Darragh Blake > Eversheds Sutherland > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

Eversheds Sutherland
ONE EARLSFORT CENTRE
EARLSFORT TERRACE
DUBLIN 2
Ireland

Work Department

Darragh advises both lenders and borrowers on a full range of secured and unsecured finance transactions including bilateral and syndicated loans, security, intercreditor and hedging packages. He is also experienced in drafting and negotiating loan sales transaction documentation for major financial institutions. Darragh previously worked in the Banking & Financial Services department of a top five law firm in Dublin and previously qualified as a chartered accountant, having trained with KPMG in Dublin.

His recent experience includes:

•Advising Bank of Scotland in connection with preparation and negotiation of assignment of loan and security portfolio, property sale and overall settlement agreement.
•Advising Everyday Debt Recovery Limited in connection with the acquisition of loan books from the receiver to Cash Flow Services Limited and GE.
Advising HSBC in connection with preparation and negotiation of assignment of loan and security portfolio.
•Advising NAMA on review of loan and security documents in relation to various connections, and report for NAMA in relation to same.
•Advising Bank of Scotland in connection with multiple security reviews across several jurisdictions. The scope of work included negotiating new facilities, security remediation and pre and post receivership advice.
•Advising a trading group in connection with €70,000,000 banking refinancing and restructuring of group. The scope of work included negotiating new facilities, security and ISDA documentation.
•Advising Jaguar Capital Limited in connection with multi jurisdiction refinancing.
Darragh is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Position

Partner

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Banking and finance

Eversheds Sutherland counts leading Irish banks, international financial institutions, alternative lenders and property developers among its clients. The team has been active in large-scale real estate finance, project finance, loan sales and restructurings, and corporate finance, and has handled a number of transactions in the aviation sector. The team also draws on the firm’s international network to act on cross-border matters. Practice head Piaras Power has an ‘amazing reputation‘ in the market; Darragh Blake has strong property and project finance experience; and Steve Rodgers has been active in loan portfolio transactions.