Our Banking team advises domestic and international financial institutions and corporates, for both transactional work and banking regulatory matters.
Transactional expertise includes advising both lenders and borrowers on credit facilities (including term, revolving and composite facilities and whether on a syndicated, club or bi-lateral basis) as well as on associated security, credit support and enforcement issues.
In addition to secured property lending, we work on debt financings for investment funds and pension funds and acquisition finance for M&A transactions.
Recent transactions include acting for a syndicate of lenders providing €2 billion of acquisition finance, advising a leading European bank on a €1 billion credit facility provided to an Irish company, advising a leading UK bank on a loan to an Irish property investment fund and acting for an Irish corporate borrower acquiring a portfolio of commercial property in Germany.
Our regulatory practice includes advising on the establishment of banks and branches of EU and non EU credit institutions in Ireland and on their acquisition and sale. We also advise on e-banking, consumer credit and banking regulation and licensing generally.
Members of the banking team have also worked on secondment with various leading Irish and European banks, including Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking and BNP Paribas.