Walkers names four new partners and two of counsel in Ireland



Eimear Keane, Ian McNamee, Niall Esler and Paddy Rath
Pictured (clockwise): Eimear Keane, Ian McNamee, Niall Esler and Paddy Rath

Global law firm Walkers has announced the promotion of Eimear Keane, Ian McNamee, Niall Esler and Paddy Rath to partners in Ireland.

Ms Keane has been appointed as a partner in investment funds and Mr Esler has been appointed as a partner in the regulatory and risk advisory team, while Mr McNamee and Mr Rath have both been appointed as partners in the finance team.

Meanwhile, Caitlin Friel has joined the firm as of counsel in the finance and corporate group and Shane Martin has joined as of counsel in the regulatory group.

Overall, Ireland was well-represented in Walkers’ largest round of promotions to date, with Ireland second only to the Cayman Islands in terms of number of appointments.

In total, there were 31 promotions globally, with nine in the Cayman Islands, six in Ireland, five in Hong Kong, four in London, three in Singapore, two in Jersey and one in each the British Virgin Islands and Guernsey offices.

Ingrid Pierce, global managing partner, said: “We are delighted to announce this year’s partner and counsel promotions. The number of promotions we have made this year is indicative of the depth of skill across the firm and the commitment to our clients.

“I am proud to work with such talented colleagues who bring a wealth of expertise to our core legal services.”



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