William Fry today announced the appointment of two new Partners across its Banking & Finance and Technology departments. The appointments build on several years of continuous investment at the Firm, including 10 Partner appointments in September and five lateral Partner hires in 2020. The Firm now employs over 480 legal and tax professionals at offices in Dublin, Cork, London, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley.
Louise McNabola has been appointed as a Partner in our Banking & Finance Department where she specialises in financial regulation. Louise has extensive knowledge and experience in debt finance and financial regulation. Louise advises Irish and international clients in relation to all aspects of financial regulation including advice on Irish regulatory authorisations as a payment/electronic money institution, regulatory capital requirements, the acquisition and disposal of qualifying holdings, anti-money laundering legislation, fitness and probity requirements and ongoing compliance with conduct of business requirements and general regulatory compliance.
David Kirton has been appointed as a Partner in our Technology Department, where he specialises in technology, intellectual property and commercial law, with a focus on the life sciences and online platforms sectors. David’s practice includes all aspects of the development, protection and exploitation of IP rights, intermediary liability issues and EU and Irish legislation affecting online services, with a specialism at the intersection between IP and competition law. As an experienced commercial lawyer, David also provides strategic advice on the structuring and negotiation of contracts for a wide range of commercial arrangements and transformative technology and outsourcing projects.
Commenting on the Firm’s announcement, Owen O’Sullivan, Managing Partner said, “I am delighted to welcome Louise and David to the William Fry partnership. As a Firm, we invest strongly in our people to ensure we deliver the highest levels of service possible to our clients. In spite of ongoing challenges, our Firm continues to grow, particularly across our key practice groups such as Banking & Finance and Technology, in response to the needs of our clients both in Ireland and internationally.”