Commercial, Corporate and M&A
The team at Holmes O’Malley Sexton is particularly active in the M&A area. Highlights included practice head George Kennedy, who is based in Dublin, advising Silverbay Investment Holdings on the purchase of National Flight Centre, an Irish company specialising in training pilots, and assisting the O’Shea Family Partnership with its investment in 50% of the equity of property developer the O’Malley Group. Limerick-based associate Shane Costello is also noted.
George Kennedy recognised as “Next generation lawyer in Commercial, Corporate and M&A” commented;
“It is fantastic to be recognised among the top corporate lawyers in the country. It requires a huge team effort to achieve such a milestone. I would like to thank my partners and colleagues at Holmes O’Malley Sexton, our fantastic clients and all of our generous supporters”.
Banking and Finance
Limerick-based senior associate Lisa Killeen heads the practice at Holmes O’Malley Sexton, which has acted for lenders and borrowers on a number of development finance deals. The team is advising a bank as the lender on the acquisition of a portfolio of nursing home and residential properties, as well as assisting the same client with a loan facility to fund the refurbishment of a supermarket premises and the development of connected buildings.
The Limerick-based team at Holmes O’Malley Sexton specialises in insurance defence and regulatory litigation, with the Private Security Authority and the Legal Aid Board among its clients. Robert Kennedy and newly promoted partners Michael Murphy and Pat McInerney are the key contacts. Dublin-based managing partner Harry Fehily also handles defamation claims.
In Limerick-based Robert Kennedy (who heads the practice) and Donal Creaton, Holmes O’Malley Sexton has two partners with substantial experience of defending personal injury claims, including claims involving injuries of the utmost severity, acting for the likes of Liberty, RSA Insurance Group and AXA. Kennedy and his team recently acted for Zurich, reviewing a high number of personal injury files which were previously handled by a different firm of solicitors. Michael Murphy, Anna Owens and Pat McInerney made partner.
Holmes O’Malley Sexton advises a number of education institutions, including the Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, as well as other public sector bodies such as the Private Security Authority and the Irish Greyhound Board. Limerick and Dublin-based managing partner Harry Fehily and senior associate Pat McInerney are acting for the Legal Aid Board, a new client, as notice party to two judicial review proceedings brought against An Bord Pleanála and the Attorney General regarding a decision to grant planning permission for the development of housing units in County Dublin.
Holmes O’Malley Sexton advises clients in the healthcare, nursing home, retail, hospitality and office sectors on the acquisition, disposal and funding of properties. Limerick-based practice head Sandra Egan and newly promoted partner Lorraine Power acted for Yew Grove Reit, carrying out property due diligence and assisting the client with the acquisition of well-tenanted and strategically placed commercial properties across Ireland. The team also advised on the sale of a primary care centre in County Kerry.
Harry Fehily, Managing Partner commented,
“The Legal 500 EMEA 2019 recognition is a testament to our team’s hard work, dedication and commitment to our clients, as well as having the privilege to work in high profile complex cases which our trusted clients place in our hands. We continue to position our clients’ priorities at the heart of how we provide our specialist advices and representation.”