Maura Roe


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Maura is a Consultant in William Fry’s Employment & Benefits Department, specialising in employment law and employee share schemes.  She advises domestic and international companies on general employment issues, including employment contracts, employee policies, termination of employment, post-termination restrictions, consultancy contracts, employment issues on business sales and outsourcings, employee share options and other incentives.

Recent significant transactions include advising:

  • Skillsoft plc on the treatment of its employee share options in its takeover by way of scheme of arrangement by SSI Investment
  • IONA Technologies plc on the treatment of its employee share options on the takeover of the company by Progress Software Corporation
  • Kentz Corporation on the establishment of a worldwide share option scheme for its employees

Sources note that "she has great insight into what the client is trying to accomplish." Chambers Europe 2021 

According to Legal 500 2020, one source notes that "Maura is hugely experienced in employee share option schemes and is always pragmatic and solutions focused." 

Market sources praise Maura's "commercial and pragmatic advice." Chambers Europe 2020

Clients describe Maura as "practical, pragmatic, well informed, easy to deal with and very level-headed." Chambers Europe 2019

Maura is admired by clients for being "commercial and extremely knowledgeable." Chambers Europe 2018

Maura Roe is "extremely knowledgeable in the complex area of TUPE and share options". Legal 500 EMEA 2018

According to clients in Chambers Europe 2017, Maura is "clear in her guidance, knowledgeable and reassuring." In Legal 500 EMEA 2017, client call Maura ‘the foremost expert in Ireland on shares and share options’.



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