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Four new partners at Eversheds Sutherland
(L to R): Robert Potter–Cogan, Maria O’Brien, Robert Dever, Alan Connell (managing partner), and Mary Kiely Pic: Eversheds Sutherland

12 May 2023 / corporate law Print

Four new partners at Eversheds Sutherland

Global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of four new partners at its Dublin office.

Robert Dever (tax), Robert Potter–Cogan (banking and finance), Mary Kiely (corporate) and Maria O’Brien (corporate) have all been promoted from senior associate to partner.

Eversheds Sutherland says that the appointments come at a time of “significant growth” for the firm, as Ireland continues to be an international hub, with opportunities for internationally-focused companies.

M&A transactions

Robert Dever has extensive experience advising large companies and multi-national corporations on a wide range of Irish corporate-tax and stamp-duty matters, particularly for M&A transactions – including corporate re-organisations and restructurings, and inward investment into Ireland.

He is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute, and regularly speaks at industry events about tax matters.

Robert Potter-Cogan advises banks, corporate lenders and corporate borrowers on a broad range of finance transactions – including property and development finance, acquisition finance and general corporate lending.

He has also lectured for the Law Society on its company secretarial diploma course, and tutored students as part of the Society's Professional Practice Courses.

‘Significant contribution’

Mary Kiely advises on corporate transactional work, such as mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructurings, private-equity investments and capital-market transactions. She is also a company-law tutor on the Law Society’s Professional Practice Courses.

Maria O’Brien advises on domestic and cross-border transactions in many industries – including insurance, healthcare, financial services, food, energy and technology.

Alan Connell (managing partner of Eversheds Sutherland Ireland) described the new partners as “hard-working and dedicated”, adding that they had already made a significant contribution to the firm.

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