Liam's expertise lies in lending and security, where he has acted for lenders on a wide variety of transactions.

Prior to joining LK Shields, Liam worked as a partner in two of Ireland's other leading law firms. He was also legal counsel to the corporate lending division of one of the principal Irish banks for a number of years.

He has negotiated and advised on acquisition finance, project, PPP and property finance, invoice discounting and working capital facilities.  He has also advised on examinership risk, work-outs, loan sales and debt restructuring.

Liam's clients have included corporate borrowers, financial institutions (acting individually or as agent or arranger), bondholders and individuals.

Experience

  • Lead Irish legal adviser to FleetMatics Group PLC on changes required to its facilities agreement with Wells Fargo to facilitate its IPO.
  • Lead legal adviser to NAMA on the sale of the Avestus loan portfolio to Penta Capital.
  • Legal adviser to SIAC Construction Group on issues with its club banks resulting from restructuring arrangements with its bond providers.
  • Irish legal adviser to SilverLake on regulatory issues for it under the Central Bank Acts in taking an interest in Dell Inc. as part of Dell Inc.'s go private arrangements.
  • Partner advising bondholders lending to Quinn Group on Irish law issues affecting the restructuring of bank and bond debt in excess of €1bn.
  • Lead Irish legal adviser to the Co-ordinating committee of banks (Bank of Ireland, Barclays Bank plc, AIB and Lloyds) for the bank syndicate lending to Independent News and Media PLC on restructuring bank and bond debt amounting to c. €750m.
  • Lead legal adviser and negotiator for Tetra Ireland Communications Limited in agreeing facilities with Bank of Ireland for the development and operation of the national digital radio service for emergency and public service organisations.
  • Lead Irish legal adviser to DEPFA Bank Plc and AIB as arrangers of facilities to Spencer Dock Development Companies for the development of the National Conference Centre.
  • Lead Irish legal adviser to Bank of Ireland as facility agent and the syndicate lending to IAWS Group plc on its merger into Aryzta.

Contact Liam

+353 1 638 5848
lcarney@lkshields.ie

More about Liam Carney

Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Europe 2017
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"Very commercial, hands-on and offers pragmatic advice".

Chambers Global 2017
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Europe 2016
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Legal 500 2016
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An experienced lawyer "who enjoys complex deals. His main strength is his technical perception, and handling of complicated documentation. Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Chambers Global 2016
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Recommended for Banking & Finance and Capital Markets.

IFLR 1000 2016
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking & Finance.

Chambers Europe 2015
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Liam Carney is praised as a 'fresh thinker'.

Legal 500 2015
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Clients praise his ability to work closely to tight deadlines and turn around work very quickly.

Chambers Global 2015
Awards &
Recommendations

Recommended for Banking & Finance.

IFLR 1000 2015
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A wealth of expertise in a wide range of banking matters.

Chambers Global 2014
Awards &
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Recommended for Banking & Finance.

Chambers Europe 2014
Awards &
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Liam Carney is highly praised by clients.

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  • Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland
    Law Society of Ireland
    1992
  • LL.B
    Trinity College, Dublin
    1987