Our People

Seamus ConnollySeamus Connolly | Managing Partner
sconnolly@moranryan.com

Seamus Connolly is Managing Partner of the firm. He has extensive knowledge and experience in relation to commercial property, corporate, planning and litigation matters.

Seamus is also the primary contact with our international clients. He is qualified in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Education – Law, Queens University

 

Chris ConnollyChris Connolly | Partner
chrisconnolly@moranryan.com

Chris is a Partner and Head of the firm’s Commercial Property Unit.

Chris trained and spent seven years at one of the “Big Five” law firms in the country. He has extensive experience in acting for clients in commercial property matters, including acquisitions, disposals and lease negotiations. He also has experience acting on behalf of borrowers in negotiations with funds.

He holds a Diploma in Commercial Property from the Law Society of Ireland.

Chris is also experienced in all aspects of commercial litigation, including advising leading Irish and international companies and individuals on commercial disputes in the Circuit Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

In addition, Chris has expertise regarding legal matters in the area of sport. For a number of years, he has advised national and international governing bodies as well as elite athletes on contentious and commercial matters. He has also advised a number of leading international brands on commercial and sponsorship agreements.

Education – Law (LLB), Trinity College Dublin
Publications – Irish Times, Sunday Business Post, The Times

 

Stephen WalkerStephen Walker | Partner & Head of Corporate
swalker@moranryan.com

Stephen has significant expertise and experience across a broad range of commercial areas, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, venture capital, joint ventures and commercial contracts. Stephen’s clients include corporates of all sizes, private equity and commercial enterprises.

Stephen has worked directly with a range of start-ups in various sectors. His work includes advice on transactions, corporate governance and on commercial contract arrangements. Stephen is also a qualified CEDR Mediator.

Caoimhe ConnollyCaoimhe Connolly | Partner & Registered Trade Marks Agent
cconnolly@moranryan.com

Caoimhe Connolly is head of Moran & Ryan’s Civil Litigation Unit.
Having been awarded a Law degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Commercial Litigation Diploma from the Law Society of Ireland, Caoimhe worked for a number of years in small and medium practices in Dublin as well as a leading law firm in Sydney, Australia.

Caoimhe has extensive experience in areas such as employment law, defamation, personal injury, licensing and family law. She is also qualified to practice in Northern Ireland, England and Wales.

Caoimhe has recently been appointed as a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Education – Law (LLB), Trinity College Dublin

 

Martina DevaneyMartina Devaney | Senior Associate

Martina has 21 years’ experience in Commercial Property Developments, Landlord & Tenant and Banking & Insolvency law. This experience has been acquired during many years in private practice, including with a Top Five law firm and In-House.

Education – Martina holds Diplomas in Commercial Property and Insolvency & Corporate Restructuring from the Law Society of Ireland.