We have a strong reputation for providing tailored, intuitive and solution-focused service, bespoke to the needs of our corporate and commercial clients to enable them to achieve their goals.

Our extensive resources ensure the provision of first-class client service, marrying legal expertise with the development of strong personal relationships at every level.

Our specialist services include advising in relation to:

  • Joint ventures, strategic alliances and other collaborative structures
  • Partnerships
  • Overseas clients setting up operations in Ireland
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate finance (both debt and equity)
  • All aspects of the Companies Acts
  • Corporate mergers, migrations and demergers
  • Corporate governance and compliance matters for private, public and state companies
  • Directors’ duties and responsibilities, including under the Listing Rules and the ESM Rules
  • General advice on share capital and shareholder rights
  • Succession planning for businesses

Experience

  • Acted in the creation and negotiation of the terms of a joint venture enterprise between Swen Impact Fund for Transition and Rika Biofuels to invest in European biomethane projects for the creation of green gases for all forms of renewable energy generation, including gas, fuel and electricity.
  • Involved in the joint venture arrangements entered into between our client Designer Group and Sisk, by the sale of 50% of Designer Group FM Limited.
  • Acted for Independent Newspapers (Ireland) Limited on the establishment of a joint venture, Offscript Studios Limited, with Caltray Limited (a ShinAwil group company).
  • Advising Baycliffe Limited on the formation of a joint venture with Trafigura Beheer B.V. and the acquisition by the joint venture company Osmunda Limited from Geneva Holdings Limited of the entire issued share capital of Blue Ocean Associates Limited, the parent company of the entity which carries on the Harvest Energy business, one of the largest oil trading businesses in the UK.
  • Acting for CLG Developments Limited in the establishment of a joint venture with the Balfour Beatty group. This joint venture has entered into a €400 million plus long term contract for the provision of supply, construction and maintenance services to the Bord Gáis network.
  • Advising Keurig Dr. Pepper on all Irish legal matters relating to the establishment of a manufacturing plant in Ireland.
  • Advising Siro (joint venture between ESB and Vodafone) on a wide range of commercial agreements for the implementation of a new fibre network throughout Ireland.
  • Advising ISE and SIX listed Aryzta on contractual issues involved in the full life cycle of a number of delivery services and supply contracts.
  • Advising the boards of large Irish companies on directors’ compliance statements.
  • Advising numerous international clients on the corporate and commercial aspects of their Irish operations.
Head of Practice
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Richard Curran

Managing Partner
Corporate and Commercial

rcurran@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1514


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‘Sound and practical advice and a speedy response to queries.’ Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2024
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‘The team are very dynamic and very commercially astute.’ Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2024
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'They are innovative in their approach to finding practical solutions for clients. They communicate to the client in clear concise language and provide an efficient service.’ Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2024
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Europe 2024
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Excellent engagement and response times and real commitment to understanding our drivers – very commercial advice; the team are a pleasure to deal with.’ Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2023
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"The team has an excellent ability to plan and navigate complexity in transactions." Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Europe 2023
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"LK Shields' service was excellent, the team was responsive and provided excellent support for a relatively complicated cross-border sale." Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2023
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'Passionate about client service.’ Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2022
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2019
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'There is strength in depth across the team' Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Legal 500 2019
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Chambers Global 2018
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Chambers Global 2017
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Chambers Europe 2016
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LK Shields Solicitors is noted for its ‘very practical approach to complex issues’.

Legal 500 2016
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Richard Curran

Managing Partner

rcurran@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1514

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Emmet Scully

Partner

escully@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1538

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Gerry Halpenny

Chairman

ghalpenny@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1546

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Marco Hickey

Partner

mhickey@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1522

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Philip Daly

Partner

pdaly@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1582

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Jennifer McGuire

Partner

jmcguire@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5851

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Ruairí Mulrean

Partner

rmulrean@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5844

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Seanna Mulrean

Consultant

smulrean@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5849

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Gemma Forde

Partner

gforde@lkshields.ie
+353 91 341 347

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