Flynn O’Driscoll’s Banking and Finance team represent a wide array of clients including corporate, mid-cap, SME, partnerships and personal borrowers and domestic and international lenders on a broad range of financing matters. The team has a wealth of experience and expertise with transactional financing across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. A core element of the Banking and Finance team’s focus is support of the Corporate and M&A team in delivering a holistic business and finance solution to our valued clients.


Our Banking and Finance team provide a full range of transactional banking and financial services on syndicated and bilateral loan facilities both on domestic and multi-jurisdictional deals.

Our banking and finance team work on projects ranging from vanilla domestic fundings from a value of €500,000 up to complex syndicated multi-jurisdictional transactions of up to €370 million. All clients are afforded a partner led approach to each transaction with a key focus being availability and a solution driven approach to meeting (and exceeding) expectations in terms of service delivery.

Some of our key services include:

  • Acquisition Finance
  • Real Estate Investment and Development Finance
  • Debt Restructuring and Deleveraging
  • Portfolio and Bilateral Loan Sales and Acquisitions
  • Financial Regulation and Compliance


  • Leading healthcare group operating in residential disability services, on a group refinance of facilities with a pillar bank.  
  • Advised an international early education and care provider in respect of funding provided by the leading direct funder in the acquisition finance space in the country.
  • Global mechanical solutions provider in relation to the refinancing and amendments to facilities with a pillar bank.  
  • Advised a pillar bank on a series of fundings to an international institutional PRS investor on multiple PRS acquisitions of residential developments.  
  • Extensive involvement in the social and affordable funding space acting for AHBs, pillar banks, government agencies and direct funders on multiple projects involving social and affordable residential developments.
  • Acting for a pillar bank on an acquisition finance transaction involving a prominent private equity firm in the acquisition of a lending supplier in clinical diagnostics.  
  • Leading North American Bank in respect of the Irish Law matters relating to a Canadian law acquisition financing transactions with further bolt-on financing for supplemental acquisitions and updates to reflect a corporate restricting.  
  • Acting for a pillar bank on the acquisition of a regional retail shopping centre.
  • Continued advice to a pillar bank on its (re)financing of a leading company in the sustainability sector with additional funds being made available to fund new capex spend.
  • Acting for a pillar bank in respect of a series of fundings to a limited partnership (sitting below an ICAV) on several primary care centre projects.
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Michael provides excellent advice underpinned by many years' experience in financial services. He offers both prompt and well-considered opinions

Chambers Global, 2024

"Michael Hanley is an excellent partner who gives clients time and access. He is very approachable and has a very strong business acumen."

Chambers Europe 2023

"I have worked most recently with Danny Heffernan and found him to be excellent – very responsive and helpful."

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

Danny Heffernan was recommended as a key lawyer of the Banking and Finance team in the latest edition of The Legal 500


‘Excellent team with relevant expertise. Always available and go over and above for their clients.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

“Always available for a call to chat through a proposal. Very knowledgeable, Good commercial acumen.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

“Possesses an acute commercial acumen and deep expertise in this field”

Chambers Europe 2022

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