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.
- Portfolio sales and acquisitions
- Secured and unsecured loans
- Acquisition finance
- Asset finance
- Project finance
- Property, construction & development finance
- Tax based financing
- Debt capital markets
- Debt restructuring and deleveraging
- Enforcement syndicated and bilateral loan arrangements
- Treasury Banking regulation and compliance
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
They go above and beyond to ensure that the deal will get done on time.
Fast and thorough responses.
interviewees note the team's "depth of experience and understanding of client needs," further highlighting its commitment to "working in a collaborative manner".
Direct partner engagement across all deals, rather than oversight over more junior colleagues.
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.
Access to partners, who get very much involved in the transaction. Guidance and direction is clear, straightforward and made easy to understand.
Beauchamps has an excellent understanding of all areas of our business.
The team's main strength is a very competent and excellent responsiveness from the first day until closing.
Partners take ownership of deals and make themselves available to discuss a case at any stage.
Beauchamps have a very strong multi-disciplinary practice. They provide an exceptional service and are a highly responsive and diligent firm in our experience.
They are extremely responsive, practical and highly commercial.
They are accessible, come back to us quickly and come up with solutions.
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.
Our expectations were exceeded. We would use the team's services again and would also recommend them to others.
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.
We can rely on this team to be proactive and efficient under tight deadlines.
Excellent level of service" represents "very good value for money.
Very good value for money – probably the best in Dublin.