Neil is a partner in our Financial Services team advising on all aspects of banking and financial services law. Neil advises financial institutions and private equity funds on a range of practice areas including commercial real estate lending, acquisition finance, debt finance structures and corporate restructuring.
Neil has led the team in a number of significant loan portfolio disposals and acquisitions over the last number of years and regularly acts for both domestic institutions in the context of their deleveraging programmes and for real estate funds in their acquisition and subsequent work out of distressed debt.
- Commercial Real Estate Finance
- Acquisition Finance
- Debt Restructuring
- Distressed Debt
- Advised Origin Capital, a non-traditional lender, in its refinancing and restructuring of a portfolio of properties including the Clarence Hotel, Dublin.
- Advised a prominent US private equity firm on its joint acquisition with Cairn Homes of Project Clear from Ulster Bank for €503 million. Project Clear had a par value of circa €2bn and comprised of approximately 20% of the available residentially zoned land in the Greater Dublin Area.
- Advised Permanent tsb on the sale of Project Connacht, a NPL book of CRE assets with a par value of circa €500m.
- Advised Permanent tsb in respect of the sale of Projects Leinster and Munster, CRE loan portfolios with a par value of circa €1.5bn.
- Advised Bank of Ireland in relation to a Project Finance transaction involving the provision of a turnkey facility in Ballybrit, Co. Galway to Hewlett Packard.
- Advised a prominent U.S. private equity firm in its successful acquisition of Project Achill from Ulster Bank which consisted of a portfolio of non-performing Commercial Real Estate loans with a par value of circa €850m.
- Advised NAMA in its successful disposal of Project Spring which consisted of loans to the Gerry Conlan connection with a par value of €469m.
- Advised a prominent U.S. private equity firm in its successful acquisition of Project Evergreen from the Special Liquidators of IBRC which consisted of secured loans to high profile trading entities with a par value of circa €800m.
Neil co-authored a chapter in the 6th edition of the Law Society of Ireland Business Law Manual, published by the Oxford University Press.