ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Firm Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18
Ireland

Ireland > Employment Tier 1

ByrneWallace LLP’s impressive workload includes assistance with protected disclosures and wrongdoings, industrial relations matters, and representing clients before the High Court. Clients include large private sector employers, state bodies and high-profile trade unions. More recently, it has been helping clients with multiple Covid-related matters, including vaccination, government restrictions, and health and safety. Michael Kennedy heads the practice and specialises in industrial relations, trades disputes and TUPE law. Michelle Ní Longáin is an expert in whistleblowing cases for both public and private sector clients. Loughlin Deegan, Emmet Whelan , and Elaine Kelly are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Byrne Wallace are a superb team with remarkable bench-strength across a breadth of legal disciplines. The firm is hugely collaborative, seeking to find the best outcome and support for their clients.’

‘I deal with Deirdre Lynch. Deirdre is extremely practical, pragmatic and commercially minded. Deirdre had to deal with delicate and complicated issues with very tight timelines. All work was accomplished with the minimum of fuss and a genuine understanding of her client’s needs.’

‘Excellent firm with a broad range of experience and expertise. Adapted very quickly to the impact of COVID and always maintained full services to their clients.’

‘Diligence, experience and getting the “job done” with a positive attitude.’

‘Small, very personable, quick to respond and understands our business model.’

‘Relationship is personable and down to earth. Understands the real world and come up with practical solutions.’

‘Byrne Wallace has a highly competent team of legal professionals in the employment law arena. They provide excellent value for money relative to their peers and have a strong emphasis on collaboration and client focus. Their Employment Law Team is unrivalled with specialist expertise across all employment law disciplines. The customer service ethic and focus of Loughlin Deegan is fantastic.’

‘Loughlin Deegan deserves a special mention for his excellent legal mind and ability to complement legal theory and practice to deliver optimum outcomes in a range of third party forums for our business – High Court, Labour Court and the WRC. Loughlin Deegan is technically outstanding and is excellent in all aspects of employment law. There is a strong understanding of the operating context we manage and his ability to navigate successfully around complex legal matters has been very evident for the organisation.’

Key clients

The Irish Civil Service

CRH plc

The Irish Times

The Law Society of Ireland

Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland

Local Government Management Agency

Smurfit Kappa

The Central Bank of Ireland

The Irish Prison Service

Ireland’s Environmental Protection Agency

Mainstream Renewable Power Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised senior management across the Irish Civil Service on remote working and drafted guidance and policy documentation in the context of the Irish Government’s post-pandemic remote working strategy.
  • Advised Mainstream Renewable Power Limited on the employment aspects of the company’s €1 billion sale to the Norwegian company Aker Horizons.
  • Advised multiple State Agencies and Government Departments on high-profile protected disclosures.

Ireland > Healthcare and life sciences Tier 1

ByrneWallace LLP has demonstrated a strong commitment to the healthcare and life sciences sectors, particularly in regulatory, transactions and disputes matters. The firm has developed dedicated teams for both life sciences and healthcare, and has become a recognised leader in the market. This includes working with start-ups right through to IPOs and beyond. Colin Sainsbury leads the life sciences team, with child protection and child care specialist Sinead Kearney  heading the healthcare services group. Olive Doyle  is a leader in mental health law and Catherine Dowling is an emerging talent.

Practice head(s):

Colin Sainsbury; Sinéad Kearney

Other key lawyers:

Catherine Dowling; Olive Doyle; Patrick McClean; Daniel Holohan

Testimonials

‘Excellent team – highly responsive, reliable and high level of expertise in the area of healthcare, particularly around capacity and mental disorder-related issues.’

‘Best in the country when it comes to Life Science and Healthcare legal matters.’

‘The Byrne Wallace team have excellent experience of the Life Sciences area. Particular experience in Licensing Agreements, and especially in finding creative solutions during the final stages of negotiations. Very good at working to deadlines for transactions. Documentation review and quality control strong, making client activities as straightforward and fool proof as possible.’

‘Colin Sainsbury is polite, friendly and highly professional in all matters. Colin’s experience in such negotiations was obvious from the outset. The deliverables speak for themselves. As legal counsel there is a clear recognition that we are seeking to build a long-lasting relationship.’

‘Patrick McLean – hardworking, reliable, efficient, accessible and excellent communicator. Olive Doyle – thorough and expert in her field of healthcare, particularly with regard to capacity and psychiatric disorder -related issues.’

‘Olive Doyle has a comprehensive knowledge of the broader legal and corporate environment in which healthcare decisions are made, and is very committed to guiding and advising clients to optimal outcomes. Patrick McClean has a particular ability in dealing with highly urgent complex cases, and manages to ensure that fully informed decisions are made in very short timeframes.’

‘Colin Sainsbury has very extensive experience in life sciences that has been invaluable in finalising negotiations.’

‘Catherine Dowling is great to work with.’

Key clients

Inflazome Limited

PrioThera Limited

Neuromod Devices Limited

Avectas Limited

OneProjects Design Innovation Limited

Xeolas Pharmaceuticals

B. Braun Hospicare Limited

Artugen Therapeutics Limited

Versono Medical Limited

ProVerum Limited

Selfsense Technologies Limited

Meroven Limited

MacuHealth Limited

Q3 Medical Devices

Latch Medical Limited

Phibro Animal Health Limited

Teagasc

Miravo Healthcare (formerly Nuvo Pharmaceuticals)

Ionics Life Sciences Limited

Uplift Health Limited

Juvenescence

Work highlights

  • Acted as Irish legal advisors to Dublin-headquartered pioneering inflammasome company, Inflazome Limited, in relation to its acquisition by Roche.
  • Advised PrioThera Limited, an Irish clinical stage start-up, in relation to its €30m  Series A fundraising to advance the development of mocravimod.
  • Advised Neuromod Devices on its €10.5m Series B fundraising comprising of both equity investment and venture-debt which was led by Fountain Healthcare Partners.

Ireland > Pensions and employee benefits Tier 1

ByrneWallace LLP advises on corporate M&As and restructurings, drafting and amending pension scheme documentation, restructuring pension schemes, the application of pensions regulatory and tax legislation, trusteeship, and scheme governance. It also acts for corporate trustees preparing for the full transposition of the IORPs II Directive into Irish law. The practice is led by Liam Connellan, whose clients include leading employers, scheme trustees, individuals and pensioner associations.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Market leading knowledge of the pensions sector; quick to respond and flexible to changing circumstances.’

‘Liam Connellan is a leading pensions expert who has a very easy to work with style. He is responsive, accessible, and able to break down complex topics for consideration by clients. He also has detailed knowledge of all elements of Irish pensions and can advise on a range of topics.’

