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Arthur Cox

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Northern IrelandUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Full-service banking practice capable of handling a wide range of work for banks and private equity groups. Noted for its ability to advise clients in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and houses a team with several specialists dual-qualified in other jurisdictions. Particularly active on structured lending, property financing and loan book sales. The team also advises on acquisition and development finance.

Strengths

One source states: "They are very organised and plan their work well to ensure it is delivered on time and to the client's requirements. They are continually evaluating and assessing their own performance and looking for ways to improve their delivery and offering for their clients."

Others note: "Every individual is professional in their dealings and accurate and relevant with their advice," adding: "They are very quick and efficient in their delivery with an ability to meet deadlines."

"They are exceptional. The service delivery is second to none, with a strong depth of team," says one client.

Work highlights

Acted for a syndicate of lenders on financing the development of two student housing projects at Queen Street and Great Patrick Street in Belfast.

Notable practitioners

Colm McElroy is experienced in refinancing, acquisition financing and securitisation matters. He acts for a number of bank clients in addition to corporate borrowers.
"Colm’s strength is his pride in delivering a high standard and going above and beyond the brief when needed. He is always on hand and engaged in the project, and he makes himself available." "His attention to detail is second to none. He's dedicated, commercial and diligent."

Stuart Mansfield frequently advises borrowers and lenders on refinancing and acquisition finance issues. He is experienced in advising clients on cross-border matters.
"He's knowledgeable, approachable and has a strong focus on exceptional customer delivery. He provides prompt delivery of key legal advice which you can always rely on."

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Overview

The Practice

Arthur Cox has one of the largest and, in the last 12 months, demonstrably the most active banking and finance department in this jurisdiction. Yet again in 2019, we advised on more banking and finance matters than any other firm locally – both by volume and by value.

In addition we are known as the leading law firm in the jurisdiction for retail banks, investment funds and private equity firms, including those US-based firms whose regulatory environment means that they must seek out only the best advisors.

We have been at the cutting-edge of all key finance-driven legal trends in Northern Ireland.  We were at the heart of loan portfolio trends in Northern up until the beginning of 2015 and we are now leading the way on all of the high leverage financings of distressed debt purchases/re-financings.  No other firm in Northern Ireland can point to similar experience.

 We are a leading adviser across the jurisdiction’s banking and financing landscape.

Members

Mansfield, Stuart (Head of Department)

McElroy, Colm

Industries

Banks

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance

Banking & Finance Department

Arthur Cox

firm
Department location

Victoria House, Gloucester Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 4LS

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Northern Ireland

Banking & Finance


Colm McElroy
Up and Coming
Stuart Mansfield
Band 2