Mr Stephen McLoughlin > Maples Group > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile

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Stephen is head of the Dublin Finance team at Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm.

Stephen advises on a wide range of capital markets and structured finance products and related issues, including CLO, RMBS and other securitisation structures, fund-linked structured products, ETC platforms, repackagings and debt issuance programmes. He also advises on regulatory issues impacting on structured finance vehicles including those in relation to the Prospectus Regulation, Market Abuse Regulation, AIFMD, EMIR as well as risk retention, disclosure and transparency requirements for securitisations under the Securitisation Regulation.


Stephen joined the Maples Group in 2012.  He was previously a senior associate in the finance department of a leading Irish corporate law firm.


Stephen has represented the Maples Group as part of the Irish Debt Securities Association, on working groups in relation to the implementation of AIFMD and EMIR in Ireland.


Trinity College Dublin, LLB, 1999

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Capital markets

Maples Group is a notable player in the CLO market, recognised for its role as regular counsel to collateral manager clients. The Dublin team is also able to rely on the support and expertise within the wider firm, particularly in understanding both US and European CLO markets. In the repackaging sphere, the firm advises a number of global banks in connection with Irish products. It is also acknowledged for its expertise in combining DCM and investment fund technologies for global asset and specialist investment managers to create specialist Irish SPV issuer platforms. The ECM team is best known for cross-border transactions, including SPAC IPOs. Stephen McLoughlin has become a prominent figure in the Irish structured finance market, including in CLO, RMBS and other securitisation structures. Callaghan Kennedy is another key partner in CLOs and other asset-backed securitisations, while Patrick Quinlan is a senior practitioner in the ECM field. Structured finance expert Nichola O’Reilly made of counsel in 2022.