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A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody  

Legal Services | Ireland

tel: +44 28 9031 4466 | fax: +44 28 9031 4477
42/46 Fountain Street | Belfast | BT1 5EF | Ireland

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A&L Goodbody's Overview

A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland's leading corporate law firms. The Firm has 105 partners and employs over 800 legal staff. Headquartered in Dublin, with offices in Belfast, London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto, it has specialist teams across all practice areas of Irish corporate law.

For over 100 years A&L Goodbody has been at the centre of corporate Ireland, advising some of the largest and most influential corporates, both domestic and international. With a large operation in Belfast, A&L Goodbody has advised on the most challenging and complex assignments for national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and government on an all-island basis. The firm has also acted for more than 600 of the world’s leading corporations and advisors interacting with Ireland. This is supported by offices in London, New York, San Francisco and Palo Alto. The lawyers based in these offices provide Irish legal advice to multinational corporations and the international business community; and have significant international experience, working closely with international law firms and other professional services advisors.

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.

  • Lawyers Worldwide: 530


Areas of Practice
  • Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • Brexit
  • Commercial & Technology
  • Commercial Property
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Employment, Pensions & Incentives
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental & Planning
  • EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Finance
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Projects & Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Risk & Investigations
  • Restructuring & Insolvency

Public Consultation on the revised draft Wind Energy Development Guidelines
A&L Goodbody, December 2019

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy TD, and the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton TD, launched a public consultation on proposed revisions to the Wind Energy Development Guidelines (the draft Guidelines) on 12 December 2019. The draft guidelines, when finalised, will affect future planning applications and considerations for future wind energy development proposals.  Why are the 2006 Guidelines being revised? It is considered necessary to update the Wind Energy Development Guidelines to reflect developments made since the 2006 Guidelines were published and to be responsive to future changes...

High Court Blocks Illegal Live Streaming of Premier League Games
A&L Goodbody, September 2019

 For the first time, the Irish High Court has been asked to make a blocking order in regard to the illegal live streaming of Premier League games. Instead of watching Premier League games through legitimate and licensed services, some people were seeking to do so free of charge. The Court granted the blocking order, requiring five Irish ISPs (including  Eir,  Sky Ireland Ltd, Sky Subscribers Services Ltd, Virgin Media Ireland Ltd  and Vodafone Ireland Ltd ) to block illegal live streaming of Premier League games...

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ALG Advises on Seventh Wind Farm Acquisition for Greencoat
A&L Goodbody, March 2020

Our Belfast office recently advised Greencoat UK Wind on its acquisition of the Slieve Divena II wind farm from SSE Renewables – the seventh wind farm we have purchased for Greencoat in the last six years. Valued at £51m, the deal marks the highest value wind farm acquisition in Northern Ireland so far this year and adds to Greencoat’s expanding portfolio of wind farms located across the province, including six in Co Tyrone, two in Co Fermanagh and one in Co Londonderry...

A&L Goodbody Named 'Northern Ireland Corporate Law Firm of the Year'
A&L Goodbody, March 2018

A&L Goodbody has been named 'Corporate Law Firm of the Year' at the Insider Dealmaker Awards, held last night in Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. The award was once again presented to A&L Goodbody in recognition of its involvement in some of the most significant deals in 2017, including the sale of Vita Liberata to Crown Laboratories and sale of Moy Park to Pilgrim's Pride. Mark Thompson, Head of A&L Goodbody's Belfast office commented: "Receiving this prestigious accolade is a well-deserved recognition of our industry-leading team in Belfast. Corporate activity in Northern Ireland continued to improve in 2017 with some significant deals coming to market...

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Ireland IP & Technology Law Blog
A&L Goodbody 

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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