Firm Profile > Walkers > Dublin, Ireland

Walkers
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Capital markets Tier 1

Walkers advises on the full range of DCM matters, with particular expertise in CLO transactions. The team is also highly active in the European commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) space and the significant risk transfer (SRT) securitisation market, as well as regularly advising on securitisation transactions originating in Ireland and governed by Irish law. Practice head Garry Ferguson is noted for his experience in insurance-linked securities (ILS); Noeleen Ruddy has expertise in asset and mortgage-backed securities and CLO transactions; and Andrew Traynor's strengths include auto loan securitisations. Ian McNamee, who regularly advises on matters involving Irish SPVs, and Paddy Rath, who has experience in the CLO, CMBS and private equity space, were promoted to partner in July 2019.

Practice head(s):

Garry Ferguson

Testimonials

Matters are given due attention by partners and other senior lawyers, and their advice is pragmatic and commercial.

Andrew Traynor and Ian McNamee are extremely personable, actively involved in matters and able to understand when work is pressing and needs their attention. They understand cost pressures and manage matters accordingly.’

Key clients

Accunia Credit Management Fondsmæglerselskab A/S

Assicurazioni Generali S.p.A,

AXA Global P&C

Banco Santander/Santander Consumer Finance/Santander UK/Santander Portugal

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)

Bank of Scotland

Bain

Bardin Hill (formerly Halcyon Capital Management)

Bench Walk Advisors, LLC

Covéa

DXC Technology

Deutsche Bank AG

Goldman Sachs

Infrastructure Finance & Trade Limited

Lloyds Bank plc

Macquarie Bank

Man Group plc

Munich Re

Oak Hill Advisors

Onex Capital Partners

Pinebridge Investments

Rothschild/Five Arrows

SCOR Global P&C

Tramontana Asset Management

Unicredit Bank AG

UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Asset finance Tier 2

Thanks to its global network of offices, Walkers regularly handles multi-jurisdictional transactions with Cayman, BVI and Bermudian aspects. The team is experienced in advising on aircraft leasing, including the establishment of leasing platforms; the financing and refinancing of portfolios; mergers and insolvencies in the aviation sector; and financing from non-traditional routes, such as from Korean investors, where practice head David McGovern has a particular specialism. Of counsel Killian McSharry has experience in aircraft finance and leasing across the US, European and Asian markets. Following the retirement of Ken Rush, the team's senior ranks were strengthened by the transfer of Matt Hedigan from the finance and capital markets practice.

Practice head(s):

David McGovern

Testimonials

The team provides an almost unique coverage of the Irish and certain offshore jurisdictions such as Bermuda and is able to provide an integrated service across these jurisdictions.

David McGovern and his team are very responsive and friendly (also when sitting across the table), but at the same time to the point.

Key clients

Airborne Capital Limited

CIT Bank

Druid Leasing

LetterOne Treasury

GTLK Europe

Sberbank Leasing

Seraph Aviation Management Limited

Stratos

Accipiter Aviation

ACG

ALC

Carlyle Aviation (formerly Apollo)

AWAS/DAE

Banco Santander

Castlelake, L.P

Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec

CALC

CDB Leasing

China Minsheng Investment Group

Citi Bank

Crédit Agricole

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

Goshawk Aviation

ICBC Leasing

Investec Bank

Jackson Square

MCAP

Natixis

Nord LB

Orix

Och-Ziff Capital Management

Standard Chartered

SMBC Aviation Capital

Wells Fargo

Lease Corporation International

Banking and finance Tier 2

Walkers is noted for its strength in large, cross-border financing transactions, drawing on its global network of offices. The team acts predominantly for lenders, including leading Irish banks and major global financial institutions, but also acts for funds and property developers on the borrower side. The practice is also very active in distressed debt and loan sales, domestic MBO and M&A financings, fund finance, and real estate finance. Garry Ferguson heads the team; Andrew Traynor has particular expertise in cross-border fund financing, structured credit and commercial lending transactions; and Ian McNamee is noted for his 'strong grasp of commercial considerations'. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Ronan McNabb, who joined as of counsel from Maples Group.

