The new office marks another milestone in the firm's global expansion plan
Squire Patton Boggs has announced plans to open an office in Dublin, Ireland – its 15th location in Europe – complementing the firm’s international platform of over 40 offices worldwide.
Partner Dennis Agnew, who leads the transactions team for Ireland at Pinsent Masons and was a founding partner of its Dublin office, will join Squire Patton Boggs to launch the new office, which is expected to open on May 1, 2023.
“Launching in Ireland, one of the world’s fastest growing economies, is another important milestone in our global expansion and reaffirms our commitment to providing clients with premium counsel wherever they do business,” said Mark Ruehlmann, the firm’s chair and global CEO.
Agnew will serve as managing partner of the Dublin office and lead the firm’s efforts to recruit additional talent. He advises international and Irish companies on cross-border mergers and acquisitions across a variety of sectors.
“Squire’s extensive international practice, particularly across the US, and tight knit culture present a great opportunity add a fully integrated, cross jurisdictional Irish practice into a global firm,” said Agnew. “I’m excited to join the firm and work with my new colleagues.”
The firm’s EMEA managing partner, Jonathan Jones added: “Dennis’ extensive network of contacts and established track record of successfully launching greenfield offices make him an excellent choice to lead this important expansion effort for our firm,” said “We are committed to building a differentiated offering for Irish clients and international businesses with investments in the country.”
The Dublin office will open up new opportunities for the firm and benefit clients who are already doing business and planning investments in Ireland, according to Steve Mahon, Squire Patton Boggs’ global managing partner – clients and strategy.
“In a post-Brexit world, Ireland continues to emerge as an important center for business activity spanning several key areas of our global practice, including private equity, tech and life sciences,” said Mahon.