Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (94)

Denis Naughten

Ceist:

94. Deputy Denis Naughten asked the Minister for Finance if he will set out in tabular form, by reference to each named firm, the amount paid out in respect of legal fees during 2013 by his Department to law firms in or outside the State for services rendered to it; if he will provide in a similar format the amount paid out in respect of legal fees during 2013 by State bodies including commercial or non-commercial and regulatory bodies established by or under his Department, to law firms in or outside the State for services rendered to it; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [11871/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The information requested by the Deputy is contained in the following table. Information relating to the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) is not included. I will forward it to the Deputy as soon as possible.

Law Firm

Legal Fees including VAT (2013)

Department of Finance

Arthur Cox

€1,728,406.91*

Matheson

€717,923.46

*€986,323.05 recouped from banks

Comptroller & Auditor General

Philip Lee Solicitors

€18,959.22

Financial Services Ombudsman's Bureau

Byrne Wallace

€41,105.92

McDowell Purcell Solicitors

€34,743.21

Eversheds O'Donnell Sweeney

€539,997.61

Credit Union Restructuring Board

Mason, Hayes & Curran

€59,805.00

National Asset Management Agency (NAMA)

to nearest €1,000

Eugene F Collins

€1,888,000.00

McCarter & English LLP

€1,041,000.00

Allen & Overy LLP

€446,000.00

Arthur Cox

€289,000.00

Beauchamps Solicitors

€241,000.00

McCann Fitzgerald

€180,000.00

Ronan Daly Jermyn Solicitors

€102,000.00

Bayern LB

€96,000.00

Quarles & Brady LLP

€88,000.00

William Fry Solicitors

€78,000.00

Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP

€68,000.00

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

€63,000.00

Byrne Wallace

€61,000.00

Eversheds, O'Donnell Sweeney

€48,000.00

Matheson Ormsby Prentice

€46,000.00

Brian Murray SC

€43,000.00

DLA Piper (Paris) LLP

€37,000.00

Cian Ferriter

€34,000.00

Graf von Westphalen

€32,000.00

Crystal Contract Services Ltd

€32,000.00

DLA Piper UK LLP

€30,000.00

A&L Goodbody Solicitors

€30,000.00

John O'Connor

€26,000.00

LK Shields Solicitors

€25,000.00

Gartlan Furey Solicitors

€23,000.00

Simmons & Simmons LLP

€22,000.00

Hayes Solicitors

€19,000.00

Preferred Solutions to Property Liabilities Ltd.

€18,000.00

Corporate Access (Legal Services) Ltd

€18,000.00

Alfred Thornton & Company

€16,000.00

G O'Nuallain & Co

€16,000.00

DLA Piper UK LLP (Germany)

€12,000.00

P.J. O Driscoll & Sons

€11,000.00

Taylor Wessing LLP

€11,000.00

A & L Goodbody Northern Ireland

€11,000.00

Camilleri Preziosi

€11,000.00

Elvinger, Hoss & Prussen

€10,000.00

DLA Piper (Poland)

€10,000.00

Grant Thornton Corporate

€10,000.00

Kerrigan Sheanon Newman Limited

€10,000.00

Gore & Grimes Solicitors

€9,000.00

McDowell Purcell Solicitors

€9,000.00

Taylor Wessing LLP (Bruxells)

€9,000.00

TLT LLP

€9,000.00

Amiens Square Management Co. Ltd

€9,000.00

ilp LR Abogados Global

€8,000.00

Astons Tax & Legal Limited

€7,000.00

VISION NET

€7,000.00

J.W. ODonovan Solicitors

€7,000.00

Arthur Cox Northern Ireland

€7,000.00

Deloitte & Touche

€7,000.00

Hogan Lovells International LLP

€7,000.00

Cyril O'Neill

€7,000.00

Des Gouttes & Associes

€6,000.00

Shook Lin & Bok LLP

€6,000.00

William Abrahamson, BL

€6,000.00

Paul Gallagher

€6,000.00

Weinhold Legal

€5,000.00

Giles J. Kennedy & Co.

€5,000.00

Boyanov & Co

€5,000.00

Barry C. Galvin & Son Solicitors

€5,000.00

Horwath Bastow Charleton Consultants Ltd

€4,000.00

Allied Legal Services

€4,000.00

Jones Day

€4,000.00

Eugene Gleeson SC

€4,000.00

Vieira de Almeida & Associados

€3,000.00

Uria Menedez

€3,000.00

James Dwyer Senior Counsel

€3,000.00

Shaffrey Associates

€3,000.00

Ogier

€3,000.00

IMG Planning Limited

€3,000.00

Callin Wild

€3,000.00

Olwyn Bennett

€2,000.00

Mason Hayes & Curran

€2,000.00

DWF LLP

€2,000.00

Deloitte & Associados, SROC S.A

€2,000.00

Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP

€2,000.00

Avalon Security Services Ltd

€2,000.00

Marston Book Services Ltd

€1,000.00

Salans FMC SNR Denton Europe LLP

€1,000.00

Cheeswrights Notories Public

€1,000.00

CB Richard Ellis

€1,000.00

Martin Canny

€1,000.00

John Redmond

€1,000.00

Thomson Reuters (Professional) Ireland Ltd

€1,000.00

Eversheds LLP

€1,000.00

Catherine Walsh Barrister-at-Law

€1,000.00

Richard Black Solicitors

€1,000.00

CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann)

€1,000.00

Sean Lynch

€1,000.00

Revenue:

The use of legal services in key areas such as tax, customs and general litigation and external service delivery in relation to debt recovery, is an integral part of Revenue's business model.

