Callaghan

Kennedy

Partner

Legal Services

Dublin 

T :  +353 1 619 2716

M :  +353 86 044 5309

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Expertise

Callaghan advises arrangers, managers, investors and issuers on a wide range of finance, debt capital markets and structured finance transactions. He focuses particularly on structured products, such as CLOs and other asset backed securitisations, commodities, utilities, marketplace lending and other alternative asset class financings, as well as on repackagings and other programme issuers. Callaghan also advises on fund-linked structures, such as managed account platforms, loan funds and debt funds. He regularly advises on wider financial services and regulatory law, both in relation to regimes that impact structured finance transactions‒such as STS, securities  offerings, market abuse, EMIR and risk retention‒ and on issues generally affecting financial services firms, such as like licensing and establishment, change of control and ongoing regulatory compliance.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Finance

Structured Finance

Background

Callaghan joined the Maples Group as a trainee in 2009, and upon qualification in 2012, joined the Finance team. He was elected as a partner in 2018.

Callaghan is ranked as a Leading Lawyer - Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 2019 edition in Capital markets: Debt, Structured Finance and Securitisation. He has been described by clients as "fast, accurate, knowledgeable and detail orientated; collegial and a strong communicator". Callaghan is also listed as a Next Generation Lawyer in The Legal 500 2019 EMEA guide, where he is described as "responsive, clear and pragmatic".

Callaghan is a qualified Irish tax advisor.

BAR ADMISSIONS

2012 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

EDUCATION

Irish Taxation Institute, Eire, AITI Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), 2011

Princeton University, USA, BA, History, 2005

Professional Activities

Callaghan is the co-chair of the Princeton University Alumni Schools Committee, Ireland. Callaghan has led and participated in various working groups of the legal sub-committee of the Irish Debt Securities Association.

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