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Ciara Downes, Solicitor, is a corporate and commercial advisor. She joined the firm in 2019 as a trainee solicitor and qualified as a solicitor in 2022.

Since joining the firm, Ciara has gained expansive knowledge and experience in the areas of corporate and commercial law.

Ciara provides wide-ranging advice on all aspects of corporate and commercial law including share and asset sales and acquisitions, equity investments and group structuring.

Working with start-up companies on a variety of corporate matters including company formation, company secretarial matters, shareholder agreements, funding arrangements, and broader commercial contracts, Ciara’s wide-ranging expertise enables her to utilise her broad commercial understanding for the benefit of corporate clients in diverse sectors.

Recent Work Highlights

  • Advised BHSL Group on their acquisition of Glan Agua Limited, a leading water utilities company in the UK and Ireland.
  • Advised Citylink on the acquisition of Go Bus, including bus routes and employee integration.
  • Advised Ellab A/S on its expansion into the Irish market, including the acquisitions of Autocal Ireland Limited and Calx Instrumentation Services Limited, leading validation solutions providers to the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries.
  • Advised Renatus Capital Partners on their investment in Allied Imports Limited and Tipperary Crystal.
  • Advised H&MV Engineering Limited through the equity investment in the company by Exponent, a UK private equity firm.
  • Advised the shareholders of ActionPoint Technology Group on the acquisition of ICT Project Management Limited and advised the sellers on the subsequent acquisition of ActionPoint by Viatel.
  • Advised the shareholders of Limerick Packaging on the sale of the company to Zeus Packaging.
  • Advised the sellers of a number of insurance brokers on the sale of the companies to Aston Lark, Innovu Insurance and PIB Insurance.

Professional Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland
  • Chairperson of Sixmilebridge Youth Club

Education

  • University of Limerick, LLB
  • Admitted to the Law Society of Ireland
  • Mediator Academy, Foundation Level Certificate in Commercial Mediation

Awards, Membership and Recognition

Law Society Badge
Sixmilebridge Youth Club