Alison Keirse, B.L.

€37,533.45

Anthony Aston, S.C.

€79,796.25

Anthony Kerr, B.L.

€5,339.68

Anthony M. Collins, S.C.

€98,398.77

Aoife Goodman, B.L.

€71,278.50

Arthur Cox Solicitors

€27,575.00

Arthur Cunningham, B.L.

€28,290.00

Baker Tilly Ryan Glennon

€1,593.00

Benedict Ó Floinn, B.L.

€35,445.52

Brendan Conway, B.L.

€12,383.64

Brian Kearney BL

€4,821.60

Brian Murray, S.C.

€8,303.73

Catherine Donnelly, B.L.

€3,505.50

Ciaran Ramsay, S.C.

€136,591.50

Clíona J.M. Kimber, B.L.

€2,172.67

Connolly Sellors Geraghy

€43,013.00

Conor Bourke, B.L.

€62,331.48

David Quinn BL

€9,354.15

Dearbhla Cunningham, B.L.

€22,263.00

Denis McDonald, S.C.

€78,351.00

Dermot Cahill, B.L.

€21,820.20

Dermot Sheehan, B.L.

€13,929.75

Desmond Dockery B.L.

€3,198.00

Dorothy Collins B.L.

€9,225.00

Doyle Court Reporters Ltd

€76,144.00

Eileen Finn, B.L.

€34,378.50

Elaine Grier, B.L.

€26,678.70

Elizabeth Cogan, B.L.

€8,382.45

Eoghan Fitzsimons, S.C.

€10,750.20

Eoin Clifford, B.L.

€23,702.10

Eoin McCullough S.C.

€1,845.00

Fergus Ryan B.L.

€28,966.50

George V. Maloney

€558.00

Gráinne Clohessy, S.C.

€184,413.90

Gráinne Duggan, B.L.

€25,015.26

Gwen Malone Stenography Services

€58,122.00

Holmes O'Malley Sexton

€888,107.00

Imogen McGrath B.L.

€5,018.65

Ivor Fitzpatrick

€1,092,108.00

James Dwyer, S.C.

€4,674.00

Jane Hyland B.L.

€922.50

Jeananne McGovern, B.L.

€44,858.10

Jennifer O'Connell, B.L.

€30,319.50

John Byrne, B.L.

€13,049.07

John DonnellyB.L.

€369.00

John Lucey, S.C.

€645.75

Jonathan Tomkin B.L.

€12,730.50

Kelley Smith, B.L.

€126,193.08

Kevin Segrave, B.L.

€4,118.04

Kieran Binchy, B.L.

€15,614.85

Kieran Kelly B.L.

€30,731.55

Lavelle Coleman

€717,487.00

Lees Solicitors

€2,514.00

Lorcan Connolly, B.L.

€4,637.10

Lorcan Staines B.L.

€6,150.00

Lorna Gallagher, B.L.

€20,590.20

Mark O'Mahony, B.L.

€39,540.20

Mason Hayes & Curran

€894,982.00

Matheson

€824,739.00

Maurice Collins S.C.

€15,375.00

McMahon & Williams

€4,851.00

Michael Ramsey BL

€12,300.00

Niall O'Hanlon, B.L.

€17,664.28

Oisín Clarke BL

€1,230.00

Patrick Quinn, S.C.

€64,378.20

Paul Anthony McDermott, B.L.

€8,302.50

Philip Sheahan B.L.

€2,346.84

Pierse Fitzgibbon

€929,781.00

Robert Barron, S.C.

€19,249.50

Robert Cussen & Son

€2,263.00

Robert E. Bourke B.L.

€1,537.50

Rochford Brady Legal Services Ltd

€62,478.00

Rosemary Healy-Rae, B.L.

€18,825.15

Rudi Neuman Shanahan, B.L.

€1,418.19

Sally O'Neill B.L.

€5,043.00

Sarah-Kate Foley B.L.

€307.50

Seamus Clarke, B.L.

€4,416.93

Serena Bennett B.L.

€393.60

Shelley Horan BL

€35,799.15

Thomas Rice B.L.

€2,479.68

Tom Power BL

€39,089.41

Treacy & Co

€7,600.00

Una Tighe, B.L.

€9,938.40

Will Fennelly, B.L.

€3,351.75

Central Bank: I am informed by the Central Bank that the total legal fees paid by the Central Bank in 2013 was €2,600,000 broken down in the following ranges (as across):

McCann Fitzgerald

€1,500,000 - €2,000,000

Arthur Cox , Byrne Wallace

€100,000 - €200,000

Each of 8 Individual Firms/Senior Counsel

€25,000 - €100,000

Each of 28 Individual Firms/Senior Counsel

€0 - €25,000

For reasons of commercial confidentiality, it is not possible for the Central Bank to further break down these amounts.