‘Liam Connellan is very hands on and always makes himself available to provide partner support. His exceptional knowledge of pensions and associated legislation means he can get to the heart of issues easily and help clients come to practical solutions for their pension schemes.’

Key clients

Trustee Principles Limited

FCR Media Limited

Mainstream Renewable Power

Integrity360

Majority Shareholder of Interactive Services (Holdings) Limited

Staycity Investment Holdings Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Mainstream Renewable Power on its landmark agreement whereby Norwegian company Aker Horizons is to take a 75% equity stake in the business and the pensions-related issues of the agreement.
  • Advised Integrity360 Group on legal and tax issues (including pension-related issues) to the majority shareholder and the target in the cross-border acquisition of a majority stake in the Integrity360 Group.
  • Advised FCR Media Limited on the wind-up of the defined benefit Golden Pages Pension Plan.

Ireland > Public sector Tier 1

The public sector practice at ByrneWallace LLP is notable for its breadth, providing comprehensive advice to public bodies on their operations. Practice head Michelle Ní Longáin specialises in employment law, and is particularly active in advising public sector clients on protected disclosure law. The team also represents clients in litigation, including judicial review proceedings, with Jon Legorburu a key figure in contentious work. Health and social care is a particular sector of focus for the practice; Sinéad Kearney and Olive Doyle specialise in this area. Litigator Sean O’Donnell handles regulatory enforcement proceedings and is also engaged by clients to advice on the response to cyberattacks.

Practice head(s):

Michelle Ní Longáin

Other key lawyers:

Jon Legorburu; Sinéad Kearney; Olive Doyle; Sean O’Donnell; Mark O’Shaughnessy; Valerie Hourigan; Martin Cooney; Fergal Ruane

Testimonials

‘This practice has a thorough knowledge of local authority legal practice. This firm has provided excellent advice on procurement and contract law. There is a speedy turnaround on complex legal queries.’

‘ByrneWallace has exceptional knowledge and experience in advising the public sector. It seems like every problematic legal circumstance that we have encountered since engaging BW was a circumstance they had previously encountered with another public body and so they were able to draw on their experience in solving our predicament.’

‘I would highly recommend Martin Cooney. He immediately understands and appreciates the tight line public bodies have to tread in their legal affairs. Martin will present a number of potential courses of action to remedy a legal problem, which allows clients to explore more than one possible scenario. However, in doing so, Martin will never equivocate when advising his client on the optimal legal solution as he sees it, which greatly eases the burden on the client. On more than one occasion, Martin has provided novel solutions to legal problems where others had failed. He is also extremely cordial and personable and excellent at building and maintaining relationships over an extended period.’

‘Seán O’Donnell is a safe pair of hands on all matters. Fergal Ruane is a go-to person for procurement.’

‘Overall ByrneWallace provide an excellent service across many diverse areas. Together with responsiveness, this is their main strength. The different teams collaborate seamlessly and provide well-rounded, actionable advice.’

‘The team  were very accessible and had an excellent work ethic.’

‘The team are very experienced in various areas of public sector law, and knowledgeable and detailed in their advice.’

‘Good-quality team, available and experienced. Provide practical solutions to legal matters.’

Key clients

Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland (ASTI)

Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

Bord na Mona

Cavan County Council

CIE

Competition & Consumer Protection Commission

Courts Service

Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications

Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport

Digital Hub Development Agency

Dublin & Dun Laoghaire Education and Training Board

Dublin City Council

Education and Training Boards Ireland

Ervia

European Parliament

Health Products Regulatory Authority

Horse Racing Ireland

Inland Fisheries Ireland

InterTrade Ireland

Kerry County Council

Kildare County Council

Kilkenny County Council

Land Development Agency

Local Government Operational Procurement Centre (LGOPC)

Medical Council

National Library of Ireland

North Dublin Citizens Information Service

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Office of Government Procurement

Rotunda Hospital (Operational)

Sea Fisheries Protection Authority

South Dublin County Council

South Munster Citizens Information Service

Teagasc

The Marine Institute

Trinity College Dublin

Udaras Na Gaeltachta

Western Development Commission

Work highlights

  • Advised senior management across the Irish Civil Service on remote working and drafted guidance and policy documentation in the context of the Irish Government’s post-pandemic remote working strategy.
  • Advised multiple state agencies and government departments on a number of high-profile protected disclosures.

Ireland > Real estate Tier 1

ByrneWallace LLP advises a broad client base of developers, investors, public bodies, and construction companies on high-value real estate transactions. The team has a particular focus on forward sales and purchases, advising on deals involving residential properties, office space and mixed-use developments. The practice experienced some changes at the top in Janaury 2022, with Michael Walsh becoming Chair of property and Alison O’Sullivan taking over as sole practice head. Walsh is a noted expert in conveyancing law, while O'Sullivan is particularly focused on the private residential sector. Ronan Egan is also highly experienced in this area, and leads much of the team’s work for public bodies. Michelle McVeigh is another key contact and leads the property retail and asset management group.

Practice head(s):

Michael Walsh; Alison O’Sullivan

Other key lawyers:

Ronan Egan; Michelle McVeigh; Derville White; Neil Dunne; Aoife Hearne

Testimonials

‘The team at ByrneWallace deliver an exceptionally professional service. In both real estate and banking they have both the experience and market knowledge to offer a premium service. Through portfolio deals and complicated title structures, they are able to cut through the complexity to offer clear advice that greatly assists us as their client.’

‘Byrne Wallace are leaders with proven capability and competencies aligned in their field. From a client perspective they have the capacity to integrate their specialisms with a team approach, combining effective and efficient application within a high-performance culture. This in turn reflects a learning organisation, where their individuals are assured, engaging and solution oriented, based on informed knowledge and experience. Very importantly their people are accessible, make themselves available, return calls and communicate by email in a timely and professional manner. Their service has demonstrated great versatility, resilience and high levels of performance during Covid-19.’

‘We have found them responsive and flexible. They have been innovative in delivering results that enable us to move quickly and no issue is met with a stopping mentality. There have been good conversations on issues that are high risk and need careful thinking but they have delivered in all cases.’

‘The ByrneWallace practice proved to deliver excellent and efficient assistance in complex contract matters. Their multi-domain expertise matched perfectly the needs of a complex, trans-border real estate deal. The practice was very well prepared for online collaboration with the client.’

‘The real estate team at Byrne Wallace are top class. Neil Dunne and Alison O’Sullivan are standouts. Their commitment and hard work is exemplary.’

‘Neil Dunne is always on hand to help. He has a can-do attitude and goes beyond the day job to help.’

