Adrian Burke, Partner - A&L Goodbody

Adrian Burke

Adrian Burke is a partner in the Firm’s Banking and Financial Services Department. His main practice areas are banking, structured finance, securitisation and capital markets. He qualified as a solicitor in 1995 and became a Partner at A&L Goodbody in 2001. Adrian advises leading Irish and international financial institutions as well as borrowers across the full range of financing transactions. He has particular expertise in syndicated lending, debt capital markets, securitisation, restructuring, derivatives and regulatory capital.


Recent experience includes advising:

  • Permanent TSB on its €125m alternative tier 1 regulatory capital issuance, the first AT1 issuance by an Irish bank, and the repurchase of €400m contingent convertible capital notes.
  • Morgan Stanley as lender and financial adviser on the $1.2bn loan and bond financing of the public takeover by Berkshire Partners of Skillsoft plc, the Irish online training company.
  • Bank of Ireland as agent in connection with acquisition facilities provided to Exponent Private Equity LLP entities for the acquisition of the Fintrax Group.
  • Special Liquidators of IBRC/Anglo Irish Bank on the disposal of loan and derivatives portfolios.
  • Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. on the disposal of non-core assets.
  • KBC Bank on the establishment and structuring of a series of Irish law residential mortgage securitisations. These were amongst the first Irish law securitisations carried out fully under Irish law.
  • Springboard Mortgages on the disposal of its Irish loan book.
  • Permanent TSB on its acquisition of the €3.6bn deposit book and selected assets of Irish Nationwide Building Society.
  • JP Morgan on the securitisation of French residential mortgage receivables.
  • JP Morgan on secured lending to Irish investment funds.
  • Aventas/Quinn Group on the restructuring of its €1.3bn bank syndicate and bond debt.
  • GE Financial Markets on its derivative, repo and other treasury operations.
  • Investment banks and other arrangers on securitisations, including RMBS, CMBS, CDOs and CLOs.
  • Issuers, arrangers and trustees on debt capital markets transactions including corporate bonds, high-yield bonds, medium term notes, liability management exercises, commercial paper programmes, private placements and regulatory capital securities for financial institutions.

Market Recommendations

  • "Recommended Lawyer." (Legal 500 2017)
  • "He is the go-to partner for deleveraging." (Chambers Global 2017)
  • "Expertise in a variety of matters relating to banking, financial services and securitisation." (Chambers Global 2016)
  • "A pragmatic and good negotiator who understands his clients." (Chambers Global 2015)


  • LLB, Trinity College Dublin, 1991
  • Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland, 1995

Professional activities

He is a regular speaker and writer on banking and financial services issues and lectures in Finance Law in the LLM programme at University College Dublin.

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a pragmatic and good negotiator who understands his clients

(Chambers Global 2015)