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ByrneWallace financial services partner appointed
Feargal Brennan with head of financial services Joe Gavin and Damien McShane

15 Nov 2019 / business Print

ByrneWallace financial services partner appointed

ByrneWallace has named a new partner for its financial services division.

Damien McShane has over 10 years’ experience with clients across the financial sector on a broad range of regulatory and commercial matters including fund service provers, investment funds, fund promoters, insurers, payment services firms, banks, market infrastructure providers and corporate executives.

Before joining ByrneWallace, Damien acted as a legal advisor and executive in a range of roles including in one of Ireland’s leading insurers, and in the Central Bank of Ireland where he specialised in insurance and investment services law as well as the general Irish regulatory framework.


Damien lectures in the Institute of Banking on legal and regulatory matters. He is the current chair of the Irish Funds Depositary Working Group, a member of the Irish Funds Operational Steering Group, and serves as a non-executive director of the Health Insurance Authority.

Managing partner Feargal Brennan said: “In recent years, we have experienced strong and sustained growth in demand for our financial services offering.

"Damien has a wealth of experience advising on financial services law, and we believe that Damien’s appointment will ensure that ByrneWallace continues to be at the forefront of this market.”

Board level

Head of financial services Joe Gavin said: “Damien's significant in-house and board-level experience also means that, unlike other legal firms, ByrneWallace can provide a compelling, hands-on offering from lawyers with real-life commercial experience working as executives and decision makers within the range of organisations we advise.”

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