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Alan Keating

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New York

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Alan Keating “The turnaround time in helping us to get deals done is impressive”.

Chambers Europe 2016

Expertise

Alan Keating is a partner in our Tax practice and Structured Finance and Derivatives Group.  Alan has been based in the firm’s New York office since 2011.

Alan advises international companies and financial institutions, asset managers, private equity firms, hedge funds, investment banks, arrangers, issuers, rating agencies, trustees and investors on all aspects (including restructuring) of debt capital markets, securitisation (cross-border and domestic) and structured finance transactions.

In particular, Alan advises on CLOs, CDOs, LPNs, NPLs, RMBS, CMBS, US life settlements, receivables and mortgage securitisations, ABS, ABCP, MTN and repackaging programmes, cat bonds and other insurance-linked securities (ILS), high-yield and other debt offerings (both public and private).  Alan also advises clients on Irish prospectus, transparency and market abuse law, and listing queries relating to the listing of debt securities on the Main Securities Market and the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange.

Alan has recently acted on a number of high profile and market-first transactions involving peer-to-peer (P2P) and marketplace lending platforms, including Europe’s first marketplace lending securitisation.

Alan is a qualified solicitor and a qualified tax consultant and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Irish Tax Institute.  Alan was previously seconded to the legal department of a large investment bank in London where he acted as in-house counsel to the Global Markets — Fixed Income trading desk.  Alan is licensed as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the Supreme Court of the State of New York.

Alan previously tutored at the Law Society of Ireland and University College Dublin.

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Experience Highlights

Recent highlights include:

  • advising on Europe’s first marketplace lending securitisation of UK SME loans originated through one of the largest UK online marketplace lending platforms
  • acting as issuer legal and tax counsel on European CLO transactions (synthetic and cash, managed and static), including a number of US managers’ debut European CLO transactions
  • advising US based asset managers, hedge funds and private equity funds on the establishment of Irish investment vehicles for the purposes of acquiring and / or originating (directly or indirectly) a broad range of financial assets in the US and across Europe
  • acting as Irish legal and tax counsel on the European Investment Bank’s first marketplace lending investment
  • advising asset managers and hedge funds on acquisitions and disposals of non-core or distressed loan portfolios and financial assets
  • advising many of the world’s leading investment banks on an on-going basis in respect of their ABCP, MTN and repackaging programmes
  • advising various arrangers on structuring and offering of equity, fund and commodity linked securities
  • acting as trustee and agency counsel on structured finance transactions
  • acting as borrower and lender counsel in connection with a number of secured revolving credit facilities
  • acting as issuer counsel on the acquisition, origination and migration of US life settlement structures
  • advising on ECB eligible ABS transactions
  • advising an Australian pension fund on its investment in a European CLO
  • advising Irish corporates on their high-yield bond offerings, including the first ever Eurobond offering by a Bermuda based insurer and reinsurer
  • advising insurance and reinsurance companies on the establishment of special purpose reinsurance vehicles (SPRVs)
  • advising on Russian and Eastern European originated transactions involving the securitisation of consumer loans, credit card receivables and other asset classes (both performing and non-performing)
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Accolades

Debt Capital Markets Foreign Expert
Chambers Global 2017

“The turnaround time in helping us to get deals done is impressive.  His responsive time is very strong.  He identifies issues very quickly.”
Chambers Europe 2016

 

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Education

Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland
Qualified as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales (non-practising)
Irish Tax Institute (Chartered Tax Adviser)
University College Dublin (LLM in Commercial Law)
University College Dublin (BBLS)

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