ABOUT US

LMA LEGAL

Founded on principles of empathy, integrity and professionalism, LMA Legal is dedicated to serving as a trusted partner every step of the way in your legal journey.

OUR OWNER

Louise McAuliffe

After an illustrious career spanning over two decades as a distinguished corporate and commercial lawyer, I am embarking on a new chapter by establishing my own practice. My journey has been marked by invaluable experiences garnered from esteemed institutions such as Byrne Wallace, Matheson, and A&L Goodbody, where I honed my skills alongside some of the industry’s brightest minds. My international tenure at the esteemed global firm K&L Gates in Sydney broadened my perspective and enriched my legal acumen. Additionally given the “in house legal” knowledge and skills acquired during my tenure at AIB and NTMA, I am also better equipped to navigate complex legal challenges and deliver exceptional results for my clients.

 

Driven by a passion for excellence and a commitment to client-centric service, I am now poised to leverage my wealth of experience and expertise to establish a practice that embodies the highest standards of legal professionalism, empathy and integrity. With a focus on delivering tailored solutions, fostering strong client relationships, and driving positive outcomes, I am dedicated to empowering businesses and individuals to navigate the complexities of corporate and commercial law with confidence and ease.

My Professional Experience and Expertise

Bachelor of Corporate Law & Spanish
My academic pursuits include a Bachelor's degree in Corporate Law with Spanish, reflecting my dedication to linguistic and cultural diversity. I received my degree at The National University of Galway in County Galway, Ireland.
2000-2001
Judicial Researcher
I worked for judges of the High, Circuit and District Courts. My role included preparing research memoranda (on discreet legal topics), proofreading, bench memoranda (summary of evidence), preparation for conferences, speeches & publications and compiling hand-books including District Court Handbooks.
2005
Corporate and Commercial Lawyer at Byrne Wallace, Matheson, K&L Gates Sydney, A&L Goodbody
My experience at this top firms includes advising and working with business’s boards, in-house counsel, financial, tax, HR, external lawyers, accountants, management, business and sales personnel relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, commercial agreements and private equity across Ireland, Europe, US and Australia.
2020-2021
Senior Legal Advisor With The NTMA
More recently, my tenure as a senior legal advisor with the NTMA provided me with a unique opportunity to engage with complex commercial transactions involving state bodies. Collaborating closely with the NewEra division, I played a pivotal role in evaluating these transactions from a legal standpoint. I also worked closely with the NTMA Secretariat Team thus deepening my understanding of corporate governance and regulatory frameworks.
2024
1996-2000
Masters of Law – LLM
Further deepened my expertise in the intricacies of corporate law. I received my Masters of Law - LLM at University College Cork, Ireland.
2001-2002
Qualified Solicitor - Law Society of Ireland & Australia
As a testament to my commitment to excellence, I hold qualifications as a solicitor in both Ireland, accredited by the esteemed Law Society of Ireland, and Australia, where I pursued my legal studies at the esteemed University of Sydney in tandem with the Legal Profession Admissions Board.
2015
In-House Lawyer at AIB
My professional journey also encompasses enriching experiences in the corporate landscape, having served as an in-house lawyer at AIB, one of Ireland's pillar banks. In this role, I contributed to the deleveraging and products teams, gaining invaluable insights into the intricacies of financial transactions and regulatory compliance.
2022-2023
Owner
LMA LEGAL provides boutique corporate and commercial services nationwide
1996-2000
2000-2001
2001-2002
2005
2015
2020-2021
2022-2023
2024
Bachelor of Corporate Law & Spanish
My academic pursuits include a Bachelor's degree in Corporate Law with Spanish, reflecting my dedication to linguistic and cultural diversity. I received my degree at The National University of Galway in County Galway, Ireland.
Masters of Law – LLM
Further deepened my expertise in the intricacies of corporate law. I received my Masters of Law - LLM at University College Cork, Ireland.
Judicial Researcher
I worked for judges of the High, Circuit and District Courts. My role included preparing research memoranda (on discreet legal topics), proofreading, bench memoranda (summary of evidence), preparation for conferences, speeches & publications and compiling hand-books including District Court Handbooks.
Qualified Solicitor - Law Society of Ireland & Australia
As a testament to my commitment to excellence, I hold qualifications as a solicitor in both Ireland, accredited by the esteemed Law Society of Ireland, and Australia, where I pursued my legal studies at the esteemed University of Sydney in tandem with the Legal Profession Admissions Board.
Corporate and Commercial Lawyer at Byrne Wallace, Matheson, K&L Gates Sydney, A&L Goodbody
My experience at this top firms includes advising and working with business’s boards, in-house counsel, financial, tax, HR, external lawyers, accountants, management, business and sales personnel relating to mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, commercial agreements and private equity across Ireland, Europe, US and Australia.
In-House Lawyer at AIB
My professional journey also encompasses enriching experiences in the corporate landscape, having served as an in-house lawyer at AIB, one of Ireland's pillar banks. In this role, I contributed to the deleveraging and products teams, gaining invaluable insights into the intricacies of financial transactions and regulatory compliance.
Senior Legal Advisor With The NTMA
More recently, my tenure as a senior legal advisor with the NTMA provided me with a unique opportunity to engage with complex commercial transactions involving state bodies. Collaborating closely with the NewEra division, I played a pivotal role in evaluating these transactions from a legal standpoint. I also worked closely with the NTMA Secretariat Team thus deepening my understanding of corporate governance and regulatory frameworks.
Owner
LMA LEGAL provides boutique corporate and commercial services nationwide

