Pictured L-R: Brian O’Callaghan, Laura Houlihan, Bryan Bourke
William Fry is proud to announce the opening of a new office in Cork, expanding the number of offices globally to six and enabling the Firm to further service its clients in the Cork and wider Munster region.
The office will be led by Brian O’Callaghan, a Partner within the Firms Real Estate Department and Laura Houlihan, a Senior Associate in the Banking & Finance Department. Brian specialises in property finance and property-based lending, retail and office leasing for landlords and tenants and investment acquisitions and disposals. Laura advises on a broad range of banking and finance transactions including acquisition finance, property finance, construction finance and restructures and Laura regularly acts as lead counsel in multi-jurisdictional transactions. Laura also has particular experience in lending into QIAIF/ ICAV structures.
In Munster, William Fry currently works with clients in the Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Technology, Food, Beverages & Agribusiness, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Retail & Leisure, Construction, Energy and Telecoms & Media sectors and is an active member of the Cork Chamber of Commerce. The Firm is also very involved in the School of Law at UCC, engaging in its Internship programme, speaking at various events and has been the sponsor of the UCC Law Conference for the last 11 years.
Commenting on the new office Bryan Bourke, Managing Partner of William Fry noted
“William Fry has been working with clients in Munster for many years and I am delighted to announce the opening of our new office in Cork which will help us further service clients in this area. Our continued investment in our people and the expansion of our business underlines our commitment to the delivery of consistently excellent results for our clients.”
Clients will have access to the Firms Cork based team in addition to team members in William Fry’s Dublin, London, New York, San Francisco and Silicon Valley offices.