Myra Garrett


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Myra is a Corporate Partner and former Managing Partner of the Firm. She has a broad corporate practice specialising in mergers & acquisitions, public takeovers, IPOs and capital market transactions.  She has a particular expertise on advising technology companies on fundraising and exit strategies including trade sales.  She also advises companies and boards of directors on corporate governance and general compliance/issues.

Significant transactions include advising on:

  • the IPOs of IONA Technologies, Riverdeep, Esat, Baltimore Technologies, Norkom, CPL Resources, Smurfit Kappa and Dalata
  • the Green REIT plc’s €400m placing and open offer
  • the Now Factory on its sale to IBM
  • Fenergo Group Shareholders on the disposal of controlling stake to Insight Venture and Aquiline Capital
  • Guerbet Group on its acquisition of the CMDS business of Mallinckrodt
  • Netwatch Holdings DAC on its global merger with Californian based National Monitoring Centre, CalAtlantic in Texas and UK based Onwatch Multifire in a deal funded by private equity firm Riverside.

Myra is a non-executive director of the University College Dublin Foundation and a council member of the Irish Institute of Chartered Accountants.  She is co-chair of the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association. 

Myra is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by international legal directories.

Myra Garrett is a "very experienced and capable lawyer" who has "a great reputation in the market,"according to commentators. Clients say that Myra is "excellent because she is very deadline-oriented and very customer-friendly." She is well respected among peers and clients for her experience of assisting with M&A transactions, IPOs and public takeovers. Chambers Global 2018 

Myra is recognised in Best Lawyers 2019 under 'The Best Lawyers in Ireland' for work in Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law and Mergers & Acquisition Law.

Chambers Global 2017 state Myra has a particular focus on advising technology companies on fund-raisings, particularly IPOs and open offers. Sources describe her as "hugely competent." 

Chambers Global, 2016 describe Myra as a market-leading ECM lawyer, whose "experience is highly impressive. She has been through a large number of transactions, and has gathered experience on many fronts." , other clients describe Myra as "a very smart lawyer with good commercial focus." She has an extensive presence in the Irish transactional field, with outstanding activity on corporate mandates in the technology sector."

Chambers Global describes Myra as “simply outstanding; she is an exceptionally talented lawyer and a highly skilled deal broker.”  She “has a commercial acumen and pragmatism that is unusual to find in a lawyer” and is “a tough negotiator, someone you definitely want in your corner rather than your opponent’s."

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