Ms Elaine Hanly > William Fry > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Banking & Financial Services; Debt Capital Markets/Securitisation; Project Finance/PPP; Financial Regulatory Advice.


Elaine Hanly is a Consultant in William Fry’s Banking & Financial Services Department. She advises on syndicated loans, structured finance transactions, large ticket leasing, PPP and project finance transactions, derivatives, debt capital market issues, securitisations and advises generally on the establishment of financial institutions in Ireland (including banking and agency treasury operations) and the regulatory regime.


Elaine is a member of the Irish Business Employers Confederation’s Public Private Partnership (PPP) Group.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Capital markets

The ‘diligent and personable‘ team at William Fry has an excellent reputation in the ECM space, with extensive experience of advising Irish public companies on IPOs and capital raisings, as well as in acting for underwriters. Myra Garrett and Mark Talbot are key contacts in the ECM team, which is particularly noted for its expertise in the technology sector. On the DCM side, the firm expanded its practice in May 2020 with the hire of new practice head Matthew Cahill, who has significant experience in securitisation, from gunnercooke LLP in London. David Maughan and Elaine Hanly are also recommended.

Ireland > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

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William Fry is known for its significant strength in real estate and development finance, as well as commercial, PRS and social housing matters. Other areas of expertise include corporate finance, project finance, and increasingly, fund finance. Highly experienced in complex domestic and cross-border matters, the firm expanded its national offering in 2019 with the opening of an office in Cork, which is led by new partner Laura Houlihan. Other key members of the team include Elaine Hanly; Siobhan Carlin, who has notable property finance expertise; the ‘brilliantJason Hollis; and senior associate David O’Shea, who joined from Dillon Eustace in 2020.