George Kennedy is a Partner in our corporate and commercial department, having joined the firm in 2011 from A&L Goodbody Solicitors, where he worked since 2005.
George has particular expertise in the following:-
- Corporate acquisitions and disposals
- Corporate restructuring
- Corporate investments (including venture capital funding)
- Corporate governance
- Commercial agreements (including terms of sale and purchase, distribution agreements and warehousing agreements)
- General commercial law advices (including website terms and conditions, data protection, advertising, consumer protection and food and beverage labelling advices).
- Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute
- Director of Limerick Chamber
- Member of Advisory Group at Innovate Limerick
- University College Dublin, BBLS
- Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Financial Services Law
- Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law
- Registered Tax Consultant, Irish Taxation Institute
- Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
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.’
‘An outstanding practice of long standing. The practice does not interact with clients as solely customers of a solution, process or transaction but as partners with whom the firm participates in mutual long-term benefit and pride. Harry Fehily is totally committed to the best interest of his client. Pat McInerney is a generalist of no limit because his good sense knows no boundaries. Sandra Egan makes complex aggressive transactions in acquisition and business transfer look simple. Caitriona Leahy is always well ahead of the client’s responses and delivery is her strong focus.’
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”
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