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James-Paul Galligan advises clients on domestic and international corporate transactions, entering financial markets regulated by the Central Bank, and corporate governance issues related to Brexit planning. James-Paul also advises many French companies doing business in and through Ireland.

James-Paul is also skilled in providing advice on entering regulated markets and in particular financial markets regulated by the Central Bank. He provides advice on corporate governance, regulatory compliance, and post-Brexit planning. James-Paul has considerable experience in advising clients in the Fintech and Regtech sector and guiding companies in their applications for entry into Irish regulated markets.

James-Paul advises clients on management buy outs and management buy in both domestically and in cross-border transactions. James-Paul has advised clients on such transactions in the financial services, energy, and pharmaceutical sectors.


Bachelor of Law, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 1994


France Chamber of Commerce

Franco-Irish Lawyers Association

Registered Lawyer with the English Football Association

Institute of Directors

Roll of solicitors of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

State Bar Licenses

Ireland, England, Wales

Professional Experience:

  • Advising shareholders and directors in private company management buy-outs.
  • Advising several companies on Enterprise Ireland investment funding and grant aid, including preference share subscriptions.
  • Advising on commercial agreements such as share sale and purchase agreements, subscription agreements, shareholder agreements and has particular experience in agreements tailored to international corporate structures.
  • High Court commercial litigation work including advising banks on recovery strategies around valuer and solicitor professional indemnity litigation.
  • Advising on post Brexit contingency planning for regulated entities with a particular emphasis on entering the Irish Financial Services Market and post Brexit corporate structuring.