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Fintan specialises in tax. He represents companies on the tax issues arising from transactions such as acquisitions, disposals, reorganisations, migrations, securitisations, IP on-shoring and financings.

Fintan advises multinationals, investment funds, banks and insurance companies in relation to insurance, financial and structured products. He navigates a path through tax disputes and tax litigation for clients. Previously, Fintan worked in a City of London law firm and a New York headquartered law firm.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising PRA Health Sciences on its $12bn sale to ICON plc (2021)
  • Advising Jazz Pharmaceuticals on its proposed acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals for a total consideration of $7.2 billion (2021).
  • Advising Seagate on its proposal to insert a new NASDAQ listed holding company on top of the group (2021).
  • Advising Ingersoll Rand on the $15 billion combination of its industrial business with Gardner Denver, the first Reverse Morris Trust involving an Irish Company (2020).
  • Advising Eaton Corporation on the proposed spin-off and subsequent sale of its Lighting Business (2020).
  • Advising clients in contentious matters with Revenue in relation to VAT, corporation tax, capital gains tax and other taxes including in the High Court and the new Tax Appeals Commission.
  • EU risk retention compliant originator companies and CLOs for Blackstone/GSO, Chenavari, Partners Group, Napier Park, H.I.G and others.
  • Advising Shire on the Irish aspects of its acquisition by Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for $62 billion (2019).
  • Advising Praxair, Inc. on its $73bn merger of equals with Linde A.G. under a new Irish holding company to be known as Linde plc (2018).
  • Advising a number of clients on “on-shoring” their IP to Ireland and aligning it with DEMPE functions.


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  • LL.B, 1994, Trinity College, Dublin
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1997
  • Member of the UK Chartered Institute of Taxation, 1999
  • Law Society of England and Wales (non-practicing), 1998
  • Irish Debt Securities Association, Member of Executive Council and Chair of Taxes Committee
  • Irish Funds Industry Association, Member of Taxes Committee

Fintan Clancy is “technically very strong, very pragmatic and flexible in coming up with different solutions.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2021

Ranked as one of the Top Tax Lawyers in EMEA

MergerLinks 2021

Fintan Clancy “has a great reputation in the market and is absolutely top of his game.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

Fintan Clancy is noted for his ability to put “difficult concepts into words that are understandable.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2017