Banking & Finance


Flynn O’Driscoll’s Banking and Finance team represent a wide array of clients including corporate, mid-cap, SME companies, 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 & 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 multijurisdictional 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

Our Experience

Some examples of our experience include:

  • • Advised a leading healthcare group operating in residential disability services, on a group refinance of facilities with a pillar bank.
  • • Advised a global mechanical solutions provider in relation to the refinancing and amendments to 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.
  • • 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.
  • • Advice to 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.
  • • 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.
  • • 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.

Group Testimonials

  • Michael Hanley receives high praise for his commercial guidance with clients highlighting him as “a great team leader” who is “very attentive”.
    Chambers Global 2022

    “Possesses an acute commercial acumen and deep expertise in his field”
    Chambers Europe 2022

    “Always available for a call to chat through a proposal. Very knowledgeable, Good commercial acumen.’
    The Legal 500 2022

    ‘Excellent team with relevant expertise. Always available and go over and above for their clients.’
    The Legal 500 2022

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

    “‘I have worked most recently with Danny Heffernan and found him to be excellent – very responsive and helpful.’
    The Legal 500 2022

    The team led by Michael Hanley are very commercial in their thought process. They are excellent at managing timelines and most importantly delivering an excellent service on time and on budget.
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

    Michael Hanley listens to our needs and applies a pragmatic and business-focused approach in the delivery of expert legal advice.
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

    Mick Hanley is clear in his advice and strong in his representation of the client’s interests whilst also ensuring he is available with a view to progressing transactions.
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2021

    Highlighted for his “attention to detail and commercial head”
    Chambers Global 2020

    Mick Hanley is well known within the industry for providing well-structured, clearly documented advice, and, most importantly for me, he is always available to discuss and attend meetings as required. Mick has excellent associates supporting him and overall a strong team around him.”
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

    Mick Hanley is an excellent and pragmatic lawyer with excellent interpersonal skills and technical knowledge”; “He has an astute, solution-driven approach.”
    The Legal 500 EMEA 2020

We devise strategies that seek to achieve the objectives of our clients in an effective and efficient manner.

Our team are adept at evaluating and monitoring risk on an ongoing basis.

Meet Our Team

Michael Hanley

  • Partner, Head of 
  • Banking & Finance

Danny Heffernan

  • Associate

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