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  • Gillian Keating

    Partner

    Experience

    Gillian Keating leads Ronan Daly Jermyn's Corporate and Commercial Department and the firm's Technology and Life Sciences Groups.

    Her practice focuses on the representation of scaling and mature entities in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring matters. She also represents a variety of private equity and venture funds in connection with their investments. Gillian’s clients include multinational, large indigenous and financial services companies, along with regulated entities whom she advises on all areas of corporate and commercial law.

    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. She also sits on the Governing Body of UCC and is a past president of Cork Chamber of Commerce. Gillian chairs the Audit Committee at UCC and is a member of the Audit Committee of Cork City Council.

    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. I Wish is a unique initiative in so far as it is a coalition of enterprise, local government and higher education all working together to deliver change. The scale of the events are also transformational. To date 11,000 female students have attended the I Wish showcase events in Cork and Dublin and I Wish campus weeks.

    Through RDJ, Gillian is a mentor under the IMI Mentor program and is also a participant in 30% Club, a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020. Gillian encourages the corporate and commercial team to continuously seek out and implement new ways of doing business that help drive our clients’ businesses forward.

    EDUCATION
    University College Cork (BA) (BCL)

    PROFESSIONAL
    Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland.

    ACCOLADES

    • Gillian is an adjunct professor of law at UCC and in 2017 received an Alumni Achievement Award from UCC.
    • Gillian is recognised by Chambers Global 2018, sources say she is "very client-focused, emphasises practical solutions to complicated problems and is amazingly dedicated."
    • The Legal 500 recommended list of top ranking advisors “Gillian Keating Excellent Advisor” “No nonsense and pragmatic approach.” Gillian has been recognised as a leading lawyer in multiple practice areas, including; Commercial Law, Corporate and M&A, Healthcare and Life Sciences and Information Technology.
    • Gillian has been recognised in the Lawyer Monthly 2016 and 2017 Women in Law Awards for her outstanding Corporate legal work.
    • “Without Gillian Keating this deal would never have happened, an incredible lawyer and I couldn't recommend her and RDJ highly enough” ― Pat Phelan on the recent sale of Trustev to consumer credit-rating company TransUnion. 
    • Gillian is a member of the Advisory Board to Business Information Systems at UCC.

     

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