Practice head(s):

Garry Ferguson

Testimonials

Walkers display a great depth of knowledge. They have a very strong grasp of commercial considerations in addition to technical legal matters. Their advice is clear, concise and comprehensive. We take great comfort in being represented by the Walkers team. Client service is exceptional with quick response times and an ability to prioritise urgent matters.

Andrew Traynor, Ian McNamee, Noeleen Ruddy, associate Charlotte Chestnutt and of counsel Ailís Garvey are all excellent: very approachable, responsive and knowledgeable. They have detailed understanding of the varying types of transactions that we are involved in and the various capacities in which we act and this makes them ideally placed to provide consistently excellent service.

In particular, Ian McNamee is very responsive and knowledgeable. Very prompt turnaround times for queries. Strong grasp of commercial considerations and a keen eye for detail and nuance.

Experienced team with good market knowledge and depth to cover multiple workstreams.

Ian McNamee is very much in tune with our needs and responsive to even the tightest timelines. Practical and commercial at all times.

Key clients

Crestline Capital

Centerbridge

Davy

Deutsche Bank AG

Fairfield Real Estate Finance

GCP Asset Back Income (UK) Limited

Golub Capital

Hilltop Fund Management LLP

Apex (formerly Link Asset Services / Link Corporate Trustees (UK) (formerly Capita))

Nomura

Macquarie Bank

Man Group plc / Man GPM Aalto

Natixis

National Asset Management Agency (Nama)

NIBC Bank Deutschland AG

Syncreon Group

Standard Chartered Bank

UniCredit Bank AG

Ulster Bank

VTB Bank

Wells Fargo Bank

Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 2

Walkers' restructuring and insolvency practice handles contentious and non-contentious matters. The team is particularly active in the financial services sector and is a key name for matters with links to the Cayman Islands and Bermuda, where the firm has offices. It also receives a number of referrals from the Big 4 accounting firms, with recent work including advising on  the liquidation of mechanical engineering firm Harley Mechanical Services. Practice head Gavin Smith 'always gets to the right answer', and associate William Greensmyth is 'top notch'.

Practice head(s):

Gavin Smith

Testimonials

‘Walkers have a strong asset management and international presence combining a great understanding of international client needs with navigating the Irish commercial landscape.’

‘Walkers are unique in that they take the quality of their advice very seriously. They pride themselves on their technical legal knowledge and they always strive to get the correct answer.’

‘Walkers’ international reach gives them a good differentiator in the Irish market place.’

‘Gavin Smith and Will Greensmyth are top notch.’

‘Gavin Smith is an experienced Irish insolvency and litigation lawyer – he approaches complicated issues creatively and effectively resulting in excellent outcomes. His availability and work ethic is exceptional.’

‘Gavin Smith is a very knowledgeable lawyer. Gavin’s advice is well considered and clearly articulated. He is a very contentious solicitor and always gets to the right answer. William Greensmyth always wants to get the best outcome for his client. He works hard on even the most difficult cases. He combines that client focus with very well researched and considered advice. He is a top man.’

‘Gavin Smith is very knowledgeable, commercial, practical restructuring lawyer who focuses on resolving key issues to get results. He always makes himself available and is good at working through complexities that arise.’

Key clients

NAMA

Grant Thornton

Kirby Healy

Allied Irish Banks

Investment funds Tier 2

Walkers' 'strong' team counts leading global asset management firms and private equity and credit managers among its clients, advising on the establishment and maintenance of various types of Irish investment funds, including UCITS, QIAIFs and RIAIFs. The practice has also been active assisting asset managers with Brexit planning and regulatory issues. The practice is led by Nicholas Blake-Knox, who joined the firm in 2018 from Pimco and is recommended for his 'excellent understanding of Irish fund legislation and his in-house experience'. Sarah Maguire provides 'sage advice' on the establishment, authorisation and operation of a range of funds; Jennifer Fox has notable strength in the establishment of UCITS management companies and AIFMs, and in fund redomiciliations and mergers; and the newly promoted Eimear Keane has expertise in AIFMD and UCITS regulatory  requirements.

