Orla O'Connor

Arthur Cox - Ireland



+353 1 920 1181

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Practice areas:

Financial services regulatory

Industry sectors:

Financial services

Finance partner. Worked on numerous financing and restructuring transactions for both banks and borrowers. Member of the firm’s Financial Regulatory Group and advises on bank reorganisations and a wide range of regulatory issues relating to payments, electronic money, anti-money laundering, mortgage arrears and consumer credit.  Advised a range of banks, private equity firms and servicers expanding and restructuring their operations on regulatory, licensing and other legal issues and on their interactions with the Central Bank. Advised on a range of bank asset disposals by both Irish and international banks operating in Ireland as part of their deleveraging strategies.


  • Nomura on the funding of the Project Eagle, Project Chestnut and Project Arrow portfolio acquisitions by Cerberus (2014-2015);
  • Apollo on a range of bids and acquisitions in the Irish market and on related funding and restructuring issues (2014-2016);
  • Sankaty on the purchase of the Project Coney and Project Finn portfolios from RBS and on related funding and restructuring issues (2015);
  • KPMG as Special Liquidator of IBRC on the sale of two loan books – Project Stone (CRE) and Projects Sand and Pearl (Residential) (2013, 2014).

  • Banking
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Private equity
  • Real estate finance

  • Associate, Institute of Taxation in Ireland
  • Chairperson Consumer Protection Working Group - Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland

  • LLB, Foundation Scholar, Trinity College Dublin, 1990
  • BCL, Oxford University, 1991
  • Admitted as a solicitor, 1995