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We accept direct applications for all roles. For further details, please contact our Recruitment Executive, Denise O'Hare.

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Junior Accounts Executive 

  • Working within the Accounts department, the primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to ensure the processing of financial transactions in an efficient and timely manner. 
  • More specifically, duties will include the following:
  • Updating client and matter records in the practice management system
  • Adjusting and writing off time entries
  • Posting of search and courier fees to the practice management system
  • Posting of disbursement accounts
  • Filing of all Accounts documents e.g. bank statements, cheques etc.
  • Opening and distributing post received by the Accounts department
  • Cover for other Accounts staff during holiday periods etc.
  • Such other duties as may reasonably be required from time to time

Candidate Profile:

  • Ideally have experience in an accounts function in a professional services environment
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Experience with Excel and Outlook
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong numerical skills

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to denise.ohare@mccannfitzgerald.com or for a confidential discussion on the role, please phone Denise O’Hare on 01-607 1227.

Associate – Corporate (M&A)

The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing over 600 people. We provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to Irish and overseas clients. Our clients are principally in the corporate, financial, and business sectors and we also advise government entities and many state bodies, pension funds, and educational institutions.

We currently seek to recruit an Associate to join our Corporate Group, with a focus on public company matters. The Team advises a significant number of listed Irish PLCs on an ongoing basis and is regularly involved on the most high-profile corporate transactions in Ireland (including advising Abbvie on its $63 billion acquisition of Allergan and WestRock on its $20 billion combination with Smurfit Kappa).

This is an opportunity to grow your career in a firm with a culture of teamwork and mutual support and offers a clear path to further career progression.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will form part of a high performing team which advises on the full range of corporate transactions and arrangements, but with a particular focus on the following:

  • Public and Private M&A.
  • Shareholder activism and disputes.
  • Corporate redomiciliations, reorganisations, schemes of arrangement and restructurings.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Antything from1-4 PQE in corporate law, ideally with specific experience in public company work.
  • Strong document drafting skills.
  • Proven communication and analytical skills with a high degree of commercial awareness.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to manage a busy workload and client needs on a consistent basis.

Education

  • The successful candidate will:
  • Have an excellent academic background.
  • Be qualified as a solicitor in Ireland or another common law jurisdiction.

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to denise.ohare@mccannfitzgerald.com or for a confidential discussion on the role, please phone Denise O’Hare on 01-607 1227.

Company Secretary - Funds

The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing over 600 people. We provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to Irish and overseas clients. Our clients are principally in the corporate, financial, and business sectors and we also advise government entities and many state bodies, pension funds, and educational institutions.

We are currently recruiting an experienced Funds Company Secretary to join the Company Secretarial & Compliance Group in our Dublin office. The Group offers a full suite of company secretarial and compliance services.  The successful candidate will work in conjunction with experienced team members as well as trainees of the company secretarial team to provide board support and compliance services to a large portfolio of Irish registered entities and to provide technical support and practical insight into company law issues to lawyers across the firm.

Key Responsibilities

  • Acting as primary point of contact for the provision of company secretarial services to a portfolio of Irish regulated funds and Irish companies
  • Formulating board meeting agendas and collating board packs for circulation in accordance with an agreed timeline
  • Facilitating and attending board and shareholder meetings and the preparation of minutes and action points arising from those meetings
  • Preparing and filing of statutory returns
  • Documenting changes to company particulars and making the appropriate filings.
  • Interpreting and amending company constitutions
  • Maintaining of statutory books and records; completion of due diligence on entity records; and inputting and updating entity information onto electronic databases
  • Formation of new companies
  • Liaising with and advising clients and colleagues in matters of company law and provision of support to the members the company secretarial department to complete their daily workflow
  • Developing, maintaining and updating the Firm’s template documents and precedents
  • Dealing with telephone queries and ensuring that such queries are handled in a professional, courteous and prompt manner
  • Participation and attendance at workshops and lectures and generally promoting the Company Secretarial & Compliance Group, as required from time to time by the Head of the Company Secretarial & Compliance Group
  • Suggesting improvements/amendments to systems and procedures
  • Other administrative tasks and ad hoc projects as requested/ required from time to time

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Minimum 5 years of company secretarial experience, CGI traineeship completed
  • Funds/regulated entities company secretarial experience essential
  • Non-regulated entities company secretarial experience an advantage, but not essential
  • Experience using company secretarial databases (such as GEMS, Diligent Entities / Blueprint, Relate, etc) and board meeting portals (Diligent Boards, Virtualboardroom, Decision Time, etc)
  • Working knowledge of the Companies Act and Central Bank of Ireland corporate governance requirements for regulated entities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills which are essential to provide support, assistance and guidance to entities and their officers on meeting their statutory compliance obligations, thus helping to ensure good corporate governance practices are implemented and maintained.
  • Excellent numerical skills and attention to detail
  • A high degree of discretion and the ability to work with sensitive and confidential data.
  • Good time management skills, the ability to manage a busy workload and meet required deadlines.
  • Strong Microsoft office skills
  • A positive attitude, the ability to take ownership and responsibility for the completion of tasks and the ability to take and demonstrate initiative.

