Eileen Grace

Eileen is a Partner in Corporate Law and head of the firm’s Capital Markets Law division and Financial Services Regulatory groups. She specialises in company law, dealing in particular with financial regulation issues.

Eileen’s Capital Markets activity has involved listed issuances of debt and equities, initial public offerings and private placements as well as advising generally on requirements under the Regulated Securities Markets Regulations. She advises on Financial services regulation and authorisation and compliance requirements.

She is also very involved in the area of Corporate Governance and Directors liability, having established EFC’s directors’ advice team and publishing a number of relevant articles and contributing to publications on corporate governance.

Eileen has advised many clients, both businesses and numerous charities and other guarantee companies, on corporate governance review exercises and projects and this activity extends to advising on interpretation of provisions and implementation of governance requirements under both legislation and governance codes, regularly advises boards of directors and making presentations to boards.

Eileen is a member of the Institute of Directors’ panel of advisers to members and has a Diploma in Corporate Governance from CGI.

Education
Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland 1989
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 1991
B. Comm. (Hons.) 1983, University College Dublin
Diploma in Corporate Governance, 2021, Corporate Governance Institute

Memberships
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Achievements and Endorsements

“Eileen is extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Always available and willing to assist no matter how big or small the query. Genuinely lovely and clearly talented and very knowledgeable in her field. EFC are lucky to retain such high-calibre staff and I couldn’t recommend the firm highly enough as a result.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Clients report that she is “always looking for the common-sense solution and driving the client in the right direction.”
Chambers Europe, 2018

“Eileen provides workable solutions”
Legal 500, 2017

Clients report that she is “always looking for the common-sense solution and driving the client in the right direction.”
Chambers Global, 2016

Eileen Grace “is very approachable and will get the work done even in a tight timeframe.”
Chambers Global, 2015

Eileen Grace is “calm, polished and technically astute.
Chambers Europe, 2013

Eileen Grace is recommended in Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

Eileen Grace is ranked as a Leading Individual in Chambers Europe 2016

 

Eileen Grace

Direct +353 1 202 6455

email: egrace@efc.ie

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