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.
‘Simply the top banking team in the city and the one that everyone wants on their side. Seamless transactions with all the hard work done behind the scenes without fuss. Responsive and very able to deal with complicated structures and novel legal issues.’The Legal 500, 2023 (Tier 1)
McCann FitzGerald LLP has one of the most highly reputed banking and finance teams in the market, known for its breadth of experience and expertise, along with its ability to target niche areas such as multi-layered financings, advising alternative lenders on market entry and regulatory matters, fund finance, real estate finance and debt restructuring.The Legal 500, 2023 (Tier 1)
‘Excellent lawyers – proactive, commercial and timely advice – everything you would want in a law firm – also very good strength in depth.’The Legal 500, 2023 (Tier 1)
‘The team take a partnership approach and are great collaborators as well as being really strong advisors. They get to know you and your business and you can trust them to identify the issues that matter and negotiate for you.’The Legal 500, 2022
‘The team also advises alternative lenders on the provision of finance in support of M&A transactions. The firm offers significant experience in green bond issuances as well as asset-backed securitisations. Its strong asset finance practice is particularly focused on the aviation sector.’Chambers Global, 2022
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