Alastair Keith is Head of A&L Goodbody's Corporate and M&A practice in Belfast. Alastair advises clients on corporate transactions, both in the domestic market and on international deals with a Northern Irish dimension. He specialises in acquisitions, venture capital, group reorganisations, joint ventures and initial public offers. In addition to transaction focused work, Alastair also advises on company law compliance and corporate governance. Before returning to Belfast in 2008, Alastair spent six years at global law firm Linklaters LLP.
Areas of Expertise
- JBS USA on the sale of Moy Park
- Carlyle Cardinal on its investment into Learning Pool
- Jose Cuervo on the acquisition of the Old Bushmills Distillery
- Micro Matic A/S on its acquisition of the Valpar Group of companies
- Dalata on the acquisition of the business and assets of the Holiday Inn Belfast.
- Aventas Manufacturing Group on the disposal of its Packaging and Construction Industry Supplies businesses.
- MSO Group on all corporate matters.
- Quinn Group Ltd on its €1.3bn restructuring.
- Hibernia REIT on its dual primary/premium listing on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges.
- Irish Life & Permanent plc on its €2.7bn State recapitalisation.
Consistently demonstrates a willingness to proactively offer real business solutions," while additionally having a "warm and helpful manner of doing business." (Chambers UK 2020)
"He was by far the easiest and best solicitor I have dealt with on a corporate transaction in terms of efficiency, clarity, quality of work and value for money." (Chambers UK 2019)
"A realist who tries to find solutions and offers a sensible, pragmatic and deal-making approach." (Chambers UK 2018)
"Second to none in terms of availability and knowledge… very competent, technically sound and easy to deal with." (Chambers UK 2017)
Alastair is a member of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Corporate & Commercial Lawyers Group for Northern Ireland.
- Law Society of Northern Ireland
- Law Society of England and Wales
- Legal Practice Course, Nottingham Law School
- BA Law, St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge