Course Details

Mergers and acquisitions arise frequently in both a private practice and in-house context for accounting professionals and give rise to many complex legal, tax and accounting issues. Doireann O’Byrne will provide an overview of the key legal considerations for such transactions. 


The following topics will be covered during this session:

•          Asset Sale vs Share Sale – Key Considerations

•          Lifecycle of a M&A Transaction

•          Heads of Terms

•          Due Diligence

•          Legal Documents


By attending this session, you will be able to better understand the lifecycle of an M&A transaction, the key considerations for determining the structure of the sale, and have an understanding of the different legal documents and what each achieve in the transaction.


This session will be of particular interest to accountants or any other professionals who are hoping to advise in this area, business owners.


Course Level: Intermediate 

CPD Course Speaker


Doireann O'Byrne

Doireann is a Director in KPMG Law LLP. Doireann qualified as a solicitor in 2013 having trained in a leading Irish law firm in Dublin. She began her career as a banking lawyer working in the areas of project finance, social housing, loan sales, and aircraft leasing and financing, before moving in-house to a marketing technology agency, which was later acquired by a leading video game publisher. While in-house, Doireann advised on a wide variety of areas including commercial contracts, employment, data protection, and corporate governance, but with a primary focus on mergers and acquisitions.

Doireann continues to have a broad practice in KPMG Law and advises domestic and multinational organisations on a range of issues including mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, banking and finance, and commercial contracts.