Jonathan Kelly appointed managing partner at law firm Philip Lee
Jonathan Kelly has been named as the new managing partner of Philip Lee, taking over the leadership of the law firm from its founder of the same name.
Philip Lee, who founded the firm in 1993 and oversaw its growth into a full-service commercial law firm with offices in Dublin, London, Brussels and San Francisco. will remain as senior partner in its regulatory, government and infrastructure practices.
Mr Kelly joined the firm in 2002 and has since led the firm’s finance practice. A specialist in film and television finance, he helped to build the firm’s media and entertainment practice.
Over the past decade he has advised the firm’s clients on a range of corporate and financing transactions, with particular focus on the infrastructure, energy, media and real estate sectors.
His transactional experience ranges from the financing of Braveheart and Game of Thrones to numerous PPP transactions (in sectors such as education, health and transport) to negotiating Microsoft’s first corporate power purchase agreement in the Irish market.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Kelly said: “I am honoured to assume the role of managing partner of Philip Lee and am looking forward to playing my part in the firm’s continued growth and development.
“We are committed to maintaining an environment in which talent can flourish and all of our people can enjoy doing what they love, working together to provide a first-class service to our clients.
“I would like to thank Philip for his leadership, energy and vision in building a firm with such strong values and incredible skills. He has created a distinctive business with a unique DNA in this market and internationally.”
Mr Lee added: “I am immensely proud of the firm we have built. Jonathan has been pivotal to the firm’s growth and the major decisions we have taken over the years. I am confident that he will bring ambition and vision to the years ahead, helping us to achieve even greater success in the future.”