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Caroline Connolly, Of Counsel, is a senior commercial and corporate adviser, with more than 16 years experience in Ireland and the UK, both in private practice and in-house.


Advising on all aspects of commercial law including sale, purchase, goods, services, distribution, agency, outsourcing, technology across all sectors (including regulated sectors e.g. financial institutions, pharma, education, public sector etc.). With particular focus on large, complex transactions involving local and overseas GDPR/personal data.


Advising on all aspects of corporate law including company law compliance, corporate governance, shareholder arrangements and mergers & acquisitions.

Recent Work Highlights

  • Advising Limerick Twenty Thirty Strategic DAC in the creation of a unique joint venture partnership with Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, part of the National Treasury Management Agency to finance the development of the One Opera Square project in Limerick. 
  • Advising MacX3 Investments Limited through their investment in a fundraising round in Clare-based HR software company HRLocker. 
  • Advising Azur Underwriting Limited through the acquisition of its high-net-worth personal lines business in the United Kingdom and Ireland by Aviva. 
  • Advising companies across sectors on terms and conditions of operation, including complex outsourcing, technology and media arrangements. 
  • Advising private and charitable companies on IP acquisition and arrangements.
  • Advising educational institutions (universities) on industry and academic collaborations. 
  • Advising private and public sector companies on GDPR practices and arrangements. 
  • Advising companies of all sizes on shareholder arrangements. 
  • Implementing employee share schemes, including restricted and growth share schemes.
  • Advising on Companies act compliance, including completion of restricted transactions. 
  • Implementing employee share schemes, including restricted and growth share schemes. 
  • Advising on all legal aspects of Company group restructuring. 


  • University of Limerick, LLB Law and European Studies.
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland.