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George Brady

Partner

Dublin

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

Chambers Global & Europe

Expertise

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.

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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
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Accolades

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

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Education

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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