Karen Dunleavy


Karen Dunleavy is the knowledge lawyer for the Corporate team. Karen had over 10 years’ experience working as a corporate transaction lawyer prior to moving into her role as corporate knowledge lawyer 5 years ago.

Karen’s role as a corporate knowledge lawyer involves keeping all the corporate lawyers up to date on any new legislative and case law updates, coordinating and organising the technical training in the corporate department to support the fee earners and managing the corporate know how and precedent data base.  Karen works closely with the other knowledge lawyers and partners in Mason Hayes & Curran to ensure there is cross-departmental collaboration and knowledge sharing to ensure all fee earners are up to date on any relevant legal developments which impact on their area of expertise.

As a transaction lawyer Karen is experienced in the sale and purchase of private companies, venture capital investments, corporate reorganisations, shareholder agreements and commercial contracts as well as advising clients generally on commercial and company law matters. Karen has a broad range of experience in advising both Irish and foreign clients on Irish company law, corporate governance, and general commercial matters.


  • Company law
  • Corporate governance
  • Buying and selling of companies
  • Investment in companies
  • LinkedIn

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Law Commercial Contracts & Sourcing

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


UCD, Bachelor’s Degree, Civil Law (with European Legal Studies)

Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business , Postgraduate Diploma, Business Studies

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma, Employment Law