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Suzanne Lynch

Associate

Dublin

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Expertise

Suzanne is a member of the Structured Finance and Derivatives Group and a senior associate in the Tax Department at Matheson. Suzanne advises on cross-border financing and structured finance transactions involving Irish and international financial institutions, investment banks, private equity and hedge funds, arrangers, managers, issuers and trustees in relation to all aspects of debt capital markets, securitisation (cross-border and domestic) and structured finance transactions, CLOs, CDOs, repackaging and securitisations of all types of asset classes.

Suzanne also regularly advises domestic and international institutions on receivables and mortgage securitisations, repackaging programmes and in relation to the financing, acquisition and disposal of performing and non-performing loan portfolios and other types of receivable portfolios (such as auto loans, consumer and commercial loans, credit card receivables, mortgages and other assets) sold on the primary and secondary markets.

Suzanne is a qualified solicitor and tax consultant and is a member of the Law Society of Ireland and the Irish Taxation Institute.

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Experience Highlights
  • acted as counsel to the arranger and lead manager, in relation to the issue of €158.2 million asset backed securities in connection with a static cash securitisation of car loans (hire purchase contracts and leases) extended to Irish borrowers by First Citizen Finance DAC.  The Class A Notes were rated AAA / Aaa by S&P and Moody’s respectively.The transaction represented the first public securitisation by First Citizen Finance DAC and is understood to be the first AAA / Aaa rated public securitisation of pure auto loans in Ireland. The transaction was fully documented under Irish law and the securities were listed on the Main Securities Market of the Irish Stock Exchange
  • acts as counsel to an international investment bank as arranger on an on-going basis in respect of its €35,000,000,000 multi issuer debt repackaging programme listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange
  • advised an international investment bank as arranger in connection with its US$50,000,000 synthetic Limited Recourse Secured Debt Issuance Programme listed on the Irish Stock Exchange
  • acted as counsel to an international asset manager, in the establishment of a number of Irish companies to invest in renewable power projects throughout Europe
  • acted as counsel to an international private equity fund in connection with the financing and acquisition by an Irish company of various portfolios of performing and non-performing Irish residential mortgages and secured on real estate located in Ireland and a number of foreign jurisdictions including the UK, France, Portugal, the U.S. and Spain
  • acted as counsel to a US investment fund, over a number of years in connection with its financing and acquisition of numerous portfolios of performing and non-performing loans, receivables and other asset classes across multiple jurisdictions in Europe including France, Spain, Germany, Romania, Ireland, Italy and the UK
  • acting as trustee and agent counsel on structured finance transactions
  • acting as arranger, borrower and lender counsel in connection with a number of secured revolving credit facilities
  • acted as counsel to an international private equity fund in connection with the financing and acquisition by numerous Irish companies of multiple portfolios of UK residential mortgages, including at warehouse phase and in connection with the subsequent public securitisations of the portfolios
  • advised an Irish financial institution in connection with all aspects of the sale of a commercial loan portfolio with an approximate face value of over €600 million, and
  • acted as counsel to a US investment fund in connection with the financing and acquisition by an Irish company of a portfolio of over GBP £800 million in customer balances and over 500,000 credit card customer accounts
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Education

Admitted as a Solicitor in Ireland, Law Society of Ireland

Admitted as an Associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland

University College Dublin, Bachelor of Business & Legal Studies (BBLS)

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