Mason Hayes & Curran appoints Muireann Dennehy as dispute resolution partner

Mason Hayes & Curran appoints Muireann Dennehy as dispute resolution partner

Pictured (l-r): Maurice Phelan and Muireann Dennehy

Mason Hayes & Curran has announced the appointment of Muireann Dennehy as a partner in the firm’s dispute resolution team.

Ms Dennehy, who returns to Ireland after practising with major international firms in London and New York, is an experienced commercial litigation lawyer with a particular focus on investigations and white collar crime.

She has expertise in conducting high-profile, cross-jurisdictional investigations and disputes, for example advising on the UK’s first deferred prosecution and acting on the Volkswagen investigation.

Ms Dennehy was previously the head of investigations at a major international investment bank in London and has represented clients in disputes before the London Commercial Court, the English Court of Appeal and London Court of International Arbitration.

She is also former prosecutor with the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague. She worked at the UN Headquarters in New York and the World Trade Organisation in Geneva. She maintains an active pro bono practice focusing on gender-based violence and refugee issues.

Commenting on her appointment, Maurice Phelan, partner and head of dispute resolution, said: “We are delighted to announce Muireann’s appointment. Her significant international experience further strengthens the team’s reputation as the country’s leading Dispute Resolution practice.”

Ms Dennehy added: “I’m thrilled to return home to Ireland to join Mason Hayes & Curran’s dispute resolution team.

“As the legal and regulatory responsibilities placed on companies become more complex, it’s essential for organisations to have advisors who can help them evaluate and manage legal and reputational risk. I’m looking forward to further building on the team’s reputation for delivering commercial and pragmatic advice to clients.”

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