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NAME: Kate Curneen
PRACTICE AREA: Banking and Capital Markets
EDUCATION: University College Dublin and the Law Society of Ireland
PROFILE: Kate joined Dillon Eustace in 2012 from another large Irish law firm and became a partner in 2016. Kate’s practice covers a wide range of debt finance work, including structured finance, corporate and asset based lending, debt capital markets and aircraft leasing.
Kate has advised a wide range of vendors, purchasers and financiers of distressed and non-performing loan portfolios, as well as in connection with the related restructuring, workout and refinancing.
She advises clients on regulatory matters including consumer and SME lending, authorisation and compliance issues, passporting, credit servicing and arrears resolution. Kate was also involved in formulating the Irish Debt Securities Association’s response to the introduction of credit servicing legislation in Ireland in 2015.
'Newly promoted partner Kate Curneen is ‘very solutions driven’.” – The Legal 500: EMEA 2018
“Kate has provided valuable support to us over the course of the past few years. Her attention to detail, commercial awareness and understanding of the global transactions that she has worked on for us has been extremely valued.” - IFLR1000 2018
“Kate is a skilled lawyer - very strong technically and an excellent negotiator. She engages in great depth with the subject matter on any given transaction and is practical and commercial in finding a solution to any issues arising. She ensures that a desirable result is achieved for the client, is very efficient and responsive to correspondence, and is a pleasure to work with." - IFLR1000 2018
“Kate is technical and thorough but also hard-working and approachable.” - IFLR1000 2018
Kate has spoken at industry events and is regularly published in local and international industry journals across a range of areas of banking and finance law, including: SME and consumer lending, enforcement of security, credit servicing, capital markets and aircraft finance.
She is a council member of the Ireland Japan Association and holds a diploma in Aviation Finance and Leasing from the Law Society of Ireland.