Michael Byrne



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Michael Byrne is "a consummate litigator".

Chambers Global 2016


Michael Byrne is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. Michael advises on public law, regulatory and administrative law disputes, as well as more general commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on financial services litigation, defamation and product liability litigation.

Michael has written articles published in the national press and has contributed to publications, including the Practical Law Company Dispute Resolution Multi-Jurisdictional Guide 2014/2015 and the International Comparative Guide to Product Liability 2003-2014.

Michael serves as Honorary Treasurer of the Commercial Litigation Association of Ireland.

Experience Highlights
  • representing a major international bank in connection with litigation arising from the fraud of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities
  • advising an international bank in connection with High Court proceedings alleging mis-selling of units in investment funds
  • advising an international bank in relation to administrative sanctions threatened by the Central Bank of Ireland arising from its role as a custodian to an Irish domiciled investment fund
  • represented a major Czech bank in connection with successful $10 million asset recovery litigation arising from an international investment fund fraud
  • advising a State body with respect to compliance with fair procedures in its administrative processes
  • representing a State body in connection with the judicial review of its procedures
  • represented an international pharmaceutical company in connection with the successful defence of product liability claims relating to benzodiazepenes
  • represented an international telecommunications company in the successful defence of a multi-million euro breach of contract claim

Michael Byrne is recommended.
European Legal 500 2019

Michael Byrne is a "very good litigator”.
Chambers Global & Europe 2018

Michael Byrne is recommended.
European Legal 500 2017

Michael Byrne has "a complete command of the legal issues".
European Legal 500 2017

Michael Byrne is described by interviewees as a "very shrewd and astute litigator".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Michael Byrne is “highly competent”. 
European Legal 500 2016

Michael Byrne is "a consummate litigator". 
Chambers Global 2016

Sources say Michael Byrne’s "technical legal knowledge is first-rate. His ability to think out tactics and strategy in litigation is peerless".
Chambers Global 2016

Michael Byrne "has expertise in advising on litigation strategies, and is a very good listener, always staying receptive to your concerns as the client".
Chambers Global & Europe 2015


Qualified as a solicitor of Supreme Court of England and Wales (non-practising)
Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland
University of Regensburg, Germany (LLM)
Trinity College Dublin (Bachelor in Law and German)

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