James Grennan

James Grennan



  • Brexit
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Finance
  • Financial Regulation

WSG Practice Industries


A&L Goodbody LLP

WSG Leadership

Insurance & Reinsurance
James Grennan is a Partner in the Corporate and M&A practice and Head of A&L Goodbody’s Insurance Group. From 1995 to 1999 James managed A&L Goodbody’s London office.

His area of particular expertise is the insurance industry. His practice embraces all aspects of insurance law and regulation including the set up and authorisation of insurers, ongoing regulation, the provision of cross-border services, sale and purchase of insurance companies and insurance businesses, captive insurance, authorisation and regulation of insurance intermediaries, contracts, regulatory investigations and enforcement actions and statutory compensation schemes. He advises life and non-life insurers, health insurers, reinsurers, captives and intermediaries.

He played a major role in the A&L Goodbody legal team that advised the Irish Government’s Department of Finance on the establishment of the Irish Financial Regulator. He was also instrumental in having Irish law amended to facilitate the operations of life assurers in the International Financial Services Centre and in drafting other legislation to address insurance industry concerns. He has advised on many of the most significant insurance transactions and developments in recent decades.

Bar Admissions

Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association


BA LegSc - Trinity College Dublin (1984)
Areas of Practice

Brexit | Corporate and M&A | Finance | Financial Regulation | Insurance & Reinsurance | Regulatory Risk & Investigations | White Collar Crime

Professional Career


Former consultant lecturer on corporate law topics on the Irish Law Society's advanced course for trainee solicitors.

An active member of the insurance commission of the Union International Des Avocats and including speaking at and occasionally chairing insurance commission meetings since 1997.

Involved in Irish Government Marketing initiatives in the insurance area including speaking at an insurance conference in Tokyo organised by the Industrial Development Agency of Ireland to encourage Japanese inward investment in the insurance area.

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A&L Goodbody LLP 

A&L Goodbody is an Irish law firm providing expert legal advice across every aspect of business law. The Firm advises a broad domestic and international client base in both the private and public sectors, across the island of Ireland.


Regular contributor of articles to various journals on insurance related topics

Contributor of the Irish Chapter to the book "International Insurance Regulation"

Irish contributor to "Insurance Regulation In Europe"