At the beginning of 2016 the Irish M&A landscape is in a very healthy position. Ireland's reputation for a cost competitive, stable and business friendly environment with a highly skilled workforce continues to drive significant overseas investment into Ireland. Irish M&A deal value for 2015 climbed to €312 billion, which accounted for over 20% of the total value of European M&A for last year.
Unsurprisingly, over 90% of the deal value in 2015 came from the pharmaceutical and medtech sectors in addition to which there were also a number of high profile loan portfolio sales and onward sales of former distressed assets. The scale of this activity in the market is fuelling intense competition amongst corporate law firms in Ireland for the top M&A talent, from newly qualified solicitor level up to equity partner level.
In tandem with the increased competition amongst Ireland's commercial law firms for the top M&A talent, candidate confidence in moving laterally has also increased. As a corporate lawyer however, considering a lateral move can be a daunting experience. The need for absolute confidentiality, an incomplete insight into the pros and cons of competitor firms and uncertainty as to how to take the first step can hamper lawyers in embarking on a career move.
As one of Ireland's leading legal recruitment firms for more than 20 years, our wide ranging experience ensures that we provide candidates with pragmatic, discreet and informed advice. In 2015, we acted successfully for 6 of the 7 largest law firms in Ireland. We also work with the leading mid-tier, international and boutique law firms in Dublin and Cork. We are currently recruiting corporate lawyers at Newly Qualified, Associate, Salaried and Equity Partner level for law firms in Dublin and Cork in the Big 6, Top 20 and international arena.
If you are a corporate lawyer considering a move to another firm, we are in an excellent position to advise you on your options and guide you into the perfect role. HRM works with solicitors and lawyers at all levels of experience in Ireland and overseas interested in exploring career opportunities in private practice and in-house.
For a confidenatial exploratory conversation please contact:
Principal Consultant, Legal & Compliance Selection
HRM RECRUIT on +353 1 6321852
All conversations and applications will be treated in strict confidence.
As one of Ireland's leading legal recruitment firms for more than 20 years, HRM is a gateway to the next stage in your successful legal career. We work with solicitors and lawyers at all levels of experience in Ireland and overseas interested in exploring career opportunities in private practice and in-house.
Further details on this, and other career opportunities for legal professionals, are listed in the Legal Jobs Ireland LinkedIn group.