Walkers' Ireland Office Receives 10 Practice Area Rankings in Legal 500 EMEA 2022 Guide

Walkers' Ireland office is pleased to have received 10 practice area rankings and have 11 individuals being recognised in the Legal 500 EMEA 2022 Guide. Walkers has retained rankings in: Asset Finance; Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Commercial, Corporate and M&A; Data Privacy and Data Protection; Employment; Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring; Investment Funds; Real Estate and Tax. Walkers lawyers have also been recognised on the Hall of Fame, Leading Individuals, Next Generation Partners and Rising Stars lists.

Commenting on the Legal 500 rankings, Ireland Managing Partner Jonathan Sheehan notes, "We sincerely thank our clients for commenting on our strengths and reinforcing our high rankings. We are pleased to see that we continue to maintain our strong rankings across practice groups, as well as multiple individual rankings. I congratulate all of the practices and individuals recognised by the guide."

Client testimonials from the Legal 500 EMEA 2022 guide include:

‘I work with their CLO team and they have built a real niche in this area and are without doubt in the top tier of leading law firms in Ireland in terms of CLO expertise. They have the transactional expertise, coupled with the key tax expertise, and seamless integration with their listing and corporate services department. A winning one-stop shop for CLOs.’ (Capital Markets)

‘I value the efficiencies resulting from the connection between Walkers’ Asset Finance Team and their corporate services provider, Walkers Professional Services. It means we can run our transactions and corporate authorisation process in a smooth fashion.’ (Asset Finance)

‘Walkers have a global presence and are deep domain specialists in the funds space, which makes them great people to work with. They definitely have an abundance of bench strength and capacity versus other legal firms, and are looking to grow further. They also have a strong relationship with the Central Bank of Ireland which is hugely important for all fund and other regulatory applications. They have a proactive approach, and will also help to connect the dots with their global reach which is also most helpful to my business, where I have clients and colleagues located around the world.’ (Investment Funds)

‘They are fantastically knowledgeable and uniquely commercial and solution-oriented. They go above and beyond for their clients and are very accessible and dedicated.’ (Banking and Finance)

‘We found them to be extremely responsive. It was very comforting for us to know that they had adapted to the working from home environment seamlessly, particularly with the adoption of technology to maintain regular contact with us throughout the entire investment process.’  (Commercial, Corporate and M&A)  

 ‘Walkers Ireland Tax is a dynamic practice. The team is client focused and extremely responsive. During the work from home period, Walkers Tax continued to provide a high quality service offering. The team collaborates seamlessly with our other professional service providers which is extremely important and a hard to find trait.’ (Tax)

‘The advice is very practical and professionally sound. The individual lawyers have a very good understanding of the needs of the client.’ (Real Estate)

‘Susan Battye provides consistent and reliable employment law advice when needed, tailored to the business and operations of the company. She is very approachable and ensures to cover all risks, while outlining the best options available. Impressed with efficient and quick responses.(Employment)

‘Walkers are always on hand to answers queries and share any relevant industry updates. They are capable, confident and personable when engaging at all levels.’ (Data Privacy and Data Protection)

'Clarity of communication and empathy towards situation.’ (Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring)