2 December 2021

McCann FitzGerald LLP Wins ‘Law Firm of the Year’ and ‘European Litigation Team of the Year’ at The Lawyer European Awards 2021

Premier Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald LLP, is proud to announce it has won both ‘Law Firm of the Year for Ireland’ and ‘European Litigation Team of the Year’ at The Lawyer European Awards 2021 at a virtual ceremony held in London yesterday. The firm was also ‘Highly Commended’ in the ‘European Finance Team of the Year’ category. 

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This is the third time in six years that the firm has been recognised as overall winner in the ‘Law Firm of the Year for Ireland’ category.  In making the awards, the firm was commended for its “excellent display of teamwork”, together with “being able to adapt at pace” which “clearly sets the firm apart from the rest”.

In the last year or so, McCann FitzGerald LLP has worked on a number of very high-profile Irish and international transactions, including AerCap’s US$ 30bn acquisition of GECAS, AbbVie on its US$ 63bn acquisition of Allergan, AIB’s purchase of Ulster Bank’s €4.2bn corporate and commercial loan book, Beauparc on its reported €1bn sale to Macquarie and Brookfield Renewables’ €571m acquisition by Ørsted, as well as playing a key role in two of the four 'test cases' taken in the Irish courts this year regarding business interruption insurance following the outbreak of Covid-19.

Reacting to the news, Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald LLP, Barry Devereux said:

“The firm is truly honoured to have received three awards this year.  This marks the third time in six years that the firm has been recognised as ‘Law Firm of the Year for Ireland’, having previously won it in 2016 and 2018. This accomplishment, in addition to being recognised at a European-wide level for our Litigation and Finance teams, is testament to the very high quality and unstinting commitment of our people and to our clients who regard us as their trusted advisers and partners on their most significant legal issues.

The acknowledgment of teamwork and our adaptability is particularly good to see being rewarded, recognising as it does the firm’s collaborative culture, positioning us to advise clients on their most complex business transactions, critical disputes and legal and regulatory matters.”

Organised annually by leading legal publication, The Lawyer, The Lawyer European Awards set the industry standard for benchmarking and celebrating the best teams and best practice in innovation in the legal industry.  Held in London, the awards see the industry's leading global law firms joining together to honour the brightest and the best in the legal industry, with award winners chosen by an expert judging panel.