Senior Partner Phyllis Agnew
Managing Partner Ian Coulter
Solicitors and associates 29
Other fee-earners 12
THE FIRM Tughans is a long established and leading Northern Ireland law firm. Continuing to build on its renowned practice areas of corporate, real estate, commercial litigation, insurance and employment, the firm has experienced significant growth in other key sectors including banking and restructuring, insolvency, procurement and energy. The firm’s partners are recognised in industry as leaders in their field and continue to lead on a number of significant transactions and high profile cases. A trusted advisor to many of Northern Ireland’s leading companies, SMEs and international corporations doing business in the region, assisting entrepreneurial start-ups and advising on FDI, the firm focuses on building strong client relationships and providing tailored, commercial advice.
Tughans has a formal association with leading Dublin law firm, William Fry and works closely with international firms in Europe, the USA and Asia, to ensure a seamless multi-jurisdictional service.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Banking & Finance: The team advises financial institutions and corporate borrowers on secured and unsecured finance and lending and on the structuring of finance and security options. The team has experience in the areas of asset finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, property finance, securitisation and general corporate lending.
Construction: Members of the team provide specialist advice on non-contentious and contentious aspects of construction law. The team has acted in a number of high profile construction projects advising on such matters as building contracts, professional team appointments, collateral warranties, dispute resolution and mediation.
Corporate: The department’s principal activities include M&As, share issues, venture capital and inward investment, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and company reconstructions. The department has been involved in significant transactions across a range of business sectors and continues to attract a high proportion of the multi-jurisdictional work among Northern Irish law firms.
Dispute Resolution: The department is made up of three specialist units: commercial; insurance; and clinical negligence and professional regulatory work. All of the solicitors have expertise in methods of alternative dispute resolution including arbitration, adjudication, mediation and expert determination.The team acts for a wide range of professionals in professional indemnity cases.
Employment: The team acts for a number of Northern Ireland’s employers advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters. The team also provides employment advice on mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and TUPE.
Energy: The team advises clients in the energy sector principally in the energy from waste, electricity and renewable energy technologies markets, on issues relating to real estate, mergers and acquisitions, equity investment, regulatory, asset management and contentious issues.
Environment & Planning: The team advises on a range of environment and planning issues relating to real estate, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory issues and contentious matters. The team advises clients on brownfield development; planning applications; enforcement notices and appeals; waste management; permitting and licensing; environmental impact assessment; and renewable energy development.
Insolvency & Restructuring: The team advises financial institutions, insolvency officeholders, corporates and directors.Having advised on many of the largest and most high profile insolvencies in Northern Ireland, the team’s experience ensures that it can tackle the most complex restructuring projects and continually fulfil the needs of its clients.
Insurance: The team acts for insurance companies providing the full range of advice and representation to include a market-leading claims handling service, policy coverage advice, professional indemnity and health and safety.
Intellectual Property: The department specialises in the areas of IP, ICT, freedom of information and data protection, providing advice and assistance on all aspects of the protection and exploitation of intellectual property assets in a diverse range of sectors. The team has wide exposure to the technology environment in Northern Ireland, and draws leading clients from both the private and public sectors.
PFI/PPP/Projects: The firm continues to play a major part in the largest projects in Northern Ireland, principally in the healthcare, IT and infrastructure sectors.
Procurement: The procurement team advises public authorities, utilities and economic operators on all aspects of procurement law. It has advised on the successful completion of a significant number of high value and complex procurements across a range of sectors and has been involved in many of the leading procurement cases in Northern Ireland in recent years.
Real Estate: The department, home to one of the largest commercial property practices in Northern Ireland, acts for a diverse range of clients including private, institutional and public sector bodies and housing associations in all property matters and in all aspects of landlord and tenant law. The department continues to reinforce its outstanding reputation by providing strong technical expertise, practical advice and a reliable delivery of service at all levels.
- Banking & Finance Fearghal O’Loan
- Commercial Litigation Michael McCord, Patrick Brown, Toby McMurray
- Corporate John-George Willis, Ian Coulter, James Donnelly
- Employment Anna Beggan
- Energy Andrew Ryan, John-George Willis
- Environment & Planning Andrew Ryan
- Insolvency & Restructuring Toby McMurray
- Insurance Kathy McGillie
- Intellectual Property Adrian O’Connell
- PFI/PPP/Projects John-George Willis
- Procurement Patrick Brown
- Professional Discipline Andrew Anthony
- Real Estate Phyllis Agnew, John Mills
- Marlborough House,
- 30 Victoria Street,
- County Antrim
- BT1 3GG
- Tel (028) 9055 3300
- Fax (028) 9055 0096
- DX 433NR Belfast 1
- Email : email@example.com
- Website : www.tughans.com