Dillon Eustace brings partner count to 45 with three new appointments

Richard Lacken, Philip Lea and Rachel Turner
Pictured (L-R): Richard Lacken, Philip Lea and Rachel Turner

Dillon Eustace has announced the appointment of Richard Lacken, Philip Lea and Rachel Turner as partners, bringing its total partner count to 45.

Mr Lacken has become a partner in the firm’s tax team, while Mr Lea has become a partner in the corporate and M&A team and Ms Turner has become a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team.

Mr Lacken joined the firm in 2011 after training at a Big Four accounting practice. An AITI Chartered Tax Adviser, he consults on a wide range of tax matters relating to investment funds, real estate, banking, leasing, distressed debt, revenue interventions, structured finance and securitisation products.

Mr Lea joined in 2018 and advises a broad range of domestic and international corporations, private equity funds and financial institutions with significant operations in Ireland. His practice expertise is on mergers and joint ventures, private equity, corporate restructuring, corporate governance and general commercial matters.

Ms Turner advises on a broad range of commercial litigation and arbitration cases and has a particular expertise in financial services, professional negligence and insurance. She manages high-value claims for Irish and international insurers arising from policy interpretation, avoidance of policies and declinature of claims, especially those relating to financial lines, directors and officers and property policies.

Managing partner Mark Thorne said: “We are delighted to announce the promotions of Richard, Philip and Rachel to partner. Their extensive expertise in their respective fields has proved invaluable to clients, and to the wider firm.

“These appointments reflect our continuing growth across key practice areas of taxation, corporate and litigation and dispute resolution, and will be instrumental in driving our ambition to remain one of Ireland’s top law firms as we enter the next decade.”

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