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Boutique firm Eames to merge with Clark Hill

12 Jan 2022 / corporate law Print

Boutique firm Eames to merge with Clark Hill

US law firm Clark Hill has merged with Dublin 7-based litigation practice Eames Solicitors.

Four solicitors will join Clark Hill’s Dublin office, including founder and managing partner Aidan Eames. The total number of solicitors at Clark Hill’s Dublin office now stands at 26.

“The addition of the Eames Solicitors group to our Dublin office, with their deep connections in Ireland, is an important strategic step in our overall plan to expand our capabilities in Ireland,” said chief executive John Hensien.

Significant presence

“With the fastest-growing economy in the EU, and heightened interest in investment in Ireland from multinational companies resulting from Brexit, Ireland offers a value proposition that is attractive to our US and global corporate clients, reinforcing our commitment to developing a significant presence on the ground,” he said.

Eames Solicitors acted  in virtually all of the property and contractual work connected with the build-out of Ireland’s wireless network, and also has a presence in the west, where alternative energy potential is an attractive fit for US energy clients.

Top-tier capabilities

“The addition of Aidan and his team provides our US-based and multinational clients with additional top-tier transactional and commercial litigation capabilities in a key market,” said Kirby Tarrant (partner-in-charge of Clark Hill’s Dublin office). 

In January 2019, Clark Hill merged with O’Grady’s Solicitors. Clark Hill has over 650 lawyers and 26 offices in the US, Mexico, and Ireland.

Aidan Eames will be a consultant in the Dublin litigation practice group. Eames advises technology and media clients in matters involving regulatory agencies, including the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement, the Commission for Communications Regulation, and the Data Protection Commissioner. 

He was a board member of IBRC appointed by the Irish Government to oversee the winding down of the former Anglo-Irish Bank and Irish Nationwide Building Society before formal liquidation in 2013.

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