Brian is Managing Partner of the firm and head of our Corporate & Commercial team.

Brian advises on a broad range of corporate and commercial transactions including buying and selling businesses, Mergers & Acquisitions, restructuring businesses, asset and share sales and purchases and joint ventures. Brian advises start-up and emerging growth companies on investment agreements with angel investors, venture capital investors and Enterprise Ireland investment agreements, loan notes, shareholders’ agreements and commercial contracts.

He also advises on banking, corporate restructuring, insolvency, business structure and formation and corporate governance.

Brian advises the firm’s institutional and private clients on various elements of their commercial requirements. His expertise and experience includes advising both companies and investors on fund raisings, exits, management buyouts. He is involved daily in reviewing, drafting and negotiating trading terms and conditions, general contracts, share ownership schemes, shareholders’ agreements, partnership and joint venture agreements.

Brian also has extensive experience in negotiating and drafting banking and security documentation on behalf of financial institutions and for private clients, as well as advising financial institutions on options for restructuring, enforcement and recovery. Brian acts for one of the pillar banks and for a number of alternate lenders.

Brian is a member of INSOL Europe and the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners (ISIP) and has wide-ranging specialist experience in the legal aspects of corporate and insolvency issues. He has advised insolvency professionals in a number of liquidations, receiverships, examinerships and more recently in SCARP rescues.

Brian is also a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association.


Recent Deal Experience

  • Advised on the sale of McGivern Insurance to the PIB Group
  • Advised MML Growth Capital Partners and management on the sale of an all-island residential care business
  • Advised exiting management on the MBO of Thompson Butler Steel
  • Advised Bettercare Capital on its acquisition of a healthcare business in Ireland
  • Advised the management of Axiseng M&E Limited on their MBO
  • Advised JLG Holdings Limited on the completion of its restructure & investment
  • Advised the OHM Group on the disposal of Irish Industrial Lift Trucks Limited to Briggs Equipment
  • Advised Murphy Engineering on the acquisition of AECOM Design Build Ireland
  • Advised The Park Hotel Kenmare on a debt and equity investment
  • Advised Murphy Environmental Hollywood Limited on the disposal of an operating quarry in North County Dublin
  • Advised Conjura on a number of equity fundraisings and on its corporate structure
  • Advised Ashdale Care Ireland on it share scheme for senior management
  • Advised HomeSecure Limited on a number of debt and equity fundraisings
  • Advised on part sale and investment in mobile health diagnostics company
  • Advised on the sale of the Park Hotel, Kenmare
  • Advised on the sale of the Lansdowne Hotel, Kenmare
  • Advised in connection with significant investment in Irish Recycling business
  • Advised in connection with an investment into company through SCARP
  • Advised start up growth company in connection with investments from EI and a number of angel investors