33 Sir John Rogerson's Quay
Dublin, 2

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Quick facts:

Number of partners worldwide: 41
Number of lawyers worldwide: 92
Other offices: Cayman Islands, Tokyo, New York
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Irish, Malay, Spanish

Dillon Eustace is a leading international law firm focusing on financial services, banking and capital markets, corporate and M&A, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, insurance and real estate. The firm has a dynamic team of lawyers representing companies in all industry sectors including media, insurance companies, pharma/healthcare companies, aviation and maritime industry participants and real estate developers. Its financial services practice is a market leader and advises international and domestic asset managers, investment fund promoters, insurers, banks, corporates, TPAs, custodians and prime brokers.

"They are highly knowledgeable, pragmatic, and accessible, and we feel that their rates are fair."

"Very proactive, with a very quick turnaround."

"Excellent attention to detail and proactive updating on regulations."

"Extremely high quality. They have advised us on a broad range of legal, regulatory and structuring matters and their technical expertise in each area is second to none."

"Excellent work. Sound commercial advice, good stakeholder management and commitment to getting the transaction over the line."

"Very proactive, with a very quick turnaround."

"[John-Hugh Colleran is] extremely efficient and pro-active in getting transactions over the line. [He] is courteous in all his dealings and adopts a practical commercial approach to any issues that arise."

"Lorcan Tiernan and Catherine Hicks are among the best and most talented lawyers I've ever worked with. Their work ethic and commitment is second to none, as is their technical advice, especially in relation to novel and developing situations."

"Lorcan's ability to advise on detailed and legally difficult questions is without question some of the finest I've encountered."

"[Brian Kelliher] is a very experienced lawyer supported by a very good team. We like his down-to-earth and pragmatic approach and he comes up with innovative solutions."

"[Grace O'Connor is] outstanding."

Banking and finance:
Mark Thorne

Capital markets:
Mark Thorne - DCM

Mark Thorne - Equity 

Corporate and M&A:
Lorcan Tiernan

Financial services regulatory:
Andrew Bates

Keith Waine

Investment funds:
Donnacha O’Connor

Brian Kelliher

Restructuring and insolvency:
Jamie Ensor

Real Estate:
Kelly O’Hara

Financial litigation and dispute resolution:
Kieran Cowhey

John O’Riordan

Regulatory investigations:
Peter Bredin

Muireann Reedy

Key Transactional Highlights

  • Tennenbaum Capital Partners on the launch of a closed-ended, Irish collective asset-management (ICAV) vehicle authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland as a loan origination qualifying investor alternative investment fund (“L-QIAIF”).
  • Advising a consortium of global financial institutions and private equity funds on a programme to acquire and finance US$5 billion of consumer loans from Prosper Marketplace Inc. the first - and one of the largest - marketplace lending platforms in the U.S.
  • Zhongze group a Chinese investment consortium on its acquisition of Goodbody a regulated broker and corporate finance house. 
  • Merrion Capital Holdings Ltd on Cantor Fitzgerald buyout. 
  • NAMA (National Asset management Agency) on its successful disposal of Project Gem, Emerald and Ruby, €6.7bln worth of real estate backed NPL’s.
  • SW3 Capital and Tristan Capital Partners on the acquisition and project development financing of the EXO building in Dublin, Dublin's tallest office building.
  • Legal and General Investment Managers on the establishment of their Dublin based Super ManCo. which was authorised by the Central Bank of Ireland  as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager and UCITS management company. 
  • Representing the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland in proceedings brought by the Law Society of Ireland regarding liability for claims following the liquidation of Setanta Insurance.

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  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport

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West Bay Road
PO Box 775
Grand Cayman KY1-9006
Cayman Islands
T: +1 345 949 0022
F: +1 345 945 0042

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39th Floor 
New York, NY 10167
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Tokyo 100-0006
T: +813 6860 4885
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