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Corporate Restructuring & Insolvency

Our team has been involved in some of Ireland’s most significant and high profile insolvencies and restructurings. Our recent experience includes:

  • Advising Ballantyne Re plc on an Irish law scheme of arrangement to restructure US$1.6bn of New York law governed notes.
  • acting for Naval Energies SAS in petitioning the High Court for the appointment of Joint Liquidators to the OpenHydro Group and resisting a petition for examinership presented by certain minority shareholders;
  • advising NAMA appointed receiver, Declan MacDonald of PwC, in defence of proceedings issued by a property developer;
  • acting for the Karen Millen Group in its acquisition of certain Coast assets from the provisional liquidator of the Irish entity following administration of the parent;
  • advising EY as the Joint Administrators of Nortel Networks (Ireland) Limited;
  • acting for DVB Bank SE in the share enforcement of Irish entities in the Alitalia group structure;
  • acting for PK Airfinance SARL in the share enforcement of Irish entities in the Alitalia group structure;
  • acting for Kieran Wallace of KPMG as Share Receiver of certain Quinn group companies, following his appointment to this role by IBRC;
  • advising the Irish public private partnership joint venture, Inspiredspaces Bundle 5 (Ireland) Limited, on the fallout from the high profile collapse of its joint venture partner, Carillion plc, and the liquidation of Sammon Contracting Ireland Limited;
  • advising a number of retailers through successful examinership processes, including:
    • Mothercare Ireland Limited;
    • Debenhams Retail (Ireland) Limited;
    • B&Q Ireland Limited;
  • Insolvency
  • Contentious insolvency
  • Corporate recovery
  • Personal bankruptcy