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Micheál Grace

Partner


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Micheál is a partner in our Financial Services Team and former Head of our London Office. Micheál advises a range of financial institutions, funds and private equity on commercial real estate finance transactions, syndicated credit facilities, tax driven financing structures and project finance. In recent years, he has advised both financiers, vendors and purchasers in the context of large non-performing loan portfolio disposals, loan on loan financing and distressed asset restructuring. Micheál has particular experience in advising international clients on real estate financing structures involving shopping centres, multi-use developments, wind farms and data centres.     

Specialties

  • Real Estate Finance
  • Acquisition Finance
  • Securitisation
  • Restructuring and Distressed Assets
  • Project Finance
  • Energy

Representative Matters

  • Advised Bank of Ireland in financing and re-financing the acquisition of a number of multi-unit residential developments by a US sponsored ICAV with a number of sub-funds.
  • Advised a leading US private equity firm in relation to the acquisition, financing and work-out of a number of significant non-performing loan portfolios from NAMA and the Royal Bank of Scotland group.
  • Advised Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. with respect to documenting a bespoke multi-facility corporate finance and trading loan agreement for one of Ireland’s leading manufacturers and exporters.

Recommendations

Legal 500, Ireland, 2016

Micheál is recommended as a leading individual while being described as 'commercially astute and pragmatic’.

Legal 500, Ireland, 2015

proactive and effective’ and ‘practical’.

Speaking Engagements & Teaching

  • Micheál has spoken at conferences organised by the American Bar Association (Section of International Law), British Irish Chamber of Commerce, Society of Young Solicitors Ireland, Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and AIJA (International Association of Young Lawyers).
  • Micheál has lectured on the Irish Law Society’s Certificate of Banking Law and Practice course.

Authorship

"Society of Young Solicitors Ireland - Scholars, Youth & Success Since 1965" (Co-Editor)

Contributor to The World Bank/International Finance Corporation's "Doing Business" Series

University College Cork’s Cork Online Law Review (Editorial Committee)

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Areas of Expertise

Financial Services Banking Law Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Finance Energy, Utilities & Projects Insolvency & Restructuring

Professional Memberships

Law Society of Ireland

Solicitor of the Senior Courts, England and Wales

British and Irish Chamber of Commerce (Council Member and former director)

International Bar Association

Society of Young Solicitors Ireland (Past Chair)

Ireland Network Great Britain (Past Chair)

Education

Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place (Solicitor)

University College Cork (LLM)

University College Cork and St Louis University School of Law (BCL (Int)