Mr Alan Keating > Matheson > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Partner, Finance and Capital Markets


Alan Keating is a partner in our Finance and Capital Markets Department and heads the firm’s US structured finance practice.  Alan has been based in the firm’s New York office since 2011.

Alan advises international companies and financial institutions, asset managers, private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks, arrangers, issuers, rating agencies, trustees and investors on all aspects (including restructuring) of debt capital markets, securitisation (cross-border and domestic) and structured finance transactions.

In particular, Alan advises on CLOs, CDOs, LPNs, NPLs, RMBS, CMBS, US life settlements, receivables and mortgage securitisations, ABS, ABCP, MTN and repackaging programmes, deposit and fund-linked structured products (including Shariah-compliant structures), cat bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS), high-yield and other debt offerings (both public and private).

Alan has extensive experience of advising US based alternative asset managers on the structuring, establishment and capital-raising for funds implementing a wide range of investment strategies and also funds investing in private equity, distressed debt and other credit-led opportunities, real estate, infrastructure and a broad range of other asset classes.

Alan also advises clients on Irish prospectus, transparency and market abuse law, and listing queries relating to the listing of debt securities on the Main Securities Market and the Global Exchange Market of Euronext Dublin.

Alan has acted on a number of high profile and market-first transactions involving peer-to-peer (P2P) and marketplace lending platforms, including Europe’s first marketplace lending securitisation.

Alan is a qualified solicitor and a qualified tax consultant and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.  Alan was previously seconded to the legal department of a large investment bank in London where he acted as in-house counsel to the Global Markets — Fixed Income trading desk.  Alan is licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Alan previously tutored at the Law Society of Ireland and University College Dublin.

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Capital markets

Matheson‘s DCM team is noted for its international client base, including leading banks, asset managers and financial institutions. The team advises on securitisations (including auto loan securitisations); note, bond and euro medium-term note (EMTN) issuing programmes; and CLO transactions, among other matters. Turlough Galvin‘s expertise includes tax, securitisation and structured finance, while Christian Donagh specialises in advising on raising debt capital, newly promoted partner Richard Kelly has expertise in derivatives, and senior associate Andrew Gill has experience advising on asset-backed commercial paper programmes. The firm is also active in domestic ECM work, advising on significant IPOs of Irish companies, public takeovers, restructurings of public companies, and US listings and fundraisings for multinationals with Irish holding companies. Fergus Bolster has particular experience in the technology, pharmaceutical, energy and media sectors; George Brady regularly advises on listings on the Irish and international stock exchanges; and Madeline McDonnell specialises in public company M&A. New York-based Alan Keating  is also noted.