Jamie Ensor

Partner | Dublin
Insolvency and Corporate Recovery

Jamie Ensor specialises in Insolvency and Corporate Recovery.

Jamie is a partner in our insolvency and restructuring team. He acts for insolvency practitioners, secured and unsecured creditors, companies, shareholders and directors in all aspects of insolvency and corporate recovery, including examinerships, receiverships, liquidations and bankruptcies. Jamie also represents domestic and foreign banks as well as non-bank lenders in relation to their security enforcement and distressed asset recovery actions. He has extensive experience in complex litigation before the superior courts arising from insolvency appointments.

Jamie has lectured on the Professional Practice Courses 2 and diploma courses in the Law Society of Ireland. He has contributed to a number of publications including co-authoring the current edition of the Irish chapter of the Asset Tracing and Recovery Review. Jamie is consistently endorsed and ranked in his field in Chambers Europe, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500, including in the 2019 and 2020 editions.

Jamie's representative transactions include having advised:

  • Various stakeholders in a number of high profile examinerships, including Pierce Construction, Sunday Business Post, Debenhams Ireland, Warehouse Ireland and Weatherford International Plc.
  • The examiner in the examinership of Columba Books Limited, Basta Parsons Limited, I Supply Limited and Eastern Seaboard Bar & Grill Limited.
  • NAMA appointed statutory receiver over a large redevelopment site located in the centre of a provincial city.
  • 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 centers as well as acting in the wide range of litigation before the superior courts arising from such appointments.
  • Goldman Sachs, CarVal, Lone Star and Deutsche Bank on the insolvency aspects of their acquisition of a number of loan portfolios.
  • A significant creditor in the bankruptcy of Sir Tony O’Reilly.
  • Secured lenders and receivers in successfully defending challenges by debtors to the validity of the appointment of receivers over those debtors’ assets and acting for receivers in injunction proceedings restraining debtors from interfering with the receivers’ work.
  • 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.
  • Liquidators of numerous official and voluntary liquidations.
  • NAMA on the insolvency aspects of a number of its recent loan portfolio sales, including Project Arch, Project Emerald / Ruby and Project Gem.

      Related Practice Areas

      Insolvency and Corporate Recovery


      University College Dublin

      The Law Society of Ireland.