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William Fry Announces Five New Partners


William Fry today announced the appointment of five new Partners across its Banking & Financial Services, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Employment & Benefits departments.  The appointments build on several years of continuous growth at the Firm, which now employs over 480 legal and tax professionals at offices in Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Jason Hollis has been appointed as a Partner in the Firm’s Banking & Financial Services Department.  Jason advises on all aspects of domestic and international finance transactions in the primary and secondary debt markets.  He acts for a broad range of financial intuitions, alternative lenders, corporates, funds and partnerships in relation to acquisition, technology, property, development, corporate and fund lending, debt restructurings and corporate work-outs.  Jason has practiced law in Ireland, the U.K. and the U.S. and was recently ranked in the Legal 500 EMEA 2017 as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in Banking & Finance.

Craig Sowman has been appointed as a Partner in the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department.  Craig regularly advises on a broad range of commercial disputes with specialist knowledge of corporate insolvency and restructuring law.  He also leads the William Fry Sports Group. Craig was recently ranked in Legal 500 EMEA 2017 as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring.

Ruairi Rynn has also been promoted to Partner in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department.  Ruairi advises clients on a wide range of commercial disputes and has a particular expertise in corporate insolvency, directors’ duties and corporate reorganisations (solvent and insolvent). He regularly acts for parties in complex commercial litigation and, as part of his restructuring practice, frequently advises clients on large scale transactions and reorganisations that are implemented with the sanction of the Irish High Court. Ruairi has been ranked by Chambers and Partners as an ‘Associate to Watch’ in Restructuring/Insolvency.

Louise Harrison has been appointed a Partner in William Fry’s Employment & Benefits Department.  Louise specialises in the employment legal aspects of corporate transactions and in employee share incentives.  She is also particularly experienced in advising on employment issues for regulated clients in the financial services sector.   Louise is ranked by Legal 500 EMEA 2017 as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in Pensions & Employee Benefits.

Jeffrey Greene has also been promoted to Partner in the Employment & Benefits Department.  Jeffrey specialises in advising public and private sector organisations on the employment law aspects of corporate transactions, restructurings, and outsourcings, with a particular expertise in Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE) matters.  He also advises clients on all aspects of employment, employment equality, and industrial relations law, and has acted for clients before all the Irish courts and employment law forums in this regard.  He is heavily involved in the Firm’s FDI focus as well as with start-up companies.

Commenting on the Firm’s announcement, Bryan Bourke, Managing Partner, William Fry, said, “I am delighted to welcome these five talented individuals to the William Fry partnership.  As a Firm, we invest strongly in our people to ensure we deliver the highest level of service possible to our clients.  Our Firm continues to grow, particularly across our key practice groups such as Banking & Financial Services, Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Employment & Benefits, in response to the needs of our clients both in Ireland and internationally.”

In addition to the Partner promotions, the Firm promoted 10 solicitors to Associate level: Mary Cooney, Michelle Martin and Brian Durcan, Litigation & Dispute ResolutionLouise Cunningham and Helena Ryan, Real Estate; Kate HiggsTechnology; David Jones, Corporate / M&A; Dominic O’Shaughnessy, Tax; Aoife Kavanagh, Corporate PSL; and Louise Kennan, Funds Company Secretarial




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