Meet our Team

Alan O' Driscoll

Founding Partner and Head of Startup@FOD
Practice Areas

Commercial Law, Corporate Law,

Profile

Alan obtained an honours degree in Corporate Law and a postgraduate honours degree in Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Alan also holds a diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland.

Before joining the firm, Alan spent a number of years working for the international accounting firm KPMG in their Corporate Legal Advisory Services Department and later in the Legal Department of Coca Cola's Irish concentrate division.

Alan has considerable transactional experience in acting on corporate mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions. He has expertise across a number of sectors including, most particularly, in relation to venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions in the technology, healthcare and food sectors.

Alan also leads the Startup@FOD team and provides start-up and early stage companies with advice in relation to business structure and formation, financing, corporate governance, investment, intellectual property protection and shareholder matters.

Notable recent transactions include advising:

• Advised the shareholders of Longboat Clinical on the sale of the company to Advarra, Inc.
• Advised the shareholders of Chill Insurance on the investment from private equity fund Livingbridge
• Advised the shareholders on the sale of Cartell to INM Group
• Advised MML private equity fund on the acquisition of Sheridan Insurances
• Advised the shareholders of Intellicom on the sale of the company to Welltel
• Advised betting group Betbright on its sale to 888

Alan advises companies, private equity funds, angel investment groups and entrepreneurs on a variety of commercial and corporate transactions. Alan has been involved in start-ups, fund raising, acquisitions, disposals and IPOs in Ireland and the UK.

Alan provides advice in relation to all shareholder matters including shareholder disputes and is regularly asked to speak at seminars and other forums in relation to this topic.

“Alan O’Driscoll has extensive experience across a multitude of disciplines. Despite his heavy workload he is always responsive to requests for assistance and provides practical and common-sense advice and solutions to problems.”
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa

“Alan O’Driscoll has always been a fantastic help and offers great advice.”
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa

“The ‘top-notch’ team at Flynn O’Driscoll handles M&A, corporate structuring and commercial transactions, and has ‘excellent business acumen’. Alan O’Driscoll heads the team.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa

Alan O' Driscoll

Founding Partner and Head of Startup@FOD
Practice Areas

Commercial Law, Corporate Law,

Profile

Alan obtained an honours degree in Corporate Law and a postgraduate honours degree in Law from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Alan also holds a diploma in Employment Law from the Law Society of Ireland.

Before joining the firm, Alan spent a number of years working for the international accounting firm KPMG in their Corporate Legal Advisory Services Department and later in the Legal Department of Coca Cola's Irish concentrate division.

Alan has considerable transactional experience in acting on corporate mergers and acquisitions and venture capital transactions. He has expertise across a number of sectors including, most particularly, in relation to venture capital and mergers and acquisitions transactions in the technology, healthcare and food sectors.

Alan also leads the Startup@FOD team and provides start-up and early stage companies with advice in relation to business structure and formation, financing, corporate governance, investment, intellectual property protection and shareholder matters.

Notable recent transactions include advising:

• Advised the shareholders of Longboat Clinical on the sale of the company to Advarra, Inc.
• Advised the shareholders of Chill Insurance on the investment from private equity fund Livingbridge
• Advised the shareholders on the sale of Cartell to INM Group
• Advised MML private equity fund on the acquisition of Sheridan Insurances
• Advised the shareholders of Intellicom on the sale of the company to Welltel
• Advised betting group Betbright on its sale to 888

Alan advises companies, private equity funds, angel investment groups and entrepreneurs on a variety of commercial and corporate transactions. Alan has been involved in start-ups, fund raising, acquisitions, disposals and IPOs in Ireland and the UK.

Alan provides advice in relation to all shareholder matters including shareholder disputes and is regularly asked to speak at seminars and other forums in relation to this topic.

“Alan O’Driscoll has extensive experience across a multitude of disciplines. Despite his heavy workload he is always responsive to requests for assistance and provides practical and common-sense advice and solutions to problems.”
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa

“Alan O’Driscoll has always been a fantastic help and offers great advice.”
The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa

“The ‘top-notch’ team at Flynn O’Driscoll handles M&A, corporate structuring and commercial transactions, and has ‘excellent business acumen’. Alan O’Driscoll heads the team.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa

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