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The healthcare sector has seen remarkable growth in Ireland over the past few decades, with the emergence of strong regional clusters of pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, a vibrant start-up community, leading research centres, and a host of healthcare technology companies who are defining the future of healthcare.

At Ronan Daly Jermyn, we have an unrivalled reputation in the healthcare sector. Our experience spans decades and with a strong multi-disciplinary team, we advise clients in both the private and public healthcare sectors on a diverse range of contentious and non-contentious matters. Our lawyers understand the issues that affect our clients and have a long tradition of advising in this area.

Who we work with

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Health insurers
  • Medical device and Medtech companies
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Research institutes and universities
  • Investors 
  • Innovators who bring the benefits of technology to the healthcare sector
  • Successfully defended some of the most high-profile catastrophic injury and medical negligence claims brought against hospitals over the past decade.
  • Advised Bon Secours Health System, the largest independent hospital group in Ireland, on its acquisition of Barringtons Hospital and on its joint venture with University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC).
  • Advised a number of Private Health Care providers in relation to clinical claims and other legal issues.
  • Advised an international orthobiologics company, in relation to its merger with a US medical technology company.
  • Advised a number of healthcare technology companies in relation to various equity financing rounds.
  • Advised on the establishment of the first and largest Primary Healthcare Centre in Ireland with both GPs and HSE Community Services working out of the same location.
  • Act on behalf of private insurers such as Allianz, Travelers Insurance Company, RSA and Liberty Insurance dealing with defending and managing claims in the health care setting. 
  • Act for healthcare clients in a broad range of regulatory and employment related issues and represent them before various bodies and tribunals.
  • Ronan Daly Jermyn has ‘huge expertise’ in the area of medical negligence claims, with Galway-based Padraic Brennan, Imelda Tierney and Cork-based Fergal Dennehy able to provide ‘excellent pre-trial briefs, which hone in on the crucial issues’. - Legal 500
  • "I can't say enough good about Sinead Corcoran. Sinead is a great lawyer and has a excellent knowledge of healthcare – a rare combination.  She has guided us through multiple complex transactions, always keeping focus on our wider strategic goals and objectives and always delivering a 1st class service.  I would consider her to be a key part of our team and part of our success”  Bill Maher, Group CEO, Bon Secours Health System
  • "Gillian Keating has been at the Laya healthcare table providing advice for all the key legal decision points within the business for the past 10 years. Gillian has been the lead legal advisor in all our successful corporate transactions, along with providing ongoing advice and support for provider contracts, brand names, claims, market & regulatory matters and leases. Gillian is not shy about challenging at the appropriate times and ensuring that her voice is heard when the business needed to hear it. Laya healthcare could not speak more positively about Gillian’s input to the business.” Dónal Clancy, Managing Director, Laya Healthcare
  • "We are delighted with the service and support that we receive from RDJ. Diarmaid Gavin has managed two large corporate finance deals on our behalf and has done an outstanding job."  Noel O'Hanlon, Founder & Group CEO, Genesis Automation
  • "(Fergal Dennehy) is a really safe pair of hands," "You can give him the trickiest case in the world and he will talk it through. He is very sound and reliable, and knows the area very well." Chambers Europe





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