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DWF announces five Dublin appointments and promotions
Jayne Mannion

23 Jan 2020 / business Print

DWF makes five promotions in Dublin office

DWF, the global legal business, has announced five new appointments and senior promotions in its fast-growing Dublin office.

Fergus Hennessy joins DWF from ByrneWallace as a partner on the real estate team. He has over 14 years' experience acting for clients on all aspects of commercial real estate including acquisitions and disposals, development, property finance and commercial landlord and tenant.

Private rental sector

He also advises in relation to the acquisition and development of built-to-rent/private rental sector (PRS) schemes.

Daniel Scanlon has joined DWF’s insurance team as a partner.

He joins from Kennedy’s, where he was partner for over three years. Bringing over 16 years’ experience to his new role, Daniel specialises in advising insurance companies on claims and disputes with a particular focus on professional negligence claims within the construction and financial services sectors.

Leading practitioner

He is recognised as a leading practitioner in dispute resolution and insurance in the Legal 500 EMEA (2017, 2018, & 2019 editions).

Ruairí MacCumhaill has been appointed partner to DWF’s banking and finance team.

He has more than twelve years' experience working with domestic and international financial institutions, alternative lenders and borrowers operating in Ireland, and joins DWF from William Fry.

His practice consists primarily of acquisition, development and real estate finance including project finance having recently advised one of Ireland’s leading financial institutions on the delivery of a large housing scheme. 

Loan sales

He also has experience in loan sales, financial regulation and general corporate banking, working across various sectors.

Edon Byrnes has been promoted to partner in the corporate team.

A specialist corporate lawyer, with a strong focus on renewable energy and healthcare, Edon has more than 15 years’ experience and provides commercial advice to businesses ranging from SMEs to large corporates.

He advises on private equity backed transactions, mergers and acquisitions, renewable energy, corporate restructurings and financings (many with an international or cross border element).

He regularly advises funders and investors and has co-ordinated cross-jurisdictional projects in relation to the acquisition and disposal of renewable assets.

Claims adjuster

Finally, Jayne Mannion has been promoted to senior claims adjuster within DWF’s connected services division, a unique international claims administration service, operating within the commercial liability claims marketplace.

Jayne’s expertise will support DWF clients in the proactive resolution of claims emanating from professional liability, general liability, property, motor and auto liability, directors & officers, legal expenses, financial institutions and contractors.


Executive partner Eimear Collins said: “This investment demonstrates our commitment to further enhance our expertise and capabilities in our key sectors, including insurance, banking and corporate.”

DWF, which has operated in Ireland since 2013, is a full-service law firm with a 60-strong team advising on insurance, corporate, banking, construction and property.



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