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

We have expertise across the range of lending products, including on revolving, term, senior, subordinated, second lien, PIK and high yield debt, invoice discounting, stock finance, letters of credit and overdraft facilities. We compliment this expertise with comprehensive knowledge on loan security.

We have also advised on many large acquisition finance transactions in recent years including the financing of MBOs, private equity, M&A transactions and complex real estate projects.

Experience

  • We acted for Topaz Energy Group in relation to the funding of the acquisition of Esso Ireland.
  • We acted for Goldman Sachs in a multi-billion dollar bridging loan facility to the under-bidder for Elan Corporation Plc under the Irish Takeover Rules.
  • We advised Denis O’Brien’s Kendrick Investments Limited on the acquisition of senior debt facilities of the Topaz Group from IBRC (in special liquidation) financed by a syndicate of banks comprising Bank of Ireland, AIB and Ulster Bank.
  • We advised long standing client OASIS Group on new acquisition finance facilities with Goldman Sachs.
  • We acted for Allied Irish Banks plc 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.
  • We acted on behalf of Allied Irish Banks plc in relation to the financing of a group of companies in the hospitality sector and which had a tax driven complex share capital structure.
  • We advised NAMA on new facilities for a prominent development company for the construction of up to 250 new houses and the parallel complex restructuring of existing facilities.
  • We advised Bank of Ireland on restructuring a large number of sizeable property and corporate loan facilities during the course of 2013 and 2014.
  • We acted for the Elvery’s MBO team in the acquisition of the Elvery’s Sports group out of Examinership (Irish Chapter 11 process).
  • In recent years we have advised Bank of Scotland in relation to the large number of facilities to the real estate, hospitality and retail sectors.
  • We advised long standing client ISS Global on the Irish law aspects of senior debt facilities with a syndicate of banks comprising Citi Bank, Goldman Sachs and Nordea Bank Denmark.
  • Advised the Anglo Pacific Group on the Irish law aspects of credit facilities with Barclays Bank.
Head of Practice
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Jenny Ahern

Partner
Banking and Finance

jahern@lkshields.ie
+353 1 638 5832


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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
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'Always accessible, knowledgeable, pragmatic, down to earth, proactive'. Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Legal 500 2020
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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
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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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