Pictured L-R: ByrneWallace Managing Partner Feargal Brennan with new partner Helen Gibbons and Head of Litigation & Dispute Resolution Jon Legorburu.
This week sees new appointments announced at ByrneWallace, Activate Capital and the British Irish Chamber of Commerce.
Margaret Fleming, Board of Directors
Activate Capital Ltd., a leading non-bank lender to the Irish property sector, has announced the appointment of Margaret Fleming to its Board of Directors. Margaret has worked as an International Director with real estate advisors JJL Ireland over a 30-year career. In her role in JLL Capital Markets, she has managed investment property transactions and provided strategic and asset management advice.
Dan O’Connor, Chairman said:
Margaret is highly respected in the Irish property sector as an astute advisor and trusted counsel. She joins us as we embark on our next phase of development. Having provided €741 million since inception of senior loan facilities for 50 developments, Activate is playing a critical role in supporting residential developers across the country, funding development sites with a capacity for 8250 new homes.”
Margaret holds an MA Geography (UCD), A Dip. Serv. (Reading University) and is a Fellow of SCSI and RICS. She is a Director of the Iveagh Trust which provides services to homeless people through the Iveagh Hostel and which has 1400 homes in Dublin.
Peter O’Shea, President
British Irish Chamber of Commerce
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce has appointed Peter O’Shea, Head of Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, ESB as its new President at its AGM held at McCann FitzGerald this week.
Peter O’Shea has been involved with the Chamber from the start and will take over the role from John Cronin, Partner at McCann FitzGerald. The Chamber also appointed Paul O’Connor, Partner, PWC as its new Vice President.
On accepting his new role, Peter O’Shea said:
Brexit has resulted in sustained uncertainty for businesses on these islands over the last three years. During this time the British Irish Chamber of Commerce has striven to be a constructive voice in the debate putting forward solutions to the challenges that we collectively face. As we look to enter the next stage of the Brexit process, the Chamber will continue to offer business led solutions to help protect the jobs, commerce and prosperity that comes from our close trading ties.”
Helen Gibbons, Partner
ByrneWallace has announced the continued expansion of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution team with the appointment of Helen Gibbons who brings over 18 years’ experience as a commercial and corporate litigator and advisor.
Helen specialises in advising senior management of corporate and public-sector bodies in all areas of litigation and regulatory matters including investigations, judicial review, contract and commercial disputes. A skilled property litigator, Helen also has extensive experience advising land owners and developers, and draws on her prior experience and knowledge in the areas of corporate and property law to compliment her practice.
Commenting on the announcement, Jon Legorburu, Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution at ByrneWallace, said:
She is sought after by a wide array of corporate and real estate clients for her advice in dispute resolution.Helen has particular strengths in managing board room level corporate disputes, and has a leading practice in regulatory investigations.The department is growing rapidly and her experience in these areas and real estate litigation is much in demand.”