Invest Ireland

Key Contacts for Investing in Ireland

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Declan Black, Managing Partner

Declan is the Managing Partner of Mason Hayes & Curran. His personal practice focuses on commercial litigation and insolvency. Declan's experience includes many high-value contractual and tortious disputes, commonly with an international component. 

Contact Declan +353 1 614 5017   dblack@mhc.ie

Kevin Hoy, Chair  

Kevin is Chair of Mason Hayes & Curran, dealing in particular with major projects, real estate finance, the public sector and charities.

Contact Kevin  +353 1 614 2124  khoy@mhc.ie

John Gulliver, Head of Tax

Our Tax team specialises in advising on crossborder transactions involving Ireland. We regularly structure corporate transactions to maximise the benefits of Ireland’s low tax environment and double tax treaty network. We specialise particularly in developing and implementing business models that seek to maximise the benefits of Ireland’s world-leading intellectual property tax regime.

Contact John +353 1 614 5007  jgulliver@mhc.ie

Vanessa Byrne, Michael Doran, Co-Heads of Real Estate     

Our Real Estate team regularly acts for clients in all sectors. This includes acting in the acquisition and disposal of residential and investment property. Our lawyers also act for a large commercial and institutional client base in the acquisition, disposal and financing of investment properties, industrial sites and business premises.

We also advise an extensive client base on all aspects of landlord and tenant law.

Contact Vanessa +353 1 614 5296  vbyrne@mhc.ie

Contact Michael +353 1 614 2344 mdoran@mhc.ie           

Philip Nolan, Head of Technology  

Our commercial team has extensive experience and a wide practice in the areas of trade, competition, EU law, technology, electronic communications and regulated industries. We bring a realistic commercial approach to negotiating every type of business text, from standard terms and conditions of sale, to complex outsourcing agreements, to privatisation processes.

Contact Philip +353 1 614 5078 pnolan@mhc.ie

David O'Donnell, Head of Corporate 

Our Corporate team provide partner-led specialised legal services to major multinational and global corporations that want to conduct business in Ireland as part of their global strategy. We work alongside international law firms and the global investment banking community to provide sophisticated and cutting edge legal solutions. We are active in M&A transactions, venture capital, cross border reorganisations, inward investment and equity capital markets.

Contact David  +353 1 614 5065  dodonnell@mhc.ie

William Carmody, Head of Financial Services 

We advise on all aspects of banking, financial regulation and investment funds advising lenders and borrowers on secured and unsecured loans, property finance, syndications, asset finance, acquisitions finance and regulatory aspects of the financial services industry in Ireland.

Contact William +353 1 614 5097  wcarmody@mhc.ie

Maurice Phelan, Head of Dispute Resolution 

Our Dipute Resolution team covers many areas, including shareholders’ rights, intellectual property, competition (antitrust) litigation as well as general commercial litigation. We believe in discussing with clients their overall objectives to tailor an effective strategy which will most efficiently and effectively secure the  achievement of those objectives.

Contact Maurice +353 1 614 5083  mphelan@mhc.ie

Melanie Crowley, Head of Employment & Benefits 

Our team provides a tailored approach to meet the individual needs of each client. We advise on a comprehensive range of employment matters including employment contracts, unfair dismissals, immigration permits, industrial relations, re-organisations and redundancies and TUPE & outsourcing.

Contact Melanie +353 1 614 5230 mcrowley@mhc.ie

William Carmody, Rory Kirrane, Co-Heads of Energy, Utilities & Projects 

Clients in the energy sector know us for our exemplary work on transactional, developmental and regulatory issues. We offer the most comprehensive suite of legal services available to the Irish energy market, advising on renewable energy, electricity and natural gas network assets, and petroleum exploration and extraction.

Contact William +353 1 614 5097  wcarmody@mhc.ie  

Contact Rory +353 1 614 5273 rkirrane@mhc.ie