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  • Bryan McCarthy

    Partner in Charge - Dublin Office


    Bryan is Partner-in-Charge of RDJ's Dublin Office. His core areas of practice are corporate, commercial and finance. He has broad transactional experience of advising across a number of jurisdictions on mergers and acquisitions, equity investments, restructurings, secured and unsecured financings and refinancings, and data protection. Bryan also co-leads Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Cyber and Data Protection Group, representing organisations on a broad range of privacy data management issues.

    Prior to joining the firm, Bryan was Chief Legal Officer of IBRC. He was recognised by Legal Business as a Rising Star on its GC Power List and described as “very experienced and practical, with a truly in–depth knowledge of banking law and a good appreciation of the need for clear and prompt instructions”. Bryan was also endorsed as “proving himself robust in steering IBRC through a very difficult period of change and uncertainty” and that “one of his resounding achievements has been his management of internal matters at the bank following the special liquidation of IBRC.”

    In addition to his in-house experience, Bryan spent a number of years in London, Sydney and the Cayman Islands with leading corporate law firms.


    University College Dublin (BCL) (Diploma in Business Studies)
    Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection


    Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
    Also admitted as a solicitor in England, Wales and New South Wales, Australia (non-practicing)
    Attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands (non-practising)
    Qualified Data Protection Practitioner (PDP - Practitioner Certificate in Data Protection)


    Bryan has been recognised as a leading lawyer by The Legal 500 for his work in multiple practice areas, including; Corporate and M&A, Commercial Law, Banking and Finance, and Information Technology. 

    In the 2018 edition of The Legal 500, clients recognise Bryan as “experienced and proactive” and an “exceptionally talented lawyer”.





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