Dominic Conlon

About Dominic


Dominic is head of the Ogier Leman Corporate Department. He advises on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance, venture capital and private equity, corporate restructuring, corporate governance, IT contracts, outsourcings and general commercial matters. He has advised many of Irelands largest financial institutions, corporates and  technology companies. Dominic has a particular interest and expertise advising clients in the Payments space, working on some of the most interesting payments deals which have taken place in Ireland over the last 18 years.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Dominic practiced for 15 years, 8 as partner in the corporate department of A&L Goodbody, a leading Irish commercial firm, before spending 3 years as head of international firm Walkers Irish corporate department. Dominic has been published, and has lectured, on many of the above topics.

Recent Work

Dominic has advised on:

  • the disposal by a shareholder of an Irish manufacturing company to a Canadian trade competitor for in excess of €11M;
  • the disposal by a founding shareholder of his entire interest in a flagship Irish Fintech company for in excess of €7M;
  • the acquisition by an Irish company of its joint venture partners’ interest in an Irish food processing company for in excess of €12M;
  • the structuring, investment and subsequent redemption by a number of Irish corporate Finance houses of equity/loan note investments into Irish Technologies companies, such as Newswhip Media Limited;
  • the investment by the Cartesian Capital Group LLC of USD$100m in to Aqua Comms Limited to fund the transatlantic undersea comms cable;
  • the disposal by a VC fund of its investment in an Irish tech company sold for in excess of €100m;
  • the acquisition of an Irish business school by a global education group;
  • a multimillion euro investment by a US drinks conglomerate into an Irish spirit manufacturer;
  • an Irish entity on its arrangements with an international  licensed bank to enable our client offer SEPA compliant credit and debit payment processing services to its members;
  • significant private equity shareholder in Covidien on Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien by way of an Irish Scheme of Arrangement for US$ 49.9 billion;
  • US tech company on its migration to Ireland, and subsequent fundraising and IP exploitation arrangements; and
  • numerous venture capital investments into Irish technology companies.

About Dominic Conlon

Dominic has led teams in interesting corporate and commercial deals in Ireland for more than 18 years, and loves getting good deals over the line for his clients.

He takes massive pride and enjoyment from his work, whilst having a good time doing it.

He truly believes that he’s a business confidant first, and a lawyer second.

He’s a man of many interests – A promising rugby player in his youth, he unfortunately succumbed to injury at a relatively young age, and now has the knees of an 80 year old (who would like them back).

He can often be found shivering in the drizzle at the RDS cheering on Leinster, he cooks a mean leg of lamb, can more than hold multiple notes on the guitar (acoustic & electric), and has demonstrated the ultimate patience, coaching under 8’s rugby while dealing with the after effects of the night before.

Dominic’s greatest passions (obviously besides his beloved wife and four children) are rugby, reading and fishing, and his most enjoyable dream involves him sitting by the banks of the Moy, fly rod in one hand, a cracking read in the other, while he teases a 12lb salmon onto the hook.