McCann FitzGerald


Benchmark Litigation Reviews

Dispute resolution

McCann FitzGerlad is a strong Irish firm in the market with strengths in commercial court litigation. Terrence McCrann heads the department and is supported with 24 partners and three consultants and 73 lawyers.

Key figures in the firm include Roddy Bourke, Helen Kilroy, Sean Barton and Karyn Harty. Key sectors for the firm include financial services, commercial and professional services and energy. The firm’s clients include Independent News & Media, Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and Central Bank of Ireland.

The firm acted for Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) against EY in a case relating to the refinancing of the Bank’s former Chairman and his loans.

The firm hired Louise Delahunty as consultant to the investigations group. Ciara Ryan was promoted to partner and Brendan Slattery joined the firm as partner from Barry Doyle & Co.

Client feedback

“Very practical advice and had plenty of bench strength to deploy.” - Banking and financial services

“I consider that the overall service provided by the firm to our organisation was excellent.”

 “In the area of litigation defence, the effort and approach provided by the firm's partners (Michelle Doyle and Fiona O'Beirne) adopted was dedicated, resolute, thorough and forensic.  

“In relation to procurement advice, we required a great deal of assistance in that area of the law in order to properly manage public tender competitions and address various procurement related issues.”

“The firm were most proactive in assessing the matter, strong in collaborating with counsel and providing robust advice in a timely manner ultimately, providing peace of mind to the client body.”

“Top class analytical and commercially pragmatic advice.”

“Their work is overall very good.”

“They are good on the content and on the relation.”

Jenny Mellerick

“The strategic advice, knowledge and capability of Jenny Mellerick, the partner who worked with us in this area, was excellent and we were always confident in our position when Jenny was involved.”

Eamonn O’Hanrahan

Eamonn gave us top class service, dedicated and professional at all times, with a depth of insight and knowledge that is unrivalled.”

“On general strategic advice, project related matters and legislative drafting, we relied heavily on Eamonn O'Hanrahan.”