Gillian advises on corporate and commercial law to include mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, shareholders agreements and various other commercial matters.

Gillian qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial Department.

In addition to advising on a range of general corporate and commercial matters, Gillian has considerable experience in advising on pensions, employee benefits and employment law in the context of corporate transactions.

Gillian advises on all legal aspects of share plans and employee incentives for Irish and international clients.  Gillian regularly drafts scheme documentation governing new established incentive arrangements taking into account the company’s structure, business environment, future commercial goals and categories of employees.  She advises on existing incentive schemes and the amendment and restructuring of such arrangements to deal with matters arising during the lifetime of the scheme.  She has extensive experience in advising on the treatment of share options and other employee benefits in many high profile take-overs, mergers and acquisitions. 

Gillian also has considerable experience in advising on pensions law with a particular emphasis on pensions issues arising in the context of corporate transactions including acquisitions and disposals and other commercial transactions.  Gillian also advises on various pension matters including advising on the establishment and amendment of pension schemes, compliance with pensions legislation and Revenue practice and drafts and amends relevant scheme documentation. 

Gillian is a member of the Council of the Irish ProShare Association and a former member of the Council of the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland.

Gillian’s approach is to assist clients in achieving a practical solution and guiding them through the process.

Experience

  • The shareholders of Ardmac Group Limited in the sale of the entire issued share capital of Ardmac Group Limited to members of the management team
  • The shareholders of Finol Oils Limited in the sale of Finol Oils Limited to a member of the Tricel Group
  • Blue Cube in its merger with McCann Dublin to form a new agency operating under the name McCannBlue
  • Acting in a number of corporate restructurings/re-organisations
  • Advising numerous companies on buy back/share redemptions
  • Advising on the establishment and operation of numerous share plans, the amendment of existing share plans and drafting related share plan documentation
  • Advising on the treatment of share options and other employee benefits in many high profile acquisitions and disposals and other commercial transactions  
  • Advising trustees and employers in relation to their duties and responsibilities under pension scheme documentation, pension legislation and trust law generally
  • Advising on the establishment and operation of pension schemes, the amendment of existing schemes and drafting related pension scheme documentation
  • Advising on pensions aspects of acquisitions and disposals and other commercial transactions

Contact Gillian

+ 353 1 638 5863
gdully@lkshields.ie

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  • Member of the Council of the Irish ProShare Association

  • Diploma in Employment Law
    University College Dublin
    2004
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    2003
  • LL.B
    University of Cardiff
    1996

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