chevron Products UK Limited and other large international oil companies in litigation matters before the Irish Courts Acted for a large corporate entity in protecting its intellectual property rights through the obtaining of injunctive relief in the High Court and subsequent resolution of the dispute Advising a major global manufacturer of confectionary pet food and other food products in relation to the protection of its IP rights and acting in related dispute resolution processes Acting for a government organisation in high value commercial disputes being heard in the High Court Acted for Liberty Insurance Limited in ground breaking applications before the High Court and Court of Appeal concerning the legality of After the Event ATE Insurance Acting for a major financial institution in the prosecution of claims in the High Court against professionals including solicitors and valuers Defending solicitors and other professionals on instructions from their professional indemnifiers Advising on policy and cover disputes in insurance contracts Acted for a borrower in Commercial Court litigation brought against a major financial institution Acting for parties in mediations Regularly contributes to in house

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  • Jennifer McGuire | Partner | Corporate and Commercial | Dublin, Ireland
    of Blue Ocean International Limited to members of management Acted for Blue Ocean Associates Limited in the sale of Harvest Energy Limited and Harvest Energy Aviation Limited to Prax Petroleum Limited a member of the State Oil group Acted for BBCM Group Limited in the sale of BB s Coffee Muffins chain of companies to Brentwood Investments Acted for Harvest Energy in the sale of Harvest Biofuels Limited to Greenergy Acted for the shareholders of Aran Candy Limited t a the Jelly Bean Factory in the sale initially of 75 of the company to Cloetta Acted for the shareholders of Saongroup in the sale of Saongroup to StepStone Acted for Communicorp Group Ireland s largest independent radio broadcasting group in relation to numerous acquisitions in Ireland and abroad including the largest acquisition ever in the sector in Ireland Acted for Kelly and Jankie Glass in the sale of Karib Cable to Columbus International Inc Acted for the shareholders of Done Deal Limited on sale of majority shareholding to Schibsted Media Group Acted for Dalkia Group across a broad range of matters including numerous acquisitions and disposals to include the sale of its integrated facilities management business in Ireland to MITIE Group plc joint ventures and commercial contractual arrangements Acted for Veolia Environmental in the sale of its non hazardous waste and recycling business to Greenstar Acted for Brandtone Holdings Limited in connection with investments by Unilever Verlinest SA and other investors in Brandtone Holdings Limited Acted for Saongroup com t a Irishjobs ie in the acquisition of Tecoloco com which has operations in El Salvador Guatemala Honduras and Panama and also in the acquisition of UK online recruitment business MyJobGroup Limited Advised Atlantic Bridge Ventures an investment consortium on the Irish aspects of the acquisition of the telecom s product division of Logica GMC Acted for Digicel Samoa Limited in the purchase of 90 of the issued share capital of Telecom Samoa Cellular Limited and in the purchase of Digicel Holdings Limited an unconnected company with operations in El Salvador and Guatemala Acted for Parthus in the 200 million merger with Ceva Inc Acted for vendors in sale of Hamilton Osborne King to Savills plc Jennifer regularly contributes to in house and external publications Member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce Member of the Law Society of Ireland Member of the Law Society of England and Wales Publications Written Resolutions Making Corporate Transactions Easier January 2015 Corporate and Commercial The Companies Act 2014 the Act will make a significant positive impact on the way corporate transactions are concluded and on corporate governance in general Members shareholders of a company will be permitted by default to pass written resolutions signed only by the requisite majority Read More Update Issue 34 LK Shields Solicitors June 2014 Company Secretarial and Compliance This edition contains information on the latest legal updates as well as news from across the firm Read More Interpreting Commercial Contracts and Drafting Tips May 2014 Corporate and Commercial When it

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  • Ruairí Mulrean | Partner | Corporate and Commercial | Dublin, Ireland
    Acquisitions Ruairi Mulrean provides some top tips to business owners on how to prepare a company for sale Read More Top 10 things businesses should know about the Companies Act 2014 March 2015 Corporate and Commercial Following the coming into effect of the Companies Act 2014 on 1 June 2015 Ruairi Mulrean outlines the top 10 things every company director needs to know about it Read More Start Up Businesses Are Fuelling Economic Recovery March 2015 Corporate and Commercial Recent figures and surveys have indicated that the Irish economy is recovering from the recession with growth and job creation predicted to continue for 2015 Read More Companies Act 2014 10 Frequently Asked Questions February 2015 Company Secretarial and Compliance The Companies Act 2014 is expected to come into effect in June of this year and will introduce significant reforms to Company Law in Ireland Read More Categories of Offences December 2014 Corporate and Commercial Part 14 of the Companies Act 2014 for the first time streamlines all offences under company law and introduces a new four tier categorisation of offences with Category 1 being the most serious offence Read More Update Issue 35 LK Shields Solicitors December 2014 Intellectual Property This edition contains information on the latest legal updates as well as news from across the firm Read More Companies Bill 2012 Passes Final Stage December 2014 Corporate and Commercial After much debate the highly anticipated Companies Bill is expected to be enacted into law shortly Read More Single Director Companies The Buck Stops With You October 2014 Company Secretarial and Compliance Presently under the Companies Acts 1963 2013 a company is required to have at least 2 directors at all times Read More Directors New Duty Skilled Secretaries September 2014 Company Secretarial and Compliance Presently under the Companies Acts 1963 2013 only the directors of a public limited company had a duty to ensure the secretary had the necessary skills Read More Directors Meetings Taking Advantage of Modern Communications September 2014 Corporate and Commercial The Companies Act 2014 will bring welcome development and modernisation to the Irish corporate governance landscape Read More Revision of Defective Financial Statements August 2014 Corporate and Commercial Under the Companies Acts 1963 2013 there is currently no facility for rectifying statutory financial statements where an error is discovered following filing in the Companies Registration Office Read More The Companies Act 2014 Director Compliance Statements August 2014 Corporate and Commercial The Companies Act 2014 sees the reintroduction of annual director compliance statements Read More Companies Bill 2012 August 2014 Corporate and Commercial The Companies Bill 2012 due to be enacted shortly is one of the longest pieces of legislation ever to come before the Oireachtas and is set to revolutionise company law in Ireland Read More Companies Bill 2012 Effect on Corporate Restructurings January 2014 Corporate and Commercial In December 2012 the Companies Bill 2012 the Bill was issued by the Irish Parliament Although the Bill passed Committee Stage on 6 November 2013 there is

