Restructuring & Insolvency

A&L Goodbody's Restructuring and Insolvency team has unrivalled experience and expertise in the Irish legal market. This comes from acting as lead advisor on the most high profile and challenging restructurings in Irish corporate history including advising the Special Liquidators of IBRC and acting on the Ballantyne Re, Nordic Aviation Capital, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Waypoint, Quinn Group and eircom restructurings – which were the most significant and complex restructurings in recent years.

Our combined Dublin and Belfast team, together with other experts throughout the firm, advise domestic and international stakeholders including insolvency practitioners, creditors, directors, shareholders and investors in and purchasers of distressed businesses. We have particular in-depth experience and  understanding of the issues arising in cross-border insolvencies.


  • The Special Liquidators of IBRC

    on all aspects of the liquidation.

  • Ad Hoc Committee of secured lenders

    in connection with the scheme of arrangement of Nordic Aviation Capital DAC (the world's largest regional jet lessor).

  • Voyager Aviation Management Ireland

    in relation to the restructuring of circa US$415m of senior notes issued by Voyager Aviation Holdings.

  • Ambac

    on an Irish law scheme of arrangement to restructure US$1.6bn of New York law governed notes issued by Ballantyne.

  • Various lessor creditors

    in the CityJet Examinership.

  • Various lessor and financial creditors

    on the restructuring of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA and related companies through Irish examinership and a related Norwegian reconstruction process.

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