Financial services sector

At the centre of this turmoil, financial services clients have been operating in an economy with a high percentage of non-performing property loans. This has required the development of a number of new financial instruments and consumer engagement processes to improve or gain back value from residential and commercial property loan books in particular. 

Financial Services Group

Our financial services group has been at the forefront of developments in this sector, working with financial services clients to deliver creative solutions to many of the challenges presented. Our group represents a mix of domestic and international lenders and borrowers, including major banks, senior lenders, mezzanine lenders, hedge funds and developers, on a range of financing matters.

We advise on everything from acquisition financing and debt restructuring to loan portfolio financing and financial regulation. We have particular expertise in managing complex, large scale client assignments and are known for our ability to create project management solutions. For example, managing significant projects in relation to the acquisition and disposal of loan portfolios. 

As part of a full service firm, we draw on the skills and technical knowledge of lawyers from other parts of the firm including property, construction, private equity, insolvency, corporate, and litigation enhancing its ability to deliver practical and commercial solutions to clients.

We have received the award for Banking / Finance / Restructuring & Insolvency Law Team of the Year at the Irish Law Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.  


Side by Side

Our services

Side by Side


All the major banks operating in Ireland

Including AIB, Ulster Bank Ireland DAC, KBC Bank Ireland plc, Danske Bank A/S, and the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) on a wide range of issues

Consortium involving Prime plc and Balfour Beatty Group Limited

Engaged to design, construct, operate and maintain 14 HSE primary care centres in Ireland as part of a PPP arrangement involving the provision of finance by, amongst others, the European Investment Bank (EIB)

Inspired Spaces consortium

A joint venture involving Carillion Construction Limited and the Dutch Infrastructure Fund – engaged to finance, build operate and maintain 5 schools and an institute of further education in Ireland that have been included in Bundle 5 of the Department's Public Private Partnership (PPP) programme

Consortium led by BAM Ireland

On the €350 million M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP and the funders of the BAM Iridium consortium (involving BAM Group Ireland, BAM PPP, Iridium and Dragados) engaged to construct the €220 million N25 New Ross Bypass Scheme. These were two of the largest PPP projects to reach financial close in recent years

WLR Cardinal Mezzanine Finance Company Limited

As mezzanine lender to the Ronan Group in relation to its acquisition of a prime site in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 with a view towards redevelopment as offices

Colony NorthStar Inc

Financing and taking of security of prominent Irish assets at the Spencer Dock, IFSC, Dublin; and on the acquisition of a significant loan portfolio

WLR Cardinal Mezzanine Finance Company Limited

In respect of the financing of the acquisition of a large regional shopping centre

Direct partner engagement across all deals, rather than oversight over more junior colleagues.
Legal 500 2020
Responsive, friendly and understand the important legal aspects to focus on each transaction. Able to commercially understand their clients and focus on the key commercial points. Highly capable of negotiating with any calibre of lawyer.
Legal 500 2020
Access to partners, who get very much involved in the transaction. Guidance and direction is clear, straightforward and made easy to understand.
Legal 500 2020
Beauchamps has an excellent understanding of all areas of our business.
Chambers & Partners 2020
The team's main strength is a very competent and excellent responsiveness from the first day until closing.
Chambers & Partners 2020
Partners take ownership of deals and make themselves available to discuss a case at any stage.
Legal 500 2020
Beauchamps have a very strong multi-disciplinary practice. They provide an exceptional service and are a highly responsive and diligent firm in our experience.
Legal 500 2020
They are extremely responsive, practical and highly commercial.
Chambers & Partners 2020
They are accessible, come back to us quickly and come up with solutions.
Chambers & Partners 2019
I couldn't fault them. I think they're a brilliant firm to work with: the partners and employees are very professional yet easy-going.
Chambers & Partners 2018
Our expectations were exceeded. We would use the team's services again and would also recommend them to others.
Chambers & Partners 2018
The lawyers at this firm stick to their promises, so if they say something will get done within a certain timeframe, it gets done within that timeframe.
Chambers & Partners 2016
We can rely on this team to be proactive and efficient under tight deadlines.
Chambers & Partners 2016
Excellent level of service" represents "very good value for money.
Legal 500 2015
Very good value for money – probably the best in Dublin.
Legal 500 2014