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  • Seanna Mulrean | Partner | Corporate and Commercial | Dublin, Ireland
    and acquisitions in particular cross border transactions and advises on commercial contracts In Projects and Project Finance Seanna has experience of public private partnerships PPP and other PFI type transactions across several sectors including transport and her experience includes advising in relation to the more recent secondary market transactions in Ireland In Energy and Natural Resources Seanna has worked with clients operating in a number of sectors including the Water and Oil and Gas sectors She has advised on various projects in this area and her experience includes advising on design and construction contracts operation and maintenance contracts and heavy plant purchase contracts In relation to corporate transactions Seanna has acted for both buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions advised on corporate restructurings and venture capital and private equity investments Experience Member of the Irish Maritime Law Association IMLA Publications Adjudication What you need to know March 2015 Corporate and Commercial The Construction Contracts Act 2013 was enacted by the Oireachtas in July 2013 but is not yet in effect and a commencement order is still awaited by the construction industry Read More Update Issue 35 LK Shields Solicitors December 2014 Intellectual Property This edition contains information on the latest legal updates as well as news from across the firm Read More Construction Contracts Act An Overview December 2014 Projects Seanna Mulrean provides an overview of the Construction Contracts Act Read More Ireland Is Open For Business November 2014 Corporate and Commercial The establishment of a new 6 8 billion Irish strategic investment fund is expected to be of interest to national and international investors and fund managers and also Irish companies and operators in a range of sectors Read More Update Issue 34 LK Shields Solicitors June 2014 Company Secretarial and Compliance This edition contains information on the

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  • Rachel Murphy | Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Dublin, Ireland
    O Kennedy Sarah Pickering Andrew Power Ruth Prendeville Emmet Scully Pauline Taaffe David Williams Rachel Murphy Partner Litigation and Dispute Resolution Profile Publications Qualifications Rachel has extensive experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution Rachel draws on this experience to provide practical and result focused advice on all aspects of family law including separation agreements judicial separation and divorce Rachel s particular experience is in family law matters involving significant assets complex trust and business arrangements and multi jurisdictional issues Rachel s commercial litigation experience includes professional negligence litigation acting on behalf of insurers to solicitors architects and engineers and Plaintiffs in professional negligence proceedings as well as construction disputes and large scale debt recovery proceedings and debt resolution and work out Rachel uses a pragmatic client focused approach to resolve disputes and focuses on alternative dispute resolution processes such as direct negotiations between the parties mediation but if necessary also provides robust representation through the Court system Experience Acting in High Court divorce proceedings involving assets within and outside the jurisdiction Acting in High Court judicial separation proceedings involving complex business arrangements and assets within and outside the jurisdiction Acting in High Court proceedings involving the recognition of a foreign divorce outside the EU Acting in appeals to the Supreme Court of High Court Orders made in family law proceedings Advising corporate clients on concerns arising where members of companies are involved in matrimonial proceedings Defending solicitors architects engineers and other professionals on instructions from their professional indemnifiers Advising on policy and cover disputes in insurance contracts Advising lenders in large scale debt recovery and claims against professionals Advising borrowers in substantial and complex debt resolution and work outs Acting in construction disputes before the High Court and through mediation Member of the Association of Collaborative Practitioners established in

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  • Shane Neville | Partner | Litigation and Dispute Resolution | Dublin, Ireland
    Malley Jennifer O Neill Ide O Neill Peter O Reilly Ciara O Kennedy Sarah Pickering Andrew Power Ruth Prendeville Emmet Scully Pauline Taaffe David Williams Shane Neville Partner Litigation and Dispute Resolution Profile Qualifications Shane advises on many aspects of general and commercial litigation and dispute resolution Shane began his career in LK Shields Solicitors over a decade ago He acts in wide range of commercial disputes including energy oil industry disputes insurance policyholder disputes professional indemnity disputes insolvency disputes and large scale banking disputes His experience includes large scale disputes before the Commercial Division of the High Court the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court He is a member of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association Experience Acting before the Commercial Court regarding a multi million dollar oil and gas discovery in North Africa Acting on behalf of a large oil company in respect of disputes with Irish customers Acting on behalf of an international law firm which had a substantial commercial dispute with one of its Irish service suppliers Acting on behalf of a large financial institution in recovery actions against corporate customers Advising professional indemnity insurers in respect of policy interpretation with a particular emphasis on the statutory regulation of professional indemnity insurance for solicitors in Ireland Acting on behalf of Irish and foreign professional indemnity insurers in respect of claims against solicitors and engineers Acting for large employers and their insurers in respect of employer liability claims Acting on behalf of Irish insurers in pursuing subrogated recovery claims against third parties Advising well known insurers concerning policy disputes with their clients and acting in associated legal proceedings and arbitrations Acting in arbitrations involving some of the firm s largest clients Acting for clients in successful mediation of commercial disputes

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