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Managing partner elected at Eversheds Sutherland
Alan Connell

28 Jan 2021 / corporate law Print

Managing partner elected at Eversheds Sutherland

Leading global law firm Eversheds Sutherland has announced the appointment of Alan Connell as the new managing partner of its Irish offices, following his election by the firm’s partners. 

Alan, who is also head of the firm’s tax group, has been elected to serve a four-year term from 1 January.

Alan joined Eversheds Sutherland in 2017 as a partner and head of the firm’s tax practice. 

Before his appointment as managing partner, Alan headed the firm’s commercial department.  

In addition to being a member of the firm’s executive committee, Alan is also a member of the board of Eversheds Sutherland (Europe) Limited. 

Alan is widely recognised as a leading international tax lawyer, with extensive experience in corporate tax law and has advised on some of the largest inward investment and restructuring projects in Ireland.

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He primarily advises international financial institutions and corporations (including Fortune 100 companies) doing business in and from Ireland and is standing tax counsel to numerous international organisations in respect of their Irish operations. 

Before joining Eversheds Sutherland, Alan was a partner in the tax department of a large Irish corporate law firm and prior to that, he was a tax associate with Mayer Brown LLP in its London office.

Today he said: “Irish and international businesses face an era of substantial change, challenge and uncertainty in areas where Eversheds Sutherland is ideally placed to advise, not least from the complexities arising as a result of Brexit and COVID-19. 

“We are committed to anticipating, managing and leading the response to this, in order to achieve continued success for our clients and for the firm.

“It is an enormous privilege to have been elected to serve as managing partner to lead the firm and build on our established market position as Ireland’s largest and leading global law practice with an all-island presence and multidisciplinary expertise.”

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