Restructuring & Insolvency

A&L Goodbody’s Restructuring and Insolvency team in Belfast has unrivalled experience and expertise in the market. Our extensive and dedicated team has acted as lead advisor on the most significant, high profile and challenging restructurings across the island of Ireland. Our combined Belfast and Dublin team works closely with other specialists in both the Belfast and Dublin offices, combining expertise in commercial law, commercial litigation, property and banking & financial services to provide effective solutions and advice in all insolvency and corporate recovery situations.

We advise domestic and international stakeholders including insolvency practitioners, banks, creditors/bondholders, funds, directors, shareholders and purchasers of distressed businesses. We have particular in-depth understanding of the issues arising in cross-border insolvencies.

Our services and experience includes advising on:

  • Debt restructuring and rescheduling
  • Insolvency-related litigation
  • All forms of corporate insolvency processes
  • Advising directors, shareholders and creditors
  • Distressed business sales and acquisitions
  • Contingency planning and enforcement work
  • Formal insolvency proceedings


  • The Special Liquidators of IBRC

    on the largest, most complex and cross-jurisdictional insolvency in Irish corporate history.

  • Quinn Group

    on all aspects of its £1.3bn corporate restructuring.

  • Deloitte

    as administrators of The Care Circle Ltd and Slemish Homes Ltd (the first administration of a care home operator in Northern Ireland).

  • PwC

    as administrators of Carvill Group Ltd, KPL Developments Ltd, Fultons Fine Furnishings and the Taggart Group Ltd.

  • BDO

    as administrators of Valto, Shanidar, Quito Developments, Ormeau Gas and Acheson & Glover.

  • A bank

    on the Scheme of Arrangement and administration of AssetCo Plc.