Mark Talbot


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Mark is a Partner in William Fry’s Corporate Department specialising in public and private Mergers & Acquisitions and domestic and international  Equity Capital Markets transactions. Mark also advises on securities regulation under the Irish Market Abuse, Transparency and Prospectus regimes and on the Irish Takeover Rules, and has experience of advising clients in relation to the Central Bank of Ireland’s administrative sanctions procedures in the context of securities regulation.

Mark’s recent experience includes acting for:

  • Linde AG on its all-stock US$70bn merger with Praxair, Inc. under a new Irish holding company, Linde plc, listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Frankfurt Stock Exchange
  • Smurfit Kappa Group on all aspects of its response to two unsolicited offers received from International Paper Company
  • The Department of Finance on a number of capital markets mandates relating to the State's investments in the Irish banking sector, including the €3.4bn IPO by the Minister for Finance of a 28.75% stake in Allied Irish Banks (AIB), the Holdco reorganisations of AIB and Bank of Ireland and the 2015 capital restructuring of AIB
  • The underwriters/bookrunners on the IPOs of Dalata Hotel Group, Greencoat Renewables and Glenveagh Properties
  • The underwriters/bookrunners on various follow-on offerings by Green REIT, Dalata Hotel Group, Malin Corporation, Greencoat Renewables and Glenveagh Properties
  • King Digital Entertainment on its US$7.1bn listing on the New York Stock Exchange

Mark has a growing reputation in the market acting on IPOs and stock exchange listings on both the Irish and London exchanges. He is "thorough, straightforward and responsive" according to market commentators.  Chambers Global 2019

The 'excellent', 'incredibly well-informed' Mark Talbot advised the Department of Finance on the IPO of a 28% stake in AIB and the re-admission of AIB to the Irish and London Stock Exchanges. Legal 500 EMEA 2019

"He is well prepared, responsive, knowledgeable and personable. I trust him to guide me through difficult legal problems and to negotiate effectively on my behalf." IFlR 1000 2019

Mark is listed in Best Lawyers 2019 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Capital Markets Law. 

Sources report that Mark Talbot is "practical and knowledgeable" and "a good technical lawyer." Chambers Global 2018

William Fry’s "responsive and knowledgeable" team includes "thoughtful problem-solver’" Mark Talbot. Legal 500 EMEA 2018

Mark is listed as 'Highly Regarded'  in IFLR 1000 2018 for M&A and Equity Capital Markets.

According to clients in Chambers Global 2017, Mark "dealt with challenges well, and is very pragmatic and easy to deal with."


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