Tim Scanlon



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"Tim is the absolute industry leader, you won't get a better man."



Tim Scanlon is a highly experienced lawyer who has advised on many of the largest transactions which have taken place in Ireland. In particular, he has advised on public takeovers, private acquisitions and disposals and the restructuring and reorganisation of Irish and international corporates (including leading financial institutions).

Tim has advised on the redomiciliation of a number of large US corporates to Ireland and has advised leading financial institutions operating in and from Ireland on a variety of strategically significant corporate transactions undertaken by them.

Tim has been appointed to the Board of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA), which houses the national collection of modern and contemporary art.

Experience Highlights

Tim has advised:

  • Willis on its $18 billion merger of equals with Towers Watson
  • The Minister for Finance on the €1.3 billion sale of Irish Life to Great-West Lifeco
  • Allied Irish Banks plc on the sale of Ark Life Assurance plc to Guardian Financial Services
  • Royalty Pharma on its $6.5 billion bid for Elan
  • Goldman Sachs on the $550 million sale of its hedge fund administration business to State Street
  • Allied Irish Banks plc on the termination of a significant life assurance joint venture between AIB and Aviva
  • Perella Weinberg Partners LP on its role as financial adviser to US medical device maker Medtronic, Inc. on its $42.9 billion acquisition of Dublin-based Covidien plc.
  • Clearstream, a member of the Deutsche Borse Group on the acquisition of a fund services business in Ireland
  • State Street on its acquisition of Bank of Ireland Asset Management
  • IFG Group plc on the disposal of IFG International
  • Willis on various acquisitions in the Irish market
  • ASL Aviation on the acquisition of two Cargo airlines from TNT



Tim Scanlon is named a Highly Regarded Individual.
IFLR1000 2018

Recognised for Capital Markets Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers and Acquisitions Law
Best Lawyers Ireland 2018 edition

Tim Scanlon is recommended.
European Legal 500 2017

Tim Scanlon is described by clients as "very knowledgeable and experienced".
Chambers Global & Europe 2017

Tim Scanlon is named a Leading Lawyer.
IFLR1000 2017

Tim Scanlon is recommended.
European Legal 500 2016

Tim Scanlon is described as having "excellent knowledge".
Chambers Global 2016

Tim Scanlon is named a leading lawyer.
IFLR1000 2016

Tim Scanlon "has a lively mind, a good handle on the law but also a good sense of what's important and what's not".
Chambers Global & Europe 2015

Best of the Best for Mergers and Acquisitions, and Private Equity.
Euromoney Expert Guide 2015

Tim Scanlon is named a leading lawyer.
IFLR1000 2015

Tim Scanlon is recommended.
European Legal 500 2015

Mergers and Acquisitions expert
Who's Who Legal 100 2014

Tim Scanlon is considered by sources to be "a very good operator: practical, commercial and clients like him because they know he will get you through the deal". He is described as "one of the brightest lawyers out there".
Chambers Global & Europe 2014

Tim Scanlon is renowned for his equity expertise.
IFLR1000 2014

Commentators appreciate Tim's down-to-earth attitude and superb technical ability.
Chambers Global 2013

Tim Scanlon is highly rated by interviewees as an "exceptionally knowledgeable lawyer" who is "always so calm under pressure".
Chambers Global 2013

"Tim is the absolute industry leader, you won't get a better man."
IFLR1000 2013

Tim is also recognised as a leading lawyer by other international legal directories including IFLR1000European Legal 500 and Best Lawyers.


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