Mr Seamus Ó'Cróinín > A&L Goodbody LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

A&L Goodbody LLP
D01 H104

Work Department

Banking & Finance.


Séamus Ó Cróinín is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s Finance Department and specialises in asset, property and structured finance. Séamus has a particular focus on aviation finance and his clients include European and US credit institutions, private equity investors and aircraft lessors. Séamus also advises European and Irish credit institutions and large corporate borrowers in relation to Irish corporate lending transactions. He has acted for a number of private equity investors in connection with Irish loans/asset portfolio disposals.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Asset finance

A&L Goodbody LLP has one of the largest teams in the market with an outstanding reputation in aviation finance, notably in asset-backed securitisation structures. In recent years, the Dublin team has focused its efforts on developing connections to China and augmenting its Chinese client base, including Chinese lessors. It now has a broad and illustrious client base of lenders, lessors and investors in the aviation sector. Marie O’Brien  leads the department and has played a pivotal role in developing the China business group. Seamus Ó’Cróinín  is another leading practitioner in the field and David Berkery has extensive international experience, including in asset backed securitisation structures, restructurings and private equity investments. Maireadh Dale  left the firm.

Ireland > Banking and finance

A&L Goodbody LLP has one of the largest practices in the market, complemented by established teams in Belfast, London and New York. The firm is at the forefront of large-scale corporate financings, along with real estate and development financings, and loan portfolio sales. It has continued to land big-ticket acquisition finance engagements and has represented clients in connection with the Covid-19 credit guarantee scheme. The firm has particularly strong institutional relationships to lenders in the UK, US and Germany. Ciarán Rogers is a recognised senior statesman in the market, known for his expertise in securitisation and structured finance. Peter Murray is head of the general finance team and is noted for acquisition finance, syndicated lending and bank restructurings and exits. Seamus Ó’Cróinín  is also a leader in aviation finance and loan portfolio sales. Niamh McMahon is another emerging name, particularly in real estate and development finance. Consultant Catherine Duffy also provides further senior level gravitas. Robbie O’Driscoll  and Gillian McDonald  were promoted to partner status in January 2021. Maireadh Dale  has left the firm.

Ireland > Transport

A&L Goodbody LLP advises on the full spectrum of matters in the transport space, including defending clients against regulatory actions and handling the development of transport infrastructure. The practice has particularly deep expertise in aviation finance, and is active in advising on leasings, capital markets transactions and M&A deals involving companies in this space. Vincent Power SC has experience spanning both shipping and competition law, including handling matters at the EU level, while key finance partners include Marie O’Brien, Catherine Duffy and Seamus Ó’Cróinín. David Berkery is also noted for his work in the aviation sector, and Kevin Feeney stands out for his advice to Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the development of the Dublin MetroLink project. Conor Owens is another name to note; he leads the firm’s construction and engineering practice and provides advice on transport infrastructure projects.