ByrneWallace LLP announces lease renewal and plans to recruit 100 professional staffMonday, 11 April 2022
ByrneWallace LLP, one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms, has announced plans to recruit 100 professional staff over the next two years. Managing Partner, Feargal Brennan, said that the firm is experiencing strong growth across the board. While demand for its advisory and transaction services remains strong, he also anticipates that many of the new roles will be needed to meet increased demand in areas such as information and data management, cybercrime, tax and infrastructural development.
Brennan said that the medium-term plan would see ByrneWallace LLP double in size in the next five years: “I expect our current headcount of over 300 will increase to over 600 in the coming five years. Given the depth of our service lines, we believe we are well positioned across the markets we serve, and the macro-economic position is likely to remain broadly supportive. We’re very positive about the future.”
Brennan also announced that the firm has recently agreed terms to remain in its current offices in the heart of Dublin’s central business district on Harcourt Street, on the basis the firm will need the entirety of its office space to meet its growth plans.
Speaking on the decision, Brennan said: “The opportunity to stay or go came at an interesting time. With digitisation and new hybrid working arrangements, law firms will now require less office space than before. Our plans for growth can therefore be accommodated within our 50,000 square foot office we currently occupy on Harcourt Street. Given local city centre amenities our belief is that it still makes sense for us to maintain a substantial city centre office location, and this location will continue to be an asset when it comes to recruiting new staff and serving our clients.”
ByrneWallace LLP is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm employs more than 180 lawyers and professional employees, with a total headcount of over 300 people. In recent months the firm has advised on a number of significant transactions including the €1 billion exit of Mainstream Renewable Power Limited, the €45 million sale of AdaptiveMobile Security to listed Swedish telecoms software firm Inea, and the US$200 million investment round led by BOND in BrowserStack Limited.
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