Ruairi Rynn


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Ruairi is a Partner in William Fry's Litigation & Dispute Resolution Department and Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Group with expertise in commercial litigation, insolvency and corporate restructurings. He acts for parties in complex commercial litigation and, as part of his restructuring practice, frequently advises clients on large scale transactions and reorganisations that are implemented with the sanction of the Irish High Court. Ruairi's insolvency expertise includes advising the various stakeholders in insolvency scenarios including office holders (receivers, liquidators, examiners), directors, shareholders and creditors.

Recent significant work includes advising:

  • Advising Ballantyne Re plc on an Irish law scheme of arrangement to restructure US$1.6bn of New York law governed notes.
  • Inspiredspaces Bundle 5 (Ireland) Limited on the delivery of Schools Bundle 5 following collapse of its joint venture partner, Carillion plc, and the liquidation of Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited;
  • Airplanes Group on its long term wind down and the appointment of liquidators following the conclusion of litigation in New York;
  • CBL Insurance Europe DAC on the liquidation of its principal reinsurer and its consequent administration under Irish law;
  • Afilias plc on the successful implementation of a scheme of arrangement to restructure the holding of its share capital;
  • the Investor Compensation Company DAC as a key stakeholder in the ongoing liquidations of Custom House Capital Limited and Money Markets International Stockbrokers Limited.
  • PK Airfinance SARL in the share enforcement of Irish entities in the Alitalia group structure;
  • King Digital Entertainment plc and Innocoll Holdings plc on the successful implementation of High Court approved takeover schemes of arrangement; and
  • Debenhams Retail (Ireland) Limited in its restructuring through examinership 

Ruairi lectures on the Law Society of Ireland's professional training courses and is a member of the Law Reform Sub-Committee of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners

Ruairi is valued by clients as "a very astute and capable solicitor who is technically very strong and commercial." Chambers Europe 2019

Ruairi is described by clients as an "excellent adviser" who "has terrific judgement". Legal 500 EMEA 2019

Client describe Ruairi as "a very competent restructuring advisor with a wealth of experience to draw on. Commercial and technically strong yet approachable and adept at providing practical solutions." Another says: "The insolvency team at William Fry provided outstanding advice and help to my company in a very difficult situation. The firm's strength lies in its people including Ruairi Rynne who was engaged, proactive and prompt in his advice." IFLR 1000 2019

Ruairi is singled out for praise by market commentators, who note: "He is commercial, practical and technically quite strong," adding that "clients find him very good to deal with."  Chambers Europe 2018

“A very talented associate who handles matters efficiently. IFLR 1000 2018 

Ruairi Rynn - Chambers Europe 19Legal 500 Next Gen Lawyer 2019