Richard Kelly

Matheson LLP - Ireland



+353 1 232 2140

Highly regarded

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Practice areas:

Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : Derivatives
Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation

Richard Kelly is a partner in the Finance and Capital Markets Department at Matheson. Richard’s practice includes advising corporates, financial institutions, investment banks, asset managers and institutional investors on all aspects of capital markets transactions involving Irish elements, including corporate bond issuances, asset backed securitisations, CLOs, repackagings and segregated managed account structures.

Richard’s practice also includes advising Irish corporates and investment funds and their counterparties in relation to derivatives transactions, repurchase and reverse-repurchase transactions, securities lending and prime brokerage and on the regulation of derivatives, the application of the Financial Collateral Directive and the operation of netting and set-off in Ireland.

  • Acting for Dell Bank (as issuer) on its inaugural €500m Irish law governed bond issuance.  
  • Advising a leading investment bank (as lead manager) in relation to the establishment of a EUR 10 billion and USD 10 billion MREL bond issuance programmes by an Irish pillar bank.
  • Acting as lead counsel in advising a US multi-national on the issuance and listing of a multi-billion dollar Irish law governed corporate bond issued by its Irish subsidiary.

  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation