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Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

Restructuring/Insolvency

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What the team is known for

Large team regularly acting for debtors, creditors, liquidators and receivers in insolvency proceedings. Areas of expertise include examinership cases and disputes relating to the appointment of receivers. Also has experience in liquidation mandates and the winding down of operations. Additional knowledge in enforcement proceedings.

Strengths

One satisfied client is quick to note the lawyers' "attention to detail, as well as the speed and engagement in ensuring all matters are dealt with correctly and efficiently."

Another client commends the team's responsiveness, and further comments: "They provide strong advice and recommendations, including commercial considerations, which is essential in insolvency matters."

Notable practitioners

Managing partner Declan Black is knowledgeable in a range of restructuring and insolvency topics. He is particularly experienced in contentious proceedings.

Judith Riordan represents clients in insolvency-related litigation and disputes. Clients appreciate that she is "commercial in her decision making."

Maurice Phelan is knowledgeable in restructuring and enforcement mandates, as well as liquidation proceedings. He frequently acts for banks and insolvency practitioners.

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Overview

Our Insolvency and Restructuring team is one of the largest and most highly rated in the Irish legal market today. We have acted for stakeholders in many of the high profile and complex insolvencies in Ireland over the last decade.

We act extensively for both international and Irish banks, for insolvency practitioners, both domestic and international, and we routinely assist in the sale or purchase of distressed assets either in a restructuring or through formal processes.

We have developed a strong reputation in advising clients on examinership matters and all aspects of Ireland's corporate rescue regime.

Our practice extends to advising bondholders and other debt providers as well as general creditors and shareholders in distressed situations.

We advise directors in connection with managing insolvency risk, reducing the risk of personal liability and in respect of investigations by the Director of Corporate Enforcement.

We advise clients on:

  • All insolvency procedures including examinership (Ireland's corporate rescue regime) and bankruptcy
  • Insolvency risk
  • Insolvency related disputes
  • Restructuring and reorganisation of businesses
  • Obligations of directors, shareholders and creditors of entities in financial difficulty.

Restructuring/Insolvency

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

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Location

South Bank House

Barrow Street

Dublin

County Dublin

Ireland

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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

Restructuring/Insolvency


Declan Black
Eminent Practitioners
Judith Riordan
Band 2
Maurice Phelan
Band 3