Education

The successful candidate will have:

  • Chartered Governance Institute company secretary qualification
  • An excellent academic background

Applications

Applications should please be made by email, attaching full curriculum vitae, and should be sent to Denise.ohare@McCannFitzGerald.com.  Alternatively, for a confidential discussion or for more information about this role, please contact Denise on 01 6071227

McCann FitzGerald is a leading corporate law firm with offices in Dublin, London, New York and Brussels. We provide a full range of legal services to domestic and international clients across all sectors and industries. We are looking for an associate to join our Project Services Group, a specialist team that works on large scale data review projects such as discovery and investigations.

 

As an Associate in the Project Services Group, you will:

  • Work on complex and high-profile data review projects for clients in various sectors and jurisdictions, such as litigation, arbitration, regulatory inquiries, internal investigations, compliance audits and due diligence.
  • Manage the data identification, collection, review and production phase of projects.
  • Manage and supervise teams of paralegals and document reviewers, ensuring quality, efficiency and compliance with project protocols and client requirements.
  • Liaise with clients, counsel, experts and other stakeholders, providing clear and timely communication and reporting on project progress, issues and risks.
  • Use the latest technology and tools for data review, such as e-discovery platforms, artificial intelligence tools, analytics and data visualisation.
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of the Project Services Group's processes, methodologies and best practices including developing project plans, budgets, timelines, arranging appropriate training for review staff and allocating resources effectively.
  • Review financial and billing information and manage costs updates and billing processes. 
  • Have a good knowledge of the law of privilege and an understanding of how to apply this to datasets.
  • Research and keep up to date with recent case law and regulation.
  • Support the business development and marketing of the Project Services Group, including preparing proposals, pitches and presentations.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • An Irish qualified solicitor with post-qualification experience in a law firm, preferably with exposure to data review projects.
  • Excellent legal, analytical and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • An understanding of data processing activities and legal document review requirements.
  • Strong project management, organisational and leadership skills, with the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines across multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Effective communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills, with the ability to adapt to different audiences and situations.
  • A proactive, flexible and innovative approach, with a willingness to learn and embrace new technologies and challenges.
  • A client-focused and commercial mindset, with a commitment to delivering high-quality and value-added services.

 

If you are interested in joining our Project Services Group, please send your CV and cover letter to denise.ohare@mccannfitzgerald.com.

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The Role

McCann FitzGerald is one of Ireland’s premier law firms employing approximately 600 people. We provide the highest quality legal advice and representation to Irish and overseas clients. Our clients are principally in the corporate, financial and business sectors and we also advise government entities and many state bodies, pension funds, and educational institutions.

We currently seek to recruit an Associate to join our team of experts in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Group. The Group acts for a broad spectrum of clients, particularly those in the corporate and financial sectors.  We are often the first port of call for major corporates who find themselves in a dispute or who want advice on a matter that might become contentious.  Understanding legal, commercial and reputational risk we devise optimum strategies that focus on the commercial objectives of clients. With significant large-scale legal and technological resources, McCann FitzGerald is a leader in enabling the fast-tracking of complex commercial disputes through Ireland’s Commercial Court, the dominant force in Irish business litigation.

The successful candidate will become part of a group with a high-performance culture of teamwork and mutual support which maintains a balanced mix of public and private sector clients, giving rise to a diverse range of contentious work.

We would welcome applications from those who have 2 years post qualification experience in dispute resolution and litigation.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities will include:

  • Advising on all aspects of contentious commercial matters in a variety of sectors, both advisory and in a range of forums such as civil proceedings, inquiries, regulatory investigations and other ADR processes.
  • Preparation for and involvement in complex trials, some involving jury hearings.
  • Developing and advising on strategies to achieve client objectives and manage risk.
  • Using analytical and research skills to formulate legal arguments and identify evidence.
  • Negotiating to achieve client objectives.
  • Advising on and coordinating large scale discovery and other document review exercises.
  • Participating in the business development and knowledge management activities of the group.

Experience, Knowledge & Skills

The successful candidate will have:

  • Ideally 2 years post qualification experience in Litigation, Investigations and Dispute Resolution.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and decision making.
  • Proven communication and analytical skills with a high degree of commercial awareness.
  • Excellent organisational and prioritisation skills; the ability to work in a team and to manage a busy workload and client needs on a consistent basis.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • A strong interest in maintaining, developing and sharing relevant legal knowledge.
  • Experience of remote and/or physical court hearings.

Education

The successful candidate will:

  • Be qualified as a solicitor in Ireland.
  • Have an excellent academic background.

Applications

Applications are made through email and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae and sent to denise.ohare@mccannfitzgerald.com or for a confidential discussion on the role, please phone Denise O'Hare on 01-607-1227.

Apply Now