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Robin McDonnell

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Maples and Calder

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Commerical Litigation and Dispute Resolution


Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution & Insolvency


Robin is head of the Maples Group's Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team in Dublin. He specialises in insolvency and corporate recovery/restructuring and has acted in a wide range of compulsory and voluntary liquidations, examinerships, receiverships, schemes of arrangement and bankruptcies. Robin acts for insolvency and restructuring practitioners and advises distressed companies, company directors, shareholders and creditors of distressed companies. 

Robin has extensive experience in acting for NAMA and domestic and international financial institutions in a number of enforcement matters. He also has particular expertise in the area of restriction and disqualification of company directors.


Law Society of Ireland
Dublin Solicitor's Bar Association
Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners
Insol Europe
Insolvency Lawyers' Association


University College Dublin, BCL (International)
Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in Commercial Law


Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Robin McDonnell heads the team at Maples Group, which is known for its strength in the construction, financial services and funds sectors. Brian Clarke is acting for D2 Private in relation to the judicial review of a dawn raid, and Kevin Harnett is representing a construction firm in an action pertaining to properties affected by pyritic heave. Enda O’Keefe and Alan O’Sullivan, who joined from Hayes Solicitors, are other key contacts. Dudley Solan retired.

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Insolvency and corporate restructuring

Within: Insolvency and corporate restructuring

Maples Group was active in a number of liquidations, including for Miles Kirby in the liquidation of McArthur, which arose from a contested application.. The team also acts for Pepper Asset Servicing and other receivers in enforcement proceedings and other litigious matters. Practice head Robin McDonnell successfully defended a company in a winding-up petition made against it. Alan O’Sullivan joined as a new partner from Hayes Solicitors.

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Within: Insurance

Following Peter Lennon’s departure for Ronan Daly Jermyn, Robin McDonnell and Nicholas Cole took over as heads of Maples Group’s insurance team, which is representing the joint liquidators of Quinn Insurance in a €1bn professional negligence action against PwC. The team is also involved in a number of coverage disputes.

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