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Hayes Solicitors, Michael Hanley, Dublin, IRELAND

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Michael Hanley

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Hayes Solicitors

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Banking & Financial Services


Head of the Banking and Financial Services team at Hayes solicitors. Michael advises on a broad range of domestic and cross border finance transactions. His primary focus is acting for lending institutions and borrowers on leveraged/acquisition, commercial property, construction/development and SME finance transactions. Michael and his team are also very active in the areas of restructuring and portfolio/bi-lateral off-market loan sales and acquisitions. Michael has acted for the main clearing and lending financial institutions and borrowers (supporting the commercial department) on cross border and domestic M & A transactions. His team has extensive experience advising domestic and international lending institutions (including Bank of Ireland, AIB, NAMA, Ulster Bank, Rabobank/ACC, KBC, Permanent tsb) and borrowers, in domestic and multi jurisdictional CRE finance transactions with a recent special focus on construction/development finance. Michael has managed and participated in multi-departmental teams on loan sale projects involving large portfolio sales and bi-lateral off market sales and acquisitions, acting for vendors and bidders/acquirers (including but not limited to Bank of Ireland, Ulster Bank, NAMA and key asset management/service providers in Hudson, Pepper and Certus). Michael and his team are actively involved in the area of SME finance, involving the established main clearing and lending banks, but also alternative SME funding sources and acting for SME borrowers on cross-border and domestic facilities.


Law Society of Ireland, Member of the Business Law Committee
Dublin Solicitors Bar Association


Diploma Legal Studies, Dublin Institute of Technology
Diploma Corporate Governance, Law Society of Ireland
Diploma Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland
Professional qualification as a solicitor, Law Society of Ireland


Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Hayes Solicitors has 'a strong team with in-depth knowledge and experience in all areas of banking law', which handles real estate finance, corporate restructuring arrangements and loan sales. The 'impressive' Michael Hanley is acting for a domestic financial institution on the renegotiation and amendment and restatement of a senior facility agreement with an Irish corporate. Associate Catherine Jane O’Rourke is an 'excellent solicitor' who 'inspires confidence in her work'. John Glynn left for an in-house role.

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