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33 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
Tel:
Work +353 1 667 0022
Fax:
Fax +353 1 667 0042
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www.dilloneustace.ie
Dublin, Grand Cayman, New York, Tokyo

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Conor Keaveny

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Dillon Eustace

Work Department

Banking & Capital Markets

Position

Conor is a Partner in Dillon Eustace's Banking & Capital Markets group. He acts on a wide range of banking transactions for both financial institutions and corporates, both Irish and foreign. Conor’s lending experience extends to bi-lateral, club and syndicated lending arrangements, both secured and unsecured. He has a great deal of experience of acting for sellers, purchasers and financiers of loan portfolios. Conor has also advised extensively in the area of aircraft finance, including acting for aircraft lessors and financiers. Representative actions: • Acting for Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (AIB) on a variety of secured lending transactions, including in relation to funding for a private secondary school; units in a retail park and an industrial facility. • Acting for HSBC Bank plc in the refinancing of commercial and residential property in Dublin. • Acting for ABN AMRO Bank (Luxembourg) S.A. in financing the acquisition by Irish companies of Spanish properties. • Acting for a leading Irish nursing home group in the refinancing of its existing facilities and obtaining new facilities from an Irish bank. • Acting for a listed investment group in various cross-border deals, including most recently a refinancing of a portfolio of German shopping centres. • Acting for Perrigo Company p.l.c. in respect of the financing aspects of its acquisition of Elan Corporation p.l.c. • Acting for Dilosk Limited in its acquisition of the ICS mortgage broking business from Bank of Ireland, including a portfolio of residential mortgages valued at in excess of €200 million. • Acting for the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) carrying out loan and security due diligence on borrower connections transferred to NAMA. • Acting for the Lone Star funds in the acquisition of the “Project Kildare” portfolio. • Acting for NAMA in relation to the sale of the "Project Arch" portfolio. • Acting for Goldman Sachs in relation to an acquisition financing for an international pharmaceutical group.

Career

Conor joined McCann FitzGerald as a trainee solicitor in March 1996, where his training period was largely spent in the Banking Department, including two periods in that firm’s London office. On qualification in December 1998, Conor continued working in the Banking Department with a focus on asset finance, structured finance, public private partnerships and general banking. He was seconded to AerFi Group (now AerCap) for most of 2000. Conor joined the Banking Department of William Fry as an Associate in September 2004 in a general banking role, with a particular focus on secured property lending. In early 2006, Conor was seconded on a part-time basis to BNP Paribas, Dublin Branch. Conor joined Dillon Eustace in September 2006 and was made partner in August 2007. In late 2007, Conor was seconded on a part-time basis to Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking.

Member

The Law Society of Ireland Irish Taxation Institute

Education

Trinity College Dublin: LL.B. The Law Society of Ireland: Solicitor Irish Taxation Institute: Associate


Ireland: Capital markets

Debt

Within: Debt

Dillon Eustace was active on a range of issuer mandates including practice head Conor Houlihan, who is ‘very strong technically and an excellent negotiator’, acting for N&W Global Vending on the issuance of €300m senior secured notes and €100m second lien notes. Conor Keaveny advised DFC Global on an exchange offer relating to senior secured notes.

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