Barry Devereux

Barry Devereux

Managing Partner

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Barry is Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald.

He joined McCann FitzGerald in 1998 as a partner.  Barry has wide-ranging domestic and international transactional experience, gained over 25 years in Dublin, London and Singapore, 10 years of which was with the global law firm Clifford Chance.  He has particular expertise in privatisations, M&A and corporate finance transactions. 

He previously headed the firm's Corporate Finance Group, leading a team of 25 lawyers engaged in high-profile M&A and equity capital markets deals, including many of Ireland’s most significant corporate transactions.  

Recent Directory Comments

Barry Devereux is ranked as a ‘Leading Individual’.  The Legal 500, 2016 (& 2015, 2014)

Barry Devereux is noted for ‘his technical knowledge, experience and commercial outlook’.  The Legal 500, 2016

Barry Devereux is a "hugely impressive" lawyer who is "an absolute leader in corporate work and is always available to his clients." Other enthusiastic clients consider him "amazingly pragmatic, never allowing things to drag into disputes. He has great sight of end objectives."  Chambers, 2016

Head of ECM Barry Devereux holds an esteemed reputation for his work across the corporate and ECM transactional market.  Chambers, 2016

Equity capital markets head Barry Devereux has ‘invaluable experience’  The Legal 500, 2015

Barry Devereux has extensive expertise in advising on complex multibillion-dollar transactions. Clients appreciate his dedicated nature, with one commenting that "he has a robust character but he has a nice way about him; it still makes for a positive meeting even when things are difficult."  Chambers Europe, 2015

Barry is ranked as a ‘Leading Lawyer’ by the International Financial Law Review, 2014

Corporate finance star Barry Devereux is lauded as “one of the best M&A lawyers around. He is commercial, has great attention to detail, and gets the deal done quickly.”  Chambers, 2013

Peers and clients praise Barry Devereux with one client agreeing: "Barry is seen as the star of capital markets in Ireland...not only a great lawyer but a really good guy. A pleasure to work with."  International Financial Law Review, 2013

Sources consider equity capital markets star Barry Devereux to be “one of the best I have worked with in Ireland.” They say that "he is clear, honest and hard-hitting in his advice” and a “calm, reasoned, considered individual who gets to critical points quickly.”  Chambers, 2012