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"Incredibly reactive and facilitative. Excellent lawyers with an excellent reputation."
Chambers Europe

We advise banks and other financial institutions on an ongoing basis in relation to the preparation of appropriate template documents for the purpose of lending transactions, receivables financing transactions, mortgage products and a variety of other credit related products as well as in relation to standard form documents for bank accounts.  We also, together with Matheson’s Regulatory Risk Management and Compliance team, advise banks and other financial institutions in relation to compliance with obligations under legislation relating to credit reporting, credit servicing, risk retention, consumer protection, loans to consumer and SME borrowers and similar matters.

Experience Highlights

Representative transactions include:

  • We have advised a number of banks which have entered the Irish market in relation to the preparation of a suite of appropriate template customer facing documents including loan and security documents, terms of business and terms and conditions for deposits
  • We have advised an Irish bank in relation to becoming a participant in the EURO1 and STEP 2 payment systems
  • We provide opinions in relation to compliance with rules relating to own funds requirements and the treatment of debt issuances for regulatory capital purposes


"The team is commercially focused and works in a collaborative way."
IFLR1000 2019

"Outstanding service. Strong sector knowledge and commercial approach."
IFLR1000 2019

Matheson’s "very strong, partner-led approach" makes it a favourite with a range of domestic and international lenders.
European Legal 500 2018

“Excellent service as always, accommodating of all our needs. Willing to work with us to find solutions to challenges we face, timely responses and availability at short notice to address queries"
IFLR1000 2018

“I find the work done for us by Matheson to be of a consistently high standard.”
IFLR1000 2018

“Great professionals with providing high level service.”
IFLR1000 2018

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