In this our 50th year in business we have successfully faced a variety of challenges with our clients, not least the Covid-19 pandemic and the threat posed by a hard Brexit. I must acknowledge the continued support of you, our valued clients, the resilience of our dedicated staff in adjusting to changed working conditions and the ongoing commitment of our team to excellence in the delivery of legal services.
Having recently watched the Michael Jordan series “The Last Dance”, I would recommend it to you all. Michael Jordan realized as his career progressed that “talent wins games” but “teamwork and intelligence wins championships”. You are not alone in the challenges you face. We are keeping our focus on our core objective, how can we best help our clients at this time of crisis, support you and find solutions to your problems. As a country, we have shown solidarity and one of our best qualities is that we thrive in the face of adversity. I am confident in our ability to overcome this pandemic. Pharma companies such as Regeneron are leading the global way in the fight against the virus. I compliment the University of Limerick who are pioneering research into Covid-19 and I congratulate Kerstin Mey on her appointment as Interim President.
As a country, we have shown solidarity and one of our best qualities is that we thrive in the face of adversity. I am confident in our ability to overcome this pandemic.
It is heartening to see, despite the enormous pressures placed upon the construction sector, that they are adapting. We are delighted to support Roadbridge on their exciting projects, including project Waterfront on behalf of the Ronan Group Real Estate in Dublin’s new Riverfront district. The commercial property sector continues to perform strongly and we compliment Michael Gibbons and Jonathan Laredo on their leadership of Yew Grove REIT. It is exciting to see the €200 million Opera site development being driven forward by Limerick Twenty-Thirty CEO David Conway and Chairman Denis Brosnan.
On the insurance sector front, we have been heavily involved in business interruption litigation seeking to address the vexed question as to whether and to what extent a variety of different insurance policies have been triggered by business interruption claims.
Our banking team, led by Lisa Killeen, is busy assisting clients with questions of re-finance and engagement with banks. Recent deals have been completed by our corporate finance team led by George Kennedy and Neil O’ Gorman.
I welcome Stephen Walker, former Managing Partner of Whitney Moore, to our Dublin office. Stephen brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge strengthening our corporate teams.
As always, I would like to thank you for your continued support. Stay safe and well and please feel free to contact me to discuss any issue.
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner
Holmes O’Malley Sexton