Announcements Maples Group Recognised in 2020 Finance Dublin Awards
13 Aug 2020
Maples and Calder LLP, the Maples Group’s law firm, is pleased to have been recognised once again in the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year 2020. The law firm received awards in both the Loans & Financing and Innovative Financing categories in relation to its role on a multi-jurisdictional aviation matter and an Irish social housing project as follows:
- Loans & Financing, Social Housing: RediResi Imez Limited and RediResi Isen Limited; and
- Innovative Financing: SMBC Aviation, GAEL Aviation Equity Fund.
A multidisciplinary team led by Banking Partner, Sarah Francis advised RediResi on the completion of the senior and mezzanine debt financing for the purposes of financing the social housing project in order to meet 20% of the Irish Government's national delivery target in 2020 for leasing. Sarah was supported by the firm’s Banking, Corporate, Real Estate and Tax practices.
The SMBC Aviation, GAEL Aviation Equity Fund was the first aviation equity fund for Japanese institutional investors that SMBC Aviation Capital has launched. The law firm acted as Irish and Cayman Islands Counsel in relation to the establishment of a Cayman Islands fund and Irish leasing platform invested into by multiple Japanese investors. London-based Asset Finance Partner, Donna Ager, was the lead lawyer on this transaction and was assisted by Nick Evans (Corporate Partner, London), Finn O'Hegarty (Corporate Partner, Cayman Islands) and Niall O'Mahony (Asset Finance Associate, Dublin).
The Banking and Projects & Construction teams also acted on two of the shortlisted deals in relation to their role advising UDG Healthcare on the investment grade financing with a syndicate of Irish banks and for advice given to the funders of the Macquarie bidding consortium on Ireland’s social housing bundle 1 public private partnership (PPP) project, Comhar Housing Limited.
Managing Partner of the Group's law firm in Dublin, Nicholas Butcher commented on the award wins: "We are delighted to be honoured with these prestigious accolades which are a testament to our team of global lawyers who are committed to continuously supporting our clients with new, innovative and seamless solutions across multiple jurisdictions."
Awarded annually, the Finance Dublin Deals of the Year Awards recognise the best in class Irish corporate finance transactions and the leading legal and professional services advisers. Find out more about the award winning deals here.
Maples and Calder, the Maples Group’s law firm, was pleased to advise the 10.5% noteholder of the Seven Energy Group in relation to the 2019 Seven Energy debt restructuring. A complex and noteworthy matter, the transaction received recognition at the IFLR Sub-Saharan Africa Awards, winning Restructuring Deal of the Year 2020.Read more
14 Sep 2020
Maples and Calder LLP, the Maples Group's law firm in Dublin, is proud to announce that one of its Partners, Niamh O’Shea, has been recognised as a 'Rising Star' at the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2020.Read more
11 Sep 2020
Maples and Calder LLP, the Maples Group's law firm in Ireland, is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen McLoughlin to head of its Finance practice in Ireland, effective 1 July 2020. Stephen succeeds Nicholas Butcher, Managing Partner of the law firm in Ireland who has been acting as head of the practice for the last 18 months. Nicholas continues in his role as Managing Partner.Read more
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