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A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody  

Legal Services | Ireland

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International Financial Services Centre | Dublin | 1 | Ireland

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Julian Yarr

Julian YarrManaging Partner

A&L Goodbody's Overview

A&L Goodbody is one of Ireland's leading corporate law firms. The Firm has 91 partners, employs over 530 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 also provides full service legal advice across the island of Ireland, working on significant cross border mandates. With significant international experience, the firm works 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.

  • Year this Office was Established: 1901
  • Number of Offices Worldwide: 6
  • Lawyers Worldwide: 530

Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Spanish


Areas of Practice
  • Asset Management & Investment Funds
  • Aviation & Transport Finance
  • Betting, Gaming & Licensing
  • Brexit
  • Capital Markets - Debt
  • Capital Markets - Equity
  • Commercial & Technology
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Property
  • Companies Act 2014
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Corporate Governance & Compliance
  • Domestic & International Finance
  • Employment, Pensions & Incentives
  • Energy & Natural Resources
  • Environmental & Planning
  • EU, Competition & Procurement
  • Finance
  • Financial Regulation
  • Financial Solutions
  • FinTech
  • Food, Drink & Agri
  • General Data Protection Regulation
  • Health & Safety
  • Hospitals & Healthcare
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Investing in Ireland
  • Life Sciences
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Privacy & Data Security
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Projects & Infrastructure
  • Regulatory Risk & Investigations
  • Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Tax
  • Telecoms
  • White Collar Crime



Philip McQueston

Philip McQuestonSenior Associate

Aisling Muldowney

Aisling MuldowneySenior Associate

Alison Quinn

Alison QuinnAssociate

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

Ian White

Ian WhiteDirector of Strategy/Business Development

Brid Nic Suibhne

Brid Nic SuibhneSenior Associate

Paul White

Paul WhitePartner


People Over Wind and Peter Sweetman v Coillte
A&L Goodbody, January 2019

In case C-323/17 People Over Wind and Peter Sweetman v Coillte, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled that mitigation measures could not be taken into account at the screening stage of an appropriate assessment. Facts This case focused on proposed works that were necessary to lay a cable connecting a wind farm to the electricity grid and the potential effects that this would have on two special areas of conservation. Objectors had argued that river pollutants, such as silt and sediment, resulting from the laying of the cable would have a harmful effect on the River Nore Pearl Mussel...

Ireland In a No Brexit Deal Scenario - What Measures is The EU Proposing For Financial Services, Air Transport, Road Haulage and Customs?
A&L Goodbody, January 2019

Background The UK invoked the exit procedure under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union in March 2017. Unless the UK's decision is withdrawn or the period is extended, this will become effective in a little over 80 days. While the UK and EU agreed the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement on 14 November 2018, the Commission is implementing its 18 November 2018 "Contingency Action Plan" (Plan) in the event of a no Brexit deal scenario given the uncertainty surrounding the ratification process on the UK side. On 19 December 2018, the Commission adopted a number of proposed measures under the Plan (with remaining measures to be ready by 15 February 2019)...

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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...

A&L Goodbody wins intellectual property award
A&L Goodbody, March 2018

A&L Goodbody has been named 'Ireland (Contentious) Firm of the Year 2018' by the leading international publication Managing Intellectual Property (MIP), at an awards ceremony in London. Having previously been awarded Irish law firm of the year in 2016, 2014 and 2013 by MIP, this accolade reinforces the firm's strength and reputation in this field. The annual MIP awards recognise the leading firms in each jurisdiction across Europe, Middle East and Africa. Winning firms are selected due to the innovative and challenging IP work they advise on. John Whelan, Head of Commercial & Technology at A&L Goodbody, commented: "We are delighted to have received this award...

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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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