Practice head(s):

Nicholas Blake-Knox

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

The global reach of the firm is very attractive and the team in Dublin is very commercially-focused and forward-thinking in terms of developments in Irish law.

A client always wants to feel understood and, given Nicholas Blake-Knox’s experience, that is a given when dealing with him.

A strong investment funds team with significant industry experience.

Nicholas Blake-Knox is a pragmatic lawyer who gets to the core of legal and regulatory issues very quickly, offering a solution-orientated perspective for clients. He avoids creating legal and regulatory fear, thereby garnering trust with clients. His in-house experience shines through in his dealings with clients – he has been on the other side and therefore is capable of looking at the world through his clients’ lens.

The level of commercial awareness at this firm is very strong.

Sarah Maguire has excellent legal knowledge coupled with a practical approach to interpreting the law from a business perspective.

Responsive, commercially focused advice

Sarah Maguire has excellent knowledge of all fund regulations and guidance and has the ability to apply this knowledge in a very practical, commercially focused way. She is very responsive and ensures that projects are kept on track.

Expertise in Irish UCITS funds and investment and investment management law.

Sarah Maguire has expertise in investment law practice, specifically UCITS, QIAIFs and investment regulations. She provided very valuable counsel on the  establishment of new funds and we depended on her sage advice.

The team is highly professional and, most importantly, responsive.

Excellent cross-section of professionals. They have combined experience in a number of sectors that they are able to leverage to assist their clients.

Nicholas Blake-Knox has an excellent understanding of Irish fund legislation and his in-house experience gives him an edge.

Nick Blake-Knox does a great job of listening to what we really need and providing commercial feedback for it.

Young and efficient team.

Professional and kind.

Cross-industry knowledge.

Sarah Maguire is excellent – she provides quick response times and concise and commercial advice.’

Key clients

PIMCO

Morgan Stanley

Edmond de Rothschild

Skyline Umbrella Fund ICAV

Albemarle Asset Management Limited / Optima Asset Management LLC

Westwood Investment Funds plc

Clear Capital Management LLP

Ardevora Asset Management LLP

Kepler Partners, LLP

Kagiso Global Asset Management ICAV

W&W Asset Management (Dublin) DAC

Carne Global Fund Managers (Ireland) Limited (Primo UCITS Platform & RV Capital)

Lemanik Asset Management S.A., Dublin Branch

Cantor Fitzgerald Corporate Finance Ireland Ltd

DCI LLC

IBM Retirement Funds

Tax Tier 2

Walkers' 'excellent' team has been particularly active advising on capital markets transactions, with expertise in CLO and CMBS transactions and distressed loan portfolio acquisitions. Other areas of strength include real estate tax structuring; assisting investment fund clients with restructuring their existing portfolios and establishing new loan origination funds; and advising on the tax aspects of domestic and international M&A transactions and corporate migrations to Ireland. 'Exceptional' practice head Jonathan Sheehan has extensive experience across financial, corporate and real estate transactions, while the 'excellent' Aisling Burke advises on tax structuring, inward investment and contentious tax matters, and of counsel Eimear Burbridge has particular expertise in the CLO and asset finance space.

Practice head(s):

Jonathan Sheehan

Testimonials

The Walkers tax team in Ireland is excellent. The team is very responsive to our queries and provides solid deliverables. We have a great working relationship.

Jonathan Sheehan is fantastic to work with. He is very responsive to queries and commercially focused in his advice. He has a deep understanding of the Irish tax landscape.

Jonathan Sheehan is an exceptional tax lawyer. He is very technical but his grasp of the technical detail enables him to be very commercially minded with structuring and executing transactions.

Aisling Burke is an excellent tax practitioner.

Key clients

Tramontana Asset Management

Bench Walk Advisors, LLC

Bardin Hill (formerly Halcyon Loan Advisors (UK) LLP)

Santander Consumer Finance

UnipolSai Assicurazioni S.p.A.

