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Browne Jacobson enhances Dublin corporate team

Browne Jacobson enhances Dublin corporate team


The firm announced the appointment of William Darmody as Partner and Head of the Irish corporate team

This strategic move aligns with the significant growth witnessed by the firm's Dublin office. William brings extensive expertise in company law, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, and private equity investments.

At Browne Jacobson, William will play a crucial role in advising high-potential growth companies and innovation-driven enterprises on legal matters related to scaling, fundraising, corporate governance, and exits. His appointment follows a series of new hires as part of the expansion of the Dublin team, necessitating a relocation to a larger office at 2 Hume Street, Dublin.

Before joining Browne Jacobson, William Darmody spent over eight years at the international law firm Maples Group, earning recognition as a key lawyer in The Legal 500 EMEA. With a strong reputation for commercial awareness and a solution-driven approach, William has been involved in numerous significant equity financings and M&A transactions across diverse sectors, including technology, life sciences, retail, education, manufacturing, and aviation.

Browne Jacobson Ireland Co-Founder, Ciarán Markey, expressed excitement about William's appointment, highlighting the firm's substantial growth over the past 18 months. William's team is expected to contribute to servicing international and domestic clients operating in and through Ireland across various sectors.

William Darmody, in response to his appointment, conveyed his enthusiasm about joining Browne Jacobson during a transformative period for the firm in the Irish legal sector. Jeanne Kelly, Co-Founder of Browne Jacobson Ireland, emphasized William's renowned reputation in working with growth and scaling companies, foreseeing benefits for clients in diverse sectors, particularly data and tech-rich businesses.

Richard Cox, Partner at Browne Jacobson and Head of the UK corporate team, expressed confidence that William's appointment would strengthen the firm's corporate offering in the Irish market. The expectation is that the collaboration will ensure cross-jurisdictional clients receive top-tier advice on matters affecting them on either side of the Irish Sea.