LMA Legal Values

LMA Legal distinguishes itself in the market by offering a comprehensive suite of corporate and commercial legal services tailored to the specific needs of its target customers.

01

Excellence

We strive for excellence in everything we do, delivering top-tier legal services and achieving exceptional results for our clients.

02

Integrity

We conduct ourselves with the utmost integrity, upholding the highest ethical and professional standards in all aspects of our practice.

03

Client-Centricity

We are committed to putting our clients first, prioritising their needs, and providing personalised, responsive, and proactive legal solutions that exceed their expectations.

Testimonials

Working with Louise has been an absolute pleasure. Not only does she possess an incredible depth of knowledge and expertise in her field, but her down-to-earth demeanour and ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms have been invaluable. Louise consistently goes above and beyond, always willing to lend a helping hand and ensuring that deadlines are met with precision. Reliable, approachable, and efficient, Louise is a true asset to any team or project.
Paul Coy
Owner of Irish Relocation Services Limited
I have known Louise for years and always found her to be knowledgeable, approachable and professional. Would highly recommend working with her.
Cliodhna Hughes
Director of Operations at MGM Financial Services DAC.
Louise is an excellent lawyer, hugely dedicated, great to work with and able to turn her hand to anything. Louise explains complex issues in plain English and solves problems with minimum fuss.
Conor Lennon
Senior Solicitor and Manager – AIB
I had the pleasure of working on a number of corporate transactions with Louise who is highly skilled and experienced in this complex and specialised area of law and a great team member who gets things done.
John Coman
Retired Corporate Partner – A&L Goodbody
Louise worked with me at K&L Gates for over 8 years in a range of substantial and varied mergers and acquisition matters. She is a dedicated and capable lawyer providing a high level of expertise and experience. I have complete confidence in her abilities and recommend her without hesitation.
Murray Landis
Partner – K&L Gates Australia
Louise is knowledgeable, approachable and highly experienced in corporate and commercial law. She’s pragmatic and works hard to achieve the best results for her client.
Ruth O Regan
Deloitte Ireland Financial Crime Leader and MLRO
Louise is a hugely experienced lawyer. She’s practical, pragmatic and always an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Noeleen McHenry
Chief Legal Officer of Uisce Eireann

Our Legal Practice Areas/Services

Commercial
Agreements

Buying & selling businesses - share & assets sales

Joint Ventures - shareholders agreements

Re-organisations including cross-border mergers

Partnerships

Share
Investments

Corporate
Governance

General Corporate
Advisory

Outsourcing
Projects

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