William Fry



Venture capital funding during COVID-19 is a 'roller coaster'

Venture capital funding into Irish firms recorded its highest quarter on record during the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak, but during the second quarter first time funding fell by almost 60 per cent, according to a survey published by the Irish Venture Funding Association (IVFA) and William Fry.

Published 7 September 2020

Reason for 'cautious optimism' on M&A activity this year

There is reason to be "cautiously optimistic" about a rise in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the second half of 2020, a senior corporate lawyer has said.

Published 7 August 2020

Leo Moore: The return of the live injunction

Leo Moore, partner at William Fry, examines a recent High Court decision and the potential implications for IP rights in sport.

Published 16 July 2020

Ailbhe Dennehy: A cautionary tale for employers dismissing during probation

Ailbhe Dennehy, partner at William Fry, considers a significant High Court ruling concerning an employee dismissed during probation.

Published 15 July 2020

William Fry names Sonya Manzor as new head of tax

William Fry partner Sonya Manzor has been appointed to lead the firm's multidisciplinary, full-service tax team.

Published 13 July 2020

Colin Russell: I want to ride my (Brompton folding) bicycle

Colin Russell, trainee solicitor at William Fry, considers a recent European Court of Justice ruling that copyright protection can apply to a product's shape.

Published 18 June 2020

Karolina Rozhnova: Over the rainbow – High Court orders Twitter to disclose information about parody account

William Fry trainee solicitor Karolina Rozhnova considers a recent case in which Twitter was ordered by the High Court to disclose information about a parody account.

Published 10 June 2020

Major law firms continuing to recruit at all levels in spite of COVID-19

Major Irish law firms including Matheson, William Fry and Eversheds Sutherland are continuing to make strategic hires and welcome newly-qualified solicitors, trainees and interns in spite of the COVID-19 crisis, Irish Legal News can reveal.

Published 21 May 2020

Matthew Cahill joins William Fry as head of structured finance and debt capital markets

William Fry has announced the appointment of Matthew Cahill as head of structured finance and debt capital markets.

Published 11 May 2020

Pay and bonus cuts across Ireland's largest law firms

Pay and bonus cuts have been implemented at McCann FitzGerald, William Fry and Arthur Cox in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to The Irish Times.

Published 11 May 2020

William Fry: Welcome clarifications to temporary wage subsidy scheme

William Fry unpacks recent clarifications about certain provisions of the Government's temporary wage subsidy scheme.

Published 8 April 2020

William Fry: Compulsory licences on the horizon for drugs and equipment?

William Fry partner Laura Scott, senior associate Colette Brady and trainee solicitor Sophie Delaney consider whether growing concerns about the availability of certain drugs and equipment in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic will we see governments start to issue compulsory licences.

Published 1 April 2020

Sarah Plunkett: Can trials conducted via video-link maintain business continuity for the courts?

William Fry associate Sarah Plunkett explores the opportunities of using technology to maintain business continuity in the Irish courts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Published 26 March 2020

Sarah O'Mahony: Practical considerations for both landlords and tenants

Sarah O'Mahony, associate in the real estate team at William Fry, explores the challenges ahead for landlords and tenants of commercial property.

Published 24 March 2020

Alice O'Connor: Judgment mortgages – can you sever a joint tenancy?

Alice O'Connor, associate at William Fry, considers a recent ruling with significance for debtors who own joint properties and creditors seeking to enforce against jointly owned property.

Published 19 February 2020