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Firm Profile


Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • Marlborough House
  • 30 Victoria Street
  • Belfast
  • County Antrim
  • UK
  • BT1 3GG

Firm profile submitted by Tughans

The Firm: Tughans is one of Northern Ireland’s longest established and most respected commercial law firms, recognised as being eminent across all commercial practice areas. Specialist partner-led teams are at the core of its business, offering bespoke client-focused solutions.
The firm places the same emphasis on commercial intelligence as legal expertise, which is why it is trusted advisor to many of Northern Ireland’s leading organisations and international companies investing in the region. Clients value how the firm works with them not just as legal counsel but as business partners, resulting in its strong reputation for providing pragmatic, commercially realistic guidance.
To ensure its clients’ needs are met on an all Ireland basis the firm works directly with leading Dublin law firm William Fry, while internationally it has strong ties with firms across Europe, the USA and Asia to ensure a seamless multi-jurisdictional service.

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 many of Northern Ireland’s employers advising on the full range of employment matters, both contentious and non-contentious, including pensions. 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 environmental 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.