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ByrneWallace

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Managing Partner: Feargal Brenanan
Number of partners: 46
Number of lawyers: 140
Languages: English, French, Spanish 

Firm Overview:
As one of Ireland’s largest law firms, ByrneWallace is dedicated to the protection and promotion of its clients’ interests through the provision of expert legal services. 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 was awarded the ‘Chambers Europe Ireland Client Service Award 2017’ and is the only top ten Irish law firm certified with Lexcel, the quality mark of excellence in practice management, and with ISO 27001, the international standard for information security management. Advising both Irish and international clients, the firm offers a diversity of expertise that covers all significant areas of Irish law with specialist niche expertise in property, technology, life sciences, financial services, public sector, employment, healthcare, IP, EU competition, energy and natural resources, and tax.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:

The firm advises both domestic and international financial institutions, the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA), corporations and individual clients on all aspects of financial transactions, including corporate banking, project finance, loan and security sales and related due diligence, acquisitions of distressed assets, debt restructuring and refinancing, regulatory matters, derivatives and other treasury products.
Contact: Mark Kavanagh
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Dispute Resolution:
The firm has one of Ireland’s largest dedicated litigation teams, handling large enforcement projects and complex and high profile work both within and outside Ireland. This includes representing on landmark cases, with constitutional, industry wide and penumbral issues and advising in the areas of corporate, intellectual property, debt collection, competition law, tax, regulatory affairs, insurance, corporate crime and property/construction matters.
Contact: Jon Legorburu
Email: [email protected]

Construction:
The firm advises on all aspects of construction, both contentious and non-contentious issues, across a broad range of projects in the energy, infrastructure, commercial, leisure, public and retail sectors from project conception through to completion and operation. Clients include Irish and international contractors, developers, funders and consultants.
Contact: Martin Cooney
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Commercial & M&A:
The firm advises on a wide range of commercial contracts and corporate matters including corporate governance and compliance. The team has a long track record in international and domestic M&A and other corporate transactions.
Contact: Feargal Brennan
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency:
The firm advises a wide range of insolvency practitioners, domestic and international banks, NAMA, companies, directors and other parties affected by insolvency. The team has been involved in many high profile mandates as well as a large number of informal restructurings and asset swelling litigation for banks and receivers.
Contact: John Fitzgerald
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Pensions:
Regarded nationally and internationally as the leaders in employment law in Ireland, the team has unrivalled experience advising large domestic and international clients, both private and public, across all industry sectors. It also has particular expertise in administrative law and pensions law and in recent years, has advised on some of the most high profile landmark pensions cases in Ireland.
Contact: Michael Kennedy
Email: [email protected]

Healthcare:
The firm has one of Ireland’s largest dedicated health services teams advising clients engaged in the provision of health services on a wide range of areas including: administrative and constitutional law in the healthcare context, regulatory compliance and prosecutions, fitness to practice, risk management, and clinical safety/negligence. The team includes the leading childcare law and mental health law specialists in Ireland.
Contact: Sinead Kearney
Email: [email protected]

Investment Funds:
The firm advises on all aspects of investment management, including the establishment, ongoing operations and supervision of regulated investment funds in Ireland. The team advises on a broad range of legal, regulatory and tax matters and on all types of regulated investment funds including UCITS, AIFs, and REITs. The firm also has experience advising on ICAVs, PLCs, Unit Trusts, CCFs and private investment funds (including partnership structures) and has a strong international referral base which includes leading US, EU and Japanese promoters.
Contact: Joe Gavin
Email: [email protected]

Technology:
The firm advises new and established Irish and international companies at all key stages of development and on a wide range of IP, ICT and corporate matters including funding and M&A transactions. Clients range from R&D spin-outs and start ups, to established international technology and software companies based in Ireland.
Contact: Darren Daly
Email: [email protected]

Life Sciences/Pharmaceuticals/Medtech:
The firm’s specialist team has extensive interna- tional transactional and regulatory experience in the life sciences sector acting for Irish and multinational private and public pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, cosmetic, food and diagnostic companies. The team regularly acts in a broad range of cutting edge transactions ranging from M&A and financing deals to strategic transactions.
Contact: Colin Sainsbury
Email: [email protected]

Private Equity & Venture Capital:
As one of Ireland’s leading advisers on venture funds, the firm has particular expertise advising on LBO’s, MBO’s and technology, digital, medical device and life science investment transactions.
Contact: Feargal Brennan
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm has one of Ireland’s largest and most respected real estate law practices and advises domestic and international investors, developers, occupiers, retailers, financial institutions, insolvency practitioners and public authorities on all aspects of commercial property transactions and development projects.
Contact: Michael Walsh
Email: [email protected]

Tax Services:
The firm advises on all aspects of taxation law with particular emphasis on financial services and property related tax, including structured finance transactions, capital market issues, investment funds and cross border financings, mergers and acquisitions, inward investment, group reorganisations and property acquisition and holding structures.
Contact: Anthony Smyth
Email: [email protected]