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Holmes provide banking and finance services to financial institutions, institutional investors, alternative lenders and other market participants, both domestic and international, as well as for a wide range of borrowers, including investment grade and other corporates and private banking clients. We are a panel legal firm for Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Banks, Permanent TSB, Ulster Bank Ireland and KBC.

We advise clients in every area of finance, in various types of markets and across all asset classes, including:-

  • Security reviews
  • Enforcement and workouts
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Lending including construction and property finance, acquisition finance and asset-backed lending.

We advise both lenders and borrowers on counterparty issues as well as providing opinions covering incorporation / establishment, capacity, authorisation, enforceability and enforcement of security interests.

Our banking and finance team is known for advising and partnering with banks, financial institutions and sophisticated corporate clients on complex finance transactions. This transactional expertise includes advising both lenders and borrowers on credit facilities, including term, revolving and composite facilities and on security, credit support and enforcement issues. We offer specialist expertise in secured property lending, and debt financings for investment funds and pension funds. We have advised on many large acquisition finance transactions in recent years including the financing of management buyouts (MBOs), private equity, merger and acquisitions (M&A) transactions and complex real estate projects.

Meet the Team

'Articulate and intelligent' team has a national presence, with offices in Dublin, Cork and Limerick. It is highly experienced in property and construction finance, as well as M&A finance and refinancings. Limerick-based Lisa Killeen leads the practice.

Banking and Finance | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

‘Excellent and professional and know their brief well.’

Banking and Finance | Legal 500 EMEA 2021

‘A firm of substantial scale. Their lawyers have very close relationships with their clients and in addition to providing legal advice are a trusted adviser and confidante. The team are very well networked and are very visible in the market that they serve.’

Banking and Finance | Legal 500 EMEA 2021