Ciara Downes is an associate in the Global Corporate Practice and is based in the Dublin office.

Ciara advises corporate clients on all aspects of corporate and commercial law, including share and asset sales and acquisitions, equity investments and group structuring.

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  • Advised the shareholders of Skanstec Group on the sale of the business to H&MV Engineering (2024).
  • Advised the shareholders of Village Vets on an investment from Inflexion Private Equity (2024).
  • Advised the owners of Wood Communications Limited, a leading supplier to the data and telecommunications industry in Ireland, on its sale to Alcadon Group AB (2024).
  • Advised the owners of Esker Ri Nursing Home on the sale of the business to Evergreen Care (2023).
  • Advised on the sale of a majority stake in H&MV Engineering to Exponent (2022).
  • Advised BHSL in the acquisition of the Glan Agua group (2022).
  • Advised ComfortDelGro in the acquisition of the GoBus group (2022).
  • Advised Ellab Group on the acquisitions of Autocal and Calx Instrumentation Services (2021, 2022).
  • Acted for a number of insurance brokers on their sales to Aston Lark, PIB and Innovu (2021, 2022).
  • Acted for Action Point in their acquisition of ICT Project Management, and acted for the sellers of Action Point on the subsequent sale of the group to Viatel (2021).
  • Advised numerous startup companies in the technology, food and beverage and sports industries at various stages on fundraising rounds through SAFEs, CLN, Enterprise Ireland and crowdfunding.


  • University of Limerick, LL.B., 2019


  • Law Society of Ireland, 2022
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