New appointments: A new EMEA VP for Hubspot; Group General Counsel at enet; and Partners at ByrneWallace and Tully Rinckey Ireland

By Business & Finance
02 August 2018
Christian Kinnear, Hubspot Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Hubspot, enet, and ByrneWallace

Christian Kinnear, Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA


HubSpot has appointed Christian Kinnear as Vice President and Managing Director, EMEA. Christian joined HubSpot Dublin in October 2015 as Director of Sales, where he was responsible for coordinating the company’s sales strategy across key regions. Quickly proving his ability to be a great cross-functional leader, Christian has served as HubSpot’s EMEA Managing Director for the last three years.In this new role, Christian will continue to handle day-to-day operations driving collaboration across all functions as well as develop and implement programs that will be crucial for HubSpot’s global growth.

Claire M Murphy, Group General Counsel & Company Secretary 

Claire M Murphy


enet, Ireland’s largest open-access network provider, announced the appointment of Ms. Claire M. Murphy as the Group General Counsel & Company Secretary. In her role, Claire has responsibility for all legal workstreams for the group, as well as corporate governance matters.  In addition to her role as General Counsel and Company Secretary, Claire also assumes the title of Head of Shared Services. As part of this role, Claire will have responsibility for Human Resources, Business Transformation initiatives, and Regulatory matters.

Claire brings 13 years’ experience in the legal profession having worked both in industry, in the utility and card payments sector, and in private practice in Ireland’s leading law firms.

Claire is a graduate from UCD having studied Business and Law and a Commercial Law Masters. She continued her studies in the Law Society of Ireland where she qualified as a solicitor, and received Diplomas in Intellectual Property & Intellectual Technology, and In-house Legal Practise. Claire is an advocate of Learning & Development, and lectured in the Law Society and has spoken at international conferences on implementing Knowledge Management practices in businesses.

Brendan Gavin, Deirdre Lynch, Derville White, Partners 


Brendan Gavin specialises in corporate, technology, data protection and intellectual property matters, with a particular focus on advising clients in the technology and medical devices sectors. His clients include companies at all stages of development—from start-ups to scaling companies, to large domestic and multinational organisations. Brendan’s specific areas of corporate expertise include mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate restructuring, venture capital, and corporate governance. He also has extensive experience advising clients on technology related commercial contracts, data protection & GDPR, intellectual property, e-commerce, SaaS/software licensing and cloud computing issues.

Derville White, Deirdre Lynch and Brendan Gavin with Managing Partner Feargal Brennan (centre)

Deirdre Lynch is a highly experienced lawyer specialising in employment and occupational health and safety law. She provides focused, practical legal advice to a broad range of national, multinational and public sector employers. Deirdre has particular experience as an advocate before the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) and Labour Court. She also advises in relation to the diverse and complex employment issues arising in domestic and international commercial transactions.

Derville White has over 12 years’ experience as a commercial real estate lawyer. She has extensive experience in commercial property acquisitions, disposals, lettings and asset management. She also advises domestic and international lenders on real estate backed lending transactions. Recent transaction highlights include acting for a real estate investment management firm in its acquisition of a €35 million student accommodation complex and in the acquisition of a number of commercial property portfolios.

Wendy Doyle, Partner 

Wendy Doyle

Tully Rinckey

Wendy Doyle has joined the Dublin office as a Partner, where she will focus her practice on Employment and Pensions law, Litigation and Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Data Protection law.

Prior to joining Tully Rinckey, Wendy was the Principal at Wendy Doyle Solicitors, a firm she established in 2009. Previously, she established and developed an employment law practice at Deloitte, where she specialised in providing high-level employment law and business law advice to corporate clients and worked in a multidisciplinary team with colleagues in consulting, pensions, audit and tax. She has also previously worked with William Fry Solicitors, and completed her training at Landwell Solicitors, the associate law firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers and part of an international network of law firms.