Ray specialises in finance transactions across multiple sectors. Ray regularly advises both borrowers and lenders in relation to acquisition financing, real estate financing, development financing, social housing transactions, funds finance and on a range of products across various fund sectors (including private equity funds and real estate funds). He acts for domestic and international financial institutions on syndicated and bilateral deals and for direct lenders in relation to both senior and mezzanine facilities. Ray has also acted for a number of large Irish corporates on the borrower side of financing transactions with a number of domestic financial institutions.


Recent Experience includes advising:

  • Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in respect of multicurrency term and revolving facilities provided to an Irish leading global manufacturer and distributor of animal health products with various subsidiaries across multiple jurisdictions in Europe, the U.S. and Africa.
  • Bank of Ireland in respect of various development facilities (in the aggregate amount of €40,000,000) provided to an Irish developer for the purpose of developing in excess of 350 residential units across various sites in Dublin and Limerick.
  • Home Building Finance Ireland in respect of development facilities provided to an Irish developer to fund the development of 203 housing units at Avourwen, Drogheda, County Meath which are to be sold on the private market.
  • DunPort Captial in respect of acquisition facilities provided to Schivo Medical for the purpose of acquiring APN Inc.
  • Activate Capital in respect of development facilities provided to an Irish developer for the purpose of developing 203 residential units in Kiltiernan, Dublin.

"Ray is extremely responsive, he sees problems before they arise and always keeps a cool head. He makes you feel that your transaction is always his number one priority and consistently meets deadlines."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2023

"Ray is an emerging talent, particularly in real estate financings."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

"Ray has been extremely professional, responsive and always pleasant to deal with."
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

"Ray is recommended as a 'Key Lawyer'"
Legal 500 EMEA, 2022

“The team was strengthened at senior level by the arrival of Ray Byrne, who made partner in July 2020…Ray is a standout partner.”
Legal 500 EMEA, 2021

  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland, 2012
  • Business and Law, University College Dublin, 2007
  • Masters in Commercial Law, University College Dublin, 2008
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland, 2012
Professional Memberships
  • The Law Society of Ireland 
  • Dublin Solicitors Bar Association