‘Alison O’Sullivan offers exceptionally good service, often working extremely hard with difficult counterparties and on very complicated deals. Overall, it is a pleasure to work with her as she provides the reassurance that is such a rare and valued quality in a partner.’

‘Michael Walsh is well respected with in-depth knowledge of his subject matter.’

Key clients

Ballymore Group

LRC Group

Aviva Life & Pensions

Collen Construction

Davy Hickey

European Parliament

Quanta Capital

Vestry Limited Partnership

Arrow Capital Partners

Oaklee Housing

Irish Water

Lidl Ireland GmbH

Glenveagh Properties Plc

Twinlite Group

Qualtrics

Ericcson

Tullow Oil

Edifis Capital

Cinamol Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising Ballymore Group on the forward funding of a major mixed-use development including 435 apartments in a highly publicised deal with Union Investments for a price reported at in excess of €200m.
  • Advised the European Parliament on the forward purchase of a large office under construction in central Dublin in a deal with a reported value in the region of €40m.
  • Acting for a Far Eastern sovereign wealth fund in the purchase of over 1,000 residential assets valued at circa €200m, the single largest residential trade in the Irish market.

Ireland > Banking and finance Tier 2

ByrneWallace LLP has developed an impressive senior bench of banking and finance specialists, most recently hiring William Johnston as a consultant from Arthur Cox in January 2021. He has joined a team that includes a number of practitioners with in excess of 20 years and 30 years experience with several also having had stints in senior-level in-house positions. The group has a particularly strong reputation in real estate finance, including social housing finance, and represents a wide array of clients, notably a number of alternative lenders. Mark Kavanagh  remains a senior name in real estate finance, Deirdre McBennett  is a specialist in social housing finance and Paraic O’Kennedy is a key figure in sustainable finance.

Practice head(s):

Mark Kavanagh

Other key lawyers:

Deirdre McBennett; Eileen Prendergast; William Johnston; Paraic O’Kennedy; Elizabeth Ryan; Laura Fitzpatrick; Joseph Gavin; Triona Ryan

Testimonials

‘Excellent accessibility.’

‘Paraic O’Kennedy – His ability to break down a transaction from a legal perspective and provide direct advice.’

‘Triona Ryan handled a venture debt loan deal. She was very thorough and professional throughout the whole process, and especially patient with a difficult other side.’

Key clients

ING Bank, a branch of ING DiBa AG

Tuath Housing Association

Clúid Housing Association

Ocuco Group

Inflazome Limited

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Fexco Group

Mainstream Renewable Power

Exeter Property Group (since April 2021- EQT Exeter http://exeterpg.com/ )

Close Leasing Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Clúid Housing Association on a €54m financing.
  • Acted as lead counsel in a facility provided by Oxford Finance to Inflazome Limited and its Australian subsidiary, Inflazome (Australia) PTY LTD and subsequently acted on the banking aspects of the acquisition of the Inflazome Group by Roche.
  • Acted for the lender on the project financing of the development of a portfolio of three onshore Irish wind farms.

Ireland > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

ByrneWallace LLP has a fast-growing practice focused on start-ups and emerging companies, right through to publicly-listed businesses; this includes a significant international client base. Moreover, the firm has a strong history in public sector transactions and counts private equity as another forte. Life sciences and technology are especially active sectors for the firm, along with healthcare and renewable energy. Over recent years, it has hired senior practitioners from several of Ireland’s tier one firms, including some with London experience. Gavin Blake is an energy transactions specialist and Darren Daly is prominent in technology deals. Colin Sainsbury and Catherine Dowling are key for life sciences deals. Former department head Neil Keenan  and Gerry Beausang have joined Pinsent Masons LLP.

Other key lawyers:

Colin Sainsbury; Catherine Dowling; Eamonn Carey; Darren Daly; Gavin Blake; Daniel Holohan

Testimonials

‘We have used the M&A team in BW over the years and they would be our go-to firm for transactions above a certain level. They have a high level of competence and terrific attention to detail. We found them strong on cross-border deals especially.’

‘Responsiveness and prioritisation of client needs. The firm takes the time to gain an understanding of the client’s business, opportunities and challenges. The senior members of the team remain consistent which allows strong and enduring client relationships to be built.’

Gavin Blake. Stand out service provided. ByrneWallace’s in depth understanding of the overall transaction, goals and knowledge of the business allowed them to play such a successful role for mainstream.’

‘Led by Colin Sainsbury, the Byrne Wallace team provided exceptional support to our recent M&A transaction. The transaction was managed in-house so the ByrneWallace support was more extensive than would be normal. The ByrneWallace team gave the transaction top priority and were integral to the transaction closing on schedule.’

‘Daniel Holohan – associate – detail focused and keen to progress matters quickly and efficiently.’

Key clients

Mainstream Renewable Power Limited

M&M Walshe Holdings Limited

MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland

PrecisionBiotics Limited

Inflazome Limited

PrioThera Limited

One Projects Design and Innovations Limited

StayCity Investment Holdings Limited

Neuromod Devices Limited

Corporate Access Limited

TechMet Limited

DNM Technologies Limited

Treo Technologies DAC

Juvanesence Limited

Ocuco Limited

Ubiqube (Ireland) Limited

The Western Development Commission

The Metacu group of credit unions

Fexco Unlimited Company

Integrity360

HSS Hire Group plc

Adaptive Mobile

XtremePush Limited

Majority Shareholder of Interactive Services (Holdings) Limited

Avectas Limited

Silent-Aire

Browserstack

Shareholders of Ammeon

SuperNode Limited

Mainstream Renewable Power Limited

M&M Walshe Holdings Limited

MML Growth Capital Partners Ireland

PrecisionBiotics Limited

Inflazome Limited

PrioThera Limited

One Projects Design and Innovations Limited

StayCity Investment Holdings Limited

Neuromod Devices Limited

Corporate Access Limited

TechMet Limited

DNM Technologies Limited

Treo Technologies DAC

Juvanesence Limited

Ocuco Limited

Ubiqube (Ireland) Limited

The Western Development Commission

The Metacu group of credit unions

Fexco Unlimited Company

Integrity360

HSS Hire Group plc

Adaptive Mobile

XtremePush Limited

Majority Shareholder of Interactive Services (Holdings) Limited

Avectas Limited

Silent-Aire

Browserstack

Shareholders of Ammeon

SuperNode Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted as an Irish legal adviser for Mainstream Renewable Power on its agreement whereby Aker Horizons is to take a 75% equity stake in the business.
  • Acted for the shareholders of Silent-Aire in relation to Irish legal and tax aspects of its acquisition by Johnson Controls.
  • Provided legal and tax advice to the majority shareholder and the target in the cross-border acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Interactive Services (Holdings) Limited.

