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Sean Wallace
Founder
Contact Details:

Direct Dial: 00353 (0)1 663 1672

Mobile: 00353 (0)86 823 7344

Fax: 00353 (0)1 663 1680

Email: sw@corporatecounsel.ie

Career
  • Sean established Wallace, Corporate Counsel in December 2011
  • Prior to this he was Partner, Head of Commercial Division and member of the Management Board in Byrne Wallace, Solicitors (2001-2011)
  • William Fry, Solicitors (1997-2001) – Partner / Consultant (2000-2001) Senior Associate (1997-2000)
  • Buddle Findlay, Solicitors, Wellington, New Zealand (1995-1997)
  • Paul Harper, Solicitors, Wellington, New Zealand (1993-1995)
Areas of Practice
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals of public and private companies (including by way of tender / competitive bid process)
  • Equity / debt financing (seed / venture capital / private equity)
  • General corporate transactions (joint ventures, shareholders agreements etc)
  • Corporate governance, Board advice, shareholder disputes
  • Corporate and company law advice
  • Commercial trading contracts and advisory
Qualifications
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland (September 2003); England & Wales (June 2003) and New Zealand (May 1993)
Education:
  • Institute of Professional Legal Studies Wellington (1993)
  • Victoria University Wellington, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (1992)
References
Independently referenced in Chambers Global and Chambers Europe – leading Irish lawyer Corporate & M&A and Energy & Natural Resources
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Alan Ryan
Partner
Contact Details:

Direct Dial: 00353 (0)1 663 1675

Mobile: 00353 (0)86 815 875 4

Fax: 00353 (0)1 663 1680

Email: ar@corporatecounsel.ie

Career
  • Alan joined Sean from A&L Goodbody’s Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions team
  • Prior to this he worked closely with Sean in the Corporate department of ByrneWallace
  • Alan worked with Diageo’s in-house legal department prior to joining ByrneWallace
Areas of Practice
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals of public and private companies
  • Equity / debt financing (seed / venture capital / private equity)
  • Regulatory, corporate and company law advice and general compliance
  • General corporate transactions
  • Commercial contracts
  • Corporate governance, Board advice, shareholder disputes
  • Data Protection
Qualifications
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland (January 2010) and England & Wales (February 2010)
Education
  • Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland (2008)
  • BCLG (Law & German), University College Cork (2005)
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (2004)
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Gar Smyth
Partner
Contact Details:

Direct Dial: 00353 (0)1 663 1676

Mobile: 00353 (0)86 858 0306

Fax: 00353 (0)1 663 1680

Email: gs@corporatecounsel.ie

Career
  • 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
Areas of Practice
  • Mergers, acquisitions and disposals of public and private companies
  • Equity / debt financing
  • General corporate transactions (joint ventures, shareholders agreements etc.)
  • Corporate governance, Board advice, shareholder disputes
  • Corporate and company law advice
  • Commercial contracts
  • Procurement contracts
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Property/Real estate
  • Renewable energy
Qualifications
Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland (January 2008) and New York Bar (May 2005)
Education
  • BCL University College Dublin
  • New York Bar
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