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Browne Jacobson appoints new Dublin Corporate Partner amidst firm growth in the Irish market

11 January 2024

UK & Ireland law firm Browne Jacobson has appointed William Darmody as Partner and Head of the firm’s Irish corporate team, at a time of significant growth for the firm’s Dublin office.

William has extensive experience in company law matters, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, venture capital and private equity investments. At Browne Jacobson, he will be advising many high potential growth companies and innovation driven enterprises with legal issues relating to scaling, fundraising, corporate governance and exits. 

William’s appointment is the latest in a series of new hires for the growing Dublin team. Since opening in July 2022, the firm’s Irish office has relocated to a larger office at 2 Hume Street, Dublin, in order to meet the needs of the growing team and client base.

Before joining Browne Jacobson in January 2024, William worked for international law firm Maples Group for over eight years and prior to that in a large Irish corporate law firm. He has also been named as a key lawyer with The Legal 500 EMEA.

With significant experience in corporate law, William has built a strong reputation in the market due to his commercial awareness and a solution-driven approach. He has been involved in many of Ireland’s most significant equity financings and M&A transactions in recent years and has experience across a range of sectors including technology, life sciences, retail, education, manufacturing and aviation.

Commenting on William’s appointment, Browne Jacobson Ireland Co-Founder Ciarán Markey said:

William’s appointment as Corporate Partner is an exciting milestone in the growth of Browne Jacobson Ireland over the past 18 months since opening. In that time, we’ve tripled in size, we’ve moved to a larger premises at 2 Hume Street, Dublin 2, gained two additional partners along with several associates and trainees.

William and his team will help us to service international and domestic clients doing business in and through Ireland across a range of sectors.

William Darmody, Partner at Browne Jacobson, says:

“This is a particularly exciting time to be joining Browne Jacobson – the firm has made waves in the Irish legal sector since entering the market in the summer of 2022. I’m looking forward to playing a part in their ongoing growth and building a market-leading corporate practice.”

Browne Jacobson Ireland Co-Founder Jeanne Kelly says:

“Will’s deep reputation in working with growth and scaling companies precedes him. He is rightly regarded as a market-leading talent, and we know our clients in all sectors, including data and tech-rich businesses, will benefit from his expertise.

Richard Cox, Partner at Browne Jacobson and Head of the firm’s UK corporate team, says:

“William’s appointment bolsters our Corporate offering in the Irish market, and we are looking forward to working closely with Will to ensure that our cross-jurisdictional clients continue to receive top tier advice on matters affecting them on either side of the Irish Sea.”

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