About Gríana

Gríana O’Kelly is a Partner on the Corporate and Commercial Team at Lavelle Partners. 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 took 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.

Recent Experience

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 exceptional, with an eye for detail and laser focus on the end goal.”

The Legal 500, 2024

  • “Professional, efficient, trustworthy, experienced, clear and conscientious.”

IFLR100, 2023

  • “Lavelle Partners Gríana O’Kelly encapsulates all the qualities of the M&A team. As with other firms, Lavelle’s are competent and efficient, Ms O’Kelly is no different and you feel that she cares, a good outcome for you is a good outcome for her. It is a refreshing experience to have when travelling through a legal process.’

The Legal 500, 2023

  • “The process was led 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

  • “Responsive, client focused, easy to work with.”

IFLR1000, 2022

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

IFLR1000, 2022

  • “She is very proactive and practical.”

IFLR1000, 2022

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