Maples Group's legal services division in Dublin has appointed four partners and a new head of employment.
Karen joined the Maples Group as a partner and head of the employment team in 2019.
She has over eighteen years’ experience in employment law including contractual matters, sensitive investigations, removal of directors and senior executives, and the protection of confidential information.
Karen’s recent cases include securing court orders to prevent the theft of confidential information, restraining a team move and defending a High Court challenge to the suspension and investigation of a senior employee.
She regularly represents clients before the WRC and the courts and has extensive experience of successful mediation and dispute resolution.
Managing partner Nicholas Butcher said "The lateral appointment of Karen Killalea, builds on our current employment practice and reflects our strategy of providing comprehensive commercial legal services to meet the needs of our international clients in Ireland.”
New tax partner Lynn Cramer joined the Maples Group in 2011 and advises on corporate, investment funds and financial services tax matters.
Funds and investment management partner Philip Keegan joined the Maples Group in 2012. He has extensive experience in advising on the establishment, operation and regulation of all types of investment funds, including Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS), non-UCITS and hedge funds. He also has experience in advising on the re-domiciliation of investment funds to Ireland.
Funds and investment management Aaron Mulcahy joined the Maples Group in 2014. He advises on legal and regulatory issues facing Irish-domiciled collective investment schemes (CIS), and has particular expertise in the establishment, operation and regulation of all types of Irish CIS, including UCITS and alternative investment funds.
Asset finance partner Mary O'Neill joined the Maples Group in 2014 and her expertise includes advising financial institutions, investors, operating lessors and airlines in connection with aircraft sales and purchases, including tax-efficient leasing and export credit agency facilities.
The Irish partners are joined by four additional partners across the firm's global offices, with similar appointments in the Cayman Islands and Singapore.
The Maples Group now comprises over 1,800 people across 18 locations worldwide.