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Partner and Head of Employment Practice


Bryan Dunne is a partner and head of the Employment Practice at Matheson. He advises on a variety of aspects of employment law, both contentious and non-contentious. This work includes preparation of senior executive service agreements and severance arrangements for international employers, defence work in contentious employment litigation matters and advising on all employment aspects of commercial transactions. He also regularly advises employers on internal grievance and disciplinary processes, with particular focus on senior executive level employees.

Bryan is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association of Ireland, and the European Employment Lawyers Association. He is also a member of American Bar Association’s International Labour and Employment Law section and a co-author of the Irish Chapter for the ABA’s annual publication on International Labour and Employment Law. He has also presented at numerous ABA and other events in the US and Europe and has been the European Chair of the ABA CLE teleconference training programme since 2006. Bryan has also written articles for Irish and European trade and legal publications on employment issues, and is a tutor and examiner on employment law on the Law Society’s solicitor training course. He has published a chapter on International Employment and Secondment in a leading Irish employment law text, and is a regular speaker on cross border employment issues to US audiences. He is also a fluent Spanish speaker and a member of the Irish Spanish Economic Association, and advises many leading Spanish companies on employment law issues in their Irish operations.


University College Dublin (Diploma in Employment Law); Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Commercial Law); Law Society of Ireland (Diploma in Advanced European Law); University of Limerick (Bachelor of Arts in Law and European Studies).

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Matheson advises multinational companies operating in the Irish market on a wide ambit of contentious and non-contentious employment issues. The team is experienced in defending clients against allegations of discrimination and unfair dismissal, as well as cases concerning the enforcement of confidentiality obligations. On the non-contentious side, mainstays of the practice include collective redundancies and the employment aspects of corporate transactions. In addition, the team advises companies on Brexit-related restructurings. The practice is led by Bryan Dunne, while Russell Rochford and Geraldine Carr are other key contacts. Niall Pelly left the practice in December 2020.