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Practice Areas
Corporate and Mergers & Acquisition

We have an expert team dedicated to providing legal services in the areas of:

  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions

Corporate Governance

Our corporate team advises regularly on all aspects of company law including:

  • Company formation
  • Company maintenance
  • Company restorations
  • Director and shareholder meetings
  • Related party transactions
  • Corporate capacity
  • Capital maintenance
  • Directors’ duties and responsibilities
  • Directors’ indemnity insurance
  • Public disclosure and compliance issues
  • The role of the auditor

We also advise on best corporate governance practice including:

  • Codes of business conduct and ethics in the private sector
  • The interaction between shareholders, the company and its board of directors
  • Shareholders’ rights
  • Directors’ personal liability issues
  • Articles of Association
  • Shareholders’ agreements
  • Transactions concerning directors, including director contracts, remuneration and compliance

We have drafted and negotiated shareholder agreements in a number of different sectors. We also have extensive experience in company reconstructions and other corporate reorganisations including applications for related stamp duty reliefs and all ancillary company law advices.

Corporate Finance

Our team advises companies on:

  • Private equity
  • Venture capital
  • Syndicated investments
  • BES investments
  • Government funding in the form of equity and grant agreements

Mergers & Acquisitions

We have been engaged extensively in acquisitions, disposals of businesses and companies, management buyouts and joint ventures on behalf of our clients. We have a multi-disciplinary team, which deal with all aspects of our clients’ transactions in an extensive range of sectors.

Our clients range from start up companies to subsidiaries of international organisations to large private and public indigenous companies.


Holmes O’Malley Sexton is in demand for distressed asset sales and restructurings, and acted for the BDO receiver during the sale of Kilkenny Limestone Manufacturing to Kilkenny Limestone Quarry...
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Holmes O’Malley Sexton... completed a fundraising for an Irish technology company that includes private equity, venture capital and BES investment.
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George Kennedy

Senior Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61445516


Pat McInerney

Senior Solicitor

T: +353 61 445507


Shane Costelloe

Assistant Solicitor

T: +353 61 445529