NAME: Jamie Ensor
PRACTICE AREA: Insolvency and Corporate Recovery
EDUCATION:: University College Dublin, the Law Society of Ireland.
PROFILE: Jamie joined Dillon Eustace in 2013 and became a partner in 2014. He acts for insolvency practitioners, companies, creditors, shareholders and company directors in all aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery including examinerships, receiverships, liquidations and bankruptcies. Jamie has particular expertise acting for domestic banks, NAMA and many foreign banks in relation to their security enforcement and distressed asset recovery. More recently he also acts for large distressed asset funds active in the Irish market in relation to their enforcement options and remedies. Jamie also has extensive experience in acting in the wide range of litigation before the superior courts arising from insolvency appointments. He has lectured in banking law with particular focus on insolvency issues at the Law Society of Ireland. Jamie is also a member of the American Bar Association (International) Steering Group for the International Secured Transactions & Insolvency Committee.
Chambers Europe 2014 – “According to clients, Jamie Ensor of Dillon Eustace is "really strong on property-related work and able to handle the tricky problems.
- Advising NAMA on its enforcement options against debtors and the appointment of statutory receivers over a range of asset portfolios.
- Advising Lone Star on security enforcement and general insolvency related aspects in the acquisition of the numerous loan portfolios and then acting for receivers appointed over acquired assets.
- Advising Irish and foreign banks (including Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (In Special Liquidation), ACC Bank, Danske Bank A/S, Investec, Bank of Scotland, Zurich Bank, Lloyds, AIB and Bank of Ireland) on insolvency matters particularly all aspects of security enforcement and acting for the subsequently appointed insolvency practitioners.
- Advised Danske Bank A/S and the receiver appointed by Danske Bank A/S in two sets of injunctive proceedings which successfully traced assets of the company in receivership through two international jurisdictions for the benefit of the receivership.
- Acting for receivers in their appointments over a wide range of asset classes including, for example, commercial units, agricultural land, hotels, pubs, shopping centres and incomplete residential estates.
- Acted for banks/receivers in successfully defending challenges by debtors to the validity of the appointment of receivers.
- Acted for the investor in the examinership of the Sunday Business Post.
- Acting for a creditor in the replacement of an incumbent liquidator with that of the creditor’s nominee as liquidator.
- Acted for receivers in injunction proceedings restraining debtors from interfering with the receivers’ work.