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Maples Group Lawyers Earn Top Rankings in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Guide

19 Apr 2023

Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm, is proud to announce that its Dublin, Dubai and Luxembourg offices have once again been recognised in The Legal 500 EMEA 2023 Guide.  Notably, 40 lawyers earned rankings across 16 practice areas with clients praising the firm for being "professional and knowledgeable" with the ability to "operate efficiently across several markets".

A total of nine Partners were listed in the elite 'Leading Individuals' category, six Partners received the 'Next Generation Lawyers' accolade while four lawyers were selected as 'Rising Stars' in their respective categories.  Furthermore, Ireland Managing Partner Peter Stapleton was elevated to the 'Hall of Fame' category, the highest legal ranking provided by the Guide, joining Dubai Managing Partners Manuela Belmontes and Philip Ireland. Impressively, the firm's Ireland Data, Commercial & Technology practice, led by Claire Morrissey, listed in the 'Firms to Watch' category this year.

In addition to several lawyers retaining their rankings, the following lawyers received new accolades this year:

Jordan O'Brien, Corporate Partner, recognised as a 'Rising Star' in Corporate, Commercial and M&A

Morgan Pierse, Corporate Partner, recognised as a 'Next Generation Lawyer' in Corporate, Commercial and M&A

Conor Cawley, Corporate Associate, recommended in Corporate, Commercial and M&A

Brian Clarke, Dispute Resolution & Insolvency Partner, recommended in Construction and Projects and PPP

Fearghal de Feu, Funds & Investment Management Partner, recommended in Investment Funds

Mary O'Neill, Finance Partner, elevated to 'Leading Individual' in Asset Finance

Aisling Burke, Property Of Counsel, recommended in Real Estate

Ciara Ni Longaigh, Employment Associate, recommended in Employment

Commenting on the rankings, Global Managing Partner, Jonathan Green, said, "I am delighted to see that our cross-jurisdictional expertise and strong knowledge of the markets in EMEA have been so well recognised in this year's Legal 500 EMEA Guide. We have a very broad and deep bench of talent in the region and our lawyers and professionals work collaboratively to ensure that we consistently deliver the highest quality legal advice to our clients. These rankings are a testament to the outstanding work of all of our team members in Dublin, Dubai and Luxembourg and I would like to thank them for their dedication as well as congratulate those who have been recognised this year. I would also like to thank our clients and industry colleagues for taking the time to share their experiences with The Legal 500 editorial teams."

For over 30 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market.  Their research is based on submissions from law firms, interviews with leading private practice lawyers and feedback from over 300,000 clients worldwide.
A selection of testimonials from The Legal 500 EMEA 2023:

"Professional and knowledgeable team with which we have a long standing relationship. They stand in our corner."

"Technical knowledge, speed of responses, ability to come up with solutions and work with us to meet demanding deal deadlines."

"I think what makes the team unique is that they have scale and depth in the key fund jurisdictions."

"Fantastic team of friendly, intelligent and commercial lawyers. Leading experts across all financial services and investment fund matters."

"The team operate efficiently across several markets and are always available. They provide consistent, quality advice."

"Market knowledge, commercial understanding and responsiveness."

"Quick to respond with sound advice based on broad experience in the market."

"Fights strongly for the best interests of their clients and always on top of the detail. Quality team from top to bottom."


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