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 commands the respect of the market due to her experience in private and public M&A transactions. Clients say: "She is excellent at translating our legal position into a commercial reality. She robustly defends the important positions and is a clever and adept negotiator." ​Chambers Global 2019

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 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."

Myra GarrettLegal 500 Hall of FameLegal 500 Leading Individual 2019IFLR Market Leader 2019

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