Announcing our new partners to open Taylor Wessing Ireland in Dublin

Today we confirmed the appointment of our latest partner hires as part of our expansion plans to open in Ireland.

The firm welcomes two new partners to open Taylor Wessing Ireland* with the support of UK partners James Goold and Alison Dennis.

Adam Griffiths, who was previously a member of the firm's private equity group and relocated to Ireland in 2017, has returned to Taylor Wessing to lead operations in Dublin.

Adam is a respected corporate lawyer in the region with experience in private equity and M&A transactions, with a focus on the international technology and life sciences sectors.

Deirdre MacCarthy will join the firm as a partner from international law firm Maples Group on completion of her notice period. Deirdre is recognised for her experience on cross-border corporate transactions, particularly in the technology and life sciences & healthcare sectors. Her appointment will support the firm's strategic objectives to represent clients in these sectors across Taylor Wessing’s global network, facilitating their international expansion and M&A opportunities.

Managing Partner Shane Gleghorn said: "As we indicated when we announced our plans to open an office in Ireland., this is a natural progression of our strategy to be present in significant hubs for tech and life sciences. We are delighted to welcome Adam Griffiths and Deirdre MacCarthy as our starting partners."

Commenting on his appointment as Partner and Head of Taylor Wessing's Dublin office, Adam Griffiths said: "Taylor Wessing has the ideal network and quality of sector expertise to support clients with their international expansion, in particular in the tech, life sciences and healthcare sectors which are so key to the Irish knowledge-based economy. I'm pleased to be back with such a fantastic team in Ireland now, as the world's next generation hub for tech and life sciences investment and innovation."