We are proud of our market leading finance practice. Our client base encompasses financial institutions, both regulated and unregulated, as well as non-financial corporate and State counterparties. We provide top-tier legal advice, adopting a solution-focused approach, across the full range of financial services activities, from corporate lending and treasury, derivatives, asset management and insurance to aircraft and other big-ticket asset financing, project and infrastructure financing and capital markets transactions.
As Ireland’s leading and longest established finance practice, our award-winning lawyers have worked on many of the most innovative financing structures and transactions in the Irish market over many years. We represent both the providers of finance and financial services solutions, as well as corporate borrowers and counterparties.
We advise on the structuring and negotiation of complex and high value financial transactions as well as providing regulatory guidance to market participants, including advising on the perimeters of regulation and the types of activities, products and customers that will trigger different licensing requirements. We also work on structures and arrangements designed to allow our clients do business in innovative, tax-efficient and commercially effective ways.
Tier 1 for Banking & Finance. McCann FitzGerald acts for clients on high-profile matters 'at the forefront of the Irish market'. It has wide-ranging expertise in acquisition finance, asset finance, project and infrastructure finance, construction and real estate finance and fund finance.The Legal 500, 2021
'The firm mixes legal expertise with a consistent commercial approach which facilitates better transaction outcomes and delivers a superior customer experience.'The Legal 500, 2021
'McCann FitzGerald are a top firm and leader in the Irish market. They are at the forefront of the Irish market in terms of experience and expertise.'The Legal 500, 2021
Band 1 for Banking & Finance. Impressive corporate banking and asset finance department, capable of assisting leading banks and financial institutions with global projects, complicated transactions and lending mandates. Particularly strong in multi-layered financing, unitranche debt mandates and a broad range of complex lending arrangementsChambers 2020
The firm gathers praise for its responsiveness to the client's needs, as well as its "depth of experience across all disciplines"Chambers 2020
We bring a strength and depth of expertise to bear for our clients which enables us to advise on all aspects of our clients’ business connected with their financing transactions or the provision or consumption of financial services. Typical areas on which we advise our clients include:
- Aircraft, ship and other asset finance
- Leveraged and acquisition finance, real estate finance and other loan finance
- Capital markets, including covered bonds, hybrid debt securities, private debt placements, asset securitisation
- Derivatives and structured finance
- Financial services regulation and risk management
- Restructuring, workouts and insolvency
- Insurance and reinsurance
- Asset management
- Investment funds
- Stock exchange listing services
- Project finance, including public private partnership and strategic infrastructure
- Loan and asset sales, including loan portfolio transfers
- Tax on financial transactions
- Investigations and inquiries