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The firm: Flynn O’Driscoll is a business law firm focused on achieving practical business solutions for its clients. It was founded by Pat Flynn in 2002 who was joined shortly thereafter by Alan O’Driscoll. Since its formation, its main areas of practice have been corporate and commercial advice, corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions and aviation and asset finance. The firm has grown in size year on year to its current staff level of seven partners and a total of 37 lawyers.

Flynn O’Driscoll’s clients are both domestic and international corporates who greatly value the firm’s ability to deliver legal advice in a personal and client-directed manner. The firm’s proactive and time sensitive approach allows its clients to meet their objectives efficiently. The firm prides itself on the personal and long-lasting relationships that it has developed and maintains with each client.

Areas of practice

Corporate and commercial: Flynn O’Driscoll provides its clients with relevant advice on all areas of corporate and commercial law, including commercial agreements, start-ups, public company advisory work and flotation, venture capital, corporate re-organisation, share buy-backs and corporate governance and company secretarial.

Corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions: Advises on the sale and purchase of companies and businesses, management buy-outs and buy ins and private equity and venture capital investment.

Aviation and asset finance: Flynn O’Driscoll provides a range of services in connection with the purchase, registration and leasing of aircrafts in Ireland. Its key services include advising clients in relation to all aspects of registration of aircrafts on the Irish register and operation of aircrafts and advising banking institutions, lessors and lessees in relation to leasing transactions.

Banking and financial services: Flynn O’Driscoll advises on all aspects of banking and security arrangements including financial covenants negotiation, interlender agreements, legal opinions, compliance with the Companies Act 2014, regulation and compliance including with the Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority and the Financial Services Authority in the United Kingdom, investment structuring, co-ownership, recourse and non-recourse financing and mezzanine financing.

Commercial real estate: Flynn O’Driscoll has considerable experience on the property law needs of clients, some of which are property development companies. It has been involved in transactions in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. Its key services include commercial leases and all aspects of financing and security in relation to property including compliance with the Companies Act.

Competition and EU: Flynn O’Driscoll advises on all aspects of Irish and EU competition law, including merger control, anti-competitive arrangement, abuse of dominance, state aids and fundamental freedoms.

Dispute resolution and litigation: Flynn O’Driscoll is experienced in the area of commercial litigation in all courts including the Commercial Court. In particular, the firm is familiar with dealing with commercial disputes, contract disputes and private industrial disputes. It also advises in arbitrations and mediation.

Employment and pensions: Flynn O’Driscoll advises on all employment matters including drafting employment contracts, advising on statutory terms and conditions of employment, employment litigation in the courts and tribunal, industrial relations and actions, redundancies, restructuring, data protection and visa procurement. It is also experienced in employee handbooks and health and safety law.

Intellectual property: Flynn O’Driscoll provides intellectual property services in all sectors in which it practises, including advice on trademark and patent registration and intellectual property infringement.

Technology and innovation: Flynn O’Driscoll provides a comprehensive range of legal services to the information technology sector. Its clients are developers, distributors and suppliers of intellectual property products, systems and services. Its key services in the sector include the procurement and delivery of intellectual property systems and services and outsourcing projects and managed services.

  • Other offices

  • Galway

  • London

  • Number of lawyers: 37
  • Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Russian
  • Member
  • Law Exchange

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