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Barcelona or Ballsbridge, the same rules apply.


Sitting at home watching Messi and Co. lift another European Cup, I began to reflect on yet another fairly comfortable victory for Barcelona. What is it about FC Barcelona that makes them so formidable and what underpins their success? Are there any common lessons we can learn?

Barcelona or Ballsbridge, the same rules apply.2019-01-28T11:38:10+00:00

International Corporate Restructuring Summit 2015 – My thoughts


The Convention Centre Dublin again played host to the International Corporate Restructuring Summit, an event I have attended and enjoyed previously but this year's was likely the last in its current guise. Having lost the guts of a decade to our recent economic doldrums, it seems we are finally turning a corner. What that corner is turning into, who knows, but one thing is for certain, the level of NPL sales in Ireland in the past two years will never be seen again.

International Corporate Restructuring Summit 2015 – My thoughts2019-01-28T11:38:10+00:00

Is Europe’s loss Ireland’s gain?


The initial reaction of shock and dismay on the ground in Dublin today has already turned to a sentiment of opportunity and growth for the future. To give some context, a comment was made to me this morning by an experienced finance professional, "it's like y2k all over again". With a trade deal outlined with our closest geographical neighbour likely in the coming months, the movement of physical goods between nations may remain a constant.

Is Europe’s loss Ireland’s gain?2019-01-28T11:38:10+00:00

Will they come home?


The above was the view from my desk last week in Abu Dhabi. Not too shabby at all, you might think, and you would be correct. This is pretty typical of the region and a familiar sight to many Irish ex-pats who now call the Middle East home.

Will they come home?2019-01-28T11:38:10+00:00

FDI – Where next?


This morning I was fortunate enough to attend the UCD Business Alumni Inward Investment Index breakfast briefing, organised by UCD Smurfit School and hosted by Mason Hayes & Curran on Barrow St.

FDI – Where next?2019-01-28T11:38:10+00:00

Disrupting the Status Quo – Associate Salary Increases in Wall Street and the City


In a move reflective of a buoyant global legal market, highlighting an increased demand for quality legal talent, Cravath, Swaine & Moore has lifted associate pay for the first time in nearly a decade, increasing first-year associate pay to $180,000. This move triggered similar increases amongst Wall Street rivals, with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP and Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announcing that they too would be matching this starting salary for their associates. Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP are expected to follow suit.

Disrupting the Status Quo – Associate Salary Increases in Wall Street and the City2019-01-28T11:38:11+00:00

A Lawyer’s Guide to LinkedIn


I was recently asked to give a presentation on LinkedIn to members of the Law Library of Ireland. The event was organised by members of the Junior Bar Council and was intended to provide some practical guidance to those barristers at the early stages of building their legal practices.

A Lawyer’s Guide to LinkedIn2019-01-28T11:38:11+00:00

Business Plus Irish Law Firms Who’s Who 2016


Detailed listing of the leading commercial law firms in Ireland, and interviews with their Managing Partners and Associate Director of Aperture Partners, Barry Crushell. Detailed Listing of Ireland’s Top Commercial Law Firms and the Views of Managing Partners.

Business Plus Irish Law Firms Who’s Who 20162017-08-31T13:57:26+00:00

Business Plus Irish Law Firms Who’s Who 2016 – Legal Talent Squeeze


Fledgling and experienced legal staff are in big demand, as competition for them ramps up both here and abroad, writes Emily Styles. Ireland’s legal recruitment sector has seen significant change and growth over the past decade, thanks in large part to the effects of the recession. According to Jonathan Brady, co-founder of Aperture Partners, a [...]

Business Plus Irish Law Firms Who’s Who 2016 – Legal Talent Squeeze2019-01-28T11:38:11+00:00