Micheál Grace has been appointed as Head of Mason Hayes & Curran’s London Office and Partner in the Financial Services division of the award winning Irish business law firm. He works directly with the firm’s expanding client base in London and is actively engaged with advising our Irish clients in the UK. His experience in financial services is particular relevant given the current interest in projects in this area from the UK.
Micheál advises institutional and corporate clients on Irish law aspects of banking and finance transactions. He has a particular focus on financing renewable energy and infrastructure projects. He also advises on real estate finance, distressed debt and restructuring.
Micheál is a member of the firm’s Projects and Energy Group and advises on financing renewable energy projects and wind farms. He also advises in respect of the regulatory regime applicable to renewable electricity generation, electricity grid connection issues, off-take contracts and “supplier-lite” arrangements.
Micheál was a Meeting Co-Chair for the ABA Section of International Law Fall Conference in 2011 and is on the Planning Committee for the ABA Section of International Law Fall Conference in London in 2013 and the Spring Conference in New York in 2014.
Commenting on the recent appointment and promotion Micheál said “London is a world-leading financial hub and I am delighted to represent both the firm and our clients in this dynamic market. I look forward to developing our existing relationships and creating new business opportunities for the firm and our clients.”
He was a founding editor of the UCC Cork Online Law Review and is a past Chair of the Society of Young Solicitors Ireland and a member of the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Micheál lectures on the Law Society’s Certificate of Banking Law and Practice course and has participated in programmes with the American Bar Association Section of International Law.