One of Ireland's leading law firms, Mason Hayes & Curran, has appointed a new Head of Corporate, Martin Kelleher
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Kelleher has significant experience in international transactions particularly in the technology and life science sectors, acting in some of the most high-profile M&A transactions in Ireland in recent years. He brings to the position nearly 30 years experience in industry and practice advising Irish and international businesses on venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions. Recent work includes acting on the sale of Kinzen to Spotify, the sale of Workvivo to Zoom, and LetsGetChecked on several funding rounds and international acquisitions.
Kelleher also acts as standing counsel to a number of significant family businesses and international corporations operating in Ireland.
(L-R:) Will Carmody, Managing Partner, Martin Kelleher, Head of Corporate, Mason Hayes and Curran LLP.
(L-R:) Will Carmody, Managing Partner, Martin Kelleher, Head of Corporate, Mason Hayes and Curran LLP. (click to enlarge)

Will Carmody, Managing Partner, commented, “Martin has been instrumental to the success of our corporate team. His practical business experience combined with legal expertise gives him a unique perspective, which is of significant benefit to clients. I look forward to working closely with Martin to further support our clients in their business endeavours.”

Kelleher said, “I am honoured to lead our incredibly talented corporate team. We have enjoyed great success in the Irish market over the last 20 years working with local and international businesses across a range of sectors. I welcome the opportunity to deepen our clients’ connections and further enhance their businesses."

Kelleher is a graduate of University College Cork and King’s College London and also holds an MBA from Cranfield School of Management.

He replaces David O’Donnell as Head of Corporate with O’Donnell continuing his role as partner and part of the leadership group in the corporate team.