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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, North Wall Quay | Dublin | D01H104 | Ireland

Main Contacts

John Coman

John ComanPartner

Michael Greene

Michael GreeneConsultant

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 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.

  • 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


John Cahir

John CahirPartner

Alan Casey

Alan CaseyPartner

Tom Casey

Tom CaseyPartner

John Coman

John ComanPartner

John Dallas

John DallasPersonnel Manager

Paul Fahy

Paul FahyPartner

Andrew Ion

Andrew IonPartner

Joe Kelly

Joe KellyPartner

Peter Law

Peter LawPartner

Andrea Lawler

Andrea LawlerPartner, Commercial & Technology

David Main

David MainPartner

Ross Moore

Ross MoorePartner

Paula Reid

Paula ReidPartner

Keavy Ryan

Keavy RyanPartner

Mark Ward

Mark WardPartner

Julian Yarr

Julian YarrManaging Partner


Aisling Muldowney

Aisling MuldowneySenior Associate

Alison Quinn

Alison QuinnAssociate

Of Counsel

Alison Fanagan

Alison FanaganConsultant

Michael Greene

Michael GreeneConsultant

Stephen Haughey

Stephen HaugheyConsultant

Jack O'Farrell

Jack O'FarrellConsultant


Kerri FitzGerald

Kerri FitzGeraldSenior Marketing Executive

Ian White

Ian WhiteDirector of Strategy/Business Development

Paul White

Paul WhitePartner


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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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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