Gaps in Government support for construction need addressing to avoid an ominous future

RICS & Tughans NI Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q1, 2020 Market confidence in the outlook for Northern Ireland’s construction sector has fallen sharply, according to the latest RICS and Tughans Construction Market Survey, as a deterioration in momentum resulting from social distancing measures to stop the spread of coronavirus is expected to continue.  ... ...

Tughans Partner John McGuckian secures Dealmaker of the Year

Tughans Corporate Partner John McGuckian was named Insider magazine’s dealmaker of the year at a ceremony in the Europa Hotel last night.   Mr McGuckian was the lead legal advisor on a significant number of high profile, high value deals last year in Northern Ireland and further afield.   He advised the shareholders of software... ...

Five-in-a-row for Tughans as Top NI Deal Legal Advisor

Tughans has been named Northern Ireland’s busiest corporate law firm, as it topped the Experian M&A and Real Estate Advisor League Table for an impressive fifth year in a row. The Belfast-based firm advised on an outstanding 53 deals during 2019, with the total value of transactions amounting to £164m. Head of Corporate, James Donnelly,... ...

Tughans takes the title of Legal 500 NI Law Firm of the Year

Tughans had an extra special reason to celebrate with clients yesterday evening as the legal advisors were named as Northern Ireland Law Firm of the Year 2020.   Picking up the top accolade from the respected ranking publication Legal 500, the timing of the announcement coincided with the firm’s Christmas client drinks reception.   In... ...

Infrastructure activity remains in decline as lack of Executive impacts investment

RICS & Tughans NI Construction & Infrastructure Market Survey, Q3, 2019   The third quarter of 2019 saw a further drop in local construction workloads despite the declines in many subsectors easing back, according to the latest RICS and Tughans Construction and Infrastructure Market Survey.   Private sector housebuilding continues to be the only subsector... ...

Ready for ‘Action’ ahead of NI Chamber President’s Banquet

Final preparations are underway for the arrival of documentary filmmaker, Louis Theroux, who is set to entertain guests at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Annual President’s Banquet.   The sold-out gala event will take place in ICC Belfast on Thursday 21 November and is set to be attended by over 900 business... ...

Energy Institute launches Amped start-up competition

The Energy Institute in Northern Ireland is looking for the brightest minds in energy from across Ireland for its new Amped initiative, part of its Opportunities in Energy series.  Amped is a start-up elevator pitch competition, focused specifically on the energy sector, and applications are now open.   Sponsored by Energia Group and supported by... ...

Tughans leads the deal league in the first six months of 2019

Tughans leads the field in the volume of corporate deals struck in Northern Ireland during the first half of 2019, the latest report from Experian Market IQ shows. While the year-on-year value of transactions in Northern Ireland fell, a total of 137 deals were completed in the six months to June 2019, up from 101... ...

Tughans team raises over £6,000 for Alzheimer’s Society

Team members at Tughans have raised over £6,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society, the charity that campaigns for change, funds research to find a cure, and supports people living with dementia.   The Alzheimer’s Society was chosen by team members as the firm’s charity of the year. As part of the partnership, The Alzheimer’s Society also... ...

NI Manufacturers continue to show resilience

The latest Manufacturing NI and Tughans “The State of Northern Ireland Manufacturing 2019” manufacturing survey reveals a sector demonstrating continued resilience and growth in a context of political uncertainty, skills shortages and rising costs.   The survey, which was conducted in May/June 2019 for Manufacturing NI and legal firm Tughans, showed that 76% of respondents... ...