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Carson McDowell

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 2Northern IrelandUK 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Respected practice active on behalf of both domestic and international banks. Advises on the full range of banking matters including acquisition finance, asset-based lending and project financing. Particularly active advising clients on real estate finance. Regularly handles high-profile mortgage portfolio sales and complex refinancing. Capable of practising in both Northern Ireland and England & Wales.

Strengths

"They mark themselves out as a firm willing to go the extra mile for their clients," according to sources.

"Knowledgeable, incisive, reasonable, sharp and experienced" is how an interviewee describes the lawyers.

One client says of the solicitors: "They are knowledgeable and they have worked on a broad spectrum of matters, so there is nothing I could bring them that they haven't worked on before."

Work highlights

Advised Lynn’s Country Foods on a multi-bank LMA-style loan agreement and an associated security package.

Notable practitioners

Damian McElholm 's lender and borrower capabilities attract the attention of clients and peers alike. He is recommended for a broad range of work, from project and property finance to acquisition funding.
"His advice is commercial, it is spot-on, and when there are stumbling blocks he tells us the best route to take." "He has knowledge and expertise, he provides a swift turnaround and he is contactable."

Sinead McGrath is an experienced banking and finance practitioner who is lauded for her securitisation expertise. She is knowledgeable in loan portfolio acquisitions and real estate finance matters.
"She is an excellent and trusted adviser, and she is a go-to person for more complex deals." "She is very proactive and very friendly."

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Overview

Type of work handled

  • Asset Finance Leasing and Receivables
  • ​Corporate finance
  • Debt Securities
  • Leveraged & Acquisition Finance
  • Property Finance
  • Invoice Discounting/Factoring
  • Project Finance
  • Energy and Renewables Finance


Categories of clients

  • Major domestic financial institutions; leading international banks, finance houses, investment managers, investment funds, insurance companies and other financial services firms operating in Northern Ireland. Exceptionally strong borrower practice with the firm’s client base including many of Northern Ireland’s leading companies.

Members

McGrath, Sinead (Head of Department)

Copeland, Emma

Gaston, Naomi

Kelly, Michael

McCloskey, Claire

McElholm, Damian

McKeague, Hannah

McKee, Graeme

Industries

Banks

Commercial and Professional Services

Commercial Real Estate

Construction

Energy and Renewables

Food & Drink Producers

Health Care

Hospitality

Media

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Real Estate Finance

Residential Property/Housing

Retail

Transport and Logistics

Travel & Leisure

Waste

Banking & Finance

Carson McDowell

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Location

Murray House

Murray Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT1 6DN

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Northern Ireland

Banking & Finance


Damian McElholm
Associates to watch
Sinead McGrath
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