Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions

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Specialist advice and representation on mergers & acquisitions and all types of corporate law.

We have an expert team dedicated to providing legal services in corporate governance, finance and mergers & acquisitions.

Our team are specialists in their field and advise clients from start-up companies to subsidiaries of international organisations to large private and public indigenous companies.


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.

Our team advises companies on:
• Private equity
• Venture capital
• Syndicated investments
• BES investments
• Government funding in the form of equity and grant agreements

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 upstart-up companies to subsidiaries of international organisations to large private and public indigenous companies.

Contact one of our Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions team

Shane Costelloe

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445529

Ed Kelly

Assistant Solicitor

T: +35361 445553

George Kennedy


T: +353 61 445516

Neil O’Gorman

Associate Solicitor

T: +353 61 445547

Lorraine Power


T: +353 1 676 8928
George Kennedy – Next Generation Lawyer
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
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’.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2018
Winner of Best Employer: Talent Development and Workplace Wellness Award 2017
Limerick Chamber Regional Business Awards
Next Generation Lawyer: George Kennedy
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
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.
Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Legal 500 EMEA 2017
Winner of Munster Law Firm of the Year 2012, 2014 and 2015
Irish Law Awards

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