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A&L Goodbody's Debt Capital Markets Group is one of the best of its kind in Ireland.

We act for Irish and international issuers, originators lead managers, arrangers underwriters, rating agencies and trustees on some of the most complex debt capital market issuances and structured finance matters globally.

We have also been heavily involved in advising our clients (including domestic Irish financial institutions) on the Irish financial crisis and its impact on their capital and wholesale funding requirements.

A&L Goodbody’s debt practice is flexible and has a history of adapting to meet its clients’ needs. Recently it has been extremely active assisting clients in connection with current market conditions: for example, the Firm has been at the centre of developments such as NAMA and the Credit Institutions Stabilisation Act and has assisted clients in structuring novel securities and other responses to address their funding requirements.

We pride ourselves on providing partner-led and commercially focused advice which enables us to develop innovative yet user friendly solutions for our clients.

The Group provides a seamless integrated service combining securities law, taxation, derivatives and structuring experience, as well as stock exchange listing services.

We advise on all aspects of debt capital markets and structured finance including:

  • domestic and international securitisations (including CLOs and CDOs)
  • liability management exercises
  • certificates of deposit programmes
  • establishment and structuring of Irish Section 110s and special purpose insurance vehicles
  • regulatory capital raising (including tier 1 and tier 2 financings)
  • structured products/repackagings
  • bond issues (including, high yield, investment grade, convertible and exchangeable bonds)
  • MTN, ECP and CD programmes
  • derivatives

Throughout the financial crisis, we have worked closely with our 4 partner Restructuring and Insolvency Team advising on the solvent and insolvent liquidation of structured finance portfolios and issuers, as well as on the restructuring and refinancing of various capital market transactions involving Irish obligors.

The Debt Capital Markets Group works closely with A&L Listing Limited which was established by A&L Goodbody in 2003 to complement the Firm’s broad experience in the financial services section.

“A&L Goodbody is undisputedly one of the leaders in the field of capital markets."

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