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Arthur Cox Belfast
Northern Ireland
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Colm is a Partner in the Finance Group in the Belfast Office.

Colm advises banks, private equity funds and corporate borrowers on a wide range of domestic and international finance transactions including asset finance, property finance, maritime finance, acquisition finance, construction finance, syndicated and bilateral loans. Colm also has significant experience in debt restructuring, loan sales and security enforcement.

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Northern Ireland > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

(Next Generation Partners)

Colm McElroyArthur Cox Belfast

Arthur Cox Belfast‘s full-service offering in the restructuring and insolvency arena has made it a go-to for the most active insolvency practitioners in the market, as well as ‘big four’ accountancy firms, creditors and company directors. Under the leadership of Stuart Mansfield, the team acts for clients on administrations, receiverships, liquidations and corporate restructurings, among various other scenarios. The department’s core restructuring and insolvency expertise is complemented by the firm’s strengths in ancillary areas, such as banking and finance, corporate, dispute resolution, employment and property. In addition to being visible in the Northern Ireland market, the firm also acts for clients in cross-border matters; in one example, it is acting for the administrators of Gibraltarian company Abbeytown in a complex administration that involves a criminal investigation against the former directors in Northern Ireland. Colm McElroy is another name to note in the team. In 2020, Kieran McGarrigle left the firm to establish McGarrigle Legal.

Northern Ireland > Finance > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Colm McElroyArthur Cox Belfast

Arthur Cox Belfast‘s standing in the market is reflected by the volume and value of transactions undertaken by its team. Also notable is that the group is highly skilled in handling domestic deals, and with the firm having adjoining offices in Dublin and London, it is well-placed to undertake transactions with a nexus to the UK and Ireland. The group is at the forefront of trends shaping the Northern Ireland finance market, as is currently being evidenced by its heavy involvement in highly-leveraged financings of distressed debt purchases/refinancings. The firm’s reputation as a market-leader ensures that it attracts a strong flow of work from clients such as major retail banks, investment funds and global private equity firms. The practice is led by Stuart Mansfield, whose transactional experience includes syndicated loans, loan mortgage portfolio acquisitions and disposals, bond issuances and securitisations. Like Mansfield, Colm McElroy is also skilled in handling domestic and cross-border finance transactions for financial institutions and corporate borrowers. In 2020, former finance head Kieran McGarrigle left to establish McGarrigle Legal.