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, demonstrating 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

They offer sound, proactive and cost-effective service and advice which is consistently delivered. Chambers UK 2020


  • 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.

  • The Official Receiver

    as liquidator and Special Managers on the compulsory liquidation of Thomas Cook.

  • Johnston Press Plc

    and its subsidiary companies on the administration of the Group and pre-packaged sale of its business / assets to bondholders.

  • EY

    as administrators of McErlain’s Bakery (Magherafelt) Limited (trading as Genesis Crafty) in relation to its administration and pre-packaged sale.

  • Northern Ireland Housing Executive

    on the compulsory liquidation of Carillion Plc and Dixon Construction Limited