Gemma Forde is a Partner in our Galway office.

Gemma advises corporate and commercial clients and has been involved in the sale and acquisition of companies across numerous sectors.

Gemma acts for a number of corporate clients and has advised on Shareholders Agreements, Corporate Restructurings, Joint Ventures and Venture Capital and Private Equity Investments.

Gemma has drafted and advised on Professional Partnership Arrangements, Family Partnership Agreements and Co-Ownership Agreements.

Gemma also has a strong commercial property background and has acted in the acquisition and disposal of development land, property aspects of corporate and M&A transactions, sale and acquisition of multi property investments and commercial landlord and tenant matters.

Gemma has considerable experience in acting for several corporate and high net worth clients in the negotiation and drafting of loan debt settlement arrangements, forbearance agreements, associated assets disposals and restructuring and refinancing.


  • Acted for a financier in a Joint Venture between various parties in respect of the acquisition of prime development land with a view to obtaining Planning Permission for a substantial commercial & retail development.
  • Acted for a corporate entity in the purchase of a property portfolio financed through private equity loan notes.
  • Advices to Shareholders in a 50/50 corporate entity and drafting of Shareholders Agreements.
  • Advices to Shareholders in a proposed Joint Venture financed by a corporate entity with rights of control.
  • Acted for a Landlord in the negotiation and drafting of an Agreement for Lease, subject to Planning Permission and development, with a well known international supermarket as Tenant.
  • Acting for a number of Landlords and Tenants in relation to the negotiation and implementation of Lease terms in respect of retail, industrial and office premises.

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LK Shields Solicitors is delighted to announce the appointment of Gemma Forde.  Gemma joins the firm as a corporate...

  • Diploma in Commercial Property
    Law Society of Ireland
  • LLM in Commercial Law
    University College Dublin
  • Bachelor of Corporate Law and Legal French
    National University of Ireland, Galway

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