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ByrneWallace strengthens practice with three new partner appointments

Friday, 27 July 2018

ByrneWallace is pleased to announce the continued growth and development of the firm’s corporate, employment, and property teams with the appointment of three new partners:

Brendan Gavin specialises in corporate, technology, data protection and intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on advising clients in the technology and medical devices sectors. His clients include companies at all stages of development—from start-ups to scaling companies, to large domestic and multinational organisations. Brendan’s specific areas of corporate expertise include mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, venture capital, and corporate governance. He also has extensive experience advising clients on technology related commercial contracts, data protection & GDPR, intellectual property, e-commerce, SaaS/software licensing and cloud computing issues.

Deirdre Lynch is a highly experienced lawyer specialising in employment and occupational health and safety law. She provides focused, practical legal advice to a broad range of national, multinational and public sector employers.  Deirdre has particular experience as an advocate before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and Labour Court.  She also advises in relation to the diverse and complex employment issues arising in domestic and international commercial transactions.

Derville White has over 12 years’ experience as a commercial real estate lawyer.  She has extensive experience in commercial property acquisitions, disposals, lettings and asset management. She also advises domestic and international lenders on real estate backed lending transactions. Recent transaction highlights include acting for a real estate investment management firm in its acquisition of a €35 million student accommodation complex and in the acquisition of a number of commercial property portfolios.

Commenting on the announcement, recently appointed Managing Partner Feargal Brennan said, “As a full service business law firm, ByrneWallace is committed to investing in and developing the very best people to ensure we deliver the very best service and expert legal advice to our clients. 

“These appointments demonstrate this on-going commitment and ensure ByrneWallace remains well positioned to meet the ever changing and complex needs of our clients, both private and public, Irish and international.

“On behalf of my partners and staff, I would like to congratulate Brendan, Deirdre and Derville on their appointments. I am confident that they will be very successful in their new roles.”

In June 2018, the firm appointed corporate lawyer Feargal Brennan as Managing Partner.  Feargal joined ByrneWallace in 2000 and has been Head of the firm’s Corporate division since 2011.  He has over 20 years’ experience advising leading Irish and international businesses across a wide range of corporate matters, and has particular expertise in advising on mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital transactions. Click here for the news release on Feargal's appointment as Managing Partner. 

Pictured L-R: New partners Derville White, Deirdre Lynch and Brendan Gavin with Feargal Brennan, Managing Partner (centre).