Ireland > Construction Tier 2

ByrneWallace LLP established its combined construction, infrastructure and energy practice in 2021, bringing together partners from across these practice areas into one team. This adds to the team’s capabilities in advising across the full lifecycle of projects, from initial financing through to construction and eventual transactions involving the project assets. The construction team is highly active in both contentious and non-contentious work, in sectors including housing, healthcare, data centres and commercial property. Martin Cooney leads the team and handles disputes and contract drafting, with experience across standard form and bespoke contracts. Senior associate Deirdre Hennessy is also praised by clients as ‘extremely knowledgable.

Practice head(s):

Martin Cooney

Other key lawyers:

Deirdre Hennessy; Lisa Maloney; Fergal Ruane

Testimonials

‘Martin Cooney and his team provide concise detailed advice on any manner of complex issues in a remarkably quick manner. Whether it be a contentious issue on a difficult project or the best procurement and contractual path to undertake for a building or engineering project, they have the right answer.’

‘Martin Cooney is a classic all-rounder, a master of the construction process from the inception of the project to the tender stage, construction stage and, if required, the dispute stage. His deep knowledge of the industry and the many pitfalls and risks that parties must navigate is always impressive. His clarity of advice merits special mention. No less capable is Deirdre Hennessy, whose ability to get to grips with any commercial or contractual problem speedily is remarkable.’

‘I believe the construction practice at ByrneWallace have on numerous matters demonstrated a real commercial awareness and in-depth knowledge of the construction sector. These qualities combined with their proactive approach are unique and of fundamental importance to my department.’

‘Martin Cooney is a highly knowledgeable lawyer with an excellent understanding of the development and construction sector. He demonstrates significant expertise in transactional matters, drafting and negotiating a wide range of contracts. Deirdre Hennessy is extremely knowledgeable and has continuously demonstrated her extensive experience as a highly competent and skilful contentious lawyer. Lisa Maloney is an extremely focused lawyer who has continuously demonstrated significant expertise in both contentious and non-contentious matters.’

‘Martin Cooney is tenacious, sensible and very client focused.’

‘The partners and associates are extremely friendly and make themselves available whenever needed. They have an in-depth knowledge of their individual specialisms and work very hard on your behalf to achieve the optimal outcome.’

‘Martin Cooney and Lisa Maloney are the standout people for us. Their combined legal skills and deep knowledge of construction contracts and practice make them a formidable team, the best we have engaged with in fact. We wouldn’t go anywhere else.’

‘The most impressive characteristic of the Byrne Wallace team, and in particular Martin Cooney and Deirdre Hennessy, is the breadth of experience they bring to the table. They clearly have the most up-to-date information and case law available, and the ability of Martin and his team to grasp the relevant facts of a dispute is excellent. The subsequent advice provided is clear and concise.’

Key clients

Environmental Protection Agency

Beneavin Contractors Limited

Citywest Developments Limited

Flynn Management & Contractors limited

Cullaun Capital

Pathway Homes

Redrock Gloucester Street

Keppel Reit Datacentres

Circle Voluntary Housing Association

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

Chartered Land/ Castlethorn Developments

Gravity Construction

Clonburris Infrastructure Limited

Cluid Housing

Exeter Ireland Property IV Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising the Environmental Protection Agency, including on the terms of all of the required financial instruments to be provided by EPA-licensed operators, reviewing and updating the instruments and negotiating and re-drafting the terms in line with EPA requirements.
  • Represented Gravity Construction in High Court proceedings for the enforcement of an adjudicator’s decision which had awarded the sum of over €135,000 in favour of the client, in one of the first court judgments in Ireland on adjudications.
  • Advised Keppel REIT Datacentres Ireland on the full suite of construction documents, including both drafting and negotiating the documents for the construction and fit out of a new data hall at the client’s data centre in Ballycoolin, Dublin.

Ireland > Dispute resolution Tier 2

ByrneWallace LLP remains best known for contentious matters involving public sector bodies, including those in the health, education and tourism sectors. Jon Legorburu leads the team and has an impressive history in commercial litigation and public sector disputes. Mona Costelloe is another senior name with extensive expertise in real estate disputes, regulatory enforcement matters and more general commercial litigation. Sean O’Donnell is also noted for contentious regulatory work, and Mark O’Shaughnessy is a growing force in the market. Valerie Hourigan is rated for real estate and procurement disputes.

Practice head(s):

Jon Legorburu

Other key lawyers:

Mona Costelloe; Seán O’Donnell; Valerie Hourigan; Mark O’Shaughnessy; Helen Gibbons; Grainne Murphy

Testimonials

‘I have found the initial conversation from seeking advice to the actual advice is extremely well thought out and makes life easier from client strategy and viewpoint. The speed of understanding of the issues is what made me choose BW team.’

‘I find Byrne Wallace great to deal with. They have a decent breadth of knowledge in a lot of different areas that allows them to cater for a complex organisation like ours. Their approach is one that works, they meet to get a full understanding of the issue and to clarify exactly our expectations. Keep it simple – not full of technical jargon.’

‘Mark O’Shaughnessy is the primary contact and his ability to understand thoughts, provide practical yet strategic advice is exemplary. He is also ultra transparent in all dealings, and even working remotely in no way impacted on service.’

‘My main point of contact is with Mark O’Shaughnessy and I find him very efficient to deal with. He’ll put you in touch with the appropriate person depending on our issue. He understands the importance of value for money in a NFP organisation and they always do their best fees wise. I always get a feeling they genuinely want to help and protect us as best they can. I’ve also had dealings with Patrick McClean – very professional and no issues with my encounters with him.’

‘Attention to detail particularly from Sean O’Donnell was second to none, especially when it came to the important time towards the end of the case.’

‘I dealt specifically with Valerie Hourigan and Grainne Murphy. Both worked well as a team to deliver an excellent service. Both were very accessible.’

‘Valerie Hourigan, partner, is highly experienced and very competent. She was directly involved at all stages of the litigation and was always contactable when I needed her input. She has excellent strategic insight and a strong knowledge of her clients and their businesses, which I found invaluable in representing their interests.’

