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Jamie Ensor

Partner | Dublin
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery


Jamie Ensor specialises in Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.

Jamie specialises in insolvency and restructuring. 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 advises and represents domestic banks, NAMA and many foreign banks in relation to their security enforcement and distressed asset recovery actions. Recently he has represented distressed asset funds active in the Irish market concerning their enforcement options and remedies. Jamie has extensive experience of the full range of litigation before the superior courts arising from insolvency appointments.

Jamie's representative transactions include advising or acting for:

  • Goldman Sachs, CarVal and Deutsche Bank on the insolvency aspects of their acquisition of a number of loan portfolios.
  • BNY Mellon in the bankruptcy of Sir Tony O’Reilly.  
  • NAMA on the insolvency aspects of a number of its recent loan portfolio sales, including Project Arch, Project Emerald / Ruby and Project Gem. 
  • Receivers from all the major accountancy firms in their appointments as receivers over a broad range of asset classes including appointments over hotels, trading companies, incomplete housing developments, farms, commercial premises and shopping centres as well as acting in the wide range of litigation before the superior courts arising from such appointments. 
  • 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. 
  • Irish and foreign banks (including Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Limited (In Special Liquidation), AIB, ACC Bank, Danske Bank A/S, Investec, Bank of Scotland, Zurich Bank, Lloyds and Bank of Ireland) on all aspects of security enforcement and then often subsequently acting for the insolvency practitioners appointed by those banks. 
  • A leading global investment bank in the examinership of Debenhams Ireland. 
  • All the major loan servicers active in the Irish market appointed to service acquired loan portfolios.     
  • Liquidators of numerous official and voluntary liquidations. 
  • Directors on disqualification and restriction procedures. 

Jamie Ensor

Partner | Dublin
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery


Jamie's representative transactions include:

  • 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.

Related Practice Areas

Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Education

University College Dublin

The Law Society of Ireland.