13 March 2020 News
Corporate law firm A&L Goodbody (ALG) claimed four awards at the recent Insider Northern Ireland Dealmaker Awards, held at Belfast’s Europa Hotel. Now in their tenth year, the Dealmaker Awards recognise the leading professional advisory firms and funders in Northern Ireland and some of the best deals in which they were involved.
ALG Associate Catherine Irvine was named ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ for the “fundamental role she played in a wide range of deals, both local and international, ranging in value from £1m to £254m.”
The wider 23-strong Corporate team, meanwhile, was recognised for its role in a number of deals, including:
Alastair Keith, Partner and Head of Corporate at ALG in Belfast, commented: “ALG once again had a standout deal making year in 2019. These four awards are well-deserved recognition for our industry-leading team and the key role they continue to play in advising on a wide portfolio of complex international and local deals in Northern Ireland.
“In particular, we congratulate Catherine on being named ‘Emerging Dealmaker of the Year’ – a fitting accolade for a member of our team who exemplifies ALG’s values, combining outstanding technical ability, strong commercial focus and high-quality service to which our clients are accustomed.”
The largest dedicated team in the local market, ALG’s Corporate practice is led by five partners (Alastair Keith, Peter Stafford, Mark Thompson, David Rowan and Mark Stockdale).
In January 2020 ALG was, for the sixth consecutive year, ranked by Experian as the leading legal advisor by value of total M&A deals transacted in Northern Ireland in 2019. The firm’s Belfast office was recognised as having advised on the most significant deals by value in Northern Ireland, having acted on over 45 transactions across 2019 with a combined deal value of £1.1billion.
Alastair Keith, Partner and Head of Corporate at ALG in Belfast