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NAME: Lorcan Tiernan

TITLE: Partner and 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.  His main areas of practice are mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, corporate insolvency and financial services. Lorcan has been recommended by a number of leading directories including Chambers, IFLR, Legal 500 and PLC Which Lawyer? He is a member of the International Bar Association and is currently Co-Chair of the ABA’s International Financial Products and Services Committee and a member of the Irish Law Society’s Business Law Committee. He also acts as the ABA’s liaison to the Law Society of Ireland. He is a past-Chairman of the IFIA’s Alternative Investment Committee as well as a past member of FEFSI’s Hedge Funds Working Group.

Lorcan established Dillon Eustace's Hedge Funds Group as the market leader and is still involved in the hedge fund sector advising funds, their managers, and directors.


  • Representing the European Investment Fund in the deployment of the Business Angel Fund Ireland through various Irish business angels
  • Advised Causeway in relation to its venture funding in Bizimply Limited
  • Advised the Irish shareholders in Encription Limited in relation to the sale of their shareholding to Blackberry
  • Advised Key Capital on its purchase of the Webprint printing business from its receiver
  • Advised a leading US fund on the sale of its shareholding in an Irish property fund structure for in excess of €400 million
  • Advised Merrion Stockbrokers on its purchase of the Le Cheile Credit Union advisory business
  • Advised Perrigo Company plc on its High Court application to reduce its share premium account by $11 billion
  • Advising a European based institution in the purchase of a licensed Irish bank
  • Advised Perrigo Group on the disposal of its shareholding in Prothena Corporation
  • Advised the Centric Healthcare Group on its refinancing with Bluebay Asset Management and associated shareholder restructuring
  • Advised Perrigo Company on its $8.6 billion acquisition of Elan Corporation plc (Global M&A Deal of the Year 2014 - The American Lawyer)
  • 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
  • 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