McCann FitzGerald announces professor appointment in partnership with UCD

Professor James Devenney

Professor James Devenney

McCann FitzGerald and University College Dublin’s Sutherland School of Law have jointly announced the appointment of Professor James Devenney has been as McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business at the university.

Professor Devenney will oversee the Master’s Degree in International Law and Business, a specialised and innovative degree for students who have completed an undergraduate degree in law, business or related disciplines.

The prestigious course is being offered jointly by the UCD Sutherland School of Law and the UCD Smurfit Graduate School of Business.

Professor Devenney will work with McCann FitzGerald to coordinate joint activities which will be benefit the School, its students and the wider business and legal communities.

Barry Devereux, managing partner at McCann FitzGerald, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor James Devenney as the McCann FitzGerald Chair in International Law and Business at UCD Sutherland School of Law.

“James is widely recognised as a world leading expert on Transactional Commercial Law and having him represent the firm in the legal educational world is something we are very proud of.”

He added: “We recognise that today’s generation is the future and we will strive to do all we can to support both the new Chairs progress and also the students.”

Barry Devereux and Professor James Devenney

Barry Devereux and Professor James Devenney

Professor Imelda Maher, deputy dean of UCD Sutherland School of Law, added: “The UCD Sutherland School of Law welcomes Professor James Devenney as the McCann FitzGerald Chair in International Law and Business.

“This close collaboration between the Law School and McCann FitzGerald marks the development of a continuing relationship with the firm, which is also commissioning a major art work for the atrium of the new School building. The School looks forward to further deepening its engagement with McCann FitzGerald in the years ahead.”

Professor James Devenney added: “I am absolutely delighted to have joined the UCD Sutherland School of Law at such an exciting time as we continue to enhance our global reputation for transformative, innovative and impactful legal education and research.

“I am particularly looking forward to working very closely with McCann FitzGerald whose vision and support has created a unique opportunity to genuinely blend legal education and research with business in an international context.”