Anna Hickey

Partner

Anna Hickey

Partner

Memberships
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • German Irish Lawyers and Business Association
Education
  • Certificate in Data Protection Law and Practice, Law Society of Ireland (2018)
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland (2012)
  • LLM in EU and Commercial Law, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2008
  • Bachelor of Law with German (LLB), Trinity College Dublin, 2007

Anna is a partner in the corporate group of Philip Lee.

Anna advises Irish and international clients in relation to a broad spectrum of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, project finance, reorganisations and strategic matters. Anna’s expertise spans many sectors including technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, real estate and not-for-profit. She has a particular interest in our infrastructure and healthcare practices.

She is a member of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment practice and US business group, regularly advising companies on doing business in and into Ireland.

Anna has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts including service level agreements, supply agreements, purchase contracts and terms of business.

Anna is part of the firm’s immigration and not-for-profit practices, with a focus on advising foundations, semi-state entities and NGOs on corporate governance matters.

Representative Matters

      • Advised the shareholders of WRKIT Limited on the sale of the company to Benefex Limited.
      • Advised Torquay Capital on the acquisition of Clontarf Dental Practice Limited.
      • Advised Digital 9 Infrastructure plc in connection with its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.
      • Acting for Trinity Investment Managers/First Step Homes (Ireland) Limited in acquisition and subsequent group re-organisation of a property holding company in Bessborough, Cork.
      • Advised Celleron Therapeutics Limited on the spin-out of SynOx Therapeutics Limited and a €37 million Series A Fundraise.
      • Advising DCC plc on the acquisition of Tesco Ireland’s retail fuel business, consisting of 22 operational service stations throughout Ireland.
      • Advising the Health Service Executive on various supply, purchase, joint venture and distribution contracts relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anna is a partner in the corporate group of Philip Lee.

Anna advises Irish and international clients in relation to a broad spectrum of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, investments, joint ventures, project finance, reorganisations and strategic matters. Anna’s expertise spans many sectors including technology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, real estate and not-for-profit. She has a particular interest in our infrastructure and healthcare practices.

She is a member of the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment practice and US business group, regularly advising companies on doing business in and into Ireland.

Anna has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts including service level agreements, supply agreements, purchase contracts and terms of business.

Anna is part of the firm’s immigration and not-for-profit practices, with a focus on advising foundations, semi-state entities and NGOs on corporate governance matters.

Representative Matters

      • Advised the shareholders of WRKIT Limited on the sale of the company to Benefex Limited.
      • Advised Torquay Capital on the acquisition of Clontarf Dental Practice Limited.
      • Advised Digital 9 Infrastructure plc in connection with its initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange.
      • Acting for Trinity Investment Managers/First Step Homes (Ireland) Limited in acquisition and subsequent group re-organisation of a property holding company in Bessborough, Cork.
      • Advised Celleron Therapeutics Limited on the spin-out of SynOx Therapeutics Limited and a €37 million Series A Fundraise.
      • Advising DCC plc on the acquisition of Tesco Ireland’s retail fuel business, consisting of 22 operational service stations throughout Ireland.
      • Advising the Health Service Executive on various supply, purchase, joint venture and distribution contracts relating to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Memberships
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • German Irish Lawyers and Business Association
Education
  • Certificate in Data Protection Law and Practice, Law Society of Ireland (2018)
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland (2012)
  • LLM in EU and Commercial Law, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2008
  • Bachelor of Law with German (LLB), Trinity College Dublin, 2007

Anna Hickey was exceptional with an easy professional manner and good depth of commercial law knowledge.

Legal 500, 2023

Anna Hickey is responsive, delivers the promised work quickly to a very high standard, is concise in her feedback and questions, and a pleasure to work with.

Legal 500, 2021

Recent transactions and projects

Locomotive Agency

Locomotive Agency

A Philip Lee team led by Anna Hickey, Andreas McConnell and Daniel Ryan advised Locomotive on this deal, alongside Brock Shipe Klenk PLC. We were pleased to act for Locomotive agency on its recent acquisition of Galway-based digital marketing firm IMS Marketing,...

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Innopharma

Innopharma

A Philip Lee team, led by Andreas McConnell, Anna Hickey and Claudia Macklin, has advised the shareholders of Innopharma Education & Technical Services on a strategic investment by MML Growth Capital Ireland. Innopharma Education deliver third-level qualifications...

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News and insights

M&A Deals for 2023

M&A Deals for 2023

2023 was another record breaking year for our M&A team which has seen our rankings in the Mergermarket report on the Irish M&A market strongly rise again. Those rankings show that we continue to gain market share in the large complex transactions both in terms...

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