Irish law firm BHSM joins international alliance Alliott Group
17 August 2020
Alliott Group, the world’s sixth largest, multidisciplinary alliance of professional services firms, has expanded its presence into Ireland’s legal marketplace by appointing one of Ireland's largest independent commercial law firms, BHSM.
Alliott Group, the world’s sixth largest, multidisciplinary alliance of professional services firms, has expanded its presence into Ireland’s legal marketplace by appointing one of Ireland’s largest independent commercial law firms, BHSM.
This latest expansion brings further strength to the alliance’s legal membership in Western Europe and to one of the European Union’s most attractive and investor-friendly jurisdictions. BHSM’s membership of the alliance ensures that foreign companies setting up in Ireland and Irish businesses requiring legal expertise outside of the country have access to a local law firm that is a recognised expert in the Irish legal system and that is connected to some 180 law, accounting, audit, tax and specialist advisory firms in 76 countries worldwide. With Manus Brady also serving as the alliance’s accounting and tax member in Dublin, clients now have convenient access to a comprehensive range of professional advisory services in Ireland from under the Alliott Group umbrella.
Established in 2012 by four equity partners, including Managing Partner Mark Homan, and supported by a team of experienced and reputable lawyers, BHSM has established itself as one of Ireland’s Top Tier law firms. The Firm’s key practice areas include corporate, real estate, banking, litigation, private client, and insolvency & corporate restructuring. They also advise in a growing number of specialist areas such as employment & benefits, healthcare & life sciences, and privacy & data security. The Firm’s clients cover the full spectrum of sectors and include fast-growing businesses, multi-national companies, start-ups, and private individuals.
Partner Joe McVeigh comments:
“We are delighted to be selected as Alliott Group’s law member in Ireland. This will help raise our profile and increases our international offering in the marketplace. Some of our current client needs extend to countries in Africa, North America, China, the UK and mainland Europe and we understand that the only way for them and us to benefit from membership of such a group is to contribute as much as possible and to build mutually beneficial relationships with our fellow members so we can better service the international needs of our clients.
“We are also firmly committed to assisting international companies establish their operations in Ireland and we have a specific focus and deep experience in advising on all aspects of transnational business operations. We look forward to offering services to many members of Alliott Group.”
Alliott Group COO Giles Brake adds:
“As well as expanding to many new countries, our growth strategy prioritises consolidation in key markets in the EU. Ireland is one such location where we have been seeking a high calibre business law firm for some time. BHSM is an ambitious, modern, and energetic law firm with strong leadership and a clear vision. They serve an impressive national and international client base and are as excited as we are about what the alliance’s accounting and law firm dynamic will offer to their current and future clients. We are delighted to welcome Mark, Joe and everyone at BHSM to our global team.”
This latest appointment continues the recent growth of the alliance’s legal membership across Europe, including in Slovenia (BGO), Sweden (Titov & Partners and Advice KB), Turkey (Burcu Doner Law Firm), Ireland (BHSM) France (CS Avocats Associes) and Macedonia (TRPENOSKI Law Firm to be announced soon).
BHSM is a fast-growing, full service corporate law firm with a strong depth of expertise. BHSM operates out of the central business district in Dublin City, Ireland. The Firm consists of over 40 professionals with over 20 solicitors across their various practice areas.
The Firm’s core practice areas are:
• Corporate & Commercial
• Real Estate
• Banking & Finance
• Litigation & Dispute Resolution
• Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring
• Private Client
BHSM continues to widen its practice base, with established departments in:
• Employment & Benefits
• Life Sciences
• Renewable Energy
BHSM prides itself on delivering effective and innovative legal solutions for its clients and the Firm’s sectoral experience gives it the confidence to give sound advice and recommend a course of action, allowing its clients to move forward. Key to BHSM’s success is great communication and commercial awareness of its clients’ challenges and objectives.
BHSM is committed to assisting international companies establish their operations in Ireland. The Firm has a specific focus and experience in advising on all aspects of cross jurisdictional business operations. BHSM has the local knowledge and effective working relationships with the bodies who dictate the regulatory and business environments in Ireland.
The Firm is committed to continuously growing its product offering, making strategic hires in specialist areas of law such as their recent appointments in the areas of privacy & data security and private client.
About Alliott Group
Founded in 1979, and with 180 member firms in 76 countries, Alliott Group is an award-winning international association (‘alliance’) of independent accounting, law and specialist services firms that need deeper levels of cross border resources to develop reputation, visibility, and new business. Alliott Group provides services to help its member firms to position themselves as the ‘go to’ firms in their local markets for businesses and private individuals with multi-market business interests.
Alliott Group is expanding fast, and the alliance has its sights set firmly on growing its legal and accounting membership to 100 countries. Opportunities are available to independent professional firms in specific countries in Africa, but also in Europe, China, the ASEAN region, Australasia, the Gulf Cooperation Council region, Central and South America and in North America. For information about membership, contact Damien McMenamin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of Global Business Development.