About Us

Galligan Johnston is a corporate and commercial law firm with a rapidly developing profile. The firm is based in Dublin City centre and is currently comprised of three partners James-Paul Galligan, Edward Johnston and Sam Saarsteiner and is assisted by a team of experienced support staff.

The committed team at Galligan Johnston devotes time, expertise and technical skills to assist clients to succeed in the domestic and/or international markets. Our aim is to build relationships that endure through business cycles to ensure that our clients can rely on us to support them through important and challenging assignments


Areas Of Practise

Litigation Services

Resolving disputes is at the core of our firm and the services that we offer to clients. Galligan Johnston offer dispute resolution.

Commercial Leases

Galligan Johnston offers a vast array of expertise in relation to FRI leases (Full Repairing and Insuring Leases) for commercial properties as well as Landlord and Tenant matters.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Our depth of experience, skills and expertise enables us to advise clients on strategic and challenging corporate transactions, including share sales and asset sales.

Our Team


Peter Oakes, the first Director of Enforcement and AML/CTF Supervision at the Central Bank of Ireland , is strategic consultant to the firm

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Peter Oakes is a strategic consultant to the firm. He is a qualified solicitor admitted in Ireland, the United Kingdom ...

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Redomiciling of UK Companies to Ireland post-Brexit

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Under current UK tax rules, a group which has a UK incorporated tax resident holding company and has UK income ...

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Irish Marathon Runner Sergiu Ciobanu – Decision by Court of Arbitration for Sport to Reject Appeal Against Athletics Ireland 2016 Rio Olympics Team Selection

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Galligan Johnston Solicitors had the great honour of representing the Irish international marathon runner, Sergiu Ciobanu in his appeal to ...

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Latest Testimonials

'Galligan Johnston helped me and my business by delivering sound advice, fast turnaround and cost efficient service.'

Elliott Griffin - CEO of BVP Investments Limited / Green BES fund

BVP Investments
BVP Investments

'Galligan Johnston provided quick and efficient advice when my business needed it most.'

John O’Farrell - CEO of Questzones (Europe) Limited

Questzones (Europe)
Questzones (Europe)