Key clients

The Courts Service of Ireland

Health Service Executive

Kildare County Council

Staycity Limited

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO)

Ballymore Group/Ballymore Residential Limited

Croi Laighean Credit Union

Work highlights

  • Acted for The Courts Service of Ireland as an intervening party in a landmark access to environmental information case which involved novel matters of European Union law which was ruled in favour of our client.
  • Acted for Kildare County Council in its defence of complex Irish High Court judicial review procurement proceedings issued under the remedies regulations.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 2

ByrneWallace LLP has continued to develop its cross-border restructuring practice, including Chapter 11 filings, and has gained further traction in advising private equity funds on their work out of distressed debt portfolios. The group is also noted for its work in the public sector. In contentious proceedings, the firm frequently represents clients in the Commercial Court and High Court. The core restructuring and insolvency team regularly works alongside colleagues in the dispute resolution department. Department head John Fitzgerald represents a range of clients, including lenders, private equity houses, debtors and insolvency office holders. Sean Neville provides additional support at associate level.

Practice head(s):

John Fitzgerald

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Sound experience. Capable and friendly team.’

‘Proactive, pragmatic and practical.’

‘Availability to discuss issues is extremely good. Turnaround time equally so. Great breath of experience and knowledge.’

‘John Fitzgerald has very strong experience in the field of insolvency/restructuring. He is looking for practical solutions. Responsive and very easy to communicate with.’

‘John Fitzgerald is readily available, responds quickly and provides clear advice.’

‘John Fitzgerald is an outstanding partner for the firm. John has an excellent understanding of the law and this coupled with his excellent commercial acumen ensured that we had a thorough understanding for our complex matters and how these would progress. Various scenarios setting out risk etc greatly enhanced our decision making.’

‘I have also worked closely with John Fitzgerald, Sean Neville and the insolvency team on various transactions. They are proven experts in their area and have also provided high levels of service.’

‘John Fitzgerald, Partner – calm unruffled during engagement and when providing advices. Sean Neville, Senior Associate- Knowledgeable, personable.’

Key clients

Jim Luby, Enda Lowry and Des Gibney of McStay Luby

Brendan O’Donoghue of Russell Brenna Keane (RBK)

Myles Kirby and John Healy of Kirby Healy

Kieran Wallace, Patrick Horkan, Shane McCarthy, all of KPMG

Ken Fennell, James Anderson, Mark Degnan, David Van Dessell of Deloitte

Luke Charlton of EY

Declan Taite and Anne O’Dwyer of Duff & Phelps

David O’Connor of BDO

Neil Hughes of Baker Tilly

Martin Ferris of Ferris & Associates

Work highlights

  • Acted for the liquidator of Monsoon Accessorize Ireland Limited in relation to all aspects of the liquidation including contentious creditor claims.
  • Acted for the liquidator the Key Collections Group of Companies in relation to all aspects of the liquidation.
  • Advised the client in relation to all aspects of a US Chapter 11 restructuring and the impact on the client in Ireland.

Ireland > Projects and PPP Tier 2

ByrneWallace LLP advises developers on the construction of residential, industrial and commercial projects, and is also frequently instructed by public sector bodies to handle the procurement process for developments. Practice head Fergal Ruane has more than 20 years’ experience in this area and is increasingly active in Ireland’s fast-growing data centre sector. The team’s work in this space includes handling the development of the centres as well as infrastructure related to their energy usage. Elsewhere, Martin Cooney and Gavin Blake are valued by clients for their expertise in construction contracts and energy projects, respectively. Michael Walsh is another key contact, focusing on the real estate sector.

Practice head(s):

Fergal Ruane

Testimonials

‘Martin Cooney is knowledgeable and personable and I would have confidence in his advice. Fergal Ruane has extensive experience of dealing with the public sector and understands very well the issues impacting public sector clients.’

‘ByrneWallace’s practice delivered excellent and efficient assistance in complex contract matters. It provided not only excellent and reliable advice on all the legal aspects relevant to the deal but also excellent insights into its commercial context. The practice was well prepared for online collaboration with the client.’

‘Fergal Ruane’s experience and understanding of the specificity in assisting public entities bound by the procurement rules proved extremely helpful. His advice and readiness to explain and educate us as a client with respect to complex legal and contractual matters were greatly appreciated. His well-established knowledge and experience relative to construction project contracts gave us confidence that our interests in the deal have been well protected. He made himself available to all our requests, even at short notice.’

‘Martin Cooney provides excellent advice on contractual matters, providing insight and experience into negotiations and strategy. Martin is very responsive to the client’s needs. Fergal Ruane has wide and varied experience in the procurement of major contracts and provides excellent advice on procurement issues arising in complex projects. Fergal is able to break down complex issues and explain them clearly and concisely, and he provides good insight into strategy.’

‘Fergal Ruane is extremely committed and responsive to client needs, with considerable experience in advising on data centre construction projects and colocation agreements.’

‘Fergal Ruane is a trusted adviser and we highly value his strategic and commercial legal advice. He is someone you want in your corner.’

‘The team are knowledgeable, and have a great reputation in construction law as well as projects and PPP. The team’s collaborative approach makes all negotiations more straightforward. They constantly seek to problem solve and are diligent, ensuring a comprehensive and timely turnaround on legal transactions.’

‘Michael Walsh is extremely knowledgeable, commercial and a great problem solver. He takes a very collaborative approach and is extremely approachable!’

Key clients

Ballymore Group

Hitachi ABB Powergrids Ireland

Gyrogy Limited

Chartered Land

Mercury Engineering

Waterways Ireland

Irish Water/Ervia

IDA Ireland

Fingal County Council

Dublin City Council

Work highlights

  • Advising the Ballymore Group on the development and off-market circa €200m forward-funded sale of over 400 residential units at Royal Canal Park in Dublin.
  • Advising Fingal County Council on the procurement procedures for the development of large-scale mixed-tenure residential developments at three different sites (over 3,000 units) which includes private, social and affordable housing.
  • Advising Chartered Land, an Irish property company which specialises in the completion of residential developments, in relation to the corporate, construction and commercial aspects of the development of over 800 residential units at two large sites in Dublin (Finglas Road and Parkgate Street).

Ireland > White-collar crime Tier 2

In addition to representing clients facing investigations and prosecutions, ByrneWallace LLP‘s white-collar crime practice is noted for its expertise in advising regulatory bodies on the exercise of their powers and the drafting of documents and submissions, as well as representing regulators in litigation. Elsewhere, the team is frequently instructed by the victims of white-collar crimes such as cyber breaches and organisations that are not accused of wrongdoing but are drawn into regulatory investigations. The team is jointly led by commercial litigator Jon Legorburu and Sean O’Donnell, who has deep experience of acting for public sector clients.

Practice head(s):

Jon Legorburu; Sean O’Donnell

Key clients

Colin Wendel/Colin Wendel Developments Ltd

Environmental Protection Agency

Work highlights

  • Represented Colin Wendel Developments in proceedings arising out of a Health and Safety Authority investigation.
  • Represented the Environmental Protection Agency in the prosecution of Barclay Chemicals Manufacturing for breaches of environmental legislation resulting in the release of potentially polluting substances into groundwater and surface water.

