Emmet practices in the areas of corporate law, mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring.

Emmet is experienced in advising a broad range of clients across different business sectors and has a strong track record in advising on investments into and trade sales of technology businesses.

Emmet also advises on corporate structuring/restructuring and on venture capital and private equity investments and structuring. Emmet is the co-author of "The Law and Practice of Irish Stamp Duty" published by the Irish Taxation Institute and has published numerous articles on stamp duty issues.

Experience

  • Advising on a wide range of corporate transactions including M&A transactions, MBO’s and joint ventures.
  • Advising on private equity structure and private equity transactions.
  • Advising on corporate structuring and corporate re-organisations/restructurings.
  • Advising investors and investees in venture capital transactions.
  • Advising on stamp duty issues on corporate and property transactions.
  • Member of Taxation Committee of the Law Society
  • Former Chairman of TALC Audit Sub-Committee

More about Emmet Scully

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Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2022
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Europe 2022
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"Technically excellent and extremely commercial." Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2022
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"Superb at managing and working in a collegiate way with the counterparties."

Chambers Global 2022
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Recommended for Corporate, Commercial and M&A.

Legal 500 2021
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He is praised for his "seamless service" by a client who adds: "He is always available, flexible and is very intelligent."

Chambers Europe 2021
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"He is always available, flexible and is very intelligent." Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2021
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"Often handles fundraising mandates, including venture capital financing rounds, with a particular focus on the technology sector." Listed as a leading individual in Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Europe 2020
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Recommended for Corporate, Commercial and M&A.

Legal 500 2019
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A and Tax.

Chambers Europe 2019
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Recommended by Best Lawyers in Ireland for Corporate Law.

Best Lawyers 2018
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Recommended for Corporate, Commercial and M&A.

Legal 500 2018
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A and Tax.

Chambers Europe 2018
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A

Chambers Global 2018
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A and Tax.

Chambers Europe 2017
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Recommended by Best Lawyers in Ireland for Corporate Law.

Best Lawyers 2017
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"Clever, very commercial and has an unfailing ability to identify sensible solutions; he is a top lawyer to have alongside you".

Chambers Global 2017
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“Emmet is a very bright, commercially minded partner, who typically cuts through complex issues quickly and pragmatically”.

IFLR1000 2017
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A and Tax.

Chambers Europe 2016
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Recommended for Commercial, Corporate and M&A and Tax.

Legal 500 2016
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"Clients appreciate him for his "experience of particular structures relevant to our transaction, and for handling the tax aspects". Recommended for Corporate M&A.

Chambers Global 2016
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Recommended by Best Lawyers in Ireland for Corporate Law.

Best Lawyers 2016
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Recommended for Restructuring and Insolvency.

IFLR 1000 2016
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Recommended for Tax.

Chambers Europe 2015
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Europe 2015
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Team Head Emmet Scully is ‘a safe pair of hands’.

Legal 500 2015
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2015
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Europe 2014
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Emmet Scully’s corporate and commercial group at LK Shields Solicitors is praised for its ‘response times, industry and legal knowledge’; ‘it is strong at what it does, and very good value for money’.

Legal 500 2014
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Emmet Scully is described as an immensely smart guy and very strong in this area.

Chambers Global 2014
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Emmet Scully has a wide corporate practice that includes expertise in venture capital and private equity.

Chambers Global 2014
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Listed for Corporate Law.

Best Lawyers 2014
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Emmet Scully is praised by clients as an extremely analytical lawyer with a strong business focus.

Chambers Europe 2013
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Clients are consistently pleased with the practical and concise advice of clear thinker Emmet Scully, who is an authority on Irish stamp duty.

Legal 500 2013
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Business department head Emmet Scully is praised by clients as an extremely analytical lawyer with a strong business focus.

Chambers Global 2013
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"Handles fundraising mandates, including venture capital financing rounds, with a particular focus on the technology sector." Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2020
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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    1994
  • LLB (Hons)
    Trinity College Dublin
    1991
  • Former Chairman of the TALC Audit Sub-committee, 2009 (TALC = Taxation Administration Liaison Committee).

  • Member of the Taxation Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.

  • Member of the Irish Venture Capital Association.

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