A&L Goodbody

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North Wall Quay
Dublin 1


Phone: +353 1 649 2000
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A&L Goodbody is internationally recognised as Ireland's leading corporate law firm. With c. 800 people, led by 105+ Partners, A&L Goodbody has a longstanding history of working closely with the international legal and business community. A&L Goodbody has offices in Dublin, Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto.

With over 30 specialist practice groups, the firm provides the most extensive range of market-leading legal services available in Ireland.

The Financial Services Group at A&L Goodbody has unrivalled expertise and experience in the financial sector having advised across all significant developments, particularly in recent years. The group advises a large number of domestic and international clients, including a range of companies based in the IFSC.

The firm's industry specialists have a reputation for providing quality of advice across all facets of commercial law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Banking and Financial services; Asset Management & Investment Funds; Fintech, Corporate GovernanceInsurance; Corporate Tax; Employment, Pensions and benefits; EU and Competition law; Commercial Property; and Dispute Resolution.

Recent awards include:

  • Most Innovative Irish Law Firm 2019 - IFLR
  • International Firm of the Year 2019 - Legal Business
  • Most Innovative Irish Law Firm in Ireland 2018 - FT Innovative Lawyers
  • Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2018 – Chambers Global
  • Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2018 – Managing Intellectual Property (MIP)
  • Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2017 – The Lawyer
  • Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2017 – IFLR
  • Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2017 – Who's Who Legal
  • European Corporate Deal of the Year 2017 – The Lawyer
  • Ireland’s Most Popular Graduate Recruiter in Law 2012-2019 – gradireland
  • Best Firm in a Diversity Category Ireland 2017 – Europe Women in Business Law Awards 2017
  • Irish Tax Firm of the Year 2017, 2015 & 2014 – International Tax Review
  • Independent Law Firm of the Year 2017 – The American Laywer (Transatlantic Legal Awards)
  • No. 1 Irish M&A Law Firm 2017  Mergermarket, Thomson Reuters, Bloomberg and Corpfin
  • Advised on 10 'Deals of the Year 2019' – Finance Dublin
  • Ireland's IP Law Firm of the Year, 2016, 2014, 2012 – Managing Intellectual Property
  • Best Workplaces Ireland 2018 – Great Places to Work
  • Tier 1 Ranking in all 9 Practice Areas – IFLR
  • Tier 1 Ranking in 22 Practice Areas – Legal 500
  • Tier 1 on all 6 Practice Areas 2018 – Chambers Global
  • Top 100 Global Law Firm – Global Competition Review (GCR)
  • European Law Firm of the Year 2015 – The Lawyer (first Irish law firm to achieve this)

Executive Profiles


ALG’s annual review of Irish merger deals notified to the CCPC in 2019
Growth in Irish funds sector sees A&L Goodbody hire new partner
Growth in Irish aviation finance sector sees A&L Goodbody hire new partner
A&L Goodbody sees good prospects in construction sector as it hires new partner
A&L Goodbody recognised for international security measures
Julian Yarr Re-elected for third term as Managing Partner of A&L Goodbody
A&L Goodbody calls for ‘Bold Ideas’ from university students
Catherine Duffy named one of Ireland's Most Powerful Women 2017
A&L Goodbody wins two international awards
A&L Goodbody appoints Eileen Roberts as its new Chair
Aviation & Transport Finance Team Win Ishka Award
A&L Goodbody appoints four new partners and 38 new associates
A&L Goodbody wins Ireland's M&A Legal Advisor of the Year Award 2016
A&L Goodbody wins 'Irish Law Firm of the Year' in the Transatlantic Legal Awards
A&L Goodbody ranked Ireland’s top legal advisor for M&A for fourth consecutive year
Irish businesses exposed to significant legal risk due to lack of preparedness for cyber attack
A&L Goodbody becomes first Irish law firm to be named 'European Law Firm of the Year'
A&L Goodbody employees recognised for commitment to corporate responsibility