Ireland > Capital markets Tier 3

ByrneWallace LLP‘s capital markets team is principally known for its work in the resources and life sciences sectors. It is particularly noted for ECM transactions, including IPOs, secondary offerings and the migration of settlement systems. Colin Sainsbury provides specialist expertise in the life sciences field. Gerry Beausang has joined Pinsent Masons LLP.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘BW knows our business and retains a great deal of ‘corporate memory’ of our company and its transactions over the years. It is sensitive to costs and timing of payment which is a great benefit to us.’

‘Competent and prompt service. Client friendly approach.’

Key clients

PetroNeft Resources plc

Aminex plc

Great Western Mining Corporation plc

Amryt Pharma plc

Mainstream Renewable Power Limited

Q3 Medical Devices Limited

HSS Hire Group plc

Work highlights

  • Advised Aminex plc (and two other listed plcs) in relation to the migration of the settlement system for trading in its shares to Euroclear Bank in Belgium from Euroclear UK & Ireland.
  • Advised Mainstream Renewable Power Limited in relation to the offer by the proposed buyer, Aker Horizons AS, to shareholders for 75% of the company.
  • Advised PetroNeft Resources plc in relation to its recent acquisition of an increased stake in one of its Siberian gas wells.

Ireland > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

ByrneWallace LLP advises both public and private sector clients on a range of day-to-day data privacy and protection matters and assists with responding to issues such as data breaches and changes to regulations. The team also acts alongside the firm’s corporate practice to handle the data-related aspects of M&A transactions and provide advice on commercial matters including outsourcing agreements. Sean O’Donnell leads the team, while Zelda Deasy, who was promoted to partner in December 2021, is another key contact.

Practice head(s):

Seán O’Donnell

Other key lawyers:

Zelda Deasy; Kelly Mackey; Aislinn Cullen

Testimonials

‘Aislinn Cullen is dedicated and hardworking. She is always careful and considered in her responses and advice. Aislinn allows me to bounce ideas off her and talk through theories I have or proposed plans. I always feel I can rely on what she advises.’

‘The team explained how they were prepared to invest in us and be part of our growth story. These are not just empty words – they’ve been very good. They spent a lot of time up front getting to know us, and getting to understand our business.’

‘We have worked with a number of law firms over the years but we have been blown away by BW. They are extremely professional and know their subject areas. They just didn’t give us documents, they gave us a fantastic legal framework to scale. Our best investment in 2021.’

‘The data privacy and data protection practice instituted a really useful DPO club function for clients which ran monthly and provided an opportunity to discuss hot topics and receive presentations from members of the BW team. I found this additional element of the service very valuable.’

‘As well as being highly knowledgeable on the issues, the team are highly attentive and respond quickly and efficiently. They are alive to nuance and to specific client demands rather than proffering stock advice or answers.’

‘Kelly Mackey was a standout adviser for us in 2021 on data privacy issues.’

‘Sean O’Donnell provides expert practical advice, drawing on significant experience working on some of the most complex data protection issues in the jurisdiction in recent years.’

‘I have found Zelda Deasy’s expertise in the area to be of the highest level and she always makes herself available to us, sometimes at very short notice. She brings in additional resources where required and can look at things both from a purely legal perspective and with a business understanding. We have also dealt with Sean O’Donnell and found him also to have a very high level of expertise, very good availability and a clear business understanding. All the associates have been very knowledgeable and great to deal with.’

Key clients

Environmental Protection Agency

Mainstream Renewable Power

Integrity 360

Work highlights

  • Advised Mainstream Renewable Power on its data protection compliance framework, including policies, records of processing, contractual processing arrangements and international transfer measures, in advance of the sale of the company.
  • Advising the Environmental Protection Agency on all areas of data protection law, including international data transfers in light of the Schrems II decision, drafting data sharing and data processing agreements and advising of data protection considerations in relation to specific data processing activities.
  • Provided data protection advice to Irish cyber security firm Integrity  360 as part of the acquisition of a majority stake in the business by private equity firm August Capital.

Ireland > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

ByrneWallace LLP is frequently instructed on the financing of energy projects, acting for both lenders and borrowers on high-value, cross-border transactions. In addition, the team handles M&A transactions involving energy assets and companies, and advises on the development of energy projects, including helping clients access the Renewable Energy Support Scheme. Gavin Blake leads the team and is supported the firm’s corporate, banking and construction practices on matters in this area.

Practice head(s):

Gavin Blake

Other key lawyers:

Karen Outram

Testimonials

‘Byrne Wallace provide a compelling blend of energy industry experience with a commercial and cost-effective approach that sets them apart from their peers in the Irish market.’

‘Gavin Blake brings great enthusiasm and sector insight to the BW energy practice. Neil Keenan is a corporate heavyweight with an impressive track record of advising prominent clients in the sector.’

‘Gavin and his team are very pragmatic, hands-on and always available in case legal support is needed. A real pleasure to work with.’

‘The team possess the strength in depth you look for when dealing with commercial transactions whilst managing to keep the point of contact consistent. This helps keep a clear focus on the end goal when dealing with many moving parts.’

‘The key points of differentiation between ByrneWallace and other firms that I have worked with are their attention to detail, their responsiveness and general advice.’

‘Gavin Blake is a first-class lawyer with a proactive approach to problem solving and works to minimise the time to completion for complex legal negotiations and transactions.’

‘My experience of BW hinges around Gavin Blake. His timely advice and commercial acumen guided us through a drawn-out process at a very busy time for us.’

‘Gavin Blake has been consistently supportive to our ongoing requests for advice, whether it be assistance with complex legal documents or candid advice to steer us in the right direction at critical project and transaction junctures. His prompt advice has always proved to be a very useful sounding board and critical to the timely and successful progression of our work.’

Key clients

Mainstream Renewable Power

ING Bank

Bord na Mona

Grid Connect

Island Stability Services

Island Renewables

Gyrogy

Windmark Developments

Carbon Sole

GridBeyond

MPG Wind (AEM Wind Holdings)

Vento Ludens

PNG Energy

Natural Forces Renewable Energy

Close Leasing

Work highlights

  • Advised Mainstream Renewable Power on the acquisition by Aker Horizons (a wholly owned subsidiary of Aker ASA) of a 75% equity stake in the business.
  • Advised MPG Wind on the acquisition of Lurganboy Wind Farm in Co Donegal.
  • Provided Irish law advice to the Mainstream Renewable Power group on a syndicated loan of $620m to finance the construction of a 630MW wind farm project in Chile.

