Pinsent Masons appoints head of Dublin office

Lalor succeeds Gayle Bowen who steps down after three years in post to focus on her role as head of the Irish Investment Funds practice.

Multinational law firm Pinsent Masons has appointed Ann Lalor as head of its Dublin office.

Lalor has a “strong track record” advising Irish and international banks and financial institutions, mezzanine lenders, private funders, corporate borrowers and investment vehicles in bilateral and syndicated banking transactions. Additionally, she previously established a broad banking practice in Dublin.

Pinsent Masons said Lalor has played a “central role” in ensuring Dublin’s local, national and international client base “benefit from the experience” of the firm’s global Banking and Restructuring teams, particularly in the UK, Spain and Germany. 

Lalor’s appointment follows a reportedly successful period for Pinsent Masons in Dublin as the firm achieved double digit growth in the region. 

The firm has also advised on transactions with major clients, including international and domestic banks and clients such as Sanne, Athora, Enea, Teva, NTR, Amber Infrastructure, BNRG Neoen, SUSI, Obton and EDF. 

Pinsent Masons also recently announced the appointment of two corporate partners to its team. Neil Keenan and Gerry Beausang of Byrne Wallace will join in early 2022, boosting the partner count to 12.

John Cleland, managing partner at Pinsent Masons, said: “Ann is a highly respected member of the global partnership and her collaborative and innovative approach towards engaging with her clients embodies the unique approach to Irish legal services that Pinsent Masons brings to the market. 

“The Dublin office has experienced consistent growth since its launch in 2017 and I’m confident it will continue to thrive under her leadership.”

Lalor said: “It is an exciting time for us. We have several new hires joining our talented team, a comprehensive trainee programme in place and our focus on diversity, wellbeing and inclusion has inspired a number of our people to help drive the local and global initiatives which are felt within the culture of the office.

“We have made a great start in Ireland and I look forward to further strengthening the office in the years ahead.”

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