Mr Ian McNamee > Walkers > Dublin, Ireland > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Finance and Capital Markets




Ian is based in Walkers’ Ireland office where he is a partner in the firm’s Finance & Capital Markets group. Ian’s principal practice areas are structured products, capital markets, fund financing, general finance and distressed investment.

Ian advises on Irish and EU legal and regulatory aspects of the establishment, financing, operation and management of Irish special purpose vehicles and other investment vehicles which acquire a broad range of asset classes (loans, mortgages, receivables, distressed assets, insurance products etc) around the world.

Ian also advises on a wide range of finance, direct lending and general corporate matters, distressed investment and other bespoke structured product transactions. Ian has acted for various US and Asian lenders on a number of complex and innovative fund financing solutions including equity bridge facilities, acquisition financings, capital call facilities, NAV based margin loans and fund linked derivative solutions.


BCL, University College Cork
Diploma in Finance Law, Law Society of Ireland

Lawyer Rankings

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.

Ireland > Capital markets

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.