Fintan specialises in tax. He represents companies on tax disputes and 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 advises and steers clients through tax disputes, tax litigation and Revenue enquiries. Previously, Fintan worked in a City of London law firm and a New York headquartered law firm.

Relevant Experience

  • Running successful litigation at the Tax Appeals Commission (“TAC”) and the Superior Courts on issue such as VAT recovery for listed holding companies, management expenses deduction, taxation of share recharge payments, expense deduction of withholding tax with a 100% win rate at the TAC
  • Running MAP and APA processes with the Irish Revenue and tax authorities in a number of countries over transfer pricing matters and other issues such as CEO compensation, dual residence etc.
  • Advising CRH on its transition to a US primary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (2023)
  • Advising Viatris on the sale of its biosimilars business to Biocon for €3bn (2022)
  • 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 Ingersoll Rand on the $15 billion combination of its industrial business with Gardner Denver, the first Reverse Morris Trust involving an Irish Company (2020)
  • 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)


“Fintan Clancy is highly technical, very pragmatic and has a significant level of experience. Overall he is a superb tax counsel.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023

“He provides practical and commercial advice.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2023

Fintan Clancy is “pragmatic, has a  cool head and is always available to the client.”

The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa, 2022

Fintan Clancy is “a top-quality adviser with a pragmatic approach.”

Chambers Europe: Europe’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2022

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

Education & Qualifications

  • 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