Mr Andrew Traynor > Walkers > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Finance & Capital Markets


Partner and Co-Head of Finance & Capital Markets


Andrew Traynor is based in the Irish office where he is a partner and co-head of the Finance and Capital Markets team. Andrew’s principal practice areas are finance and capital markets, securitisation, insurance-linked securities (ILS), distressed investment, finance, private equity and restructurings.

Andrew advises issuers, managers, sponsors, arrangers, trustee houses and agents, financial institutions and investors on a broad range of finance and capital markets transactions (both public and private) with a particular focus on debt capital markets, securitisation, insurance-linked securities (ILS), structured credit, distressed investment, restructurings and work-outs.

Andrew also provides Irish legal and structuring advice on a variety of bespoke, tax efficient financing and investment platforms. He regularly acts for leading hedge funds, private equity outfits, credit opportunity funds and other market participants with respect to their joint-ventures, acquisition, servicing and/or disposal of non-performing loan portfolios, investments and other receivables in Europe and Asia.


LLB (Hons), University of Wales, Cardiff
Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

Ireland > Capital markets

(Leading individuals: Capital markets: Debt)

Andrew TraynorWalkers

Walkers has a major presence in structured finance and securitisation, especially in the CLO segment, along with the CMBS and RMBS spaces. It is also building its profile in green, social and sustainable bonds. The firm represents an impressive number of financial institutions and fund managers, along with a range of prominent international issuers. Andrew Traynor is among the senior names in the market, with Noeleen Ruddy leading the field in CLOs, where Paddy Rath is also making an impression. Ian McNamee provides further senior firepower in DCM, ABS, SRT and synthetic securitisations. Matt Hedigan is another prominent name in securitisations and carbon offset repack programmes. Since publication, Garry Ferguson left the firm.

Ireland > Banking and finance

Walkers operates across the product range, noted especially for its bank side engagements. The firm is also at the forefront of fund finance, including asset-backed, NAV-based and revolving credit facilities. It has an increasingly flourishing practice in distressed debt and loan portfolio sales, and remains active in real estate finance. The Dublin team is also recognised for its expertise in structured finance, securitisation and debt capital markets-related financings. Andrew Traynor, Matt Hedigan and Ian McNamee are key names in the team.