Matheson


Banking

Related Expertise

Expertise

This dedicated team continues to impress market observers with its excellent client service and wide-ranging expertise.
Chambers Europe

Our Banking Group is acknowledged as a leader in the Irish market. It consistently advises on major banking transactions involving Irish companies and financial institutions.

Lawyers in the Banking Group advise on the full range of domestic and international banking transactions. They also advise banks on an ongoing basis in relation to a wide range of regulatory matters, from legal compliance to establishing financial institutions in Ireland, and in relation to the standard form documents used by banks and other financial institutions to transact business.

Our Banking Group is consistently ranked as one of the top practices in Ireland for banking work in all of the leading international directories. Members of the Banking Group are recognised experts in their field and are consistently recommended as "Leading Lawyers". Our clients include all the major banks operating in the Irish market. The Banking Group has grown significantly over the past couple of years and is now one of the largest dedicated banking practices in Ireland.

The Banking Group draws on the specialist skills and technical expertise of lawyers from other parts of the firm, such as tax, property, private equity and construction, enabling it to enhance its expertise and deliver practical and innovative solutions.

Experience Highlights

Lawyers in our Banking Group have advised:

  • TVC Holdings on the banking aspects of its acquisition of 11 Comfort Inn and Quality Hotels in Ireland for a total investment of €46.5 million, from Choice Hotels Ireland
  • British Private-Equity house CapVest Limited on the banking aspects of its acquisition of a stake in excess of 50% in Mater Private Healthcare, one of the leading Irish private hospital operators
  • the syndicate of lenders in respect of the €240 million syndicated credit facility provided to the Dunloe Ewert group
  • advised Inc using $348 million senior and second ranking term facilities
  • Tynagh Energy Limited in relation to the refinancing of its existing senior debt facilities with a syndicate of lenders
  • Riverdeep Group plc on debt financing arrangements relating to its acquisition of leading US publishing house Houghton Mifflin, valuing the combined group in excess of $4.5 billion
  • Barclays Capital in its capacity as lead manager on the €376 million securitisation of Irish residential mortgages by Start Mortgages Limited
  • Bank of Ireland and Anglo Irish Bank in connection with the acquisition by Castlethorn Developments of the Pavilions Shopping Centre and an adjoining site, for approximately €575 million. This transaction was reported at the time to be the largest ever single property transaction in Ireland and the largest ever investment transaction in Ireland

Accolades

"Very strong. They are very commercial and proficient in what they do and work extremely hard to deliver for clients."
IFLR1000 2017

"The firm illustrated technical excellence and were very responsive."
IFLR1000 2015

Clients give Matheson’s banking practice top marks. "10 out of 10," says one.
IFLR1000 2015

The wider banking and finance group is strong in corporate, asset, project and structured finance.
IFLR1000 2014

The "professional and competitive" Matheson provides "an excellent service".
European Legal 500 2014

This dedicated team continues to impress market observers with its excellent client service and wide-ranging expertise.
Chambers Europe 2013

"An outstanding team deserving of its first-class reputation. It consistently produces high-quality work."
Chambers Europe 2013

"Top performer" Matheson has a blue-chip client base which reflects its deep expertise.
European Legal 500 2013

This dedicated team continues to impress market observers with its excellent client service and wide-ranging expertise.
Chambers Europe

Our Banking Group is acknowledged as a leader in the Irish market. It consistently advises on major banking transactions involving Irish companies and financial institutions.

Lawyers in the Banking Group advise on the full range of domestic and international banking transactions. They also advise banks on an ongoing basis in relation to a wide range of regulatory matters, from legal compliance to establishing financial institutions in Ireland, and in relation to the standard form documents used by banks and other financial institutions to transact business.

Our Banking Group is consistently ranked as one of the top practices in Ireland for banking work in all of the leading international directories. Members of the Banking Group are recognised experts in their field and are consistently recommended as "Leading Lawyers". Our clients include all the major banks operating in the Irish market. The Banking Group has grown significantly over the past couple of years and is now one of the largest dedicated banking practices in Ireland.

The Banking Group draws on the specialist skills and technical expertise of lawyers from other parts of the firm, such as tax, property, private equity and construction, enabling it to enhance its expertise and deliver practical and innovative solutions.


Lawyers in our Banking Group have advised:

  • TVC Holdings on the banking aspects of its acquisition of 11 Comfort Inn and Quality Hotels in Ireland for a total investment of €46.5 million, from Choice Hotels Ireland
  • British Private-Equity house CapVest Limited on the banking aspects of its acquisition of a stake in excess of 50% in Mater Private Healthcare, one of the leading Irish private hospital operators
  • the syndicate of lenders in respect of the €240 million syndicated credit facility provided to the Dunloe Ewert group
  • advised Inc using $348 million senior and second ranking term facilities
  • Tynagh Energy Limited in relation to the refinancing of its existing senior debt facilities with a syndicate of lenders
  • Riverdeep Group plc on debt financing arrangements relating to its acquisition of leading US publishing house Houghton Mifflin, valuing the combined group in excess of $4.5 billion
  • Barclays Capital in its capacity as lead manager on the €376 million securitisation of Irish residential mortgages by Start Mortgages Limited
  • Bank of Ireland and Anglo Irish Bank in connection with the acquisition by Castlethorn Developments of the Pavilions Shopping Centre and an adjoining site, for approximately €575 million. This transaction was reported at the time to be the largest ever single property transaction in Ireland and the largest ever investment transaction in Ireland

"Very strong. They are very commercial and proficient in what they do and work extremely hard to deliver for clients."
IFLR1000 2017

"The firm illustrated technical excellence and were very responsive."
IFLR1000 2015

Clients give Matheson’s banking practice top marks. "10 out of 10," says one.
IFLR1000 2015

The wider banking and finance group is strong in corporate, asset, project and structured finance.
IFLR1000 2014

The "professional and competitive" Matheson provides "an excellent service".
European Legal 500 2014

This dedicated team continues to impress market observers with its excellent client service and wide-ranging expertise.
Chambers Europe 2013

"An outstanding team deserving of its first-class reputation. It consistently produces high-quality work."
Chambers Europe 2013

"Top performer" Matheson has a blue-chip client base which reflects its deep expertise.
European Legal 500 2013



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