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John McDonagh

Associate – Corporate, M&A and Private Equity

John is a motivated and conscientious worker, who enjoys being able to assist his clients with complex legal issues. His colleagues recognise him for his patient and respectful working approach, and he is driven to provide legal support to the best of his ability.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, John worked for Mason Hayes & Curran LLP, William Fry Solicitors, Ferry’s Solicitors, Blake & Kenny Solicitors and Galway County Council.

John is admitted in England, Wales and Ireland and not admitted in Australia.

John McDonagh
T: +61 280 728 271


Mergers and Acquisitions (private); Private Equity; Equity Capital Markets; Venture Capital; Limited Partnerships; Shareholder Agreements and Corporate Advisory



  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Corporate Law Degree - National University of Ireland
  • Admitted to practice in England, Wales and Ireland



  • Advised Home Vi SAS in relation to the acquisition of 100% of the entire issued share capital of Annabeg Nursing Enterprises Limited.
  • Acted for DomusVi, a major international nursing home operator, on its acquisition of the Trinity Care group of nursing homes, and on two other subsequent bolt-on acquisitions.
  • Advised the selling shareholders, including FL Partners, on the sale of the leading bed innovator and manufacturer Kayfoam Woolfson, to US group Leggett & Platt.
  • Advised APCOA Parking, Europe's longest established full-service parking management company, on its acquisition of Irish car parking businesses Nationwide Controlled Parking Systems Limited and Mobile Research Systems Limited.