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William Fry Hires New Corporate / M&A Partner

William Fry is pleased to announce the appointment of Brian Butterwick as a Partner to its Corporate / M&A Department. This senior appointment demonstrates the continued growth of the Firm in the last 12 months building on the Partner lateral hires of Lyn Brennan (Banking & Finance), Ian Devlin (Pensions), and John Aherne (Asset Management & Investment Funds).

Brian joins William Fry from Shearman & Sterling, London where he has worked for the last five years. During this time, he has gained significant experience in the firm’s Corporate practice advising clients on public and private mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, with a particular focus on cross-border transactions, and also representing both issuers and underwriters in IPOs and secondary equity offerings.  Prior to Shearman & Sterling, Brian worked at Norton Rose for over 7 years.

Commenting on the appointment, Shane O’Donnell, Head of Corporate / M&A at William Fry said, “I am delighted to announce that Brian will be joining our market leading Corporate / M&A practice.  This is an exciting appointment and one that will enable us to continue to grow.  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. The Department is consistently ranked in the top tier of Irish advisers for by leading global directories including Chambers Global, The Legal 500 EMEA and IFLR1000.




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