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About

Provided by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP

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.

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Restructuring/Insolvency - Ireland
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What the team is known for

Mason Hayes & Curran has a large team that regularly acts for debtors, creditors, liquidators and receivers in insolvency proceedings. The law firm's areas of expertise include examinership cases and disputes relating to the appointment of receivers. The team also has experience in liquidation mandates and the winding down of operations, as well as boasting additional knowledge in enforcement proceedings.

Work Highlights

Provided by Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
  • Represented the appointed joint liquidators of a number of Irish companies in the Waypoint Leasing group.

Notable Practitioners

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Judith Riordan
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Judith Riordan
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Judith Riordan "is well regarded within the insolvency and restructuring space and always willing to provide guidance on various matters, and no task is too big or too small," one client emphasises. She remains busy with complex liquidation and administration procedures, as well as disputes arising from receivership proceedings.

Declan Black
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Declan Black
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Eminent Practitioners

Managing partner Declan Black is a respected name on the market who is experienced in handling a range of restructuring and insolvency topics. He is particularly experienced in contentious proceedings.

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Maurice Phelan
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Maurice Phelan regularly advises on restructuring and enforcement mandates, as well as liquidation proceedings. He frequently acts for banks and insolvency practitioners. "Maurice Phelan was able to calmly evaluate the options and map a path forward. He facilitated discussions, opened doors and ultimately delivered solutions," reports one impressed client.

Ranked Lawyers at
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Declan Black
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Declan Black
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Eminent Practitioners
Judith Riordan
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Judith Riordan
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Maurice Phelan
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