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NAME: Lorcan Tiernan

TITLE: Head of Corporate

OFFICE: Dublin

PRACTICE AREA: Corporate and M&A, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, and Financial Services

EDUCATION: University College Dublin, University of London and the Law Society of Ireland

PROFILE: Lorcan became a partner of Dillon Eustace in 2000 and Head of its Corporate and Commercial Department in 2004. Between 2007 and 2009 he ran a boutique private equity investment firm. His main areas of practice are financial services, corporate finance, corporate insolvency and mergers and acquisitions. Lorcan has been recommended a number of leading directors including Chambers, IFLR, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer? He is a member of the International Bar Association and is a past-Chairman of the IFIA’s Alternative Investment Committee as well as a past member of FEFSI’s Hedge Funds Working Group and the Commercial Committee of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. He is currently Vice-Chair of the ABA’s International Financial Products and Services Committee, Vice-Chair of the ABA’s International Secured Transactions and Insolvency Committee and a member of the Irish Law Society’s Business Law Committee.

Lorcan established Dillon Eustace's Hedge Funds Group as the market leader and is still heavily involved in the hedge fund sector advising numerous funds, their managers, and directors. He is recommended by PLC Which Lawyer? 2010 in Investment Funds.


  • Advised Perrigo Company on its recommended $8.6 billion offer for Elan Corporation plc
  • Advised the purchasers of the Sunday Business Post in their transaction with the company’s examiner
  • Acted in the private equity backed management buy out of a large Irish private healthcare group
  • Acted for a private equity fund in the purchase of performing and non-performing Irish loan books
  • Provided Irish aviation related regulatory advice to Continental Airlines in relation to the consolidation of its operations with United Airlines
  • Advised certain mutual funds in relation to their participation in the €1.123 billion value purchase of Common Stock in Bank of Ireland
  • Advised United Drug plc on its successful creditors petition placing three pharmacies in examinership
  • Advised the secured lenders to the Smart Telecom Group through the examinership process
  • Advised O'Briens Sandwich Bars through the examinership process
  • Advised Servicesource through the examinership process
  • Advising liquidators, receivers and examiners in a number of insolvency related matters
  • Acting for purchaser of three Irish based windfarms
  • Advising Irish green energy company on its entry into and expansion in the UK market
  • Acting for numerous fund and funds of hedge fund managers including Ivy Asset Management, Lazard and F&C