Pinsent Masons names new partners in Dublin and Belfast
Pinsent Masons has announced the promotion of 19 new partners worldwide, including Oisín McLoughlin in Dublin and Jane Boyd in Belfast.
Senior associate Seána Donaghy has also been promoted to legal director in Belfast as part of the appointments round taking effect from 1 May 2021.
Mr McLoughlin is part of the firm’s energy team, advising domestic and international clients with respect to mergers and acquisitions, equity investment rounds, commercial contracts, corporate reorganisations and governance, foreign direct investment and private equity.
Ms Boyd and Ms Donaghy are both financial services lawyers. Ms Boyd advises both domestic and international lenders, corporates and UHNW individuals and families on syndicated and bilateral finance transactions, while Ms Donaghy has a core focus in housing finance and education finance.
Following this promotion round, the firm’s total number of partners is 459, with female representation across the partnership increasing to 28.5 per cent.
Gayle Bowen, head of Pinsent Masons in Dublin, said: “The appointment of Oisín McLoughlin to corporate partner underpins the continued growth of our Dublin office and strengthens our sector led offering. I congratulate Oisín and wish him every success in his new role.”
Andrea McIlroy-Rose, head in Belfast, said: “The Belfast office continues to invest in our talented people and despite the challenges 2020 has brought, this year is no exception.
“Jane and Seána are valuable assets not only to our local clients but as part of the firm’s wider sector-focused offering in the UK and internationally. I’d like to extend my congratulations to them on their fantastic achievement.”
Richard Foley, senior partner at Pinsent Masons, added: “This year more than any other, our people have experienced enormous disruption to their personal and professional lives. Despite everything, they have shown resilience and the ability to adapt and thrive.
“Although operating under challenging circumstances, our newly appointed partners have continued to apply Pinsent Masons’ values, innovative thinking and solutions-based legal services to achieve the best results for our clients.
“Thanks to their hard work and dedication, we have retained our focus on what matters; doing business in the right way for our clients and the communities we operate in. Congratulations to all on their well-deserved achievement.”