Lyn Brennan


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Lyn is Head of the firm's New York office and Partner in our Banking & Finance department. Lyn has significant experience in advising global financial institutions, private equity firms and corporate clients on a range of domestic and international financial transactions, with particular expertise in leveraged finance, acquisition financing, financial restructuring and syndicated lending.

Lyn originally practised in another large Irish law firm and, prior to joining William Fry, spent over 4 years practising in New York as part of the leveraged finance team of Milbank, with time spent on secondment in New York with Goldman Sachs.

Lyn's experience includes:

  • Advising Clayton, Dubilier & Rice on the Irish financing aspects of its £2.8m recommended takeover of UDG Healthcare plc 
  • Advising Skillsoft Group on the Irish law aspects of its restructuring through a US Chapter 11 proceeding; 
  • Advising Home For Life Limited as borrower in their €95.0m senior and junior financing in relation to the purchase of assets pursuant to the mortgage-to-rent scheme
  • Advising Debenhams on Irish aspects of their ongoing restructuring and debt finance arrangements
  • Advising Smurfit Kappa Group on the issuance of €750m euro denominated senior notes
  • Lead counsel to MGM in the $850m debt financing in relation to their acquisition of Yonkers Raceway and Empire Casino*
  • Lead counsel to the arrangers in the $360m debt financing for the acquisition of Elo Touch Solutions by Crestview Partners*
  • In house lead advisor to the arranger in the $1.295bn debt financing for acquisition of Hearthside Food Solutions by Partners Group (USA) and Charlesbank Capital Partners*

Lyn was awarded an IFLR Rising Stars Award Europe 2020 for her outstanding achievement in in Banking & Finance and for the jurisdiction of Ireland.

One client reports that "Lyn Brennan, who practised for many years in New York, is well versed in cross-border transactions." Legal 500 2020

In IFLR1000 2020 Lyn is described as “very commercial, friendly and responsive.”

*Denotes experience gained prior to joining William Fry

Awarded 'Rising Star – Banking and Finance, Europe' in the Euromoney, Legal Media Group Rising Star Awards 2019