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Dillon Eustace

33 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY, DUBLIN 2, IRELAND
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Work +353 1 667 0022
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Fax +353 1 667 0042
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Web:
www.dilloneustace.ie
Dublin, Grand Cayman, New York, Tokyo

Ireland

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Dillon Eustace

Dillon Eustace 'provides a top-quality offering and is always committed to getting the deal done efficiently'. Its client list includes international financial institutions, domestic banks and alternative lenders, and government agencies; Nama is a longstanding client. John-Hugh Colleran is 'pragmatic and relationship driven, with very strong interpersonal skills'; Keith Robinson is 'very approachable and solutions focused'; and the 'consistently excellent' and 'technically very strong' Kate Curneen is noted for her expertise in property finance. Conor Houlihan moved to DLA Piper.

Next generation lawyers

Kate Curneen - Dillon Eustace

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Dillon Eustace

Dillon Eustace¬†is praised for its ability to 'support clients even in difficult times'. Highlights included advising American International Group as issuer on the listing of¬†‚ā¨1bn-worth of 1.875% notes on the Irish Stock Exchange, and assisting with the structuring and establishment of debt issuance vehicle Celtic Investment Opportunities Fund Lending to finance Irish real estate acquisitions. Conor Keaveny¬†stands out for his 'attention to detail and good understanding of the context of projects'. Conor Houlihan¬†moved to DLA Piper.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Dillon Eustace

Dillon Eustace¬†has notable strength in the healthcare sector; practice head Lorcan Tiernan¬†and senior associate Catherine Hicks¬†advised a leading primary care provider on the disposal of its 50% interest in a group of clinics, and Tiernan also acted for Beechfield Nursing Home Group on the ‚ā¨33m sale of three nursing homes. Media and real estate are also sector specialisms. Adrian Benson, who advised Dundalk Town FC on its sale to US-based consortium Peak6,¬†is another key contact.

Next generation lawyers

Catherine Hicks - Dillon Eustace

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Dillon Eustace

Kieran Cowhey¬†leads the team at Dillon Eustace, which has been particularly active in financial services litigation and shareholder disputes. Peter Bredin¬†successfully secured an ‚ā¨8.7m judgment for Seaconview fund against a guarantor of loans. John O‚ÄôRiordan¬†and John Doyle¬†are also key contacts. Other clients include the National Asset Management Agency, Allied Irish Banks and the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Ireland.

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

Dillon Eustace

At Dillon Eustace, department head Jamie Ensor is particularly adept at dealing with liquidations, including a remarkable one where he first acted for a large Asian company on the successful winding up of an Irish registered company, and then for the court-appointed receiver in the cross-border asset recovery involving the obtaining of freezing orders. Other work includes examinerships and receiverships.

Leading individuals

Jamie Ensor - Dillon Eustace

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Insurance
Insurance - ranked: tier 2

Dillon Eustace

At Dillon Eustace, contentious head Kieran Cowhey is particularly adept at handling aviation and product liability matters, but his caseload extends to advising insurers on professional indemnity for solicitors, accountants, construction experts and insurance brokers, as well as advising Irish banks on D&O insurance coverage issues. John O’Riordan acted for RSA Insurance Group in several High Court cases resulting from a fire in a restaurant, which were settled on favourable terms. Andrew Bates handles insurance regulatory work.

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Investment funds
Investment funds - ranked: tier 1

Dillon Eustace

The ‚Äėdown-to-earth, practical and knowledgeable‚Äô team at Dillon Eustace¬†has ‚Äėhuge experience in the investment funds industry‚Äô. Key areas of work include advising credit managers on establishing Irish-regulated investment funds, and acting for managers buying Irish real estate via QIAIFs. Etain de Valera¬†advised Tennenbaum Capital on establishing an Irish loan origination fund, and Cillian Bredin¬†acted for Legal & General Investment Management on the establishment of a fund management operation in Ireland. Donnacha O‚ÄôConnor, who took over as practice head from Andrew Bates, assisted Roundshield Capital Partners with setting up an Icav sub-fund to invest in Irish social housing. Brian Kelliher, the¬†‚Äėoutstanding‚Äô¬†Brian Higgins and senior associate Grace O‚ÄôConnor¬†are also noted.

