Vanessa Byrne


Vanessa is co-head of our Real Estate team, with a practice in all aspects of commercial property, conveyancing and landlord and tenant law. Vanessa heads a team of property lawyers that specialise in the property law and development aspects of energy and infrastructure projects and buying and selling trading assets such as hotels, student accommodation and healthcare assets.

Vanessa has an extensive landlord and tenant practice and negotiates complex agreements for lease, commercial leases, licenses and concession agreements. She is admitted as a solicitor in Northern Ireland, as well as Ireland.

Vanessa also acts for financial institutions on the sale and purchase of property backed loan portfolios. Vanessa is also lead partner on the Mason Hayes & Curran trainee recruitment panel and is known for her composure and commerciality.


  • Commercial Property
  • Hotel and Leisure
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Wind farms/Renewables
  • Nursing homes and primary care centres
  • Student accommodation 

Representative Matters

  • Advised a consortium of investors including M&G Investments, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Canada Life Investments on a private placement investment in a portfolio of 15 primary care centres.
  • Advising French fund SCPI Pierval Santé on a significant number of healthcare investments in Ireland including development and trading assets.
  • Project Glas. Advised a pillar Irish bank on the sale of their ATM portfolio.


Legal 500, 2021

‘Leading Individual’ Vanessa Byrne is “impressive”.

Chambers & Partners, 2021

Vanessa "always proves to be a problem solver when we face issues”. 

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Areas of Expertise

Real Estate Law Investment Group Hotels & Leisure Retail Group Public Benefit Food, Agriculture & Beverage Data Centres

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland


Queen's University Belfast (LLB)