Declan de Lacy

Declan de Lacy leads the firm’s Advisory & Restructuring practice. Declan advises directors of companies that are considering winding-up due to insolvency or because they have ceased trading. He is frequently appointed as liquidator by shareholders, creditors and by the High Court. Declan also assists clients from a broad range of sectors with strategic planning, project appraisal, and project finance.

Skills & Experience

Declan is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has degrees in economics and law. Declan is authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland to undertake formal insolvency work. Declan is also a Qualified Financial Advisor and has qualifications in financial services compliance, retirement planning and pension trusteeship. Declan also holds an auditing certificate issued by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

The insolvency appointments that Declan has undertaken have covered a wide range of sectors and include cases involving fraud and gross misconduct by directors. The solvent liquidations that Declan has undertaken include regulated funds, subsidiaries of multinational companies, as well as family businesses.

In the course of undertaking insolvency appointments Declan has managed and sold numerous trading businesses ranging from hotels to motor dealerships. 

The advisory assignments that Declan has undertaken involved a broad range of sectors including property & construction, hotels and leisure, the motor trade, and retail. 

Declan has extensive international experience and has advised on projects in locations as diverse as South America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Whilst undertaking international assignments Declan has developed a detailed understanding of structuring complex transactions across multiple jurisdictions.

Declan has delivered numerous CPD courses on subjects including company law, regulated financial business, and insolvency. He has also written extensively on these subjects for technical publications and newspapers.


FCA – Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Auditing Certificate – Issued by Chartered Accountants Ireland

BA (Economics) – University College Dublin

BA (Law) – Dublin Institute of Technology

Certificate in Personal Insolvency – Chartered Accountants Ireland

Diploma in Investment Funds & Compliance – Law Society of Ireland

Professional Diploma in Financial Advice (QFA) – University College Dublin

Certificate in Compliance – University College Dublin

Diploma in Corporate Fraud Investigation – Institute of Commercial Management

Certificate in Retirement Planning Advice – Sligo IT

Certificate in DC Pension Scheme Trusteeship – Sligo IT

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