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Seminar Feb 26th - Updated DSBA Specimen Share Purchase Agreement.

(13 Feb 2020)






Updated DSBA Specimen Share Purchase Agreement


26 February 2020

The Radisson Hotel

Golden Lane

Dublin 8

2.00pm – 5.00pm


This DSBA Commercial Law Committee seminar discusses the various aspects of the updated the DSBA specimen Share Purchase Agreement (SPA) suite of documents (that includes a sample disclosure letter and deed of tax covenant) launched in late 2019. This is an update from the last edition back in 2009. In the ten years since the last edition of the SPA, the legal and regulatory landscape has vastly changed, not least with the enactment of the Companies Act 2014. The Commercial Law Committee is most excited to present this seminar on this new template that will be of benefit to practitioners, the business community and the public. The seminar will introduce the new SPA and the speakers will discuss negotiation of SPA transactions, the commercial landscape and the tax issues of which to be mindful.

Seminar Chair: 

Paul Ryan 

Paul is the Chairperson of the DSBA Commercial Law Committee.



Mark Quealy:

Mark is a Partner in William Fry’s Corporate Department. His practice consists primarily of transactional corporate engagements, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital investment transactions (acting both for investors and for companies raising funding), and corporate restructurings. He also has significant experience in the use of partnership and limited partnership structures, both in private equity fund establishment and also in certain joint venture scenarios where they can offer advantages to particular categories of investor.

Rachel Fox:

Rachel is a solicitor, chartered tax advisor and a Partner in William Fry Tax Advisors. She advises multinational and domestic clients on a wide range of issues with particular focus on international tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and corporate reorganisations. She is a key member of William Fry’s Foreign Direct Investment team providing advice to international clients establishing in Ireland including on IP structuring and cross- border tax planning.


Edon Byrnes:

Edon Byrnes is a Partner in the Corporate Department of DWF, specialising in mergers and acquisitions, private equity backed transactions and corporate restructurings. Edon is a member of the DSBA Commercial Law Committee.

Lisa McEllin:

Lisa is an Associate Solicitor in the Corporate and Commercial Department of LK Shields Solicitors advising Irish and international clients on company law matters. She has experience in a wide range of corporate transactions including mergers and acquisitions, restructurings, private equity investments and shareholder agreements. Lisa is a member of the DSBA Commercial Law Committee.

Conall Geraghty:

Conall is a Senior Associate in the corporate team of Mason Hayes and Curran & Co. Solicitors. Conall advises Irish and international clients on all aspects of the corporate life cycle from incorporating a company in Ireland to selling a business to international investors. Conall also advises on corporate governance and company law. Conall is a member of the DSBA Commercial Law Committee


Conference Information

Date:                26 February 2019

Time:                2.00 – 5.00pm

Location:          The Radisson Hotel

                                Golden Lane

                                Dublin 8

Fees:                € 175.00 Member

€ 275.00 Non Member

Registration:    2.00pm

                        2.30pm Presentations followed by questions and answers

                        5.30pm Conclusion


CPD:                3 Hours Group Study



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