10 March 2023
Welcoming our latest international partner hires in Dublin, the firm establishes new finance and real estate offerings in Ireland.
We're pleased to announce two significant partner appointments continuing our latest growth streak and Irish expansion.
We have appointed Libby Garvey and Órlaith Molloy as the latest partners expanding our international offering in Ireland with specialist finance and real estate advice, following the extensive demand for the firm's expertise in the market.
Libby is former Head of Finance and Projects at Addleshaw Goddard. She specialises in acting for Irish and international banks and financial institutions in relation to domestic and international bilateral and syndicated facilities, and acquisition financings. Libby also acts for investors and developers and has established a reputation for her expertise in commercial and residential real estate investment and development finance.
Órlaith will join shortly from her role as Head of Real Estate at DWF in Ireland. She specialises in high value commercial real estate and has a particular focus on offices, hotels, retail, and logistics sectors. She is experienced in all aspects of commercial real estate having advised on a wide range of property-related issues, including investments and disposals, lease negotiations, corporate real estate, and finance transactions, and advisory including strategic ESG advice.
Commenting on these latest hires, Partner and Head of Taylor Wessing's Dublin office, Adam Griffiths said: "Growing our team of international experts on the ground in Dublin is hugely valuable to our clients, including private equity sponsors and corporates pursuing M&A opportunities. Banking & Finance and Real Estate are areas core to our growth plans, and we couldn't have hired more credible leaders than Libby and Órlaith. They are both extremely well-connected in the Irish ecosystem and will elevate our reputation for supporting clients through our specialist sector expertise, including with respect to technology, life sciences, healthcare, real estate, energy and infrastructure."
Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn said: "We are delighted that our team in Ireland is growing in a way that supports the needs of our clients. These two hires create a strong offering that matches our client demand. Libby is a senior banking and finance lawyer with a significant deal of experience, including in the real estate sector. Órlaith is equally well-regarded as a specialist in commercial and corporate real estate. We are seeing increasing demand from our clients in relation to the Irish market, and these two hires are a significant step towards building a team that covers the key sector strengths of Taylor Wessing."
Since opening the office just over a year ago the firm has grown strategically, most recently with the appointment of partner Paddy Quinlan and Senior Counsel Dannie Hanna. Adam Griffiths has grown the office in Dublin to a team of eight lawyers, all recognised for their specialist international knowledge in the technology and life sciences sectors and, now with these latest hires, the real estate sector.