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Keith Robinson

Partner | Dublin
Banking and Capital Markets


Keith Robinson specialises in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Real Estate and Asset Finance.

Keith acts on a broad range of banking, finance and capital markets-related transactions. He advises lenders and borrowers on national and multi-jurisdictional finance transactions, including acquisition finance and property finance. His practice covers investment grade and leveraged finance transactions, including syndicated, club and bilateral facilities. Keith’s off-market and on-market structured finance work includes advising on and helping to implement tax-efficient financing and investment structures. He has also acted on numerous transactions involving QIAIF structures.

In recent years, Keith has acted for many of the most active participants in the Irish loan sale market and with numerous loan servicers that are managing loan books on behalf of loan book buyers. This work involves advising on restructurings, workouts and pre-enforcement strategies.

Keith was a member of the National Treasury Management Agency banking unit where he advised the Irish government on the recapitalisation of the Irish covered banks (including burden sharing with subordinated debt holders) and the restructuring of the Irish banking sector generally. 

Keith’s has worked in the United Arab Emirates. His experience there included advising on the recapitalisation of the local United Arab Emirates conventional and Islamic banks, oil and gas project finance transactions, and conventional and Islamic finance transactions.

Keith’s representative transactions include:

  • NAMA in its successful disposal of Project Arch, Project Emerald & Ruby and Project Gem, comprising loan and security assets with an aggregate par value of €8.4bn.
  • Goldman Sachs and CarVal on the acquisition of the €2bn Project Parasol portfolio from Bank of Scotland plc.
  • Goldman Sachs on the acquisition of the €540m Project Griffin portfolio from Danske Bank A/S.
  • IBRC (In Special Liquidation) and the Special Liquidators on the sale of large portions of its commercial real estate loan book.
  • An international fund company on a USD 500m financing provided by a syndicate of international banks.
  • Lone Star on the restructuring of over €100m in loans provided to an Irish borrower group.
  • An ICAV on financing provided by Ulster Bank for the acquisition of an apartment block in Dunlin valued at over €72m.
  • A fund on financing provided by Ulster Bank to finance a portfolio of commercial properties in Ireland.
  • AIB on multiple corporate lending transactions to fund the acquisition of commercial property in Dublin.
  • Loan servicers on the work out and enforcement of loans acquired as part of the deleveraging conducted by the banks operating in Ireland.

Related Practice Areas

Banking and Capital Markets

Education

National University of Ireland, Galway

University College London

The Law Society of Ireland