George Brady



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George Brady is known for his "significant international experience".

Chambers Global & Europe


George is a partner in the firm's Corporate Department.

He has advised on many of the most significant Irish corporate transactions of recent years including:

  • the $18 billion merger of Willis and Towers Watson;
  • Allergan’s $66 billion merger with Actavis;
  • the Actavis $8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott;
  • the $6.5 billion hostile bid by Royalty Pharma for Elan Corporation;
  • Medtronic’s proposed $42.9 billion acquisition of Covidien plc;
  • Eaton Corporation’s $11.8 billion acquisition of Cooper Industries;
  • the $5.6 billion merger of Questcor and Mallinckrodt; and
  • the $2.6 billion acquisition of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals by Endo International.

George previously worked in the London office of a leading international law firm and has been a partner since 2003.

Experience Highlights

Recent transactions on which George has advised include:

  • Willis on its $18 billion merger of equals with Towers Watson
  • Allergan on its $66 billion merger with Actavis (NYSE)
  • Perella Weinberg Partners LP on its role as financial adviser to US medical device maker Medtronic, Inc. on its $42.9 billion acquisition of Irish-based Covidien plc (NYSE)
  • Auxilium Pharmaceuticals on its $2.6 billion acquisition by Endo International
  • Questcor Inc on its $5.6 billion merger with Mallinckrodt plc (NYSE)
  • Actavis (NYSE) on its $8.5 billion acquisition of Warner Chilcott plc (NASDAQ)
  • Royalty Pharma on its $6.5 billion hostile bid for Elan Corporation (NYSE)
  • Weatherford International (NYSE) on its re-domiciliation from Switzerland to Ireland
  • Eaton Corporation (NYSE) on it $11.8 billion acquisition of Cooper Industries plc
  • Acquisition by Intro Aviation of CityJet from Air France
  • Microsoft on its acquistion of Havok
  • The underbidder on the EUR1.1 billion sale of Bord Gáis Energy
  • Insight Venture Partners, a New York-based private equity and venture capital firm, in relation to its investments in Fenergo Group Limited and AMCS Limited
  • Beam Inc (NYSE), the leading premium global spirits company, in its acquisition of Cooley Distillery the award winning independent Irish whiskey producer
  • Babcock & Brown on its EUR2.36 billion acquisition of eircom Group plc
  • Realm Energy International (a company formerly listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange) on its merger with San Leon plc
  • Endesa SA and Enel on the €350 million disposal of Endesa Ireland (which owns power stations at Tarbert and Great Island) to SSE
  • IAWS on its €2.5 billion merger with Hiestand and on the listing of ARYZTA, the new parent company, on the Irish and Swiss Stock Exchanges

Recognised for Corporate Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

George Brady is described by clients as "very practically minded, a very good technician and ready to adapt to the complexities of an overseas transaction".
Chambers Global 2017

George Brady is highly sought after for high-value M&A. Clients enthuse that he is "a problem solver" and "very calm, responsive and succinct".
Chambers Global 2017

George Brady is named a Leading Lawyer.
IFLR1000 2017

George Brady is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2016

Top-rated partner George Brady boasts market-leading experience of cross-border mandates.
Chambers Global 2016

Clients say George Brady "understands our entrepreneurial approach and has the ability to take risks, looking beyond his own borders to see the advantages of a certain strategic approach".
Chambers Global 2016

Clients say George Brady "is diplomatic in dealing with the different cultures and runs deals very smoothly".
Chambers Global 2016

George Brady is named a Leading Lawyer
IFLR1000 2016

M&A and Governance expert
Who’s Who Legal 2015

George Brady is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2015

George Brady has significant international experience.
Chambers Global & Europe 2015

George Brady is recommended.
European Legal 500 2015

George Brady is named a leading lawyer.
IFLR1000 2015

George Brady is "very strategic".
European Legal 500 2014

George Brady is praised by sources for his depth of transactional experience.  His regular work includes cross-border mergers and private equity transactions.
Chambers Global 2014

George Brady is named a leading individual by European Legal 500 2014, IFLR1000 2014 and Best Lawyers.

Clients regard George Brady as a "business-minded lawyer who can manage a large project with a number of moving parts.  He is also an effective negotiator."  He advises on corporate finance, M&A, corporate restructurings and private equity.
Chambers Global Chambers 2013


Admitted to the New York Bar
Qualified as a solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising)
DePaul University, US (Law School)
University College Dublin (BCL, International)

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