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Senior Banking and Finance Appointments at Flynn O’Driscoll

10 October, 2022

Flynn O’Driscoll is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Hanley as a Partner and Head of its Banking and Finance Department. 

The newly established Banking and Finance Department will support our Corporate M&A teams in delivering an integrated business and financial service to clients.


Michael joins Flynn O’Driscoll from Hayes Solicitors where he led the Banking and Financial Services Department. Also joining the Firm is Associate Danny Heffernan, who will work closely with Michael on a wide range of transactional mandates, with a particular focus on acquisition and real estate finance.

Commenting on the appointments, Managing Partner, James Duggan said: “The establishment of a new Banking and Finance Department is an exciting development for the Firm. Both Michael and Danny bring with them substantial experience.  They will work closely with the Firm’s corporate teams and provide an integrated market leading offering to existing clients, banks and alternative lenders, further developing our full-service strategy”.

Pictured from left to right are Michael Hanley, James Duggan and Danny Heffernan

About the new appointees

Michael Hanley, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance

Michael advises clients on a broad range of domestic and cross-border finance transactions. His primary focus is acting for corporate, mid-cap and SME borrowers, banks and direct funders on leveraged/acquisition finance and both dry and development real estate finance transactions.

Michael and his team also have extensive experience in the areas of restructuring and portfolio/bi-lateral off-market loan sales and acquisitions. 

Danny Heffernan, Associate, Banking and Finance

Danny is an Associate in the Firm’s Banking and Finance team. Danny acts for a variety of domestic and international corporates, mid-caps, SMEs, high net worth individuals, lending institutions, state bodies and fintechs active in the Irish market in a range of secured banking transactions and has extensive experience with acquisition finance.

Danny has a special focus on real estate finance – both investment and construction and acts on a broad range of construction projects including social housing developments, mixed-use developments, primary healthcare centres, schools, and office developments and has acted on a number of commercial/ PRS residential real estate investment transactions. 

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