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Suzanne Townley

News Editor, Solicitors Journal

US law firm Armstrong Teasdale opens Dublin office

US law firm Armstrong Teasdale opens Dublin office


The firm will initially focus on corporate and capital markets, IP, employment and immigration matters

Top US law firm Armstrong Teasdale has opened an office in Dublin, Ireland.

The firm’s Dublin office is located at Fitzwilliam Hall, Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2. The firm said it will initially focus on building out its expertise in corporate and capital markets, intellectual property, employment and immigration support for clients operating in the region.

The firm said it will also leverage this move to further expand its widely recognised sports law practice in Europe. Earlier this year, Armstrong Teasdale was named Sports Law Firm of the Year by Lawyer Monthly, and its sports practice boasts a roster of premier clients in the industry.

Chairman David Braswell said: “Dublin is a key steppingstone in our European expansion plans. We now have important footholds in both the UK and EU markets in a post-Brexit environment, and are better-positioned to serve our clients in Europe and beyond. We look forward to the Dublin office serving as a catalyst for our ongoing global growth plans.”

Managing partner and intellectual property lawyer, Patrick Rasche, pointed to Dublin’s concentration of technology, financial services and life sciences companies as a significant draw to the Irish market.

Rasche commented: “We provide intellectual property services to some of the world’s most sophisticated companies – some of which now have a position in Dublin, but many of which have operations in the EU.

“We are pleased to enter the Dublin market and will use this new capability to further our clients’ interests. We will now shift our focus to rapidly growing this office and expanding our service offering in Ireland.” 

Daniel O’Connell, partner and leader – Europe, and Yvonne Costello, partner, will be responsible for the firm’s ongoing expansion plans in the region. During O’Connell’s time as managing partner of Kerman & Co – a firm acquired by Armstrong Teasdale in February 2021 – he was responsible for managing the firm’s Dublin office.

“Post-Brexit, it was absolutely essential that Armstrong Teasdale establish a concrete presence in Dublin,” said O’Connell. “Dublin clearly is a special place and continues to be a booming business market. Together with a clear client focus, we are committed to establishing a strong presence in Ireland through the addition of a highly talented team to broaden our capabilities.”

O’Connell – an experienced corporate lawyer and leader of the execution of strategic growth for the firm in Europe – will lead Armstrong Teasdale offices in London and Dublin. Costello is a well-recognised practitioner in corporate matters as well as mergers and acquisitions, having gained a wealth of experience working for a multinational professional services firm. Costello is a dual-qualified solicitor in England and Wales and Ireland and is an associate of the Irish Taxation Institute.