Emmet is an experienced corporate lawyer with expertise advising on a variety of M&A and private equity transactions, as well as corporate and private equity structuring.

Emmet’s expertise includes corporate restructuring, private equity and venture capital transactions, venture capital investment structures, M&A transactions, joint ventures, and shareholders agreements.

Emmet is the co-author of "The Law and Practice of Irish Stamp Duty" and the editor of the annual stamp duty legislative update both of which are published by the Irish Taxation Institute.  He regularly provides support to tax advisers and other solicitors on technical 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.

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"Emmet brings a huge amount of experience, technical knowledge and commercial awareness." Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2024
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Noted as 'other key lawyer' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A.

Legal 500 2023
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Europe 2023
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Recommended for Corporate/M&A.

Chambers Global 2023
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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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"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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"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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  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    1994
  • LLB (Hons)
    Trinity College Dublin
    1991
  • Former Chairman of the Taxation Administration Liaison Committee Audit Sub-committee, 2009.

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

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