Elaine is a solicitor with three years post-qualification experience on Gavin Lawlor’s team, having joined Flynn O’Driscoll following training in Arthur Cox. She has a strong background in M&A, private equity and venture capital investments and has experience working with clients from a wide range of industry backgrounds, including technology, life sciences and renewable energy.


Elaine Guckian has a strong interest in technology with a previous background that includes work in both a Paris-based tech startup and a multinational technology company, she brings a diverse perspective to her legal practice. Elaine's expertise extends to various legal domains, making her a versatile professional who can provide valuable insights and support to her clients. She has completed a certificate in technology law from the law society in 2021 and graduated from law Trinity College Dublin in 2016.


  • Assisted in the sale of an Irish aviation technology firm to an international aviation software company.
  • Advised in the sale of an Irish family-owned road construction business.
  • Advised a large Irish company in on a number of strategic acquisitions of Irish cleaning and waste management businesses.
  • Assisted a leading Irish venture capital fund in several investments in mid-stage Irish start-ups in the technology sector ranging from €1-5 million in value.
  • Advised an Irish SME in the course of a €7.5 million investment by a UK venture capital fund.
  • Assisted in the purchase by a large Irish energy company of a solar energy business in Ireland.
  • Provided advice in relation to the purchase  of an energy use tracking company.
  • Supported a number of Irish start-ups in pursuing investments via crowdfunding platforms.
  • Advised a diverse range Irish start-ups in respect of HPSU, CSF and PSSF investments from Enterprise Ireland.


  • Law Society of Ireland – Solicitor
  • Law Society of Ireland – Certificate in Technology Law
  • Mediator Academy – Foundation Level Certificate in Commercial Mediation
  • Alliance Francaise – Certificate in Legal French
  • Trinity College Dublin - Bachelor of Laws (LLB)


  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Irish Women Lawyers Association

‘The work that FOD undertakes for us and our clients is always partner-led, but the quality of the more junior team members at FOD is always really good.’

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‘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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