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Tony McGovern, Partner

Tony McGovern


Practice areas

  • Commercial and IT
  • Corporate
  • Intellectual property
  • Life sciences
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Technology

Practice notes

Tony is a partner in our Corporate and Commercial departments, in the Dublin office.

‘an experienced and very commercial and pragmatic and highly trusted advisor’ - Legal 500

‘Tony McGovern is an excellent business partner with significant corporate law experience and knowledge. He is personable and easy to deal with. He provides practical advice without trying to overcomplicate and over legalise matters.’ - Legal 500

‘top notch, affable and business focused and gets the job done’ - Legal 500

"cuts straight to the chase. He can understand the issue, focus on the commercial elements and provide solid, practical advice in a technical environment" - Chambers Europe

“He is more approachable than most lawyers I deal with. He is balanced and will always present the issues in the right context.”  - Chambers Europe
"good at navigating the transaction to a successful conclusion" - Legal 500

‘Tony McGovern uses a combination of commercial and legal expertise and a pragmatic approach to developing working solutions. He has a broad understanding and experience in negotiating hospital contracts for clinical studies in the EU.’ - Legal 500
With more than thirty years of practice in the area Tony is a highly regarded lawyer with a wealth of experience in the Corporate sector. His experience of providing advice to the technology sector in Ireland has seen him involved in some of the most high profile and complex transactions in the sector.
Tony's recent experience includes:
  • Advising Vivasure Medical on its Series C funding round from a group of international VC’s together with its existing investor group;
  • Advising Integumen Group in connection with the acquisition of the business and assets of Enhance Skin Products Inc.
  • Advising Venn Life Sciences Holdings PLC on the acquisition of Kenesis Pharma.
  • Leading the team in the disposal of Risk Intelligence Ireland Limited to Verisk Analytics .
  • Advising on the acquisition of Maydown Precision Engineering by Schivo Group.
  • Leading the Eversheds team in the disposal of System Dynamics Group to Deloitte.
  • Advising the majority shareholder of Klas Telecom Group on the Buy In and Management Buy Out of the original founders.
In addition he brings a strong commercial attitude to the business of exploiting knowledge assets for a diverse range of technology clients across sectors such as ICT, Medical Devices and Pharma.