Neil is a partner in our Financial Services 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 financing of distressed debt.
Commercial Real Estate Finance
Lead advisor to Permanent tsb on its sale of a €500m non-performing loan portfolio to Lone Star Funds and Start Mortgages.
Advised AIB on a number of MBO finance transactions such as Abbey Tours and LotusWorks.
Advised AIB on financing Carysfort Capital’s €101m acquisition of 6 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2 from Cairn Homes.
Lead advisor to Bank of Ireland on its acquisition of Project Tara 2, a €260m performing corporate loan portfolio from KBC Bank.
Advising AIB on a €140m multi-bank refinance of a portfolio of c.220 industrial units.
Advised AIB Real Estate Finance on a series of development finance facilities to Quintain in respect of a number of significant residential developments in SDZs.
Neil is "dedicated, efficient, knowledgeable about the market and committed to client needs".
Recently chaired Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe’s (CREFC) first seminar in Ireland on development finance.
Neil co-authored a chapter in the 6th edition of the Law Society of Ireland Business Law Manual, published by the Oxford University Press.