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Daragh O’Shea

Partner


Daragh is a partner in our Financial Services team and head of our Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Derivatives group. 

Daragh has extensive experience leading domestic and cross border debt financing transactions. His practice covers public and private debt capital markets (issuances of listed and unlisted debt securities), structured finance and securitisation transactions. He also acts on a number of property and project finance matters, with an emphasis on deals outside of Ireland and privatisation transactions. 

Daragh previously worked as a legal counsel with Black Sea Trade and Development Bank, a multilateral development bank, active in the financing of other financial institutions and major regional infrastructural projects.

He was also a commercial lawyer for the European Union/United Nations mandated privatisation agency in Kosovo, the Kosovo Trust Agency. During that time, he advised the agency on the corporate and structuring aspects of privatisation transactions.

Specialities

  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Structured Finance, Securitisation and Repackaging
  • Project Finance
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Privatisations

Representative Matters

  • Irish counsel to a Canadian institutional investor (which manages several public and parapublic pension plans and insurance programmes), on the establishment and approval by Euronext Dublin of its US$20 billion note programme and ongoing issuances.
  • Legal counsel to ITower Development EAD on the financing and construction of a 34 storey – mixed residential, office and retail use - tower in Sofia, Bulgaria. Financing is provided by EuroBank Bulgaria AD and Black Sea Trade and Development Bank.
  • Legal counsel to FlexFunds, a provider of customised repackaging and asset backed securitisation products, on (i) the set-up of multiple Irish incorporated issuers and €5 billion asset backed note programmes and (ii) ongoing issuances.

Recommendations

Legal 500

"Can-do attitude, coupled with a commercial viewpoint, is invaluable"

Chambers and Partners

Praised by clients as someone who can "provide tailored advice allied with a very easy to work with style." One commentator adds: "He is great for the follow-up and is technically strong. We feel very confident about his advice." 

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Areas of Expertise

Financial Services Debt Capital Markets & Listing Commercial Real Estate Finance

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Education

University College Cork, BCL

University College Dublin, Postgraduate Diploma in Business Studies

Law Society of Ireland, Diploma in French Law