Brendan Colgan

Matheson - Ireland


+353 1 232 2552

Highly regarded

Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Restructuring and insolvency

Brendan is a partner in the Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department at Matheson and is a member of the firm’s Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency Law Group.  Brendan provides specialist advice to financial institutions, creditor groups, NAMA, receivers, examiners and companies on contentious and non-contentious corporate restructuring and insolvency matters.

Brendan is a Council member of the Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners and is also is a member of INSOL Europe and the American Bankruptcy Institute. Brendan lectures and tutors on insolvency law matters on the professional practice courses of the Incorporated Law Society of Ireland and Chartered Accountants Ireland.

  • Advising in relation to solvent corporate restructurings, including high profile section 72 capital reductions such as Eaton Corporation plc, Tullow Oil plc and Weatherford International plc and section 201 schemes of arrangement such as Valista Limited and the merger of IAWS Group plc and Hiestand to create Aryzta.
  • Advising on numerous cross-border mergers (both in and out of Ireland) under the European Communities (Cross-Border Merger) Regulations 2008 (as amended), examples of which include the merger of Citibank Europe plc with a number of its European sister companies, which was the first cross-border merger into Ireland, and the merger of various Henkel group companies.
  • Advising financial institutions in relation to the enforcement of security, recovery of debt and enforcement options (including bankruptcy) with extensive experience in advising in connection with both High Court and commercial court proceedings.

  • Restructuring and insolvency