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A partner in our Finance Group for nearly 15 years, Ultan has extensive experience in Irish and cross-border work covering a very diverse range of finance transactions.

Ultan has extensive experience in advising financial institutions and borrowers (individuals and corporates) on a wide range of domestic and international finance transactions including secured and unsecured lending, fund lending, asset finance, real estate (investment and development) finance, acquisition finance, subscription facilities, syndicated/bilateral loans and structured finance, in addition to experience in debt restructuring and workouts.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising Mediahuis N.V. on Irish aspects of the financing of its acquisition of Independent News & Media plc
  • Advising Allergan plc on Irish aspects of the financing of its acquisition by AbbVie Inc.
  • Advising Alanis Capital in connection with an acquisition, refinancing and restructuring of facilities relating to two hotels
  • Advising a pharmacy group on the refinancing of its facilities with Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.
  • Advising Total Produce plc in connection with the financing of its acquisition of a 45% share in the Dole Group (USA based)
  • Advising Bank of Ireland in connection with the restructuring and refinancing of facilities with a hotel operating group
  • Advising Five Arrows (a Rothschild vehicle) in respect of a number of acquisition transactions by the Archas Insurance Group
  • Advising the Honeywell Group on the Irish aspects of its corporate “spin-off” transaction
  • Advising Ulster Bank in connection with construction and investment facilities in respect of the Sackville Hotel, Dublin
  • Advising UCD on development facilities for student accommodation provided by the Housing Finance Agency plc


+353 1 920 1188

Ten Earlsfort Terrace
Dublin 2
D02 T380

  • LL B, 1991, Trinity College Dublin
  • LL M (Banking and Corporate Finance), 1995, Fordham University, New York
  • Admitted to the New York State Bar, 1994
  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 2000
  • Member of the Law Society of Ireland

Ultan Shannon is “a very experienced partner who is able to come up with an approach for every situation.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2020

“Ultan Shannon has a notable presence across asset, property, acquisition and structured finance mandates for banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2019

Ultan Shannon is “a seasoned partner who provides clear commercial legal advice and delivers transactions on time.”

IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2019

Ultan Shannon is “experienced and good to deal with.”

Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, 2018

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