Hugh Beattie > McCann FitzGerald LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

McCann FitzGerald LLP

Work Department

Banking and financial services.


Hugh specialises in investment funds, securitisation, structured finance, debt capital markets, restructuring, secured lending and enforcement, bank/financial services regulation and corporate treasury. Hugh has acted for or advised most bank, investment firm and major capital markets participants who have dealt in the Irish market in relation to various debt capital markets or structured finance transactions and/or Irish company, securities and financial services laws.


Trained McCann FitzGerald; qualified 1997; partner finance group McCann FitzGerald 2004; managing partner London office 2005. Publications of note: Regular contributor to financial services publications and internal client briefing documents. 


Law Society of Ireland (1997)


University College Dublin (1994 BCL (Irish Law); 1998 Diploma in Financial Services Law).

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Capital markets

McCann FitzGerald LLP has a prolific record in DCM, derivatives and structured finance instruments, including debt issuances by Irish corporates and financial institutions, and international debt raisings through Irish special purpose issuing entities. The firm has achieved further prominence in sustainability-linked bond and green bond offerings. While the equity markets have been quiet, the firm has continued to advise on rights issues, share placings and secondary listings. Fergus Gillen has an outstanding reputation having advised on a range of landmark transactions and Judith Lawless is a leading figure in OTC and exchange traded derivatives. Adrian Farrell and Hugh Beattie are also key names in DCM. David Byers, Aidan Lawlor, Stephen FitzSimons are notable names on the ECM side, while Gill Lohan is an emerging talent.

London > Offshore firms in London > Irish firms in London

(Leading individuals)

Hugh BeattieMcCann FitzGerald LLP

McCann FitzGerald LLP’s equity capital markets practice has a track record handling the full range of corporate transactions for financial institutions, corporate issuers, investment managers and investors. Specializing exclusively in Irish law, the group is skilled in IPOs, public offerings, restructurings and corporate governance issues, with key contact Éamon Ó Cúiv  advising on debt capital markets and corporate lending work. Also of note is Hugh Beattie whose practice focuses on finance and funds management matters. He is also experienced in financial regulation.