Patrick Flynn, Flynn O’Driscoll
Patrick Flynn is the managing and founding partner of Flynn O’Driscoll busines lawyers. He specialises in commercial law and corporate law and often advises on aviation transactions.
Managing and Founding Partner
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“Have a good team: a good financing partner, a good lawyer and a good aircraft guy who will “kick the tyres”. If you fall down on any of these you will not be able to complete the deal or you will complete but end up with a bad asset. You should avoid revealing that coming up with the money might become an issue.”
“I got into aviation through a good friend of mine, Carl Nelkin, an aviation lawyer and ex-GPA lawyer. He wanted a law firm to assist him on some aspects of a large transaction at the financing end and that is where I came in. 12 years later I am still involved in that business relationship and through others like Humphrey Dawson, another aircraft lawyer stalwart, lots more deals and relationships.”
Pat obtained an honours degree in law from University College Dublin and was admitted as a solicitor in Ireland in 1987 and England and Wales in 1996.
Pat previously worked with one of Ireland’s largest law firms, A&L Goodbody. He is a former senior executive of Ulster International Finance (part of the NatWest Group) where he specialised in global structured finance in Europe and the US and was also Head of Legal. Pat worked in corporate finance in Dublin and London for a number of years where he was Group General Counsel for an emerging markets private investment group with investments in the Russian Federation and other former CIS countries. He was later head of the corporate department in a top 10 Dublin law firm before leaving to found the firm in 2002.
Pat advises clients in the areas of Commercial Law and Corporate Law, particularly in areas of dispute resolution.