We pride ourselves on the outstanding service we provide to our clients and the resulting longevity of our client relationships. We are never complacent and strive for excellence at all levels of the Firm. We are equally proud of the recognition we have garnered for this ethos, in the form of awards, rankings and recommendations.
Below are details of some recent awards and recommendations received by the Firm.
Year on year, we are ranked by the leading international legal directories, including the Legal 500 EMEA, Chambers Europe, IFLR1000, Who's Who Legal and PLC Which lawyer?, as one of Ireland's top corporate law firms.
Please click on a year below to see a selection of directory endorsements which are garnered from client feedback and serve as testament to the quality of the Firm's practice.
Chambers Europe 2016
- "The lawyers took a personal interest in the work and the overall objective was always in their minds. There was a big team offering a lot of strength throughout."
"This firm had the size and skills to handle a particularly complex transaction, and the commitment to throw the necessary resources at the job." - Banking & Finance
- "I think the strong point of this outfit is the depth of resources. I have worked with a lot of firms and often, once you go beyond a partner, the quality reduces. This never happens with this department, due to the great depth of quality within the team."
"Very prompt, responsive and commercially minded." - Capital Markets
- "The firm was incredibly responsive and committed, taking calls on weekends to hit deadlines. The team took away all the stress and uncertainty from me, and was quickly able to address issues that went outside competition law. We benefited from the wider depth of expertise and experience the firm offers."
"From the moment we made contact the team was extremely responsive and knowledgeable. Any correspondence put forward on our behalf contained great arguments that were straight to the point and made the right statement. The firm really stands out by taking a more reassuring and friendly approach towards its clients." - Competition / European Law
- "The lawyers at this firm really know what they are talking about and always seem to have solutions. The complicated project we were working on only came together due to their expertise and ability to be commercial. They demonstrated a huge amount of knowledge - they know all the obscure details."
"The team is very knowledgeable of the construction industry and takes a practical and pragmatic approach to negotiating terms, which is important when nearing deadlines." - Construction
- "All the people there are exceptional - whoever you work with can take you through the whole process and you will be in excellent hands. There is remarkable strength and depth throughout the team."
"Provides constructive and focused solutions. A strong firm that I'd happily work with again. "- Corporate / M&A
- "The firm is extremely responsive, really works with us well and gets to know us. The team is completely reliable and has lots of experts to deal with everything you need".
"The advice is commercial as well as purely legal, and the lawyers are accessible and always in a position to respond as quickly as we require. We have a real sense that we get value for money. - Dispute Resolution
- "The firm's advice is of the highest quality and based on solid research and case studies. It is also highly tailored and relevant. Working with this firm is an educational experience."
"I would rate William Fry's performance very highly. Apart from mastery of the technical aspects of the work, I find the firm pragmatic and commercial when it comes to pension-related matters and it acts as a partner to us in delivering optimal solutions." - Employment
- "Very impressive, covering lots of different areas." - Energy & Natural Resources
- "This firm has been a great cultural fit for us. There is no pomp and circumstance - the lawyers are very knowledgeable and hard-working but don't have the arrogance you can sometimes experience elsewhere."
"A leading firm in the area of insurance and corporate transactions, matching up against anyone else I could recommend." - Insurance
- "This firm is absolutely the best I've dealt with, holding its own on an international level."
"I would not look past this team for any IP work - the firm delivers a top-notch service." - Intellectual Property
- "The firm looks for solutions and takes a commercial approach. The advice always puts the law into practical terms and helps us to overcome hurdles, or find another route to what we want to achieve. The client service is top drawer."
"The firm puts the interests of its clients first, providing pragmatic, solution-driven advice in a refreshing way, which is clear, commercial and free from the legal jargon often associated with law firms." - Investment Funds
- "The team is very responsive and provides good, commercially focused advice which is prompt, efficient and succinct." - Projects
- "The team's level of attention to detail is second to none, and the commercial acumen is really impressive."
"The lawyers really know what they are talking about. These complicated deals only came together due to their expertise and ability to be commercial." - Real Estate
- "A long-established and well-respected firm, with experienced solicitors who have in-depth knowledge of legislation. Not only are the lawyers technically proficient, but they are also commercially minded in arriving at possible solutions."
"The firm provides an excellent service, offering quality advice and strong leadership. The team is one of the most responsive of all the big firms." - Restructuring / Insolvency
- "The firm is very responsive and has great resources, including access to a global network of tax advisers, which benefits us internationally and is a fantastic asset. The firm's ability to provide both legal and tax advice really ensures everything fits together." - Tax
- "This firm's passion and interest in the technology sector is outstanding - we have been tremendously impressed."
"The team has a wide range of experience that it brings to bear on specific issues, and provides timely and concise advice." - TMT
Legal 500 2016
- William Fry is an "excellent practice". - Banking & Finance
- William Fry is "excellent on all fronts" - Construciton
- William Fry is "an exceptional Firm". - Corporate M&A
- William Fry has a "first-class and proactive" team. - Dispute Resolution
- The team at William Fry takes "a highly professional, informed and engaging approach" - Employment
- William Fry is a "top competition firm", with a "technically excellent team". - EU & Competition
- The team is noted for its "in-depth industry knowledge". - Information Technology
- The "proactive" team at William Fry is "preeminent" in the technology and pharmaceuticals sphere. - Intellectual Property
- William Fry is "unrivalled in value for money, and always thorough in its analyses". - Public Sector
- The team is "simply excellent". - Transport