Gareth Steen


Gareth is a partner in our Dispute Resolution team, practising in corporate and personal insolvency law and related litigation. Gareth’s experience includes acting for secured and unsecured creditors of companies and individuals in financial distress as well as formal insolvency office holders.

Gareth advises companies and their officers on solvency issues and acts for a variety of stakeholders in formal insolvency processes including receiverships, examinerships, bankruptcy and voluntary and compulsory liquidations.

Gareth has significant experience of complex insolvency related litigation, acting for insolvency office holders as well as secured and unsecured creditors. He also regularly acts in high value Commercial Court disputes.

Gareth also has an interest in real estate related litigation and has acted in numerous high value disputes of this nature in the Commercial Court



  • Insolvency 
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Real Estate Disputes

Representative Matters

  • Acting for NAMA in Commercial Court proceedings with a value in excess of €50m.
  • Acting for NAMA in defence of proceedings brought by debtors.
  • Acting for EY as receiver in a commercial court specific performance action.


Chambers & Partners, 2020

Gareth is "very commercial and practical". 

Legal 500, 2020

Gareth's "ability to put himself in his client’s shoes, understand the risks and work with us to develop an appropriate strategy sets him apart".


Co-editor of Insolvency and Restructuring International

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Areas of Expertise

Restructuring & Insolvency Commercial Disputes Dispute Resolution

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of Ireland

The Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners

INSOL Europe

IBA Insolvency Section


Queen’s University of Belfast, BSc Psychology

Law Society of Ireland, Dip Applied Finance Law