Bríd Munnelly



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Bríd Munnelly "adopts a balanced and measured approach".

European Legal 500


Bríd Munnelly is a Consultant at Matheson. Bríd has 20 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial litigation, public law and regulatory enforcement, and dispute resolution. Having trained in a City firm and worked as in-house counsel, Bríd has a broad perspective. She advises international and domestic clients across a range of sectors including the financial services and technology sectors. Her clients include regulators, state bodies and a number of the world’s leading financial institutions, and her practice often involves multi-jurisdictional issues and disputes. Bríd has advised on a number of high-profile matters which involved significant reputational issues. She has consistently been recognised by leading legal directories as a leader in her field.

Bríd advises on administrative and public law, white collar crime, corporate offences and minimising exposure to regulatory action including assisting with internal investigations. She also advises a wide range of clients in relation to data protection, privacy and document disclosure issues. Bríd’s practice includes advising clients in relation to bespoke remediation / redress schemes to avoid costly court litigation and minimise business disruption and damage to reputation.

Bríd regularly speaks at industry events, the Law Society and at client seminars on a range of issues. Most recently she has spoken about the Regulation of Lobbying Act 2015 which was commenced on 1 September 2015.

Recent publications include: the Practical Law Company Dispute Resolution Global Guide; the Law Business Research International Investigations Review; Getting the Deal Through: Anti-Corruption Regulation Guide; and the International Comparative Law Guide on Business Crime.

Bríd is a CEDR accredited mediator and is a former treasurer of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland (2010 to 2015). She trained in a Magic Circle firm in London.

Experience Highlights
  • Represented one of the world's largest banks on issues arising out of the Madoff fraud, including in multi-jurisdictional commercial litigation involving funds and investors. 
  • Represents financial institutions before the Central Bank of Ireland in relation to its enforcement regime, including the administrative sanctions process.
  • Advised in relation to High Court and Supreme Court proceedings by the Revenue Commissioners seeking a disclosure order on an extra-territorial basis.
  • Advises the State Broadcaster on a range of matters, including, its response to the first ever statutory investigation conducted by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland in relation to issues such as breach of privacy and defamation.
  • Acted for an international construction company in injunction and judicial review cases resulting in the quashing of a statutory investigation and advised on related regulatory and cross-border issues, including a related “class action” type claim and jurisdictional challenge.
  • Advising an international technology company on a Commercial Court claim in respect of a vendor's fraudulent inflation of the value of contracts held by the acquired company.
  • Ongoing advice to clients in a range of sectors on all aspects of disclosure and discovery requirements, privilege, and compliance with data subject access requests, mutual legal assistance requests, reporting obligations and court orders, and search warrants regarding the taking of evidence, including acting on dawn-raids.
  • Advising multiple clients in relation to issues involving tax, misselling and overcharging.

Bríd is consistently recommended by leading legal directories.  She is ranked band 1 by Chambers Europe and is recommended as a leading individual by European Legal 500.

Bríd is also recommended as a leading litigator in a number of other international directories including Chambers Global and is recognised in The International Who’s Who of Business Crime Defence 2015, Who’s Who of Investigations Lawyers and Forensic Experts 2014, and Who's Who Legal 100 2014.

Recognised for Arbitration and Mediation
Best Lawyers Ireland 2019 edition

Bríd Munnelly is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2017

Bríd Munnelly is "a tactically excellent adviser in regulatory enforcement matters".
European Legal 500 2017

Bríd Munnelly "is tough and very focused on strategy, with very impressive knowledge."
Chambers Europe 2017

Bríd was named lawyer of year (Ireland) for Arbitration and Mediation, and Litigation
Best Lawyers 2017 edition

Bríd Munnelly is named a leading individual.
European Legal 500 2016

Bríd Munnelly is admired for "her persistence in investigating issues, and the business-based overview that she offers".
Chambers Global 2016

"Top-rated contentious lawyer".
Chambers Global and Europe 2015

Bríd Munnelly "adopts a balanced and measured approach".
European Legal 500 2015

Commercial Litigation expert
Who's Who Legal 100 2014

Bríd Munnelly "approaches things intelligently".
European Legal 500 2014

Bríd Munnelly is described as "a very strong litigator with a great reputation".
Chambers Global and Europe 2014

Bríd Munnelly is praised as "a leader in her field. She is knowledgeable, calm and measured".
Chambers Global 2013


The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (Accredited Mediator)
Qualified as a solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising)
College of Law, Guildford (LSF)
Trinity College Dublin (LLB)

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