LK Shields Solicitors

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39/40 Upper Mount Street
Dublin 2

Phone: +353 1 661 0866
Fax: +353 1 661 0883
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A premier firm, providing solution focused approaches to complex legal issues. The firm was founded in 1988, and within a short time was and remains ranked among the leading law firms in Ireland. We have acted in some of the most complex and high profile legal transactions and proceedings. We are noted in Ireland for successfully adding to our core activities specialist services such as employment, pensions, financial services, and competition, in all of which we compete successfully at the top level.

We are very proud of our achievements, but are never complacent. We are constantly looking forward, anticipating change and striving to improve our standards and client services. Our solicitors are young, ambitious and forward facing, anticipating change and striving to improve their quality of client service.

With 90+ fee earners and upward of 150 employees, our long-established and dynamic business environment enables delivery of quality legal advice consistently across multiple practice areas. A partner oversees and supervises each and every case. All solicitors work to attain an in-depth knowledge of our clients' business environment so that we can facilitate relevant practical, timely, cost-effective and innovative legal solutions.

Our client base is made up of a multitude of successful and enterprising businesses, both in Ireland and internationally. To keep our clients aware of the latest legal developments we hold regular seminars and publish current legal information on important and topical issues.

The firm is structured around three integrated departments, Business, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Commercial Property, which, together with a number of specialist units including Intellectual Property, Banking and Financial Services and Employment to combine the knowledge of all our solicitors and ensuring clients have maximum exposure to skills and experience relevant to their requirements.

Our Corporate & Commercial Department is the largest of our three departments and comprises a number of successful specialist units that work closely with the other departments within the firm. The firm maintains an outstanding reputation particularly in banking and financial services, intellectual property, EU and competition, and employment. Other practice areas of major strength within the firm are mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, restructuring, and pensions. The Department advises an extensive client base on a range of commercial transactions and other matters.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department houses one of the top teams of litigators in the city. The team act in numerous high profile cases, including representing clients before the recently introduced Commercial Court, requiring intensive activity and fast turnaround. This department continues to expand its litigation, arbitration and mediation services for commercial clients in the Irish courts and in international disputes.

The Commercial Property Department is enjoying rapid growth, acting and advising on all aspects of commercial property transactions in Ireland. We have a strong technical and commercial capability whilst also liaising with appropriate experts and professionals in other disciplines in the property field. We regularly advise on premium value property transactions in Ireland including for semi-state bodies.

Our legal expertise is augmented by the excellent support provided by our secretarial and accounting staff, IT department, and our library and information centre.

Areas of practice

Corporate and business law, litigation and dispute resolution, property, intellectual property, banking and financial services, mergers and acquisitions, shareholder disputes, professional negligence defence, mediation, arbitration, insolvency, EU and competition law, employment, employee benefits, pensions, energy and natural resources, project finance, corporate tax, insurance, private client services, public procurement, public private partnerships, and company secretarial.

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