Leading individuals

Andrew Bates - Dillon Eustace

Donnacha O’Connor - Dillon Eustace

Next generation lawyers

Cillian Bredin - Dillon Eustace

Grace O'Connor - Dillon Eustace

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Media and entertainment
Media and entertainment - ranked: tier 3

Dillon Eustace

Dillon Eustace handles defamation, privacy and contempt claims, as well as providing pre-publication advice to national daily and Sunday newspapers. The team is also expanding its expertise in relation to publication on the internet and social media. John Doyle, David Kavanagh and John O’Riordan are the key contacts.

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Real estate
Real estate - ranked: tier 2

Dillon Eustace

Dillon Eustace‚Äôs ‚Äėhighly engaged‚Äô team has expertise in a broad range of commercial property matters, including landlord and tenant issues, loan book acquisition, and the sale and purchase of commercial, investment and residential properties. Recent work highlights include Louise Wright¬†acting for SW3 Capital and Tristan Capital Partners on the site acquisition, forward funding, development and letting strategy agreement for the Exo building, Dublin‚Äôs largest office building, as well as on the acquisition of three apartment blocks. Kelly O‚ÄôHara¬†leads the practice and other key figures include name partner Paul Eustace¬†and senior associate Brendan Cunnane, who arrived from Nama in January 2018 to strengthen the team.

Next generation lawyers

Brendan Cunnane - Dillon Eustace

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 3

Dillon Eustace

Maritime and admiralty law specialist Paul Gill leads the team at Dillon Eustace, which acts primarily for shipowners and handles insurance interests concerning salvage cases, personal injury claims, collision cases and wrongful arrests. The team also has a presence in the aviation sector, advising airlines and aviation insurers. David Kavanaugh is also noted.

Leading individuals

Paul Gill - Dillon Eustace

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  • European Communities (Takeover Bids (Directive 2004/25/EC)) Regulations 2006

    The EU Takeovers Directive (2004/25/EC) (the ‚ÄúTakeovers Directive‚ÄĚ) has been transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Takeover Bids (Directive 2004/25/EC)) Regulations, 2006 (S. I. No. 255 of 2006) (the ‚ÄúTakeovers Regulations‚ÄĚ). The stated aim of the Takeovers Directive is to strengthen the Single Market in financial services by facilitating cross-border restructuring and enhancing minority shareholder protection. Many of the provisions of the Directive are already contained in the existing Irish regime for the supervision of takeovers set out in the Irish Takeover Panel Act, 1997 (the ‚ÄúAct‚ÄĚ), the Takeover Rules, 2001 (the ‚ÄúRules‚ÄĚ) and the Companies Acts 1963 ‚Äď 2005, which will continue to apply. The Takeovers Regulations cater for those areas not already dealt with in the existing regime or areas of the regime that needed to be adjusted as a result of the requirements of the Takeovers Directive.
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  • LANDWELL Bulletin: Managing in a Downturn

    As we are all well aware this is the most turbulent climate for business both nationally and internationally, that any of us have experienced. We have therefore focused this bulletin on areas where we believe we can help you take decisive steps to manage the issues that are required to get through the downturn and be properly prepared for the future.
  • The Companies (Amendment) Act 2009

    The Companies (Amendment) Act, 2009 (the ‚ÄúAct‚ÄĚ) was signed into law on 12 July 2009. The Act provides for signifi cant changes to company law compliance and enforcement. It gives increased powers of search and seizure to the Offi ce of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (‚ÄúODCE‚ÄĚ) and expands disclosure obligations with regard to transactions between a company and its directors (including specifi c changes for licensed banks). The Act also relaxes the requirement that at least one director of an Irish company must be resident in the State.
  • New Rules for Acquiring Transactions in the Financial Sector

