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William Fry LLP is ranked by international directories, clients and market commentators alike as being a leader in our main areas of work.

These areas include Corporate & M&A, Banking & Finance, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Asset Management & Investment Funds, Real Estate, Insurance, Competition & Regulation, Tax, Projects & Construction, Employment & Benefits and Technology.

Our client-focused service combines technical excellence with commercial awareness and a practical, constructive approach to business issues. We advise leading domestic and international corporations, financial institutions and government organisations. We regularly act on complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions and commercial disputes. Strong client relationships and high quality advice are the hallmarks of our business.

The firm, which boasts over 320 legal and tax professionals and over 470 staff, prioritises the focus on achieving results for our clients, as well as continued investment in people, technology and research maintain the firm’s ability to provide practical and prompt solutions, while devoting exacting attention to details.

William Fry has a long history of working responsibly and giving back to our community, which is driven by our Vision, Mission and Values.


  • For businesses and individuals to reach their full potential, no matter what.


  • Empowering our clients and people to achieve the best possible commercial and personal success.


  • Big Thinking
  • Energetic Engagement
  • Powerfully Principled

William Fry is a full service legal and tax practice. We are also Ireland’s only representative member of Taxand, a global firm of tax advisors with more than 400 tax partners who are represented in 50 countries worldwide.

Our experience enables us to identify the critical issues which may affect your business, which allows us to anticipate and help you avoid many of the difficulties encountered by businesses seeking to set up in Ireland.

From our experience in the inward investment sector we have compiled a fixed price offering (our “Essential Start-Up Package”) which will provide you with the range of services typically required by a business seeking to establish in Ireland. We have found that one of the principal benefits of the Essential Start-Up Package is that it provides cost certainty during the initial start-up phase.

Please contact us for further details in respect of the full range of services which we provide, or for further details on the Essential Start-Up Package.

Our People

We are committed to and invest in the continuous training and professional development of our people.  We foster a culture of knowledge sharing, learning and continuous improvement.

Our Knowledge and Professional Development teams of experienced lawyers, trainers, and legal librarians are key to delivering outstanding client service.  We have extensive knowledge resources and comprehensive training programmes to develop our legal expertise and commercial awareness

Our Clients

We support our clients by providing timely and insightful updates on legal developments.  We develop and deliver regular client training such as Counsel Connect, roundtables and bespoke client training sessions.

Founded in 1847, William Fry has been serving its clients for approaching 200 years.

The 11th child of Major Oliver Fry, William Fry, the founder, was born in 1822 and upon qualifying in 1847, began practising, initially with his future brother-in-law, Edward White, from 60 Middle Abbey Street in Dublin 1. Within a few years, the firm had moved to 13 Lower Mount Street in Dublin 2, where the founder and his family lived above the business.

The firm expanded, to fully occupy 13 Lower Mount Street as well as the neighbouring Georgian building, before moving to the 1st floor of Fitzwilton House, Dublin 2, in 1980. William Fry continued to grow steadily, with its development accelerating alongside the Irish economy throughout the 1990s and 2000s. By the time William Fry left Fitzwilton House, the business occupied 10 floors in the building; ultimately justifying the move, alongside many contemporaries, to the Silicon Docks, settling in 2015, at 2 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2.