ABOUT US

We prioritise maximum return for our clients
through a dynamic, personal and
results-driven approach

Sabios specialises in partnering with corporate and individual clients to solve complex challenges
and unlock value, ensuring optimal outcomes across a range of services including Tax, Financial Advisory
and Restructuring. That means providing sharp, unambiguous, clear-cut advice –
with the practical support to put that advice into action.

Our Leadership

Colin Gaynor - Sabios Partner

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Colin Gaynor

PARTNER

Financial Advisory & Corporate Restructuring

FCCA, BBS (Hons - Accounting & Finance)

Colin is one of the founding members of Sabios, with over fifteen years’ experience in Corporate Restructuring & Financial Advisory. He has previously held senior roles in Deloitte, Kavanagh Fennell and BidX1.

Colin’s expertise covers a wide range of services including Financial Advisory (including IBRs/IERs), Corporate Restructuring & Turnaround, Receiverships, Examinerships, Liquidations and Financial Monitoring.

Colin also benefits from considerable industry experience, specifically in technology, real estate and the motor industry. Direct commercial experience, outside the setting of the traditional advisory firm, is crucial to his approach, and his appointments have covered a wide range of business sectors: hospitality, construction, property, retail, engineering, distribution, motor and software, amongst others.

Colin has advised on numerous high-profile examinerships and restructurings resulting in successful outcomes for businesses and key stakeholders, as well as financial advisory roles for companies of all sizes.

Along with his experience in Irish companies, Colin has overseen the restructuring of corporate entities with cross-border interests, as well as more than 400 insolvency engagements across multiple jurisdictions, many involving complex litigation. 

Colin has advised a wide range of clients, driving solutions through practical advice and dynamic execution. Those clients include, but are not limited to:

  • Financial institutions, including Ireland’s pillar banks, in multiple jurisdictions
  • Private Equity Funds such as Goldman Sachs, CarVal and Lapithus
  • Multiple distressed corporates

Aidan García

PARTNER

Financial Advisory, Corporate Restructuring & Tax

AITI, QFA, Licensed IP

Aidan has been providing specialist Financial, Tax and Corporate Restructuring advisory for more than a decade, with extensive experience across a wide range of industries including hospitality, leisure, property, construction, retail, transport, and heavy manufacturing.

He was Managing Director of CollinsGarcía for eight years before the firm rebranded as Sabios in 2020, propelled by Aidan’s reputation and the original firm’s impressive portfolio of work. Prior to founding CollinsGarcía, Aidan worked in industry for a well-known agri-food business.  

Aidan has advised on all aspects of Corporate Restructuring including Corporate Investigations, Restructurings, Insolvency and Tax based litigation. He has acted as Liquidator, Receiver and Examiner on over 200 cases, and regularly oversees complex litigation cases in Commercial Court.

Due to his extensive experience in such matters, Aidan has acted as an expert witness in numerous insolvency and tax cases, and he is a member of the Revenue Commissioners panel of Insolvency Practitioners.

Aidan has particular expertise in VAT on property; Capital taxes on development land; taxation considerations arising from property development; and close company taxation issues, as well as cross-border tax advice between Ireland and a number of other EU countries.

Formerly an international amateur and professional boxer, Aidan applies the drive and focus of a sports career to the pursuit of results for clients. He regularly takes audit/investigation/appeal cases for taxpayers in Ireland and is accustomed to handling complex litigation across the full spectrum of restructuring and tax, ensuring clarity and resolution for key stakeholders.

A licensed Corporate Insolvency Practitioner, Aidan is also a Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA, AITI), a Qualified Financial Advisor, Qualified Stockbroker and a Qualified Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

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Mark Lonergan

PARTNER

Tax

BCL, LLM, BL, FCA, AITI

A qualified Barrister, Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, Mark has been providing specialist Tax advisory for more than twenty years, with a particular focus on tax issues for SMEs and Private Clients.

Prior to joining Sabios, Mark trained with a big four firm and worked in senior roles with various medium sized accountancy practices.

In addition to assisting SMEs and private individuals, Mark’s expertise in tax matters allows him to provide specialist consultancy services to other accounting/legal professionals. 

Mark has particular expertise in VAT on property, taxation considerations arising from property development, and company cash extraction issues, as well as succession planning for High Net Worth Individuals.

As taxation is a multifaceted discipline, Mark takes a holistic approach to supporting clients, considering their tax issues from all angles, including legal, accountancy and commercial. A tax problem can often be solved by a company law provision, the application of an accounting standard, or indeed the application of EU Law.

Mark also has significant experience in dealing with Revenue in contentious situations including Audits, Investigation and Tax Appeals. He has been involved in hundreds of Revenue Audits and numerous appeals at High Court level.

Mark has lectured on accountancy, taxation and law in various third-level colleges and to professional bodies. He regularly publishes articles in Tax/Accountancy Journals, as well as in publications like the Sunday Business Post and the Village.

Outside of fiscal matters, Mark’s principal interest is in attending Hurling matches, and he was a long suffering Limerick Supporter until 2 years ago!

Terry Leggett

Non-Executive Director

Terry was a Senior Partner in Eugene F Collins, with over 40 years’ experience. 

While dealing mostly in commercial litigation, Terry has specialised throughout his career in banking and financial product litigation. 

Amongst other expertise, Terry has has significant experience in the area of Corporate Recovery Law and has extensive experience in litigation relating to this field. 

Terry also frequently advises on Regulatory matters for State Bodies or Associations.

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Location

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