Walkers advises on the laws of Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey. We are experienced in all types of international and cross-border transactions covering a broad range of sectors with a particular focus on both contentious and non-contentious corporate and finance law, investment funds, private equity, structured products, capital markets, regulatory and risk advisory, and private capital and trusts.
Walkers delivers clear, concise and practical advice based on an in-depth knowledge of the legal, regulatory and commercial environment in Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Ireland and Jersey.
Recent transaction highlights include advising:
M&A / Fundraising
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.
Admitted In:England and Wales (not practising)IrelandQualifications:BCL, University College DublinLLM (Commercial Law), University College London
2021 IFLR 1000 (31st Edition) - Highly Regarded - "Very experienced and knowledgeable. Provides excellent advice and customer service and has built a very strong team around him.""Brendan is particularly strong advising on corporate matters within the FS space. His team has a strong and growing reputation."
2021 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer (Commercial, corporate and M&A) - "Brendan O’Brien is very experienced and pragmatic in all dealings. He knows the Irish market very well and has excellent contacts."
2020 Legal 500 - Next Generation Partner and Recommended Lawyer (Commercial, Corporate and M&A) - ‘Brendan O’Brien is a real rising star. His all-round knowledge and commercial acumen are truly impressive.’
2020 IFLR 1000 - Leading Lawyer and Highly Regarded
2019 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer - 'Excellent practitioner and adviser'
2019 IFLR 1000- Highly Regarded:
"Brendan O'Brien provides a fantastic service. He is responsive and commercial. A pleasure to deal with."
2018 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Brendan O’Brien stands out for his ‘professionalism and business acumen’."
2018 IFLR 1000 - Rising Star:
2017 Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer: "Brendan O'Brien is a 'consummate professional'."
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
Extremely professional. Superb contract and industry knowledge and very committed.