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Clients like that Stephen Walker is “very commercial and practical and knows when to have a fight.” Walker represented Panda Waste Management in negotiations with Greenstar concerning a share purchase agreement.’
Clients praise his ‘strong corporate knowledge’ and describe him as 'very pragmatic'. Stephen Walker has a strong focus on clients from the solar energy sector, whom he advises on mergers, corporate finance and structuring.
Up and Coming: George Kennedy assists domestic and international businesses and private equity funds with investments, acquisitions and divestitures. He also has experience in MBOs. Clients say he “possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and has huge expertise and knowledge in corporate law.”
‘They have the scale required so that the team do not disappear just when you need them to work on another client. Sandra Egan has been very thorough in chasing down at times difficult issues and counterparts. George Kennedy has always been available to talk about stuff when required and help on broader commercial advice. I also see a firm, especially managing partner Harry Fehily, committed to supporting pro bono work and not-for-profit organisations and the broader Limerick environment.’
Holmes O'Malley Sexton has particular expertise in the education sector, where the team represents a number of universities, but also acts for a range of state and semi-state bodies and statutory corporations. The practice has advised on judicial review proceedings, disputes in the public sector, complaints and investigations, and public procurement issues. Based in the firm's Limerick and Dublin offices, managing partner Harry Fehily has extensive experience of judicial reviews and regulatory investigations, while Pat McInerney regularly acts for public bodies in litigation, including professional negligence, defamation, breach of contract and property-related cases.
‘Excellent client service and a professional and experienced team.‘ ‘George Kennedy and associates Shane Costelloe and Neil O’Gorman are professional, flexible and show a passion for the ultimate success of their client’s business.‘ ‘Managing partner Harry Fehily has an innate talent for client service.’
Based across the firm's offices in Dublin, Limerick and Cork, the 'strong' team at Holmes O'Malley Sexton is especially active in M&A transactions, although it also advises on corporate investments, group restructurings, joint ventures and corporate governance. The team counts major domestic companies among its clients, particularly in the engineering and construction, healthcare, aviation, and food and agribusiness sectors. Dublin-based practice head George Kennedy is praised for his 'energy and enthusiasm' and 'always-on service'. In addition to corporate transactions, he regularly advises on risk awareness and mitigation.
"HOMS Solicitors introduced us to our strategic investor and executed on the transaction on time and on budget. First class."
“HOMS Solicitors are very strong, both on legal technicalities and the practicalities of closing agreements with different international parties”
George Kennedy - Recognised Practitioner
George Kennedy – Next Generation Lawyer
Holmes O'Malley Sexton’s team is led by the ‘outstanding’ George Kennedy, who is based in Dublin; Kennedy advised the shareholders on the sale of Barringtons Hospital to Bons Secours Group. In Limerick, senior associate Shane Costelloe impresses with his ‘work rate and attention to detail’.
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Next Generation Lawyer: George Kennedy
Holmes O’Malley Sexton shows the ability to ‘simplify rather than complicate legal issues’. Recent work includes a number of multimillion-euro M&A deals, as well as advising NVMdurance on a series A funding round. The ‘very solution-driven’ George Kennedy heads the practice from Dublin, with some colleagues being based in Limerick.
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