Market - leading Corporate and Commercial law team with unrivalled expertise in Northern Ireland in terms of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate law transactions.
The Corporate solicitor team at Carson McDowell advises leading UK companies and international companies doing business in Northern Ireland, across a broad range of sectors including Technology, Energy & Renewables, Food & Agriculture, Transport & Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Leisure and Hospitality and Financial Services.
We act for a diverse client base from start-ups to multinationals, through to family-run businesses, providing market-leading knowledge and specialist legal advice on all aspects of corporate transactions and corporate law matters.
Our experts develop M&A strategies for both buyers and sellers, helping them to achieve rapid growth and market share through strategic acquisitions. The team delivers the full range of services which apply to an M&A transaction including planning and integration, due diligence, corporate finance and much more.
Our expertise is further strengthened by complementary disciplines within the firm, such as procurement, employment, competition, intellectual property and environmental and planning law. Together, as part of a larger multi-disciplinary team, we collaborate to ensure that our clients enjoy a full and seamless service at all times.
For decades, our lawyers have advised on the most significant M&A deals and corporate transactions in Northern Ireland. Our experience and reputation speaks volumes, which is why we are widely recognised as one of the leading corporate and M&A legal practices in the country.
Mergers & Acquisitions
Private Equity and Venture Capital
Reorganisations and Restructuring
Shareholder Agreements, Joint Ventures & Partnerships
Management buy outs and buy ins
Corporate Governance and Company Law Issues
Our Corporate lawyers have the experience and expertise to advise you on all aspects of corporate law.
Acted as legal advisers to the shareholders in Neueda Limited, which was sold to Version 1 Software in June 2021.
Advised the shareholders of AquaQ Analytics Ltd in respect of the sale of the entire issued share capital of the company to Sovereign Capital Partners and on the equity investment terms in respect of their new shareholding in the wider group.
Acted as lead advisors on the sell side of 100% of the share capital of Resptor Limited to US Company Integration Appliance Inc (known as Intapp).
Acted as lead advisers to the Lowe Group in relation to its acquisition of two companies during the year, Spherica Systems Limited(“Spherica”) and Abbey Design Associates(Gloucester) Limited (“ADA”).
Advised Lagan Homes (G.B.) Ltd in respect of its acquisition of Cawrey Ltd.
Acted as advisers to J & E Davy in relation to the Northern Irish aspects of the sale and purchase of J & E Davy’s wealth management, capital markets and associated businesses to the Bank of Ireland group.
Acted as NI legal advisers Qualitest, the world's leading AI-powered, engineering-driven software testing and quality assurance company, in relation to its acquisition of Olenick.
Advised Fibrus on its successful bid for Project Stratum, the project to deliver full fibre broadband across regional and rural communities in Northern Ireland.
— Chambers UK
"Richard Gray is simply outstanding. He is an excellent lawyer-a very experienced guy and an obvious go-to for corporate matters."
— Chambers Uk
"They have a good mix of specialities in the firm are good at giving clear advice."
— Chambers UK
"I am most impressed with Carson McDowell. They understand the sense of urgency and their meticulous attention to detail continues to impress me."
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31 March 2020