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Dara McDonald


Dara McDonald advises on transactional mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings, shareholder arrangements and general corporate advisory matters.

Dara has broad experience assisting clients with private share and business acquisitions / disposals and advising on venture capital investments and early stage fundraising.

Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the Senior Courts of England and WalesSolicitor regulated by the Law Society of Ireland


  • Acting for international law firm Ogier on its merger with Irish law firm Leman Solicitors LLP.
  • Acting for Navitas Semiconductor on its merger with NYSE listed special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II. The transaction, which valued the combined entity at an enterprise value of USD1.04 billion, resulted in Navitas becoming a publicly-traded company.
  • Advising PIB Insurance Group on multiple acquisitions of Irish Insurance brokers.
  • Advising Medica Group plc on its acquisition of Global Diagnostics Ireland, the market leader for teleradiology services in Ireland from Irish private healthcare group, Centric Health.
  • Acting for the Sellers on the disposal of Cork Plastics and Floplast through a competitive action process.
  • Acting for an Irish dairy co-operative in connection with its merger with another co-operative to form the second largest dairy processor in Ireland.
  • Acting for a UK listed energy storage fund in connection with its acquisition of certain battery storage assets located in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Advising a global asset manager on the ongoing corporate governance issues in connection with managing its real estate investments in Ireland.
  • Trinity College Dublin, LLB, 2014