About Gríana

Gríana O’Kelly is a partner on our Corporate and Commercial Team. She advises Irish and international clients across many sectors on a broad range of corporate transactions including M&A, debt and equity investment, corporate restructures and joint ventures.

Gríana also advises start-up businesses from incorporation through early seed funding up to consolidation of their business. She regularly lectures and coaches start-ups and entrepreneurs. In 2021, she’s taking part in Tangent, Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, as an Expert in Business Planning and Incorporation, in Trinity College, Dublin. Click here for more on Tangent’s Expert Programme.

Gríana has a particular interest and focus on the healthcare and technology sectors. She acts for a number of nursing homes in Ireland and has acted in nursing home corporate restructuring transactions, exits and provides regulatory advices. Griana also acts regularly in pharmacy M&A transactions including management buy outs. In the technology sector, she continues to act in M&A work as well as advising companies on their funding transactions.

Gríana acts for companies in relation to general commercial law matters; corporate governance, commercial contracts and arrangements, shareholder agreements and data protection.

With over 13 years of experience, Gríana is recognised by the Legal 500 for her excellent communication skills and her ability to understand the client’s business environment.


Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Consulegis
  • Irish Women Lawyers Association

Awards and recognition


  • Bachelor of Civil Law, NUI, Galway,
  • Diploma Corporate Law & Governance, Law Society of Ireland,
  • Certificate in Data Protection Practice, Law Society of Ireland.

What our clients say

  • ‘Gríana O’Kelly is very thorough with her work and has a genuine care and integrity to support her clients as best as she can. She is confident and a creative thinker. Identifies and highlights potential risks and areas which could be overlooked. Understands the client’s needs and wants and works accordingly. Extremely good with efficiency and meeting deadlines. Great with communication with the opposite party and has good influence to move things along.’

IFLR1000, 2022

  • ‘The process was lead by Gríana O’Kelly who led her team at all times. It was also very comforting to see that Gríana had full oversight of the complete process and her five colleagues who complemented each other in delivering a comprehensive and complete conclusion to the process.’

The Legal 500, 2022

  • ‘Gríana has great listening skills, really makes sure she understands the brief before launching into the work … also very open to client input at the drafting stage so that legals reflect the nuances of the commercial arrangements agreed.’

The Legal 500, 2022

  • ‘Gríana O’Kelly is very good to deal with and she is very efficient in getting transactions closed.’

The Legal 500, 2022

  • ‘Gríana O’Kelly was outstanding. Very knowledgeable about pharmacy transactions.’

The Legal 500, 2021

  • ‘Responsive, client focused, easy to work with.’

IFLR1000, 2022

  • “Always available to discuss, breadth of knowledge, thorough, diligent, reliable.”

IFLR1000, 2022

  • ‘Gríana O’Kelly is an excellent commercial lawyer with experience in a range of different sectors.

The Legal 500, 2021

  • ‘We have worked with Gríana O’Kelly for a number of years and found her to be a good business partner, offering practical advice on any matters.’

The Legal 500, 2021

  • ‘She is very proactive and practical.’

IFLR1000, 2022

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