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the outstanding lawyer in Ireland in film and television

Legal 500, 2017

Jonathan Kelly



Jonathan is a partner and the focus of his practice is on corporate, commercial and finance work, with a particular concentration on project finance and media.


Jonathan advises our clients on both transactional and advisory corporate and commercial matters, including joint ventures, acquisitions and restructurings.


Clients consider him “the leading entertainment lawyer in Ireland” and appreciate him for “working in a clear and concise, but insightful manner. He has a strong, pragmatic approach to problem solving.” Chambers Europe, 2016


He regularly advises banks and other funders on secured lending transactions and is recognised as a leading practitioner in the area of film and television finance.


Jonathan Kelly has been announced as an Irish winner for the media & entertainment sector in the International Client Choice Awards 2017.


Jonathan has advised both public and private sector clients in relation to a number of the largest infrastructure projects in the State, including many substantial public private partnerships.


Jonathan has been a partner in the firm since 2002.  He is also a board member of the Audi Dublin International Film Festival and of the educational charity Camara Education.

quotes His attention to detail and prompt responses are excellent. He is good at negotiating with other firms. Chambers Europe, 2016

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