Posted on Wednesday 2 April 2014 by Ulster Business
Pictured are (L-R): A&L Goodbody's Head of Belfast Office, Mark Thompson; Chairman, Peter Stafford; and Corporate Partner, Alastair Keith
A&L Goodbody has, for the second year running, scooped the award for the 'Corporate Law Firm of the Year' at the Insider Dealmaker Awards, held at Belfast's Europa Hotel.
The award was once again presented to A&L Goodbody in recognition of its involvement in some of the most significant deals in 2013. The firm advised on over £1.1billion of the total £1.6billion transactions in Northern Ireland - including the sale of Phoenix Natural Gas and acquisition of Belfast International Airport by ADC & HAS Airports.
Speaking on behalf of the firm, Mark Thompson, Head of Belfast Office said: "Receiving this prestigious accolade for the second year in a row is an outstanding achievement for A&L Goodbody and is testament to the hard work, drive and enthusiasm of our industry-leading team of lawyers right across the firm."
A&L Goodbody Chairman and corporate partner Peter Stafford was also highly commended in the 'Dealmaker of the Year' category in recognition of his strong contribution to the local deals market and advisory community throughout 2013.
In the past seven years A&L Goodbody has firmly established itself as one of the leading corporate law firms in Northern Ireland; consistently ranked at the top of the market by the leading legal publications. The firm was also recently ranked as the most active legal advisor for mergers and acquisitions in Northern Ireland in 2013 by Experian Corpfin for the second year in a row.