Firm Profile > Dillon Eustace > Dublin, Ireland
Dillon Eustace Offices
33 SIR JOHN ROGERSON'S QUAY
Dillon Eustace > The Legal 500 Rankings
Investment funds Tier 1
The ‘down-to-earth, practical and knowledgeable’ team at Dillon Eustace has ‘huge experience in the investment funds industry’. 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’Connor, 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 ‘outstanding’ Brian Higgins and senior associate Grace O’Connor are also noted.
Banking and finance Tier 2
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.
Capital markets Tier 2
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 €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.
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.
Insurance Tier 2
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.
Real estate Tier 2
Dillon Eustace’s ‘highly engaged’ 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’s largest office building, as well as on the acquisition of three apartment blocks. Kelly O’Hara 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.
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 €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.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
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 €8.7m judgment for Seaconview fund against a guarantor of loans. John O’Riordan 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.
Media and entertainment Tier 3
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.
Transport Tier 3
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.
Dillon Eustace > Firm Profile
The firm: Dillon Eustace was established in 1992 and is one of Ireland’s leading law firms focusing on financial services, banking and capital markets, corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Dublin the firm’s international practice has seen it establish offices in Tokyo, New York and the Cayman Islands. In tandem with international development the firm has expanded significantly, particularly in recent years, in the domestic Irish market.
Areas of practice: The firm advises across a wide range of practice areas and disciplines. It is a market leader in a number of its key chosen fields including financial services, banking and capital markets, financial and insurance litigation and regulated and international mergers and acquisitions. In recent years the firm has been involved in many of the most significant transactions forming part of Ireland’s deleveraging and distressed asset disposal processes. It has acted for buyers of in excess of €20bn worth of distressed Irish assets and in some of the most high-profile commercial transactions including the sale by the State of shares in Bank of Ireland and a number of high profile corporate inversion transactions.
|Asset management||Donnacha O'Connorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1729|
|Asset management||Brian Dillonemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1713|
|Aviation/asset finance||Conor Keavenyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1741|
|Banking||Conor Keavenyemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1741|
|Banking||Keith Robinsonfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 674 1004|
|Capital markets||Mark Thorneemail@example.com||+353 1 667 0022|
|Capital markets||Conor Keavenyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1741|
|Cayman Islands||Matt Mulryemail@example.com||+1 345 949 0022|
|Cayman Islands||Jonathan Lawfirstname.lastname@example.org||+1 345 949 0022|
|Commercial Real Estate||Kelly O'Haraemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1827|
|Commercial litigation and dispute resolution||Kieran Cowheyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1783|
|Commercial litigation and dispute resolution||Paul Breenemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1784|
|Compliance and regulatory||Keith Wainefirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1822|
|Corporate and M&A||Lorcan Tiernanemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1736|
|Corporate and M&A||Adrian Bensonfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1705|
|Distressed asset acquisition and finance||Conor Keavenyemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1741|
|Distressed asset acquisition and finance||Mark Thornefirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 667 0022|
|Employment||John Doyleemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1786|
|Financial services||Andrew Batesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1704|
|Financial services||Brian Higginsemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1891|
|Hedge funds and structured investment funds||Donnacha O'Connorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1729|
|Hedge funds and structured investment funds||Etain de Valeraemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1739|
|Insolvency and corporate recovery||Jamie Ensorfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1722|
|Insurance litigation||Kieran Cowheyemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1783|
|Insurance litigation||Paul Breenfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1784|
|Insurance regulatory||Andrew Batesemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1704|
|Inward investment||Mark Thornefirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 667 0022|
|Inward investment||Lorcan Tiernanemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1736|
|Listings||Tara O'Callaghanfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1831|
|Listings||Fionnán Gannonemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1867|
|Maritime and aviation litigation||Kieran Cowheyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1783|
|Maritime and aviation litigation||David Kavanaghemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1788|
|Media and defamation||John Doylefirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1786|
|Media and defamation||David Kavanaghemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1788|
|New York||David Walshfirstname.lastname@example.org||+ 1 212 792 4168|
|Pharma and healthcare||Elaine Healyemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1797|
|Private equity/venture capital||Adrian Bensonfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1705|
|Private equity/venture capital||David Lawlessemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1765|
|Real estate||Kelly O'Harafirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1827|
|Real estate||Louise Wrightemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1817|
|Regulatory investigations||Andrew Batesfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1704|
|Regulatory investigations||John O'Riordanemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1792|
|Securitisation and structured finance||Conor Keavenyfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1741|
|Securitisation and structured finance||David Lawlessemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1765|
|Taxation||David Lawlessfirstname.lastname@example.org||+353 1 673 1765|
|Taxation||Sean Murrayemail@example.com||+353 1 673 1764|
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