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O'Brien, Brendan

Firm: Walkers
Position: Partner
Address: The Exchange, George's Dock, International Financial Services Centre, Dublin 1, D01 W3P9
Phone: +353 1 470 6653
Fax: +353 1 470 6601
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Brendan is a partner and head of the Walkers’ Corporate team in Walkers’ office in Ireland.

Brendan has wide-ranging domestic and international transactional experience and advises on a broad range of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, equity fundraisings, private equity, venture capital, and shareholder / joint venture arrangements. Brendan has experience across a range of sectors and is especially experienced with cross-border M&A in the financial services / aviation sector and with international corporate reorganisations.

Brendan also regularly advises on corporate governance and compliance matters and commercial contract / business matters.

Before joining Walkers in 2015, Brendan worked in the corporate finance group of a leading law firm in Dublin. During this time he completed a secondment with one of Ireland’s largest utility companies and later with a global insurance company where he managed the successful completion of several cross-border merger transactions.


BCL, University College Dublin
LLM (Commercial Law), University College London


Member of the Law Society of Ireland
Member of the Law Society of England and Wales (not practising)
Member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association