Ireland > Information technology Tier 3

ByrneWallace LLP is highly active in advising on M&A transactions involving companies in the IT sector and also acts for these companies in fundraising rounds. Data privacy is another area of focus for the team, with Sean O’Donnell leading on this work. Darren Daly serves as practice head.

Practice head(s):

Darren Daly

Other key lawyers:

Sean O’Donnell

Key clients

Interactive Services

Integrity360

TechMet Limited

Treo Technologies DAC

Ocuco Limited

XtremePush

Ammeon

Supernode

Environmental Protection Agency

M&M Walshe Holdings Limited (topco of group with three trading arms: Ribworld, Callan Bacon and Stirchley Bacon)

PrecisionBiotics

Browserstack

Leveris

Daimler Benz

Fivetran

DNM Technology Group

Payzone

Fexco

Healthbeacon

Headway Software Technologies Limited

Mindfule

Nulia

Phonovation

Prepay Power

Remote Games Limited

Sytorus

Ubiqube (Ireland) Limited

Induction Manager

Not a Hotel Ventures Limited (BOB W)

Trezeo

Internet Corp (now Ekco)

Meetingsbooker.com

Brainomix

Work highlights

  • Provided legal and tax advice to the majority shareholder and the target in the cross-border acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Interactive Services (Holdings) by US-based LRN Corporation, which was backed by Leeds Private Equity.
  • Advised on the cross-border acquisition of a majority stake in the Integrity360 Group, an Ireland-based global cybersecurity firm, by UK-based private equity firm August Capital.
  • Acted for Browserstack Limited in relation to a $200m Series B fundraising which places a $4bn valuation on the business.

Ireland > Insurance Tier 3

ByrneWallace LLP's broad capabilities are deployed across the spectrum of transactional, regulatory and contentious matters. It has a fine reputation in the healthcare and environmental segments, and has experienced a steady increase in dispute-related engagements. Jon Legorburu heads the litigation and dispute resolution team and leads the insurance group and litigation partner Mark O’Shaughnessy has a strong background in the insurance sector, including in the environmental sphere.

Practice head(s):

Jon Legorburu; Mark O’Shaughnessy

Key clients

Environmental Protection Agency

Griffin Group Hotels Limited

Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

Work highlights

  • Advised the Environmental Protection Agency on all Environmental Impairment Liability insurance policies for hazardous waste transfer facilities, high risk contaminated lands and incineration waste facilities in Ireland which are regulated by the EPA.
  • Advised the Environmental Protection Agency on actively engaging with the insurance industry on legal, commercial and practical issues arising from Environmental Impairment Liability (EIL) policies.

Ireland > Media and entertainment Tier 3

ByrneWallace LLP stands out for its focus on advising organisations on reputation management, including assisting clients with seeking to have defamatory material removed from social media. The practice also advises organisations on incidents in which others impersonate the organisation through the unauthorised use of trade marks. Mark O’Shaughnessy leads the team and is supported by the firm’s litigation practice in contentious cases.

Practice head(s):

Mark O’Shaughnessy

Testimonials

‘Mark O’Shaughnessy was excellent. He was fully on top of his brief, had clearly researched in advance of calls and meetings and although our industry is a niche one, we didn’t have to waste valuable time bringing him up to speed. There was a need for a quick turnaround on some material and documents and this happened seamlessly and efficiently and to a very high standard.’

‘Mark O’Shaughnessy has a very strong ability to communicate effectively. He is very engaged and comfortable with the subject matter of social media and the law. Mark is accessible and very pleasant to work with.’

Key clients

Beaumont Hospital

The Abbey Theatre

Parcel Connect Limited t/a Fastway Couriers

Horse Racing Ireland

Work highlights

  • Successfully obtained a novel and high-profile defamation injunction for Beaumont Hospital under section 33 of the Defamation Act 2009 and provided post-enforcement support which necessitated engaging with various social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook and Rumble.
  • Assisted Horse Racing Ireland in relation to issues arising from a BBC Panorama documentary entitled “The Dark Side of Horse Racing”, which was broadcast on the BBC on 19 July 2021.
  • Providing advice to the Abbey Theatre in relation to its stage production entitled “Home: Part One”.

Ireland > Intellectual property Tier 4

ByrneWallace LLP is regularly instructed by clients in intellectual property litigation, including passing-off and trade mark infringement claims. The practice also specialises in advising companies in the pharmaceutical sector on IP matters, such as licensing and research and collaboration agreements. Colin Sainsbury leads in this area and also heads the firm’s life sciences practice. Darren Daly advises on IP issues in other sectors including hospitality, retail and education, while Mark O’Shaughnessy handles contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Colin Sainsbury; Darren Daly; Mark O’Shaughnessy

Testimonials

‘The team stands out for its client focus and attention to detail – two things you expect but are not always a given. The team at ByrneWallace have lived these qualities in all our dealings.’

‘Mark O’Shaughnessy has been an exceptional support on an extremely difficult, contentious and time-limited matter. He demonstrated exemplary practical knowledge and awareness in guiding us through a difficult matter. I would have no hesitation in recommending the work of him and his team.’

‘Colin Sainsbury is personable and very easy to engage with.’

‘Colin Sainsbury was excellent at cutting through some of legal content and clarifying IP cost impacts and possibilities. I believe we concluded with a fair win-win agreement.’

Key clients

Xeolas Pharmaceuticals

Staycity Limited

PrecisionBiotics Group Limited (formerly Alimentary Health Limited)

OneProjects Design Innovation Limited (OneProjects)

Avectas Limited

Q3 Medical Devices Limited

GoldCore Limited

Parcel Connect Limited t/a Fastway Couriers

The National Library of Ireland

BrowserStack

Xeolas Limited

Amryt Pharma

Latch Medical Limited

Neuropath Limited

Leveris

Nextroll

Daimler Benz

McCauley Pharmacy Group

Mainstream Renewable Power

Iberdrola

Work highlights

  • Acted for Staycity, a provider of short-term rental and holiday accommodation, in High Court trade mark infringement proceedings against a company known as Serviced City Pads for unauthorised use of the client’s registered trade marks.
  • Advising Xeolas, an Irish speciality pharmaceutical company focused on the development of a number of niche, patient-friendly medicines.
  • Acted for Goldcore in litigation related to the alleged infringement of intellectual property rights.

The firm: As one of Ireland’s leading full service law firms, ByrneWallace LLP is dedicated to the protection and promotion of its clients’ interests through the provision of excellent service and expert legal advice. This expertise is borne out of a 40 year heritage, high professional standards and a commitment to develop the most talented lawyers.

