Marsha Coghlan is a partner in the Disputes & Investigations group and she is also a partner in the firm's specialist Restructuring & Insolvency group. Marsha has wide experience in the area of general commercial litigation including financial services litigation, litigation involving directors and regulatory investigations, in particular, in relation to Central Bank enforcement proceedings. She has acted for both creditors, insolvency practitioners and financial institutions in liquidations, schemes of arrangement, receiverships and examinerships and has considerable experience on loan sale transactions and associated work out and enforcement strategies. Marsha also has extensive experience advising on complex domestic and cross border formal and informal restructurings and reorganisations. Marsha was recognised in the list of women leaders in IFLR1000 Global Women Leaders 2022.
Areas of Expertise
Restructuring & Insolvency/Financial Services Litigation/Disputes
- The Waypoint Group in relation to all Irish aspects of its successful restructuring via a Chapter 11 US Bankruptcy process.
- A number of parties in relation to the Cityjet and Norwegian examinerships.
- A number of financial institutions in relation to Central Bank enforcement proceedings arising from tracker mortgage lending.
- A number of stakeholders, financial institutions and lessors in relation to restructuring and governance issues in the aviation and transport sectors, in particular, in relation to director duties.
- A leading International Private Equity institution in relation to the restructure of its ownership of retail assets with a value of in excess of €900m.
- An international aircraft leasing company in its defence of Commercial Court proceedings concerning the Cape Town Convention.
- Ladbrokes and Homebase in relation to their successful restructuring via Examinership.
- A number of financial institutions in relation to the sale of their loan portfolio sales and associated advises on work-out and enforcement strategies.
- A leading financial institution in its capacity as secured creditor in relation to a number of court challenges brought by it in relation to the enacted Personal Insolvency legislation.
- All aspects of shareholder disputes and related High Court proceedings.
- High Court restriction and disqualification proceedings involving a number of directors.
- Financial institutions in relation to the appointment of receivers and related enforcement and litigation work.
- EY, PWC, KPMG, Duff and Phelps and Deloitte in relation to a number of receiverships, liquidations and examinerships appointments.
"Recommended lawyer." (Legal 500 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
"Able to handle challenging mandates." (Chambers Europe 2018)
"Marsha is commercial and responsive in her advice." (Chambers Europe 2017)
"Praised for her ability to bring a 'strong balance of technical and commercial considerations."(Chambers Europe 2016)
Marsha was Adjunct Lecturer in the Law School of Trinity College, Dublin during 2009-2014. She has also been a lecturer on the Law Society Diploma course in Insolvency Law & Corporate Restructuring and is a founding editor of the Hibernian Law Journal, an official journal of the Law Society of Ireland. She is a member of INSOL Europe, Restructuring & Insolvency Ireland and the International Women's Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. Prior to re-joining the firm, Marsha worked as a Judicial Assistant in the Court of Appeal, London where she worked for the Lord Chief Justice and subsequently the UK Government Legal Department where her practice focused on high value financial services litigation.
- Solicitor, England and Wales
- Solicitor, Law Society of Ireland
- BCL, University of Oxford
- BCL, University College Cork
Partner, Disputes & Investigations