Bryanna Ryan


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Bryanna is a Partner in William Fry’s Projects Department. Bryanna has extensive experience in advising both domestic and international clients (including corporate clients, statutory bodies and local authorities) on all types of construction and Engineering Projects (including the drafting and negotiation of bespoke form contracts and contracts based on Irish and International standard industry forms (e.g. RIAI, IEI, GCCC, JCT, NEC and FIDIC etc), Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects across all sectors, Facilities Management (FM) / Operation & Maintenance (O&M) arrangements for asset maintenance under long-life Public Private Partnership projects. Bryanna also advises on large scale infrastructure development, complex equipment purchase agreements, health & safety in the context of Construction and building control legislation

Bryanna is also an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Bryanna’s experience includes advising:

  • Diageo on all aspects of the proposed large-scale regeneration of the landmark St James' Gate Guinness Brewery site to be known as "Guinness Quarter", a new urban quarter extending to approximately 12.5 acres of redevelopment in central Dublin.
  • Hines on all aspects of the development of the land mark Central Plaza / Dame Street portfolio.
  • U and I Group plc on the construction aspects of the Development and Letting Agreement with Union Investments for a large speculative prime office building at the site of the former Burlington House on Burlington Road, Dublin 4 (now known as "Vertium") comprising approximately 16,000sq.m of office space.
  • Kennedy Wilson in relation to the construction aspects of various Kennedy Wilson developments in Ireland.
  • Bank of Ireland in relation to the fit out of Bank of Ireland’s new headquarters premises on Baggot Street, Dublin 4 known as Baggot Plaza comprising approximately 12,000sq.m over three blocks and the construction aspects of the agreement for lease with Kennedy Wilson.

Chambers Global 2021 state that Bryanna gives total focus to the projects delivering top of the line expert legal and commercial support, with one interviewee saying  
"Bryanna Ryan is simply excellent to work with – absolutely committed, a keen negotiator and she invests tremendously in the team around her." 

According to Chambers Europe 2020, one client notes that "Ryan brings a lot of energy and is very intuitive and capable."  They add that "she’s very well organised and brings a lot of approachability, acting well as part of a team."

IFLR 1000 2020 notes that Bryanna has "formidable legal and drafting skills honed over many years in contract negotiations." She also "is very sharp and understands and quickly grasps complex projects."

Bryanna Ryan has ‘expert knowledge’. Legal 500 EMEA 2018

IFLR Notable Practitioner 20