DLA Piper is to open an office in Dublin, Ireland, with the hiring of partner David Carthy. The new office will initially focus on the Financial Services, Technology and Life Sciences sectors. Mr Carthy will join from William Fry, where he is a partner in the Corporate department and leads the firm’s Foreign Direct Investment and Life Sciences and Healthcare groups. He is also an active member of the firm's Technology group. He specialises in transactional M&A, fundraising both for companies and investors, shareholder arrangements and public listed company work including IPOs, takeovers and rights issues. He regularly acts as lead outside counsel for many US and international companies expanding into Europe.
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'Dublin is an important legal market and a key global hub for the financial services and technology sectors, in addition to being well located to support our global tax practice, and will continue to be so, particularly in the context of Brexit, as we expect more institutions to have or develop a presence in the country. We are really excited that David Carthy, a first-rate lawyer who is well-known and respected in the market, will be joining us to head up our new office,' Andrew Darwin, Global Co-Chairman of DLA Piper, said, adding: 'We very much look forward to welcoming David to the firm where he will build our Dublin office as an integrated part of the global firm, providing first-rate legal and tax services to the firm's clients operating in, expanding into or exporting from Ireland.'