Hatstone Ireland specialises in banking and finance, corporate and commercial, funds, property, employment and litigation.
The Dublin office is part of the firm’s long-term focus on international diversification. Ireland has become an attractive foothold for international law firms, financial institutions, trust companies and fund management providers in the aftermath of Brexit.
According to EY’s most recent Financial Services Brexit Tracker from March 2021, Dublin is the most popular destination for UK financial services firms relocating post-Brexit, with various significant firms saying they have confirmed or are considering relocating to the city, including asset managers, insurers, investment banks and lenders all likely to shift jobs to the Republic.
Commenting on the announcement, Hatstone Group Partner Bella Ward explained to Channel Eye: “Hatstone is a progressive group to follow– we’re innovative and modern – priding ourselves on our client-focused, partner led service. We know that our clients benefit from having their affairs directly overseen by senior staff with market- leading experience.
“Hatstone is at the forefront of advising clients on how to navigate through critical regulatory requirements and changes, such as Brexit. We believe that having Hatstone’s European hub in Ireland is strategically important and beneficial to us and our clients as we continue to grow and expand into new geographic territories”.
Hatstone Ireland’s Managing Partner Grainne Loughnane said: “Over the past three years our firm has always strived towards innovation and growth to ensure our clients are provided with an exceptional service. Joining the Hatstone Group will allow us to provide additional expertise and services, as well as strengthen our position as a leading international adviser on property, banking and finance, funds, corporate and litigation transactions.
“Our core value is access to partner level expertise enabling our clients to achieve their business objectives and results at a fast turnaround without top tier law firm prices. Our partners ensure that they see a transaction through from commencement to fruition with full transparency and communication throughout, tailored to our client’s individual needs. Bella Ward has been a trusted colleague and friend since working together at an international law firm, and as a result of our strong relationship and shared values, Hatstone is a natural fit for us”.