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Patrick Quinlan

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Patrick is a partner in Maples and Calder's Corporate team in the Maples Group's Dublin office, and specialises in corporate finance law. Patrick advises companies and investors in public and private equity and debt fundraisings, initial public offerings and public and private mergers and acquisitions as well as in respect of cross-border transactions and day-to-day corporate and commercial matters.


Patrick joined the Maples Group in 2011 having previously worked in the Dublin and London offices of a large Irish corporate law firm. He has been ranked as "Highly Regarded" and as a "Leading Individual" and recommended by a number of directories, including Chambers Global, The Legal 500 and IFLR 1000.      

"Fantastic lawyer offering commercial advice that gets to the heart of the issues at hand. He is a clear communicator and manages transactions smoothly."  (Chambers Global 2022)

"Worked with us for a number of years, understands our business and risk appetite and his advice is always well received. Transaction management, the ability to negotiate without causing friction in the relationship with the other side, and timeliness are key strengths of Patrick’s that we value immensely."  (The Legal 500 EMEA 2021)

"Helpful, plain speaking, very responsive and a pleasure to work with."  (The Legal 500 EMEA 2021)

"Technically very strong and good at managing relationships on both sides of transactions."  (Chambers Global 2021)

"Calm, thoughtful and measured individual whose opinions are based on knowledge of the facts, and hence he is able to provide excellent advice."  (Chambers Global 2020)

"My go-to Irish lawyer for M&A and corporate advice. He is very responsive, works seamlessly with clients and other advisers, and provides practical advice. He has won the trust and confidence of referred clients and that is proof positive of his approach."  (The Legal 500 2020)

"Excellent lawyer. He understands our business, delivers in times of urgency and is proactive about his management of our transactions. We trust his advice and the quality he and his team produce is always of the highest standard."  (The Legal 500 2020)

"Understands our business and risk appetite and advises us accordingly. He is technically excellent, innovative and an efficient lawyer who plays a key role in ensuring the effectiveness of our growth strategy."  (IFLR 1000 2019)

"Excellent M&A advisor and I cannot recommend his services highly enough. Always delivers a strong solution within an extremely short time and has the depth and breadth of knowledge that is required for a strong M&A advisor."  (IFLR 1000 2019)


  • Addition on its investment in Tines
  • A private consortium on the acquisition of Cityjet
  • Arachas Corporate Brokers Ltd.'s management team on its sale to Ardonagh, and on its acquisition of BJP Insurance
  • BGF on its €10.5m investment in Edgescan, and the sale of Brindley Healthcare
  • BidX1 on the strategic Investment by Pollen Street Capital
  • Buymie on its €5.8m investment led by the Wheatsheaf Group
  • Cardinal Capital Group on its investment in the Mowlam Healthcare Group
  • CoreHR on its sale to the Access Group
  • CurrencyFair on its merger with Assembly Payments, and on the investment from Standard Chartered into CurrencyFair
  • Draper Esprit on moving its listing to the main exchanges in both Dublin and London
  • Fleetmatics on its NYSE IPO, follow-on offerings and US$2.4bn takeover by Verizon
  • Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Corporation consortium on the acquisition of Dell's software business
  • ING Bank as lender to Mediahuis BV on the take private of Independent News & Media plc
  • Luna Systems on its funding from investment consortium
  • Rockall Technologies and its shareholders on its sale to Broadridge
  • Sandman Signature on its acquisition of the Portmarnock Hotel & Golf Links
  • Silver Lake Partners on its US$25bn acquisition of Dell Inc.
  • Susquehanna Growth Equity on its Investments in Phorest and Poppulo
  • Sysnet Global Solutions on the investments by FTV Capital and True Wind Capital
  • The management team in Arachas on its recent sale
  • The owners of the Conrad Hotel Dublin on its recent sale to Archer Hotel Capital   
  • Upland Software on its acquisitions of Altify and Interfax Communications
  • Version 1 on the investment by Volpi Capital, and its acquisition of Neueda, Cedar Consulting, Beoley Mill Software, Patech Solutions, Rocela Group, Presidion, and both the buyer and sellers on the sale of Singlepoint to Version 1
  • Welltel on its acquisition of Fulnett Ltd.

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2002 - Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland


Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin, Dip. Business Studies (Hons), 1997

University College Dublin, BCL (Hons), 1996


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