Mr John Fitzgerald > ByrneWallace LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

ByrneWallace LLP
88 Harcourt Street
Saint Kevin's
DO2 DK18

Work Department

Restructuring and Insolvency


Partner, Restructuring and Insolvency


Partner and Head of the ByrneWallace LLP Restructuring and Insolvency Team, John acts for all stakeholders in restructuring and insolvency and related commercial litigation, including banks, private equity funds, insolvency office holders, corporate debtors and public sector clients in relation to all aspects of corporate restructuring and insolvency. With a background as a secured lending and CRE transactions lawyer, John is particularly well placed to advise on restructuring and insolvency in Ireland.


  • The Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • The Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners
  • INSOL Europe


  • Bachelor of Business & Legal Studies (BBLS) (Hons) – University College Dublin, 1995
  • LLM (Commercial) – University College Dublin, 2001
  • Diploma in Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring – The Law Society of Ireland, 2010

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring

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.