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William Fry Hires New Corporate / M&A Partner


William Fry LLP is pleased to announce the appointment of Liam Arthur as a Partner in its Corporate / M&A Department. Liam is due to start with the firm in January 2022.  This senior appointment demonstrates the continued growth of the Firm in the last 12 months.

Liam joins William Fry from Proskauer, London where he has worked for the last six years. During this time, his practice has focused on mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, equity co-investments, consortium transactions and joint ventures.  Liam has advised private equity houses, sovereign wealth funds, family offices, corporations and management teams across a broad spectrum international transactions. Prior to Proskauer, Liam worked with Debevoise & Plimpton and SJ Berwin in London.

Commenting on the appointment, Stephen Keogh, Head of Corporate / M&A said, “I am delighted to announce that Liam will be joining our market leading Corporate / M&A practice.  This is an exciting appointment and one that further strengthens the firm’s expertise in this core area.  Our continued investment in the best people underlines our commitment to the delivery of consistently excellent results for our clients.”

William Fry’s Corporate / M&A  Department is acknowledged as a leader in the Irish market and consistently has a central role in the most sophisticated and complex corporate transactions and  advisory work in Ireland as well as large cross-border deals with an Irish aspect. Recent deals include advising on the disposal of Davy, advising on the acquisition of UDG Healthcare Plc by CD&R and advising The Department of Finance on the sale of its Bank of Ireland shares.

The Department is consistently ranked in the top tier of Irish advisers by leading global directories including Chambers Global, The Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR1000.