Pinsent Masons’ senior partner Andrew Masraf told a gathering to celebrate the firm’s five years in Ireland (10 November) that the support and faith of clients was very much appreciated.
"Dublin is a really, really important location and domestic market for us," he told a large crowd gathered at the firm's Windmill Lane office.
"It's an important entry point into the EU, from the US and elsewhere, and we are really excited about the island of Ireland's opportunities," he said.
Ireland manging partner Ann Lalor said that the firm was no longer new in Dublin and that the challenges of starting a business over the last five years have not been insignificant, given Brexit, the pandemic, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, and all of the energy and supply-chain issues that go with that.
The Dublin office is fortunate to be part of a global network across 27 jurisdictions, Lalor added, in terms of offering solutions to client issues.
The firm started in Dublin with three partners, which has now grown to 13, and a 70-strong workforce.
Pinsent Masons works across sectors, including infrastructure, real estate, energy, technology, life sciences and industry, with a one-team approach by the global partners.
Irish-qualified lawyers at Pinsent Masons can also avail of job opportunities in other jurisdictions.
The firm takes a conscientious approach to business travel, post-virus, and a merit case has to be made for every trip, given the carbon expense.