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:

  • Uniphar on its €150m IPO and admission to the Euronext Growth and AIM markets of Euronext Dublin and the London Stock Exchange, respectively
  • Yew Grove REIT on the establishment of its 100m share issuance programme
  • Smurfit Kappa Group on 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

Mark has been described by clients as "very diligent in identifying and understanding the key issues, highlighting the important points within the detail and then moving processes forward. Very commercial and highly professional." Legal 500 2020

An impressed client says that "Mark is an exceptional lawyer: very commercial and has a keen understanding of the client's needs, and he delivers for them." Chambers Global 2020

"He is well prepared, responsive, knowledgeable and personable." IFLR1000 2020

According to one source Mark is "very receptive, considered, prompt and concise in his advice. He's very good at explaining very technical pieces of the law to non-lawyers in a very intelligible fashion and also very prompt and available.” Another client adds Mark "has a personable manner about him, is all over the detail, is a very impressive character, and seems to be going from strength to strength in improving his franchise.” Chambers Europe 2020

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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