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Wallace, Corporate Counsel

Wallace, Corporate Counsel is a specialist corporate legal practice. Principal Sean Wallace has over 20 years experience in domestic and international corporate and commercial transactional work.

We work closely with leading Irish entrepreneurs, growth-oriented private companies and investors and we operate across a range of industry sectors. Our team has forged a strong reputation for valued strategic legal advice and for linking investors to attractive investment opportunities.

Mergers & acquisitions
Management & leveraged buy-outs
Corporate structuring and restructuring
Seed capital, grant aided, venture capital and private equity investments
Investment fund establishment
Corporate governance and Board advisory
Shareholder meetings and disputes
Joint ventures and partnerships
Trading agreements (distribution, agency, terms and conditions of sale)
Licensing agreements (technology, software and product)
Executive entry and exit arrangements
Share plans and management incentive plans

Wallace, Corporate Counsel  specialises in the following sectors. For specific examples of our recent experience please click here.

We work with a full range of technology companies from start-ups to exit-stage companies, advising on their financing, operational and commercial licensing transactions.
Wallace, Corporate Counsel advises a number of entities in the educational publishing and software sector.
Financial Services
We work with leading domestic investment managers on all aspects of their business and provide independent non-executive directorship services.
We advise leading domestic players in the renewable energy, energy efficiency and mainstream energy sectors.
Sean Wallace

Sean Wallace is qualified in Ireland, England and New Zealand. He has practised in Ireland since 1997, and was a corporate partner in leading Dublin law firms William Fry and, most recently, ByrneWallace, where he was head of corporate. Prior to that Sean worked with New Zealand commercial law firm, Buddle Findlay.

Sean is the author of Irish Commercial Law Precedents (Thomson Roundhall 2005). Sean is ranked independently by legal publishers Chambers and Partners as a leading corporate lawyer in Ireland and as an energy & natural resources specialist.

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Alan Ryan
Senior Associate

Alan Ryan is qualified in Ireland, England and Wales. Prior to joining Sean he worked with A&L Goodbody specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to that Alan worked directly with Sean’s corporate team in Byrne Wallace, Corporate Counsel.

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Gar Smyth

Gar joined Wallace, Corporate Counsel from his role as General Counsel with OpenHydro Group. Prior to this he worked as In-house Counsel for Alburn Limited. Gar also practiced law in New York with O’Dwyer and Bernstein.

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