DLA Piper advises Ogier on its merger with Irish firm Leman Solicitors LLP
DLA Piper has advised international law firm Ogier on its merger with Irish law firm Leman Solicitors LLP. In Ireland, the combined firm will become Ogier Leman LLP from June 2022.
The deal brings together Leman’s eight partner, 50 strong team with Ogier’s 100 partners and 900 employees worldwide. Following the merger, the Ogier group will boast 12 offices throughout Europe, the Caribbean and Asia.
The DLA Piper team was led by Dublin-based Corporate partner Matthew Cole, partner and Head of the Litigation and Regulatory practice in Ireland Caoimhe Clarkin and Corporate legal director Micheál Mulvey, alongside associate Dara McDonald. Other team members included legal director Alice Duffy (Employment) and associates Lorcan Doocey (Real Estate) and Nicole Fitzpatrick (Intellectual Property and Technology).
DLA Piper Corporate partner, Matthew Cole, commented: “We really enjoyed working with our colleagues at Ogier on this fascinating transaction and wholeheartedly welcome them to Ireland. At DLA Piper, we believe that increased competition and diversity in the Irish legal market can only be a good thing. As more international firms like DLA Piper and Ogier open in Ireland the increase in choice and concentration of world class talent and knowhow is benefitting graduates, young lawyers and the Irish legal market as a whole. Most importantly, it benefits our clients.”