Gerry is regarded as a leading M & A practitioner in the Irish market and features prominently in the various independent legal directories.
Gerry advises a broad range of clients operating in various industry sectors, and his practice involves a wide geographical spread, reflecting the increasingly international nature of his and the firm's practice.
Gerry is a Partner in the Corporate and Commercial Department. He also leads the firm's thriving Mergers and Acquisitions practice, in addition to advising on various other commercial agreements and arrangements on behalf of clients operating within and outside Ireland.
In recent years, in addition to transactions in Ireland and the UK, he and his team have advised clients on numerous deals in central and eastern Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean region/Central America, China and the Pacific Rim region.
He has acted extensively for both buyers and sellers of businesses as well as venture capital/private equity investors, joint venture partners and companies raising funds through debt or equity on either public or private markets.
Gerry qualified as a Solicitor in 1981 and joined LK Shields Solicitors as a Partner in 1998 from another leading Dublin firm, where he had been a Partner for nine years. He was President of the Ireland France Chamber of Commerce 2011-2013.