We have a detailed understanding of together with a wide breadth of experience in many sectors acting for both lenders and borrowers in significant finance and corporate banking transactions, enabling us to be at the forefront of market developments.

Our key areas of expertise include:

  • acquisition finance, including MBOs
  • real estate finance
  • development finance
  • investment fund and regulated structures finance
  • corporate trust and agency arrangements
  • debt restructuring, settlements, work-outs
  • financial disputes and enforcements

We regularly advise domestic and international banks, financial institutions (both regulated and unregulated), alternative and non-bank lenders, private equity groups, institutional investors and sophisticated corporate clients and family offices on their debt and financing arrangements.

Experience

  • Advised Kajima Ireland Limited (a subsidiary of Tokyo-listed construction company Kajima Corporation) in relation to the financing by Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. of a new 258-home residential scheme in Belmayne, Dublin as part of a joint venture with Bartra.
  • Acted for Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in respect of the working capital facilities it has provided to one of Ireland’s largest clothing manufacturers.
  • Acted for Elkstone in the financing and development of a 142 bed purpose-built student accommodation in Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.
  • Advised CareChoice Group, one of Ireland’s leading nursing home operators in Ireland in respect of its existing syndicated facilities agreement with a group of lenders, including Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c., Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank, the purpose of which was to fund multiple acquisitions of care homes and development of new care homes and extension to existing properties. Acted for Ameresco, a leading cleantech integrator specialising in energy efficiency and renewable energy and long-standing client, in the acquisition of a wind farm located in Co. Cork.
  • Advised The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland on an ongoing basis in connection with a wide variety of finance transactions including secured and unsecured lending and property finance transactions comprising of site acquisition, development finance and commercial property finance transactions.
  • Acted as legal advisors to Vincent Glennon and GDM Healthcare Limited in the management buy-out of the existing shareholders of Critical Healthcare Limited and Medlogistix Limited (specialist providers of frontline medical and healthcare products).
  • Acted for Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in the relation to a series of facilities to a significant Irish fishing company for the construction, importation and acquisition of a number of vessels.
  • Advised Ndevor Systems Limited t/a Phorest (a “SaaS” company specialising in computer software for hairdressers, spas and beauty salon owners) on secured financing made available by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for general working capital purposes.
  • Acted for Irish private equity group, Renatus Capital Partners, on its ongoing debt financing arrangements with Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in respect of multiple acquisition financings.
  • Acted on behalf of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. in relation to the financing of a group of companies in the hospitality sector involving a complex tax-driven share capital structure.
  • Acted for a regulated entity on its circa €100 million loan facilities from The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland.
  • Advised long standing client OASIS Group on its acquisition finance facilities with Goldman Sachs.
  • Advised the Anglo Pacific Group on the Irish law aspects of credit facilities with, amongst others, The Bank of Novia Scotia.
Head of Practice
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Jenny Ahern

Partner
Banking and Finance

jahern@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5832


More from our Banking and Finance team

Awards &
Recommendations

‘Strong understanding of commercial needs of customer leads the legal approach taken.’ Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Legal 500 2022
Awards &
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"Very strong and commercially-focused team who can cut through the waffle and get to the substance of the transaction and associated risks very quickly." Recommended for Banking and Finance

Legal 500 2021
Awards &
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"ability to close a transaction promptly if there is a tight deadline is impressive." Recommended for Banking and Finance

Chambers Europe 2021
Awards &
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'Always accessible, knowledgeable, pragmatic, down to earth, proactive'. Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Legal 500 2020
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance. Described by clients as "fantastic at overall project management." The team "stands out in terms of client service. The lawyers have an excellent understanding of our business and are always on the look-out to deepen this understanding."

Chambers Europe 2020
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Europe 2019
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Europe 2018
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Europe 2017
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Europe 2016
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Global 2016
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Jenny Ahern

Partner

jahern@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5832

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Richard Curran

Partner

rcurran@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 637 1514

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Peter O’Reilly

Partner

poreilly@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1579

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Simon Mahon

Partner

smahon@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5834

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Seanna Mulrean

Consultant

smulrean@lkshields.ie
+ 353 1 638 5849

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Evelyn Boyce

Senior Associate

eboyce@lkshields.ie
+353 1 91 341345

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Kate Dundon

Associate Solicitor

kdundon@lkshields.ie
+353 1 637 1508

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