Partner, Cork Office
Gillian Keating leads RDJ’s Corporate and Commercial Department with over 25 years’ experience driving complex and high value M&A transactions. Gillian is ranked in Legal 500 and Chambers for her transaction and advisory work “a very strong practitioner, very good to deal with and very practical” Chambers 2022.
Gillian is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Business and Law at University College Cork (UCC) and in 2017 received an Alumni Achievement Award from UCC. Gillian is a board member of Port of Cork Company and Chairs the Board of the South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital.
Gillian is a co-founder of the highly successful and award winning I WISH (Inspiring Women in Stem) social enterprise. I WISH is an initiative to inspire young women to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) and in this way help address the skills gap in STEM www.iwish.ie. Over 50,000 female students from 28 countries have to date (2022) participated in the I Wish showcase events and campus weeks.
From 2013 to 2019, Gillian was a member of the Governing Body of UCC and chaired the Audit Committee. Gillian is a past president of Cork Chamber of Commerce.
Gillian encourages the corporate and commercial team at RDJ to continuously seek out and implement better ways of doing business that help drive our clients’ businesses forward.
- ByrneLooby on its acquisition by Spanish technology and engineering giant Ayesa.
- Client Solutions Limited on its acquisition by EY.
- Compliance and Risks Limited on its sale to Luminate Capital.
- BioPharma Engineering on its acquisition by Unispace.
- SISU on a Series A round led by Greycroft and Bullpen Capital.
- Lonsdale Capital Partners LP on its investment in Horseware Products Limited.
- Kernel Capital on its investment in Altratech Limited;
University College Cork (BA) (BCL)
Trium Executive MBA (ongoing)
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.
Gillian Keating is very detail-oriented and took the time at the start of the transaction to get an in-depth understanding of the commercial side of our business. Gillian is very thorough and always had our best interests at the forefront of her mind when working through complex technical matters– The Legal 500
very agile and creative" and "has a clear view and steers the negotiations well– Chambers Europe (2021)
a very strong practitioner who is very good to deal with and very practical– Chambers Europe (2022)
measured approach at all times and such great guidance along the way– Eddie Kent, Chief Financial Officer, DPS Group
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