A&L Goodbody was last night named 'Ireland M&A Legal Advisor of the Year' at the Mergermarket European M&A Awards ceremony in London.
The awards recognise excellence in corporate, private equity, banking and legal M&A expertise across a number of European jurisdictions. Nominations are reviewed by a panel of editors from Mergermarket, as well as European industry experts, who analyse how innovative structures are applied to M&A transactions. This is further testament to the firm's strong market share of M&A transactions where it continues to be ranked as the top Irish law firm for M&A by each of the international publications – Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg, Mergermarket and Experian Corpfin (2012-2015).
This award also follows a number of other recent successes for A&L Goodbody this year which include winning 'Irish Law Firm of the Year '(Chambers Europe), 'Ireland's Most Innovative Law Firm' (Financial Times) and 'Irish Law Firm of the Year' (American Lawyer).
Managing Partner of A&L Goodbody, Julian Yarr said: "The Mergermarket award is yet another strong endorsement of our commitment to our clients and the quality of advice and service that we provide to them. We are very proud that our role in advising on some of the most complex and significant deals in Ireland has been, once again, recognised by the industry."
Prominent deals led by A&L Goodbody's M&A team during 2016 included advising international clients such as: Verizon on its acquisition of Fleetmatics; Johnson Controls on its merger with Tyco and Pfizer on its proposed merger with Allergan. The team also advised domestic clients including Dalata Hotel Group on a number of transactions and ABP Food Group on its a joint venture with Slaney Foods.
Article Published: 12/12/2016