Goldman Sachs

BNP Paribas Asset Management UK Limited

Lloyds Bank plc

Man Group plc/Man GPM Aalto

UniCredit Bank AG

Bain Capital

Banco Santander/Santander Consumer Finance/Santander UK

Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML)

Onex Capital Partners

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Walkers' 'knowledgeable, practical and responsive' team has extensive experience acting as Irish counsel on large-scale, international M&A transactions, with support from the firm's global network of offices. Drawing on the firm's expertise in financial services, the team has been particularly active in the aviation and funds sectors. The practice also advises international clients on group restructurings and is assisting financial institutions with moving their businesses to Ireland. In the domestic market, the team is active in M&A, particularly in the technology, manufacturing, food processing, leisure and commercial property sectors. 'Real rising star' Brendan O’Brien leads the practice and has experience in M&A and corporate restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Brendan O’Brien

Testimonials

The team is knowledgeable, practical and responsive.

Brendan O’Brien is a real rising star. His all-round knowledge and commercial acumen are truly impressive.’

Key clients

Airborne Capital Limited

Allied Risk Holdings Limited

Apex Group Limited

Benchwalk Capital Advisors LLC

China Minsheng Investment Group

Convenient Foods Limited

Extraspace Solutions Limited

First Energy Bank

Goshawk Aviation

Iceland Seafood International

Lease Corporation International

Stobart Air

Real estate Tier 3

Walkers advises hedge funds and lessors on the management of shopping centres, as well as working with the firm's banking team on real estate finance transactions, and developers including Marlet Property Group. Rachel Rodgers, who is 'outstanding' and 'exceptionally commercially minded', leads the practice, and of counsel Jody Toner acts for secured lenders on development projects. The practice also benefits from the firm's innovation hub, which develops technological solutions.

Practice head(s):

Rachel Rodgers

Testimonials

‘The real estate team in Walkers were incredibly thorough in piecing together complex title. The team conducted due diligence with excellent care and attention and provided critical advice to ensure gaps in the title were fully addressed in advance of completion. Rachel Rodgers was outstanding.’

‘There is a wide depth and breadth of knowledge across all real estate sectors allowing the client flexibility and confidence.’

‘The service provided by Walkers is both highly professional and approachable. The team are very responsive, engaging and pragmatic with a focus on practical resolution of issues and getting the deal over the line. Rachel Rogers is an exceptionally commercially minded lawyer. Rachel was always one step ahead, very approachable and a clear communicator.’

‘The team is very hands-on and has a great experience with real estate but also with financing.’

‘I have found the conveyancing process to be extremely thorough at Walkers, a great commitment to understanding all aspects of a given transaction and outlining any possible risks, I feel that Walkers often cause the law firm on the other side of the deal to raise their game. I have never met anyone as well informed about the nuances of real estate and property law than Jody Toner.’

Key clients

Man Group plc/Man GPM Alto

Grant Thornton

Duff & Phelps

Fairfield Real Estate

Marlet Property Group

Quanta Capital Asset Management

Iceland Seafood

Employment Tier 4

Walkers' employment practice was established in 2019 following the arrival of Susan Battye as practice head from LK Shields Solicitors. The employment team complements the wider firms' existing financial services offering, advising clients on the employment-related aspects of acquisitions as well as handling the resolution of disputes. Battye is praised as a 'delight to deal with' and a 'superb adviser', while the team overall is valued for its 'commercial approach'.

Practice head(s):

Susan Battye

Testimonials

‘We are a young company with a small number of high energy/high capability employees. We don’t yet have a fully staffed HR function and have experienced some employee performance management issues which we needed help with. Walkers brought a more personal approach to teasing through how to practically manage the problem instead of quoting employment law to us at length, which is what I have experienced with other firms.’

‘Ambitious team of dedicated lawyers with clear focus on achieving the best outcomes for the client. Whilst not as large as some of the big firms in Dublin, they have attracted talent from other firms across Dublin and are showing great growth in the Irish legal sector.’

‘They have a commercial approach and focus on a pragmatic solution-driven approach while ensuring we remain within the law.’

‘Susan Battye has been a superb adviser for us on any and all employment matters. She takes a pragmatic, rational and reasoned approach which means we can assess a situation from all perspectives before we make a decision on how we move forward.’

