• Advised on matters pertaining to the property and security due diligence, collateral chase, standard document reviews, remediation and completion requirements involving sale and purchase projects for multiple financial institutions including AIB, Ulster Bank, Goldman Sachs, IBRC and NAMA with an aggregate capital value in excess of €33bn. Solutions included the design, integration and roll out of "ALGorithm" an innovative custom built due diligence database tailored to bespoke client requirements.

  • Advised Rabobank on all vendor due diligence and completion requirements for a complex €3bn loan sale transaction structure involving an intragroup sale, scheme of arrangement, liquidation and open market sale. The complexity required bespoke tailoring of our ''ALGorithm'' data management, review and collation of a platform to manage, track and provide real time client reports to help inform business critical decisions.

  • Designed a custom-built case management workflow and automation solution for aviation, litigation and enforcement clients to streamline delivery, reporting and tracking.

  • Customised and deployed a market leading cloud-based electronic signature platform to enable a client to issue, track and execute a significant volume of documents by a remote and geographically dispersed set of shareholders.

M&A due diligence

  • A large telecoms company on the diligence aspects of a €300m sale of its mobile mast infrastructure involving the legal review and analysis of c.2000 leases, licences and other ancillary documentation within compressed timeframes and completed with the assistance of a bespoke AI platform.

  • A leading global renewable energy producer on the extensive legal due diligence required for the sale of a windfarm portfolio including the review of complex options and lease agreements.

  • Delivered a market leading cloud-based verification platform which transformed how our legal teams undertake verification of securities documents for equity capital markets transactions.

Regulatory compliance and investigations

  • Advised on and deployed the first ever workflow using AI to identify evidence in a criminal investigation in Ireland. We designed and built a workflow that coupled AI with legal expertise that enabled our client, a financial institution, co-operate with a criminal investigation and reduce the amount of time spent reviewing 10 million documents by 98%. A key component of the success of this process was our transparent engagement with the regulator to agree to the process.

  • Advised numerous financial institutions including two pillar banks on complying with documentary evidence requests from the Central Bank of Ireland relating to various enforcement investigations.

  • Advised the former Chairman of INM on all of the regulatory requests in respect of allegations relating to an acquisition considered by INM and an alleged data breach (all denied).

  • Designed a custom-built (hybrid) technology platform which allows our clients and legal case teams to plan, quote, track and report on all aspects of an investigation.

  • Created and deployed a portfolio of collaboration, document analysis and deal completion solutions which integrate advanced technology capabilities into the delivery of our legal services to our clients.

  • Project managed a regulatory program with Irish Pillar Bank, delivering 40+ productions to the Regulator, involving multiple work-streams, a project team of over 70 professionals, and a significant number of complex dependencies.

  • Worked closely with ALG's Financial Regulatory team who were advising a large US bank on how to meet local regulatory requirements in UK/Ireland jurisdictions against very compressed timelines. Prepared a detailed project plan, resource plan and reporting schedule to ensure the status of the delivery of this project was fully transparent to all stakeholders and that it was delivered on schedule.

Discoveries, production orders and GDPR requests

  • Implemented a Data Subject Access Request (DSAR) process and resource model for a large technology client and continue to provide end-to-end support to manage all of its DSAR needs. Presently processing in excess of 400 DSARs a year for this client. This process ensures the client is able to meet all of its GDPR DSAR obligations regardless of volume.

  • Advised a property development company on a large commercial court discovery involving over 100,000 potentially relevant documents for review. Our legal and technology teams designed a bespoke workflow that enabled our legal team to train an algorithm to identify relevant documents and reduce the scope of the review; this reduced the scope and cost of the project by 80% for our client.

  • Advised clients on the correct processes and procedures to comply with court ordered document production requests including discoveries, warrants, and dawn raids. We have extensive experience advising on customised workflows and technologies to assist clients with every stage of the process from data collection, to filtering, to analysis and review. We have considerable experience advising on and completing many of the largest document review projects before the Courts.