Having established a broad banking practice in Dublin, Ann 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.
She 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.
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.”
Ann Lalor, Head of Pinsent Masons Dublin, adds:
“Achieving the best results for our clients requires collaboration, diversity of thought and innovation. What makes leading the Dublin office so exciting is that it has flourished as a result of a team that approaches things differently and challenges convention in order to find the outcomes that really make a difference.
“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.”
Launched in 2017, the firm’s Dublin office has rapidly expanded into a 60+ strong team consisting of 10 partners and 41 lawyers. The firm also recently announced the appointment of two corporate heavyweights to its team. Neil Keenan and Gerry Beausang of Byrne Wallace will join in early 2022, boosting the partner count to 12.
The team specialises in a range of sectors and practice areas, including Big Pharma, Private Equity Investment, Sustainable Finance and Investing, Energy, Restructuring, Cyber Data and Tech.
Ann’s appointment follows a successful period for Pinsent Masons in Dublin. The firm achieved double digit growth in the region and has 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.
Ann succeeds Gayle Bowen, who steps down after three years in post to focus on her role as head of the Irish Investment Funds practice.