Current Opportunities Corporate/M&A - Associates/Senior Associates
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Corporate/M&A - Associates/Senior Associates

We are seeking ambitious Associates and Senior Associates to join our highly regarded and expanding Corporate/M&A Group. 

ByrneWallace LLP is one of Ireland’s largest law firms. We are forward thinking and innovative. With a contemporary approach to how a professional services firm can operate, ByrneWallace LLP offers a collegiate environment and supportive infrastructure within which to develop your career. We act as business advisors to the public and private sector, domestic and international entities, professional firms, financial institutions, start-ups and SMEs in sectors including property, technology, construction, energy, logistics, retail, life sciences, healthcare and financial services. 

ByrneWallace LLP has one of the leading corporate practices in Ireland. Our Corporate Group is one of the firm's core practice areas and provides a dynamic, committed and experienced service to domestic and international clients across a wide range of sectors and at every stage of development from establishment to early-stage fundraising, through expansion, equity and debt financing to restructuring, acquisition or listing. We advise on public and private M&A, including private equity transactions, corporate finance, joint ventures and shareholder arrangements as well as corporate governance and compliance. Our client-focused, solutions-driven approach and understanding of our clients’ business is crucial to our success.      

Our Corporate/M&A Associates and Senior Associates are a highly valued and integral part of the team.    

Main Responsibilities

  • Working as part of core transaction team on domestic and cross-border M&A / corporate transactions
  • Working as part of wider inter-disciplinary and cross-border teams advising on various corporate transactions/investments 
  • Drafting high quality, clear and concise legal agreements, including share purchase agreements, asset purchase agreements, shareholder and joint venture agreements, disclosure letters, corporate re-organisation documents and negotiating same
  • Managing completion of corporate transactions/investments.
  • Training, supervising and mentoring solicitors, trainees and paralegals (and for senior associates, associates)
  • Provision of company law and other applicable legal advice to clients to a high standard in a practical, solution-focused way using legal expertise and commercial judgment 
  • Development of strong client relationships through effective client management, high standard of service and professionalism 
  • Engagement in business development initiatives, attending networking and marketing events, actively seeking opportunities for new work.
  • Effective financial management and risk management 
  • For senior associates – transaction / file management 

Candidate Requirements 

  • 3 years or more relevant PQE for Associates / C. 6/7 years or more relevant PQE for Senior Associates
  • Strong academic credentials
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity 
  • Excellent analytical, research and technical skills and strong legal drafting skills 
  • Pro-active, practical, solution-focused and results oriented 
  • Ability to run a matter independently or work effectively as part of a team as required 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities and deadlines and to stay calm and objective under pressure 
  • Commercially astute / understanding of market and informed as to key legal and business news  
  • Active interest in/contribution to business development, internal and external network building 
  • Keen awareness of risk and compliance issues 
  • Ambitious with a growth mindset 
  • For senior associates – proven experience of transaction / file / client management. 

Why ByrneWallace? 

We reward, encourage and support our talented people to reach their full potential in a culture which supports growth and learning and which acknowledges and rewards commitment, effective performance and results. We offer excellent career progression opportunities and a market leading remuneration package and benefits including:

  • Excellent remuneration and benefits package, pension, private healthcare & bonus.
  • Enviable client base and strong career progression opportunities.
  • Friendly, collaborative and informal working atmosphere.
  • Flexible/hybrid working arrangements.
  • Commitment to employee involvement, wellbeing and success.
  • Strong L&D culture with excellent mentoring, personal and professional development programme, skills training & knowledge management 
  • Professional membership fees
  • A culture of diversity, equity & inclusion and corporate social responsibility 

If you are interested in being considered for the above position, please submit your CV in confidence by email to For further information on ByrneWallace LLP, please see our website

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