ByrneWallace announces appointment of four new partners

ByrneWallace announces appointment of four new partners

ByrneWallace has announced the appointment of Neil Keenan,Paraic O’Kennedy, Emmet Whelan and Helen Flynn as partners in the firm’s corporate, banking, employment and property practices respectively.

Mr Keenan has over twenty years’ experience as a corporate lawyer and was managing partner at a corporate practice before joining BynreWallace.

His practice encompasses private equity, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, corporate re-organisations and corporate governance.

He has advised on many large and complex transactions and has particular experience and capability in the renewable and alternative energy sectors as well as having advised many clients in technology and medical devices.

Mr O’Kennedy has over sixteen years’ banking experience advising both financial institutions and borrowers in connection with all forms of secured and unsecured lending transactions.

He was previously a partner in a niche boutique banking practice and, prior to joining ByrneWallace, spent six years acting as in-house counsel with one of Ireland’s pillar banks. Recently, he advised a non-institutional funder on the re-finance of a prime city centre hotel.

Mr Whelan advises on all aspects of employment law and in particular specialises in contentious employment matters and employee benefits, with particular expertise on the law related to whistleblowing.

Ms Flynn has over twelve years’ experience as a property lawyer. She has extensive experience advising on all aspects of real estate and real estate transactions.

She specialises in commercial property acquisitions, sales, lettings and asset management and recently acted for an international fund in the purchase of a Dublin office portfolio in excess of €140 million.

Catherine Guy, managing partner at ByrneWallace
Catherine Guy, managing partner at ByrneWallace

Catherine Guy, managing partner at ByrneWallace, said: “These appointments reflect the continued growth of the firm. They also demonstrate our commitment to delivering an excellent service to clients by investing in and developing talented people.

“I congratulate Emmet, Helen and Paraic on their appointments and welcome Neil to the firm. I am confident that they will be successful in their new roles.”

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