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John Given

John Given

Managing Partner, Head of M&A and Corporate Transactions


John is the Managing Partner, Head of M&A and Corporate Transactions of KPMG Law LLP, an independent Irish based law firm established in December 2022 and a network member of KPMG International. He is also a member of the KPMG Law global and EMEA Steering Committees. John has over 25 years’ experience of corporate law, having advised on M&A deals and strategic assignments across multiple sectors and geographies for many leading Irish and global companies and state and semi-state agencies.

Prior to joining KPMG, John held the role of senior partner with two leading law firms in Ireland and executive vice president and general counsel for a multi-national plc., and has advised on a wide range of international transactions. More specifically, John has provided legal advice in the following areas:

Areas of expertise

Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Advising, Public Takeovers, Corporate Governance, Board Advising

  • University College Cork – B.C.L. Law 1991
  • Law Society of Ireland - Solicitor 1995
  • Harvard Law School – Law Firm Management
  • UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School - MSc Management (Ongoing)
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • ESG / Renewables
  • Financial Services
  • Life Sciences
  • IP & Technology
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Telecoms
  • Retail
  • Aviation
  • Mining & Natural Resources
  • Food & Agri