‘Susan Battye was an amazing resource for our company. She assisted us through our due diligence process as we acquired our first entity in Ireland and then assisted us to work through local issues as we integrated the team. Her practical approach and ability to explain the situation and course the situation may take was helpful as we learned the nuances of the local laws and practices. She was thorough in her approach and knew how to provide effective guidance we can use. She was thinking 3 steps ahead for us and answering questions we did not know to ask. As a company, we have acquired in new countries many times and the quality of the legal advisers is always key to an easy transition. The experience with Susan was exceptional!’

‘Susan Battye is a delight to deal with – her calm focused demeanour is exactly what is required for highly charged employment matters. Excellent knowledge of the sector and very responsive.’

‘Susan Battye has been highly responsive, helpful and insightful. She can digest large amounts of information very quickly and her advice is always commercially focused and sensible.’

‘We have instructed Susan Battye in her former firm and found her to be great to deal with – responsive and very commercial in her approach.’

Key clients

Apex Group

The firm

Walkers is a global, integrated and market leading financial services law firm. It provides market leading Irish legal, tax, listing and professional services solutions to domestic and international financial institutions, investment managers, private equity groups and corporations. The firm has a considerable global presence with ten offices (Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Dubai, Hong Kong, Guernsey, Ireland, Jersey, London and Singapore), 115+ partners and 915+ staff providing a 24/7 service to its clients who are at the cutting edge of capital markets, aviation finance, investment funds and cross-border finance.

Areas of practice

Asset Finance:
The firm’s asset finance group focuses on all aspects of the financing, leasing and trading of aircraft, aircraft engines, helicopters and other heavy transportation assets such as rolling stock and vessels. It has extensive experience in establishing leasing and trading platforms in Ireland and in complex asset finance transactions such as ABS, PDP, sale and lease-back and warehouse financing structures acting for lessors, lessees, financiers and private equity houses.
Key Contact: David McGovern Tel: +353 1 470 6663
Email: david.mcgovern@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Killian McSharry Tel: +353 1 470 6696
Email: killian.mcsharry@walkersglobal.com

 

Banking:
The firm’s Finance & Capital Markets group advises agents, arrangers, banks, international financial institutions, corporations and funds on an extensive range of big ticket, complex domestic and international cross-border finance transactions across the following product areas:
– Acquisition Finance
– Alternative Finance and Non-Banking Leading
– Commercial Lending
– Corporate Finance
– Distressed Investment / Loan Sales and Debt Restructuring
– Fund Financing
– Leveraged Finance
– Real Estate Finance – including acquisition finance, development finance, senior and mezzanine debt, securitised loans and secondary market debt acquisitions
– Receivables Finance
– Structured Credit
Key Contact: Andrew Traynor Tel: +353 1 470 6632
Email: andrew.traynor@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Garry Ferguson Tel: +353 1 470 6659
Email: garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Noeleen Ruddy Tel: +353 1 470 6650
Email: noeleen.ruddy@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Ian McNamee Tel: +353 1 470 6643
Email: ian.mcnamee@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Paddy Rath Tel: +353 1 470 6657
Email: paddy.rath@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Matt Hedigan Tel: +353 1 470 6688
Email: matt.hedigan@walkersglobal.com

 

Corporate & Commercial:
The firm’s corporate group advises corporate and business clients, both Irish and international, on a wide variety of company, commercial and corporate law matters. It has extensive experience in providing advice on a range of corporate issues including mergers, acquisitions and disposals, corporate re-structuring, joint ventures, shareholders’ agreements and share investments and a wide variety of commercial contracts and agreements including outsourcing and technology related matters.
Key Contact: Brendan O’Brien Tel: +353 1 470 6653
Email: brendan.obrien@walkersglobal.com

 

Derivatives:
The firm’s derivatives group has extensive experience in advising on all aspects of derivative types whether for pure hedging or complex/structured in nature, whether they are exchange traded, over the counter or centrally cleared and across all asset classes specifically credit, equity, interest rate, currency, FX and commodity. The team draws on a wealth of knowledge developed from their time in London, New York and in-house spent dealing with all the major market participants in the derivatives field meaning that the firm can deliver clear, concise, commercial advice to its international client base.
Key Contact: Matt Hedigan Tel: +353 1 470 6688
Email: matt.hedigan@walkersglobal.com

