Mr Maurice Phelan > Mason Hayes & Curran LLP > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP
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Work Department

Commercial Litigation, Insolvency.


Maurice is a partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. His personal focus is on Commercial Litigation, Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency.

Maurice has experience in a wide range of commercial litigation matters including high value contractual and tortious disputes and shareholders disputes, often with an international component.

Maurice frequently acts for financial institutions in complex commercial disputes including claims against institutional investment advisers and he has acted for both claimants and respondents in domestic and international commercial arbitrations.

Maurice acts for stakeholders, most commonly financial institutions, in corporate insolvency matters including consensual restructurings, examinerships, receiverships, schemes of arrangement and liquidations. He advises boards and individual officers regarding the management of insolvency risks.


Insol Europe; The International Bar Association – Vice-Chair of Insolvency Section Subcommittee; The Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners.


University College Dublin (BCL, LLM); Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, UCD (HDBS).

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Maurice PhelanMason Hayes & Curran LLP

Under the leadership of Maurice Phelan, Mason Hayes & Curran LLP‘s team handles disputes in the High Court, Commercial Court, Court of Appeal as well as in arbitration. The practice is frequently instructed by prominent Irish and multinational companies, as well as state bodies. Phelan is experienced in banking and insolvency-related litigation, and is praised by clients for providing ‘careful but commercial solutions’. Liam Guidera specialises in investigations and white-collar crime work, while Colin Monaghan is ‘extremely effective, knowledgeable, and intuitive in his thinking’ and has a broad practice.

Ireland > Insolvency and corporate restructuring

Mason Hayes & Curran LLP advises on the full range of insolvency and restructuring matters, from assisting the liquidators of distressed companies to representing creditors in court actions to recover debts. In addition to representing insolvency practitioners from the Big Four accountancy firms, the practice also counts a number of financial institutions among its clients. Practice co-head Judith Riordan handles both contentious and non-contentious insolvency work, including cross-border matters, and fellow co-head Maurice Phelan frequently acts in litigation. Frank Flanagan provides ‘succinct commercial advice at the right times’ and David Ormsby offers a ‘fresh and innovative approach to restructuring and related litigation’.