Brendan O’Brien

Partner in Banking & Finance
and Corporate & Commercial

Based in London, Brendan has over 20 years’ experience in advising clients on M&A, joint ventures, complex restructures, financing arrangements and equity capital raisings.

Brendan works with clients from across a number of sectors including, financial services, banking, private equity and retail. He helps multinational corporations, including those from the US and Europe, with their strategic investments into the UK.


  • Advising the directors of a large well-known UK retailer in the run in to administration including managing creditors and their expectations
  • Acting for a US investment firm in their acquisition of a UK based FCA regulated investment firm with an interim period for Change of Control authorisation
  • Acting for a landowner is a multi-million-pound refinance of development land involving significant offshore complications
  • Acting for a shareholder in the sale of a number of companies each being the owner of single renewable energy system to a private equity house
  • Advising the founders of a start-up Euro zone private medical firm located in the UK on EIS and SEIS investment including the restructure of its group to make it SEIS and EIS compliant