Paul McGennis - Partner

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Paul has over 25 years experience advising in Banking and Financial Services and a strong understanding of the legal environments surrounding the banking industry. This experience is coupled with a strong background in commercial property. Paul served as Managing Partner of ByrneWallace from December 2006 until June 2012. Paul currently acts for a number of financial institutions including Danske Bank, Lloyds Banking/Bank of Scotland plc, IBRC and NAMA. Paul is one of the founder members of Gateway to Europe ( which is a private initiative seeking to encourage US Companies looking to expand into Europe to use Ireland as the gateway.

Paul also leads ByrneWallace's involvement as one of the founder members of the REITS Forum (


  • Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL), University College Dublin, 1984
  • LLM Commercial Law, University College Dublin, 1992
  • Harvard Law School Executive Education Leadership in Law Firms, 2008


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association
  • Member, Dublin Chamber of Commerce
  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in England and Wales
  • Member of the Institute of Directors of Ireland
  • Founder Gateway to Europe (
  • Founder REITS Forum  (


Paul is a recommended lawyer in  Chambers and Partners 2012:

Paul McGennis has expertise across a range of issues and is regarded as a talented, experienced practioner.