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Two Irish for DLA Piper global partnership
(L-R): William Marshall, Kathi Ó Riain, David Carthy, and Darach Connolly

25 Apr 2024 / corporate law Print

Two Irish for DLA Piper global partnership

Two Irish-based lawyers are among 63 that DLA Piper has promoted to the firm’s global partnership.

Darach Connolly and William Marshall will become partners from 1 May, in a move that the firm says will further support its future growth ambitions in Ireland.

Connolly, part of the firm’s litigation-and-regulatory practice, joined DLA Piper Ireland in 2020 and focuses on EU and Irish competition law.

His experience includes defending clients in dawn raids and competition investigations before the European Commission and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission.

‘Opportunities to expand’

Marshall, part of the firm’s corporate practice, joined DLA Piper Ireland in 2021 and advises on matters linked to energy and natural resources, with a focus on Irish power-generation and storage assets.

DLA Piper recently announced the appointment of Kathi Ó Riain as partner in the firm’s real-estate practice in Ireland. She will also join the firm on 1 May.

DLA Piper Ireland was established in 2019 and now has a team of over 115 people.

David Carthy (country managing partner in Ireland) said that both new partners had played “a significant role” in the growth of the business since joining, adding that DLA Piper continued to see opportunities to expand the Irish business.

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