Ms Grainne Hennessy > Arthur Cox > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Arthur Cox
D02 T380

Work Department

Banking and Finance / Projects.


Grainne practises in finance law with particular emphasis on real estate finance, construction finance, syndicate financing, leveraged financing, receivables financing and lending to QIAIFs, ICAVs and REITs..


Grainne advises financial institutions and borrowers on: syndicate finance; real estate finance (including student accommodation and social housing); construction finance; leveraged acquisition finance; green and sustainable finance; debt restructuring, including debt for equity swaps, warrant issues and debt write offs; financing to Qualifying Investor Alternative Investment Funds (QIAIFs); Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles (ICAVs); Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and Limited Partnerships; unitranche financing and mezzanine financing.

Grainne is ranked as a “Star Individual” by Chambers and Partners, the only Banking and Finance lawyer in Ireland with this ranking.


Law Society of Ireland


BCL, 1986, LLB, 1987, University College, Cork; Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, 1990.


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Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

(Hall of Fame)

Grainne HennessyArthur Cox

Arthur Cox has one of the leading teams in Dublin with a series of highly-rated partners. It continues to lead the market in syndicated lending, acquisition finance, loan portfolio sales and financial regulation. The firm represents many of the top domestic and international lenders, along with a growing number of financial investors and corporate borrowers. Grainne Hennessy is one of the top names in the market, particularly in real estate and development financings. Chair of the firm Orla O’Connor continues to be active in big-ticket financings and loan portfolio transactions and Ultan Shannon is a key name for acquisition finance and corporate lending. ‘Very clear thinkerKevin Lynch heads the team.