Mr Mark Kavanagh > ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Head of Banking and Finance


Mark is partner and Head of the ByrneWallace LLP Banking and Finance team.

Mark has acted for many years for a wide range of banks, alternative lenders and borrowers across a variety of sectors, including commercial real estate, development finance, health, hospitality sectors and social housing.

Mark is a member of the ByrneWallace LLP Management Committee and was formerly a member of the Business Law Committee in the Law Society of Ireland.


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitor’s Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales


  • Bachelor of Business and Legal Studies Degree, University College Dublin, 1996
  • Diploma in Financial Services Law, University College Dublin, 2000
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, Law Society of Ireland, 2000
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales, 2010

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Mark KavanaghByrneWallace LLP

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.