A forward thinking firm, it has been awarded both nationally and internationally for its commitment to delivering excellence, and is recognised as the only top ten Irish law firm certified with Lexcel, the quality mark of excellence in practice management, and was one of the first large Irish law firms to obtain ISO 27001, the international standard for information security management.

Areas of practice: ByrneWallace LLP provides specialist advice on Irish law to domestic and international clients, with niche expertise in banking and finance, employment,  corporate, recovery, property, construction, litigation, intellectual property, data protection, tax, technology, life sciences, financial services, public sector, energy and natural resources, healthcare, and retail.

Managing partner: Feargal Brennan
Number of partners: 50
Number of lawyers: 150
Website: www.byrnewallace.com

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Managing Partner Feargal Brennanfbrennan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5276
Tax Anthony Smythasmyth@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5281
Banking and Finance Mark Kavanaghmkavanagh@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5643
Construction Martin Cooneymcooney@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5260
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Sean O'Donnellseanodonnell@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5411
Employment Law Michael Kennedymkennedy@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5660
Energy and natural resources Gavin Blakegblake@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5293
Health and Social Care Sinéad Kearneyskearney@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5406
Restructuring and Insolvency John Fitzgeraldjfitzgerald@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5617
Corporate Colin Sainsburycsainsbury@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5277
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Jon Legorburujlegorburu@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5494
Pensions Law Liam Connellanlconnellan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5251
Property/Real Estate Michael Walshmwalsh@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5674
Public Sector Michelle Ni Longainmnilongain@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5310
Technology Darren Dalyddaly@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5274
Corporate Gillian O'Shaughnessygoshaughnessy@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5272
Banking and Finance Deirdre McBennettdmcbennett@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5645
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Louise Holmeslholmes@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5650
Health and Social Care Eoghan Wallaceewallace@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5669
Corporate Catherine Dowlingcdowling@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5501
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Valerie Houriganvhourigan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5607
Banking and Finance Lisa Cawleylcawley@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5601
Employment Law Lorraine Smythlsmyth@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5619
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Mona Costelloemcostelloe@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5606
Banking and Finance Elizabeth Ryaneryan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5213
Property/Real Estate Ronan Eganregan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5670
Banking and Finance Paraic O'Kennedypokennedy@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5763
Employment Law Emmet Whelanewhelan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5303
Corporate Alison O'Sullivanaosullivan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5272
Health and Social Care Patrick McCleanpmcclean@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5390
Employment Law Elaine Kellyekelly@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5661
Health and Social Care Olive Doyleodoyle@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5665
Corporate Zelda Deasyzdeasy@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5654
Construction Deirdre Hennessydhennessy@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5478
Litigation and Dispute Resolution Mark O'Shaughnessymoshaughnessy@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5871
Employment Law Deirdre Lynchdlynch@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5651
Banking and Finance Karen OutramKOutram@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5252
Restructuring and Insolvency Sean NevilleSNeville@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5883
Projects and Infrastructure Fergal Ruanefruane@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5259
Property/Real Estate Michelle McVeighmmcveigh@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5764
Employment Law Loughlin Deeganldeegan@byrnewallace.com+353 (0)1 691 5317
PhotoNamePositionProfile
Feargal Brennan photoMr Feargal BrennanManaging Partner
Lisa Cawley photoMs Lisa CawleyPartner, Banking and Finance
Liam Connellan photoMr Liam ConnellanHead of Pensions Law
Martin Cooney photoMr Martin CooneyHead of Construction
Mona Costelloe photoMs Mona CostelloePartner, Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Darren Daly photoMr Darren DalyPartner, Corporate and Head of Technology Group
Zelda Deasy photoMs Zelda DeasyPartner, Corporate
Loughlin Deegan photoMr Loughlin DeeganPartner, Employment Law
Catherine Dowling photoMs Catherine DowlingPartner, Corporate
Olive Doyle photoMs Olive DoylePartner, Health and Social Care
Ronan Egan photoMr Ronan EganPartner, Property/Real Estate
John Fitzgerald photoMr John FitzgeraldPartner, Restructuring and Insolvency
Deirdre Hennessy photoMs Deirdre HennessySenior Associate, Construction
Louise Holmes photoMs Louise HolmesConsultant, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Valerie Hourigan photoMs Valerie HouriganPartner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Mark Kavanagh photoMr Mark KavanaghHead of Banking and Finance
Aoife Kearne photoMs Aoife KearneSenior Associate, Property
Sinead Kearney photoMs Sinead KearneyHead of Health and Social Care
Elaine Kelly photoMs Elaine KellyPartner, Employment Law
Michael Kennedy photoMr Michael KennedyHead of Employment Law
Jon Legorburu photoMr Jon LegorburuHead of Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Deirdre Lynch photoMs Deirdre LynchPartner, Employment Law
Deirdre McBennett photoMs Deirdre McBennettPartner, Banking and Finance
Patrick McClean photoMs Patrick McCleanPartner, Health and Social Care
Michelle McVeigh photoMs Michelle McVeighPartner, Property/Real Estate
Sean Neville photoMr Sean NevilleSenior Associate, Restructuring and Insolvency
Michelle Ní Longáin  photoMs Michelle Ní Longáin Partner, Employment Law and Head of Public Sector
Sean O'Donnell photoMr Sean O'DonnellPartner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Paraic O'Kennedy photoMr Paraic O'KennedyParaic is a partner in the ByrneWallace LLP Banking and Finance team.…
Gillian O'Shaughnessy photoMr Gillian O'ShaughnessyPartner, Corporate
Alison O'Sullivan photoMs Alison O'SullivanHead of Property/Real Estate
Karen Outram photoMs Karen OutramSenior Associate, Banking and Finance
Mark O’Shaughnessy photoMr Mark O’ShaughnessyPartner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Eileen Prendergast photoMs Eileen PrendergastConsultant.
Fergal Ruane photoMr Fergal RuaneHead of Projects and Infrastructure
Elizabeth Ryan photoMs Elizabeth RyanPartner, Banking and Finance
Colin Sainsbury photoMr Colin SainsburyPartner, Corporate and Head of Life Sciences
Lorraine Smyth photoMs Lorraine SmythPartner, Employment Law
Anthony Smyth photoMr Anthony SmythHead of Tax
Eoghan Wallace photoMr Eoghan WallacePartner, Health and Social Care
Michael Walsh photoMr Michael WalshPartner, Property/Real Estate
Emmet Whelan photoMr Emmet WhelanPartner, Employment Law
Number of lawyers : 150
Number of Partners : 50
English
Contact : Feargal Brennan (managing partner)
Other offices : New York