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Eversheds Sutherland LLP expands its litigation and real estate offerings as it joins forces with Kenny Solicitors

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Today, leading global law practice Eversheds Sutherland LLP is delighted to announce the expansion of its commercial litigation and real estate offerings as it joins forces with Dublin-based Kenny Solicitors. The move will bolster Eversheds Sutherland LLP’s full service, multidisciplinary offerings and expertise, to meet the growing demand for litigation and real estate services from its growing domestic and international client base.

Kenny Solicitors is one of Ireland’s leading private client legal firms. It is a full-service commercial firm specialising in property, commercial agreements and commercial litigation, which has amassed a large and prestigious client base ranging from publicly listed companies to some of Ireland’s most well-known business leaders.

Kenny Solicitors' team of lawyers, led by Principal Graham Kenny, will become part of the Eversheds Sutherland LLP’s team in Ireland of over 300 talented professionals. Graham became a new Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation Practice Group, with effect from the 1st of June 2022, and his team will have a specific focus on insolvency, restructuring, commercial litigation and real estate matters.

Before founding Kenny Solicitors, Graham worked as a commercial solicitor in one of the top five largest firms in the country and as a Partner in another successful Dublin law firm. He has represented parties in some of the largest commercial cases to ever come before the Courts in Ireland and regularly advises leading domestic and international companies on commercial agreements, corporate finance and regulatory issues. Graham has also been a lecturer for The Law Society of Ireland for its Higher Diploma in Corporate Recovery and Insolvency.

Alan Connell, Managing Partner of Eversheds Sutherland LLP, said:

“Moving beyond the challenges of the past couple of years, and in response to the ever-increasing globalisation of the economy, joining forces with Kenny Solicitors and Graham, with an impressive depth of talent, demonstrates our confidence to continually invest where there is clear market demand, as we strive to not only meet but stay ahead of our clients’ needs.

“As the largest and most established full-service global law practice in the country, with an all-island offering, this combination of capabilities, top-quality legal expertise and a shared commercially-driven approach will enable Eversheds Sutherland LLP to continue providing excellent service to all our clients and further strengthen our existing commercial litigation practice generally, and our insolvency and restructuring practice in particular. I would like to wish Graham and all his team every continued success.”

Graham Kenny, former Principal of Kenny Solicitors and now Partner in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation Practice Group at Eversheds Sutherland LLP, said:

“This is a very exciting moment in time for Kenny Solicitors and we are delighted to join forces with Ireland’s only full-service international law practice. Just like Eversheds Sutherland LLP’s Partners and Solicitors, our aim has always been to work in a collaborative partnership with clients to deliver premium legal advice on time and within budget. As well as gaining access to a global network, we are all looking forward to continuing to support existing and new clients by working closely with our new colleagues to provide expert services.”

This latest development follows recent accelerated growth for Eversheds Sutherland LLP in its corporate and commercial divisions, including employment, data protection, intellectual property, cyber security, dispute resolution and litigation, risk and investigations, tax and financial services. Eversheds Sutherland LLP is the most established and largest global full-service law practice in Ireland and the law practice of choice for internationally-focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. Eversheds Sutherland LLP is on the legal panels of several state bodies and national organisations and counts many prominent domestic and international corporations and financial institutions (including Fortune 100 companies) in its growing client list.

About Eversheds Sutherland

Eversheds Sutherland is a global top 10 law practice that provides multidisciplinary legal advice and solutions to a global client base ranging from small and mid-sized businesses to the largest multinationals.

The practice has more than 70 offices in over 30 countries. Its Irish offices (Dublin and Belfast) serve as an important European hub for the firm’s international client base, employ over 300 talented professionals and have a strong tradition and culture of investing in world-class people and nurturing young talent. Eversheds Sutherland provides a full range of legal services, including corporate and M&A, dispute resolution and litigation, risk and investigations, energy and infrastructure, data protection, insurance and financial service, employment and pensions, intellectual property, real estate and construction, and tax.

Eversheds Sutherland holds the internationally recognised ISO 27001 certification for its exemplary data protection and information security in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland for its Dublin and Belfast offices. This ensures it follows best practices in protecting its data, improving its cybersecurity posture and business efficiency, while also ensuring that it meets legal and regulatory data protection obligations.

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