 

Employment:
Walkers’ employment team advise on the full life cycle of employment issues, including: recruitment, employment contracts, benefits and rewards, policies and procedures, investigations, discrimination, whistle-blowing, workplace stress, industrial relations, redundancies, dismissals, injunctions, compromise agreements and post-termination restrictions. Walkers also provide strategic employment law advice on corporate restructuring, transaction support, transfers of undertakings, Brexit migration and international relocation projects.
Key Contact: Susan Battye Tel: +353 1 863 8541
Email: susan.battye@walkersglobal.co

 

Finance & Capital Markets (FCM):
The firm’s award winning FCM group advises arrangers, agents, financial institutions, issuers, managers, originators and trustees on the full range of public and private debt capital markets, securitisation and structured finance transactions including: – Asset Backed Securities (ABS)
– Asset Backed Commercial Paper (ABCP) / ECP / CP programmes
– Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) and Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS)
– Capital Relief Trades (CRT) / Significant Risk Transfer (SRT) transactions
– Catastrophe bonds and insurance linked securities (ILS)
– CDOs/CLOs
– Derivatives
– Distressed, troubled or special situation investment platforms
– Eurobond issuances – Loan Participation Notes (LPNs)
– Loan Originator Platforms
– Medium Term Note (MTN) programmes
– Private note placements
– Repackaging transactions
– Securitisation
– Structured finance
– Structured products
Our dedicated debt listing team also acts as listing agent in respect of a wide range of corporate and sovereign debt, ABS, CMBS & RMBS, CLO, high yield products and Islamic bond products on a number of global stock exchanges.
Key Contact: Garry Ferguson Tel: +353 1 470 6659
Email: garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Noeleen Ruddy Tel: +353 1 470 6650
Email: noeleen.ruddy@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Andrew Traynor Tel: +353 1 470 6632
Email: andrew.traynor@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Matt Hedigan Tel: +353 1 470 6688
Email: matt.hedigan@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Paddy Rath Tel: +353 1 470 6657
Email: paddy.rath@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Ian McNamee Tel: +353 1 470 6643
Email: ian.mcnamee@walkersglobal.com

 

Insolvency & Dispute Resolution (IDR):
Walkers IDR group are instructed most frequently on the creditor side of significant cross-border and national insolvency and restructuring mandates, particularly for financial institutions, private equity clients and syndicated lenders. Walkers also work closely with many high profile insolvency practitioners, on heavily contentious appointments. Walkers IDR group are also highly proficient in the sphere of financial transaction restructuring.

Key Contact: Gavin Smith Tel: +353 1 470 6674
Email: gavin.smith@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Thomas Leyland Tel: +353 1 470 6635
Email: thomas.leyland@walkersglobal.com

 

Investment Funds:
The firm’s investment funds group focuses on all aspects of the legal and regulatory issues surrounding the establishment and maintenance of Irish mutual and alternative investment funds. It has extensive experience in UCITS funds including exchange traded funds, money market funds, managed account platforms and structured UCITS and alternative investment funds including, hedge funds, private equity funds and property funds established as retail investor alternative investor funds (RIAIF) and qualifying investor alternative investment funds (QIAIF) pursuant to AIFMD
Key Contact: Nicholas Blake-Knox Tel: +353 1 470 6600
Email: nicholas.blake-knox@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Sarah Maguire Tel: +353 1 470 6691
Email: sarah.maguire@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Jennifer Fox Tel: +353 1 863 8531
Email: jennifer.fox@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Eimear Keane Tel: +353 1 470 6622
Email: eimear.keane@walkersglobal.com

 

Listing Services:
Walkers’ listing expertise spans a number of recognised markets including Euronext Dublin, the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange and the Vienna MTF. The firm’s listing group, who work with issuers from across the globe, possesses a wealth of transaction experience facilitating listings for products including European and U.S. originated CLOs, auto/consumer loan receivables, RMBS and CMBS, sovereign eurobond issuance, Islamic bonds/Sukuk, Corporate Debt, High Yield, ABS, ECA financing vehicles and MTN and covered bond programmes.
Key Contact: Therese Redmond Tel: +353 1 470 6645
Email: therese.redmond@walkersglobal.com

