Michael Walshe


Corporate and Commercial Law

Michael is head of the Commercial Department.  He qualified as a solicitor in 1988.  Michael also practiced as an attorney in New York for two years before returning to Dublin to join a leading firm, which he later left to establish a firm that eventually merged with a global practice.  He has a mixed commercial practice spanning both contentious and non-contentious matters across a broad range of sectors including financial services (particularly credit unions, insurance intermediaries and funds), real estate, IT/tech start-ups, medical/dental, retail and transport.

Recent transaction highlights include acting for the sellers of smart parking meter provider, UTS Technologies Limited and the sellers of transmission mast hosting platform Rock Solid Transmission Limited.  On the acquisition side, Michael represented LED Robus in its acquisition and financing of CP Electric Limited, Payment Plus in its acquisition of EPOS platform, TenderPOS and investors in the acquisition of a controlling interest in the Wishbone restaurant chain.

Michael also represented the promoters of KelTech IoE Networks Limited, Acel Energy Limited, Xwave Technologies Limited and Lakeside Memorial Park in their initial and follow on fundraises.

In contentious matters, Michael recently successfully represented the independent non-executive directors of Novelty ICAV in presenting a petition for the winding up of this regulated fund to resolve an impasse among the unitholders.  He also represented United Overseas Bank, a leading Singaporean bank in a protracted complex multi-party Commercial Court action that has now been brought to a successful negotiated settlement.  He has also represented property developers as notice parties to a number of High Court judicial review matters.  Michael is currently awaiting a judgment of the Supreme Court that is expected to clarify the law in Ireland on a long-standing procedural principle (the so-called Rule in Henderson -v- Henderson).

Michael continues to advise many leading credit unions throughout Ireland on a host of regulatory matters and various innovative shared services projects and new product offerings.  He is advising Dundalk Credit Union on a series of strategic transfers of undertakings from neighbouring credit unions.  Michael also advised on the legal framework for Peopl., a new insurance offering to credit union members developed jointly with the Credit Union Development Association.

Michael also advises a growing number of medical and dental practices in their dealings with consolidators in the Irish market.



Law Society of Ireland



BCL, University College Dublin