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Europe Guide 2022
Ireland Banking & Finance
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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by A&L Goodbody

A&L Goodbody’s Finance Department is a market leader in Ireland having played a defining role in the transformational change of the Irish banking sector over the last decade. Our team is the largest in Ireland with more than 45 lawyers, including 19 partners, in our Dublin, London, Belfast and New York offices. Our Finance practice encompasses five key areas and our lawyers deliver a seamless and integrated approach across all of these areas to advise on and deliver a full range of domestic and international finance transactions.

Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance - Ireland
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What the team is known for

A&L Goodbody's outstanding finance practice is capable of assisting multinational and domestic banks with the full spectrum of banking and DCM mandates. On the DCM side, the firm represents both issuers and underwriters in notes issuances as well as asset-backed securitisations and RMBS transactions. The firm has a standout asset finance team which is adept at handling warehouse facilities and PDP financing deals for clients in the aviation sector. It is well versed in high-value debt restructuring and refinancing, and also offers a highly respected financial services regulatory practice.

Work Highlights

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  • Assisted Activate Capital with a EUR101 million development finance facility provided to an entity in the Marlet Group.

Notable Practitioners

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Catherine Duffy
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Catherine Duffy
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Catherine Duffy is a highly experienced lawyer now operating in the role of consultant, having stepped down as chair of A&L Goodbody in 2019. She is well versed in asset finance, including the securitisation of residential mortgage loans.

Séamus Ó Cróinín
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Séamus Ó Cróinín
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Séamus Ó Cróinín has proven capabilities in a wide range of finance mandates including acquisition financing and asset-backed securitisations. Sources describe him as "a leader within the Irish legal community" and "very pragmatic to deal with."

Ciarán Rogers
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Ciarán Rogers
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Ciarán Rogers has a strong reputation in the market for his capabilities in both banking and DCM matters. He advises key clients on a broad range of issues, including the negotiation of facilities agreements and securitisations. One client enthuses: "He is a very safe pair of hands, he knows everything in the finance world." The same source further notes that he "translates the client's technical message in a commercial way; he's amazing."

Peter Walker
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Peter Walker
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Peter Walker is a very prominent figure in the market who is known for his frequent handling of RMBS transactions and large-scale loan refinancings. He receives strong plaudits for his comprehensive market knowledge and commercial focus.

Marie O'Brien
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Marie O'Brien
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Marie O'Brien receives high praise for her extensive asset finance experience, with sources describing her as "an excellent lawyer who has deep industry relationships and knows how to execute transactions efficiently and effectively." Her practice often sees her advise on major loan agreements in the aviation sector.

Jack Sheehy
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Jack Sheehy
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The "very responsive and diligent" Jack Sheehy assists with a variety of securitisations and other high-value DCM matters. His wider experience also encompasses high-yield bond issuances.

Ranked Lawyers at
A&L Goodbody

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Banking & Finance

Séamus Ó Cróinín
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Séamus Ó Cróinín
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Ciarán Rogers
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Ciarán Rogers
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Banking & Finance: Asset Finance

Catherine Duffy
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Catherine Duffy
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Senior Statespeople
Séamus Ó Cróinín
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Séamus Ó Cróinín
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Marie O'Brien
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Marie O'Brien
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Capital Markets: Debt

Ciarán Rogers
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Ciarán Rogers
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Peter Walker
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Peter Walker
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Jack Sheehy
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Jack Sheehy
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Members

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Ciarán Rogers

Head of Department

Jack Sheedy

Maria McElhinney

Niamh McMahon

Peter Murray

Sinead O'Connor