A distinguished corporate lawyer with an impressive track record spanning over 30 years.

Barry Devereux has extensive experience in both domestic and international M&A, venture capital, private equity and other investment transactions, as well as IPOs and privatisations.

He was a partner with McCann FitzGerald, Ireland’s premier law firm, for 25 years, leading each of the Corporate Group and the Corporate Finance Group, ultimately becoming Managing Partner. Prior to that Barry spent 10 years with the global law firm, Clifford Chance, initially working in London before relocating for a number of years to Singapore as its Head of Corporate Finance for South East Asia, where he was a partner.

“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

Barry has been involved in many of Ireland’s largest and most complex transactions, including the privatisations of eircom, Aer Lingus, and Bord Gais Energy. He led the firm’s team in advising AIB on its €20bn recapitalisation by the Government in a series of capital-raising transactions, the MBO of BWG and a series of venture investments and disposals by Benchmark Capital in Irish tech companies. He also played a key role in Topaz’s acquisition of Statoil and numerous equity capital raisings and commercial transactions for Petroceltic International.

“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.”


In 2015, Barry was elected Managing Partner of McCann FitzGerald, a position he held for two terms until 2022. After his second term ended, he set up DVRX Advisory to continue advising and guiding Irish corporates as they seek to grow and prosper. Barry’s vast experience and expertise have made him a highly respected figure in the business world. His ability to navigate complex and unique transactions has earned him a reputation as one of the most sought-after corporate lawyers in Ireland.