Simon specialises in corporate banking, representing international and domestic banks, alternative lenders and borrowers on a wide range of financing transactions.

Simon has extensive experience in all forms of secured and unsecured lending across various industries, including acquisition and leveraged financing, real estate and development financing, debt re-structuring, asset-based financing and cash-flow lending, on a bi-lateral and syndicated basis.

Simon advises Irish and international financial institutions (both senior and mezzanine lenders), alternative debt providers and borrowers (both corporates and individuals, including international corporate groups borrowing through Irish subsidiaries) across a broad spectrum of corporate banking matters.  He has a strong track record with a focus on transactional work encompassing all manner of banking facilities and other financial products in the corporate banking sphere.


  • Advised Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. on a wide variety of corporate lending, acquisition finance and real estate finance transactions.

  • Advised Bank of Ireland on a broad range of finance transactions, including secured lending and real estate finance.

  • Advised Kajima Ireland Limited (a subsidiary of Tokyo-listed construction company Kajima Corporation) in relation to the development and financing of a new 258 home residential scheme in Belmayne, Co. Dublin as part of a joint venture with Bartra.

  • Advised Ndevor Systems Limited (t/a Phorest, a “SaaS” company) on secured financing made available by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce for general working capital purposes.

  • Advised Norway’s largest financial services group (DNB Bank ASA) as its Irish law advisers in respect of secured loan facilities made available to an international shipping group.

  • Advised one of Ireland’s largest motor distribution groups on its banking facilities with a syndicate of lenders.

  • Advised Carechoice Group, one of the largest nursing home operators in Ireland, in respect of its existing syndicated facilities 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.

  • Advised Irish private equity group, Renatus Capital Partners, on its debt financing arrangements with an Irish domestic bank.

  • Advised a leading Irish investment house real on a number of its development loan facility arrangements including the recent financing and development of student accommodation.

  • Advised an Irish ICAV on its real estate finance arrangements with an Irish pillar bank.

  • Advised one of Ireland’s premier audit and advisory firms in respect of its on-going banking facilities with an Irish domestic bank.

  • Advised an Irish owned commercial real estate finance provider in relation to several secured financings with corporate and individual borrowers.

  • Advised a large multinational company listed on the Irish Stock Exchange (and a global leader in its field) in relation to the provision of revolving credit facilities with a number of international banks.

  • Advised Dortek Limited, a global leader in the manufacture and installation of door solutions for hygienic environments, in respect of their Management Buy-Out of existing shareholders with debt financing provided by Dunport Capital.

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Awards &

' increasingly prominent figure'. Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Legal 500 2023
Awards &

'We worked most closely with Simon Mahon who was responsive, clear and helpful.’ Recommended for Banking and Finance.

Legal 500 2022
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Legal 500 2023

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  • Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors
    Law Society of Ireland
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (International)
    University College Dublin (incl. University of Minnesota 2005 - 2006)

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