06 September 2016

Kennedys expands in Ireland

Insurance specialist Kennedys is set to more than double its office space in Dublin following significant expansion in Latin America, in a decision the firm says was made before the UK's vote to leave the EU.

By Victoria Basham

Aleksei Gurko

The firm has had a presence in the Irish capital since 2011, following a merger with long-standing referral firm O'Hare O'Connor Walshe. At 13,300sq ft., the new space is more than twice the size of the current office, which has almost 50 staff including nine partners covering dispute resolution, insurance, marine, financial lines/professional indemnity, casualty, and commercial services.

Post-referendum

Dublin is becoming an increasingly attractive location to law firms looking to capitalise on the post-Brexit market. Pinsent Masons is reportedly looking to establish a Dublin base to complement its Belfast offering, while in a separate move Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Eversheds have made up the bulk of UK admissions to the Irish Bar as the number soared after the Brexit vote.

Source: Legal Business

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