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Arthur Cox

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Arthur Cox's market-leading team handles construction and real estate finance mandates on behalf of banks, alternative lenders and real estate investors. In the DCM sphere, the firm maintains an outstanding reputation for its advice to issuers and arrangers on note issuances and securitisation transactions, particularly those relating to mortgages. It offers broader experience in acquisition and project finance, as well as handling large-scale loan portfolio transactions. The Dublin office is also able to call upon the firm's lawyers in New York and London when acting on behalf of international clients.

Notable practitioners

Sources highlight Aiden Small as a lawyer who is "reliable, and very commercial in the way he looks at things." He has substantial expertise in the securitisation of non-performing loans and related matters.

Cormac Kissane is highly regarded by sources, who note his deep expertise in structured finance and securitisation work. He is a strong DCM practitioner whose practice encompasses a wide variety of matters.

Glenn Butt is noted for his considerable experience advising on Russia-related matters and high-value Eurobond issuances. His wider practice includes advising on perpetual debt issuances and the establishment of ETC securities programmes. Interviewees regard him as "very knowledgeable in all areas," adding: "He is very pragmatic in coming up with solutions."

Market-leading lawyer Grainne Hennessy has a stellar reputation for her work on a broad variety of finance mandates. Of late her practice has seen her advise on a number of major real estate finance mandates, among other matters. Sources attest: "Grainne Hennessy is a well-established, excellent and very experienced lawyer."

Kevin Lynch heads up the banking and finance team within Arthur Cox. He is frequently visible on major debt restructurings and high-value facility agreements. Clients appreciate that "Kevin Lynch is very personable, knowledgeable and cuts directly to the main points of concern."

Arthur Cox's chair Orla O'Connor is noted by sources for being "approachable, efficient and reliable." She has longstanding experience in a broad array of banking and finance matters, including NPL acquisitions and cross-border loan negotiations.

Ultan Shannon has extensive experience advising on loan transactions. He regularly acts for commercial borrowers active in sectors such as retail and has further expertise in financial restructuring.

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Overview

Arthur Cox has one of Ireland's largest banking and finance practices and is constantly at the forefront of developments in finance law and practice. The firm advises a wide range of international banks and financial services companies on restructuring, funds, derivatives, insurance, project and asset finance (including public private partnership), secured, unsecured, senior, mezzanine and subordinated lending (both syndicated and bilateral).

Our finance team is made up of lawyers who are experts in all of these areas. We pride ourselves in offering clients a joined up and integrated approach across practice areas and we excel at advising on transactions which require advice in a number of areas of finance and other areas of law.

Banking & Finance

Arthur Cox

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Location

Ten Earlsfort Terrace

Dublin 2

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

D02 T380

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Ireland

Banking & Finance


Grainne Hennessy
Star Individuals
Kevin Lynch
Band 3
Orla O'Connor
Eminent Practitioners
Ultan Shannon
Band 2

Capital Markets: Debt


Aiden Small
Band 1
Cormac Kissane
Band 1

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