Stephen Keogh


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Stephen is Head of William Fry's Corporate department and specialises in transactional corporate work with a particular emphasis on private equity transactions, acting for both investors and companies. Stephen also advises on a range of general corporate matters, including corporate restructurings. Stephen was the head of William Fry's London office for 5 years, returning to Ireland in 2017.

Recent significant deals include advising:

  • Optum Ventures and Qiming Healthcare on their investment in Let's Get Checked
  • CPL Resources plc on the acquisition of RIG Medical 
  • Cultivian Sandbox on its investment in Nuritas
  • Chase Industries on the Irish aspects of its acquisition of Subzero Engineering
  • Polaris Partners on its investment in Novaerus
  • AA plc on the sale of AA Ireland to Carlyle Cardinal

Stephen has been ranked for his work in Corporate and M&A in Chambers Global 2020 and Chambers Europe 2020. He has also been ranked as 'Highly Regarded' in IFLR1000 2020.

In IFLR1000 2020 one client said “superb client management and technical ability and has his finger on the pulse of where the market is. We feel in safe hands with Stephen.”

Stephen is a well-regarded practitioner whom sources describe as "very active in the market." Chambers Global 2019

Clients say: "Stephen is practical and constructive, explains things clearly and is a skilled negotiator." Chambers Global 2018

Stephen Keogh is  "superb". Legal 500 EMEA 2018 

According to Chambers Global 2017 clients say he is "top-class: a great guy who does a great job."

In IFLR 1000, 2017 clients state that "Stephen Keogh has been extremely helpful at all times - he responds quickly to queries and is generally available if needed."

Chambers Global, 2016 state that Stephen "has the highest integrity, and is bright, commercial, solution-focused and always gets results." 


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IFLR Highly Regarded 20Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2019