Friday, May 8, 2020
Leading commercial law firms Philip Lee and McEvoy Corporate Law are pleased to announce the merger of both firms. The merger is due to complete over the coming weeks. McEvoy Corporate Law will be part of Philip Lee and will operate from Philip Lee’s head office at 7/8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2.
The combined firm will have 35 partners and more than 60 lawyers operating from the Dublin headquarters and offices in London, Brussels and San Francisco.
Commenting on the business merger, Philip Lee’s Managing Partner, Philip Lee, said, “We are delighted to join forces with McEvoy Corporate Law. Our combined firm will be a corporate powerhouse in the Dublin legal market and will allow us to deliver an enhanced and strengthened service to our clients.”
Philip Lee founded his eponymous law firm in Dublin in 1993. Since then, the firm has grown from a specialist practice to a full-service law firm, becoming recognised leaders in several areas of law, including corporate and M&A, real estate and planning, construction, PPP, procurement, environmental, energy, competition, data, employment, EU, intellectual property, immigration and tax. The firm was awarded ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Irish Law Awards in June 2019.
Philip Lee added that “The merger represents a significant milestone in the firm’s continued expansion.”
McEvoy Corporate Law is a corporate firm led by Managing Partner and Founder, Bernard McEvoy. The firm has expertise in corporate and commercial law and litigation. Their team of skilled professionals specialise in corporate/M&A law, banking and finance, litigation and dispute resolution, corporate restructuring and insolvency, corporate governance and compliance, commercial property, commercial contracts and employment.
Prior to founding the firm in 2016, Bernard McEvoy was a partner in a number of Dublin law firms, and also an international law firm based in London.
“We believe this is an excellent opportunity for both firms and, most importantly, for our clients,” said Mr McEvoy. “We complement each other and share the same practical and client focused philosophy. The merge will leverage the experience, expertise and client-centric outlook of our firms, providing our clients with enhanced access to intelligent solutions. I am excited to combine our practice with Philip Lee, as we move to the forefront of the Irish legal and advisory community.”
Read article by Brian Carey in The Sunday Times here.