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A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody  

Legal Services | Ireland

tel: +353 1 649 2000 | fax: +353 1 649 2649
International Financial Services Centre | Dublin | 1 | Ireland

A&L Goodbody's Overview

A&L Goodbody is a leading Irish law firm. The Firm offers unique breadth and depth across every facet of law on the island of Ireland, with a diverse domestic and international client base in public and private sectors. The Firm has 69 Partners and a total staff of approximately 680 with offices in Belfast, Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto. The Firm has an international outlook and has advised many international companies on successful investments and activities in Ireland. We regularly partner with the world's leading international law firms on the Irish aspects of multi-national transactions.

The Firm provides a full range of market-leading business legal services, including: commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; corporate finance; banking and financial services; EU and competition law; property; risk management & dispute resolution; and corporate tax and operates the most extensive range of specialist services available in Ireland through over 30 Specialist Practice Groups. The emphasis and operation of these practice groups continually evolve and develop in anticipation of external market needs.

A&L Goodbody is continually ranked as the No. 1 Irish law firm by many international publications such as The Legal 500, Chambers & Partners and the International Financial Law Review.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1934
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 6
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 480

Languages: English, French, German, Malay, Cantonese, Italian and Japanese


Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Antitrust and Unfair Competition
  • Arbitration / Mediation
  • Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional Law
  • Construction
  • Copyright
  • Corporate and Business
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Discrimination
  • E-Commerce
  • Education
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment and Labor
  • Energy
  • Environmental
  • Estate and Trust
  • Finance
  • Financial Litigation
  • Financial Services
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • General Practice
  • Healthcare
  • Import/Export
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Law
  • International Trade
  • Internet and Cyberspace
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labor Law
  • Land Use and Zoning
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Legal Ethics
  • Licensing
  • Litigation
  • Media
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Natural Resources
  • Offshore Trust Accounts
  • Oil & Gas
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Privacy
  • Privatization
  • Product Liability
  • Project Financing
  • Projects
  • Property Management
  • Public Private partnerships
  • Real Estate
  • Research and Development
  • Retail Law
  • Risk Management
  • Science and Technology
  • Securities
  • Sports and Recreation
  • Taxation
  • Technology
  • Telecommunications
  • Trademarks
  • Transportation
  • Trusts
  • Unfair Competition
  • Venture Capital
  • White Collar Crime



Philip McQueston

Philip McQuestonSenior Associate

Of Counsel

Alison Fanagan

Alison FanaganConsultant

Michael Greene

Michael GreeneConsultant

Ian Moore

Ian B MooreConsultant

Jack O'Farrell

Jack O'FarrellConsultant


Neil Doherty

Neil DohertyParalegal

Kate Gorey

Kate GoreyAssistant Solicitor, IP & Technology Group

Ian White

Ian WhiteDirector of Strategy/Business Development


New Construction (Design and Management) Regulations come into force on 1 August 2016
A&L Goodbody, July 2016

The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016 ("CDM 2016") come into force on 1 August 2016. The legislation includes transitional provisions, so that, where a project has already started by 1 August 2016, the Client must appoint a Principal Designer before 1 August 2017 (unless the project ends before that date). In the meantime, the existing CDM Co-ordinator must comply with the duties of a Principal Designer...

High Court Finds No Binding Oral Agreement with Bank
A&L Goodbody, July 2016

Allied Irish Bank PLC -v- Moloney & anor [2016] IEHC 346 Twomey J, 20 June 2016, concerned an application by Allied Irish Bank (AIB) for summary judgment in the sum of €10.8m. The defendants contested the application claiming that they had a binding oral agreement with AIB, whereby it was agreed that the defendants would sell the properties charged to AIB, and the outstanding loan would be written off. The fact of the borrowings was not disputed.FactsAIB and the defendants had entered into negotiations regarding a possible restructuring of the defendants' loans. AIB sent a non-disclosure agreement to the defendants, which emphasised the non-binding nature of the discussions...

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A&L Goodbody named Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2016
A&L Goodbody, May 2016

A&L Goodbody has been named "Ireland's Law Firm of the Year 2016" by the international legal publication Chambers Europe at an awards ceremony in London. The annual Chambers Europe Awards recognises law firms across Europe for their notable achievements including outstanding work, impressive strategic growth and excellence in client services. The Chambers Europe Awards are renowned for their thorough research and analysis when shortlisting and selecting the winning firms. Receiving the award at the ceremony, Julian Yarr, Managing Partner at A&L Goodbody, commented: "We are delighted and proud to have received this award from Chambers Europe...

A&LG named European Law Firm of the Year at The Lawyer European Awards 2015
A&L Goodbody, March 2015

The firm also named Irish Law Firm of the Year and wins the European Banking & Finance Deal of the Year award. A&L Goodbody has become the first Irish law firm to win the prestigious European Law Firm of the Year award at The Lawyer publication's annual European Awards 2015. The Firm was selected from a shortlist of leading firms from 16 different countries including France, Germany, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia and Sweden. A&L Goodbody received two other awards including: Irish Law Firm of the Year ( for the second year running); and European Banking & Finance Deal of the Year – for its work on the restructuring of the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC)...

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A&L Goodbody is an Irish law firm providing expert legal advice across every aspect of business law. The Firm advises a broad domestic and international client base in both the private and public sectors, across the island of Ireland.

WSG's members are independent firms and are not affiliated in the joint practice of professional services. Each member exercises its own individual judgments on all client matters.

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