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3 July 20223 minute read

DLA Piper advises on six winning deals at Finance Dublin Deals of the Year 2022

DLA Piper is pleased to announce it has advised on six Finance Dublin Deals of the Year in 2022, across the M&A, Loans & Financing and Financial Services: Aviation categories.

The Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards recognise the best in Irish corporate finance and financial services transactions and profile the leading deal makers and advisers in the market. The awards also highlight the breadth of the world-class professional services expertise servicing Ireland's corporate and financial services sectors.DLA Piper advised on the following six winning deals:

Mergers & Acquisitions

Éanna Mellett, Head of Corporate in Ireland, said “2021 was the twelfth consecutive year that Mergermarket confirmed DLA Piper as the world’s leading M&A advisor by deal volume. The Finance Dublin awards reflect the quality of transactions that we continue to advise on as Ireland’s leading global law firm. We are grateful to Finance Dublin for this recognition and to our clients and our people who worked on these winning deals.”

Loans & Financing

Kate Curneen, Partner, Finance commented “At a time of unprecedented demand for housing in Ireland, we were delighted to have worked with Fairfield Real Estate Finance, advising on their joint venture lending programme with Initiative Ireland. This ambitious, innovative and sustainable platform will play a significant role in funding the development of much needed housing across Ireland. DLA Piper brings a global perspective and experience to structured investment and financing transactions such as this, where institutional investors are looking to deploy international capital to Irish opportunities.”

Financial Services: Aviation Finance
  • Aviation Finance Restructuring: Norwegian Air Irish examinership
  • MRO: Atlantic Aviation acquisition of Lufthansa Technik Shannon

Commenting on the Norwegian Air Irish examinership deal, Gavin Smith, Head of Restructuring in Ireland, said “We were delighted to represent a wide variety of creditors in this truly global restructuring deal. In acting for several airport authorities and aviation services clients, we drew on both our deep sector expertise and geographical reach, as well as our significant restructuring and aviation experience. The mandate showcases our strong restructuring credentials in Ireland as well as the US, UK, Norway, Finland and Germany, and our considerable experience advising on cross-border work-out processes.”