Banking and security law topics were the order of the day on Wednesday 29th January as we hosted a Banking and Security Law Seminar in our head office at Bishopsgate, Henry Street, Limerick. The seminar, which was attended by a selection of banking specialists and institutions including Allied Irish Banks plc, Bank of Ireland, KBC Bank Ireland plc and Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, included analysis of recent case law updates.
Advising on all aspects of banking and finance transactions, Lisa acts for both lenders and borrowers in loan transactions to include refinances, new lending and development finance. She also advises some of the leading Irish financial institutions on lending, including drafting and reviewing of facility agreements, drafting security packages and related corporate documents, completing security reviews, advising on complex financial assistance, managing condition precedent compliance and the transaction closing process, among other legal issues. Lisa has significant insolvency experience which includes advising receivers and financial institutions on enforcement of security, the disposal of secured assets and corporate restructuring. She also regularly advises liquidators of secured assets and directors in insolvent companies.
Dr. John Breslin S.C., author of the leading legal commentary publication, Banking Law, who practices in banking, insolvency and financial services regulatory areas, discussed recent legal developments in banking and security law, highlighting the ever-increasing complexity of creditor claims, and providing insight as to key tactical steps that can be taken effectively to manage debt-collection and repossession litigation.
John also spoke in detail on legislation and case law relating to receiverships and enforcement of securities, including the updated ‘Keeping People in Their Homes Bill 2017’ and the proposed ‘No Consent – No Sale’ Bill. Finally, John gave an update on the position of the courts vis a vis fixed versus floating charges through relevant case law.
With offices in Limerick, Dublin, Cork and London, we provide unrivalled commercial lending advice and representation for major Irish banks, lenders and commercial borrowers, with a dedicated team of banking solicitors who specialise in advising on transactions involving most major Irish Banks on all aspects of commercial lending.
For further information on the topics addressed at Wednesday’s seminar contact Lisa Killeen, Partner.