    In line with EU-mandated requirements, Ireland has introduced new rules governing acquisitions, in whole or in part, of certain regulated financial institutions.
  • Irish Merger Control: Review of Key Developments in 2008

    A 47% Year-on-Year Drop in the Number of Deals Notified: Reflecting the global decline in merger activity, the number of deals notified to the Competition Authority fell to 38 in 2008, a 47% decrease from 2007, when 72 deals were notified, and a more than 60% decrease from the 2006 peak of 98 notified deals.
  • European Communities (Takeover Bids (Directive 2004/25/EC)) Regulations 2006

    The EU Takeovers Directive (2004/25/EC) (the ‚ÄúTakeovers Directive‚ÄĚ) has been transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Takeover Bids (Directive 2004/25/EC)) Regulations, 2006 (S. I. No. 255 of 2006) (the ‚ÄúTakeovers Regulations‚ÄĚ). The stated aim of the Takeovers Directive is to strengthen the Single Market in financial services by facilitating cross-border restructuring and enhancing minority shareholder protection. Many of the provisions of the Directive are already contained in the existing Irish regime for the supervision of takeovers set out in the Irish Takeover Panel Act, 1997 (the ‚ÄúAct‚ÄĚ), the Takeover Rules, 2001 (the ‚ÄúRules‚ÄĚ) and the Companies Acts 1963 ‚Äď 2005, which will continue to apply. The Takeovers Regulations cater for those areas not already dealt with in the existing regime or areas of the regime that needed to be adjusted as a result of the requirements of the Takeovers Directive.
  • Establishing a Retail Fund in Ireland for sale in Japan Fund Structures and Features

    The issuing of securities of offshore funds for public sale into Japan is governed by a combination of the Securities and Exchange Law of Japan (the "SEL") which is enforced by the Japanese Ministry of Finance ("MOF"), the Law Concerning Investment Trust and Investment Company of Japan (the "Investment Funds Law") which is enforced by the Financial Services Agency of Japan ("FSA").Establishing a Retail Fund in Ireland for sale in Japan Fund Structures and Features
  • Equality before the Law

    Employment Equality legislation in Ireland is to be found in the Employment Equality Act 1998 as amended by the Equality Act 2004. This legislation is extremely detailed but in effect makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, race, and membership of the traveller community. These are referred to as the ‚Äúdiscriminatory grounds‚ÄĚ.
  • Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Ireland

    The enforcement of judgments between the EU member states is regulated by the Brussels I Regulation (44/2001, OJL 12/1, 16 January 2001) (‚Äúthe Regulation‚ÄĚ). On the 22nd December 2000, the European Council agreed the Regulation to replace the Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments 1968 (‚Äúthe Brussels Convention‚ÄĚ). The purpose of the Regulation was to bring the law contained in the Brussels Convention into the main body of EC Law. The Regulation was implemented in Ireland by Statutory Instrument 52 of 2002, European Communities (Civil and Commercial Judgments) Regulations 2002, which came into force on the 1st March 2002.
  • E-Discovery

    Unlike the United States, which is leading the way in relation to e-discovery and where the disclosure of electronic data has become standard procedure, as of yet there is no standard protocol or practice direction issued in relation to e-discovery in Ireland. Despite this fact, Irish lawyers are beginning to appreciate the invaluable nature of electronic data which can be retrieved and used in commercial litigation.
  • Disclosure Requirements with respect to Company Particulars

    Directive 2003/58/EC amending Directive 68/151/EEC (the ‚ÄúFirst Disclosure Directive‚ÄĚ) became effective on 1st April, 2007 having been transposed into Irish law by the European Communities (Companies) (Amendment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 49 of 2007) (the ‚ÄúRegulations‚ÄĚ).