Real Estate:
The firm’s real estate group advises domestic and international investors, developers, funds, asset managers and financial institutions on property investments be it on acquisition, disposal or finance across a mix of asset classes including offices, prs, hotels and leisure, warehousing, logistics and student accommodation. The team has a wealth of experience in the landlord and tenant space with particular expertise in retail and the management of large shopping centres, as well as office and mixed use developments.
Key Contact: Rachel Rodgers Tel: +353 1 470 6675
Email: rachel.rodgers@walkersglobal.com

Regulatory & Risk Advisory:
The firm’s regulatory and risk advisory group advises banks, investment firms, payments and e-money firms and other regulated financial institutions and entities on all aspects of financial services regulation in Ireland.
Key Contact: Eoin O’Connor Tel: +353 1 470 6664
Email: eoin.oconnor@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Niall Esler Tel: +353 1 863 8517
Email: niall.esler@walkersglobal.com

Tax:
The firm’s Tax Group provides a front-end tax advisory service to its domestic and global client base as well as a comprehensive transactional tax practice working on an integrated basis with the firm’s core practice areas. The Tax Group is involved in the structuring and implementation of transactions and has particular expertise in advising in relation to structured finance / CLOs, real estate, investment funds, aircraft leasing, employment taxes, corporate transactions and automatic exchange of information regimes as well as contentious matters.
Key Contact: Jonathan Sheehan Tel: +353 1 470 6639
Email: jonathan.sheehan@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Aisling Burke Tel: +353 1 470 6642
Email: aisling.burke@walkersglobal.com
Key Contact: Eimear Burbridge Tel: +353 1 470 6627
Email: Eimear.burbridge@walkersglobal.com

 

Walkers Professional Services:
Walkers Professional Services provides registered office, corporate, and fiduciary services. Working together with Walkers law firm, Walkers Professional Services delivers a seamless integration of legal, corporate, fiduciary and compliance services.
Key Contact: Fiona de Lacy Tel: +353 1 470 6611
Email: fiona.delacy@walkersglobal.com

Department Name Email Telephone
Capital markets: Debt Garry Ferguson garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6659
Capital markets: Debt Noeleen Ruddy noeleen.ruddy@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6650
Capital markets: Debt Andrew Traynor andrew.traynor@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6632
Capital markets: Debt Ian McNamee ian.mcnamee@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6643
Asset Finance David McGovern david.mcgovern@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6663
Asset Finance Matt Hedigan matt.hedigan@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6688
Employment Susan Battye susan.battye@walkersglobal.com +353 1 863 8541
Asset Finance Killian McSharry killian.mcsharry@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6696
Banking and Finance Garry Ferguson garry.ferguson@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6659
Banking and Finance Andrew Traynor andrew.traynor@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6632
Banking and Finance Ian McNamee ian.mcnamee@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6643
Capital markets: Debt Paddy Rath paddy.rath@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6657
Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring Gavin Smith gavin.smith@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6674
Banking and Finance Ronan McNabb ronan.mcnabb@walkersglobal.com +353 1 863 8564
Investment Funds Nicholas Blake-Knox nicholas.blake-knox@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6669
Investment Funds Jennifer Fox jennifer.fox@walkersglobal.com +353 1 863 8531
Investment Funds Eimear Keane eimear.keane@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6622
Investment Funds Sarah Maguire sarah.maguire@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6691
Tax Jonathan Sheehan jonathan.sheehan@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6639
Tax Aisling Burke aisling.burke@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6642
Tax Eimear Burbridge eimear.burbridge@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6627
Commercial, corporate and M&A Brendan O'Brien brendan.obrien@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6653
Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring Thomas Leyland thomas.leyland@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6635
Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring William Greensmyth william.greensmyth@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6679
Real Estate Rachel Rodgers rachel.rodgers@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6675
Real Estate Jody Toner jody.toner@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6625
Regulatory Eoin O'Connor eoin.oconnor@walkersglobal.com +353 1 470 6664
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