Keith Robinson

Partner | Dublin
Banking and Capital Markets

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

Keith Robinson is a partner in the Dillon Eustace Banking and Capital Markets team. Keith advises on a broad range of domestic and international financing transactions including distressed assets, fund finance, real estate finance, acquisition and leveraged finance, international tax based restructurings, structured finance and capital markets transactions. Keith also advises on regulatory matters relating to the provision of finance in Ireland.

Keith is a regular participant at finance conferences and contributes to publications regarding the legal and regulatory regime in Ireland regarding the banking sector.

Keith represents a broad range of financial institutions, credit servicing firms, funds, private equity investors and other entities operating in or through Ireland.

He advises on asset disposals by banks and other entities operating in Ireland in connection with their deleveraging and liquidation strategies. Keith regularly advises purchasers of loan portfolios primarily secured on Irish commercial and residential property and the servicers of those portfolios.

Keith's experience prior to joining Dillon Eustace includes working in the National Treasury Management Agency banking unit where he advised the Irish government on the recapitalisation of the Irish covered banks and the restructuring of the Irish banking sector generally. He also worked in the United Arab Emirates where he advised the UAE government on the recapitalisation of the local UAE banks (both conventional and Islamic), oil and gas project finance transactions and conventional and Islamic development, leveraged and acquisition 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 Dublin 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


National University of Ireland, Galway

University College London

The Law Society of Ireland