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Walkers

THE ANCHORAGE, 17/19 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 470 6600
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Web:
www.walkersglobal.com
Dubai, Dublin, Grand Cayman, Hamilton, Hong Kong, London and 4 more

Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Walkers

Clients regard Walkers as ‘the leading aircraft finance team in Dublin’, which assists many major international aircraft lessors with their finance requirements. ‘Leading lightKen Rush heads the practice, which includes the ‘outstanding’ Aaron McGarry.

Leading individuals

Ken Rush - Walkers (aviation finance)

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Walkers

Walkers recruited ‘consummate professionalBrendan O’Brien from McCann FitzGerald to head the practice. O’Brien’s caseload ranges from cross-border M&A to domestic management buyouts. Kardomagh Holdings and School Thing are clients.

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring
Insolvency and corporate restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Walkers

Walkers provides ‘comprehensive, well thought-through advice’ to clients such as KPMG and AIB. Gavin Smith is ‘particularly knowledgeable about the examinership process’.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 2

Walkers

Walkers’ strong ‘business acumen’ has helped it to secure new clients such as Davy Stockbrokers, which it advised on the restructuring of its UCITS platform. Practice head Paul Farrell and Gayle Bowen are the names to note.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 3

Walkers

Walkers’ team is led by Regina McCaghy, who provides a ‘top-quality service’ to investment funds and high-net-worth individuals. Recent work includes advising the vendors on the sale of Bray Retail Park.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Walkers

Walkers’ practice is led by Jonathan Sheehan, who is recommended for tax advice on real estate and fund structuring. The aviation sector is another area of strength, in which Sheehan handled the tax aspects of Bohai Leasing’s acquisition of Avolon Holdings. Petrina Smyth has ‘a fantastic knowledge of Irish tax law’.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 4

Walkers

Aviation finance specialists Walkers advised Apollo Aviation on a ‘warehouse facility’ financing arrangement for the acquisition of 20 aircraft. Ken Rush heads the practice.

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Ireland: Capital markets

Debt
Capital markets: debt - ranked: tier 1

Walkers

Walkers’ ‘visible partner-led approach’ makes it a favourite with clients such as Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Munich Re; expertise includes ‘strong competency in insurance-linked securities issuances’. Practice head Garry Ferguson has ‘a very commercial outlook’, Noeleen Ruddy is ‘methodical’, and Andrew Traynor is ‘very good as coordinating multi-track processes’.

Leading individuals

Garry Ferguson - Walkers

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