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A and L Goodbody take deal top spot

Friday, January 10 14:21:47

A and L Goodbody has been ranked as the top Irish law firm for Mergers and Acquisitions (M and A) in 2013, based on deal data compiled by Bloomberg and Mergermarket.

In 2013, the firm advised on M and A transactions with a combined value of approximately E20bn.

These included acting for: Endo Health Solutions on its proposed acquisition of Paladin Labs and related corporate inversion into Ireland; AIG on its sale of International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) to AerCap; Elan on its takeover by Perrigo; Telefonica on its sale of Telefonica Ireland (O2) to Hutchison Whampoa Group and IBM on its acquisition of The Now Factory.

A and L Goodbody is also the lead legal adviser to the Special Liquidators of IBRC and in that capacity advised on the Evergreen portfolio sales that were signed in December 2013.

In December 2013, the firm was also named "Legal Advisor of the Year for Ireland" by the Financial Times and Mergermarket.

Mark Ward, Head of Mergers and Acquisitions at A and L Goodbody said: "We are very pleased to again be ranked at the very top of our market. This reflects the quality and commitment that we continually seek to provide to our clients. The level of activity, particularly from the international market, demonstrates the continued interest in Ireland across a range of sectors including Pharmaceutical and Healthcare, ICT and Financial Services".