Alan is one of the founding partners in the firm and is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department. Alan has over 16 years of transactional experience in acting on corporate mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions. He has expertise across a number of sectors including, most particularly, in relation to venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions in the technology, healthcare, and food sectors.


Alan advises companies, private equity funds, angel investment groups and entrepreneurs on a variety of commercial and corporate transactions. Alan has been involved in start-ups, fund raising, acquisitions, disposals and IPOs in Ireland and the UK. Alan provides advice in relation to all shareholder matters including shareholder disputes and is regularly asked to speak at seminars and other forums in relation to this topic. Alan also leads the Startup@FOD team and provides start-up and early-stage companies with advice in relation to business structure and formation, financing, corporate governance, investment, intellectual property protection and shareholder matters. Before joining the firm, Alan spent a number of years working for the international accounting firm KPMG in their Corporate Legal Advisory Services Department and later in the Legal Department of Coca-Cola’s Irish concentrate division.


  • Advised Chill Insurance on its acquisition of Quote Devil
  • Advised the shareholders of Ward Solutions on the sale of the company to Ekco group
  • Advised the shareholders of Longboat Clinical on the sale of the company to Advarra, Inc.
  • Advised The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Partners, Japan’s largest tech fund, on its investment in Entrasense
  • Advised the shareholders of Control and Information Management (CIM) Limited on the sale of the company to Automation Tooling Systems Enterprises GmbH
  • Advised the shareholders of Chill Insurance on the investment from private equity fund Livingbridge
  • Advised the shareholders on the sale of Cartell to INM Group
  • Advised MML private equity fund on the acquisition of Sheridan Insurances
  • Advised the shareholders of Intellicom on the sale of the company to Welltel
  • Advised betting group Betbright on its sale to 888


  • B. Corp Law, National University of Ireland, Galway, 1999
  • LLB Law, National University of Ireland, Galway, 2000
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2006
  • Diploma in Employment Law, The Law Society of Ireland, 2009


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • The Institute of Directors, Ireland

'Flynn O'Driscoll is a very pragmatic and commercial law firm.'

Chambers Global, 2024

'The law firm has good breadth and depth across a wide range of legal activities. The department works well to access required skill sets and experience among the team.'

Chambers Global, 2024

"FOD run all our commercial legal work and are a top class full service firm."

Gene Brown, CEO, City Bin Co.

‘Alan O’Driscoll has always been a fantastic help and offers great advice.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

‘Alan O’Driscoll is a lawyer of exceptional skill. He navigates issues as if they do not exist and has an ability to being the roomwith him. His attention to detail and problem solving is equal to the very best.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2020

‘Pragmatic approach to problem solving. Appropriate billing. Went to great lengths to understand our business and nothing was 'too much trouble’.'

Legal 500 EMEA

‘The team at Flynn O’Driscoll approach every assignment I have worked with them on in a very practical, commercial and business-focused way. This has led to better outcomes for clients as the advice and guidance is centred on the end result and desired outcomes. This approach is underpinned by a highly technical and sector knowledgeable team of individuals that bring their input at the right time in a seamless manner.’

Legal 500 EMEA 2022

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