Robin

McDonnell

Partner

Legal Services

Dublin 

T :  +353 1 619 2726

M :  +353 86 858 9835

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Expertise

Robin is head of the Dublin Dispute Resolution & Insolvency team at Maples and Calder, the Maples Group's law firm. He specialises in insolvency and corporate recovery / restructuring, and has acted in a wide range of compulsory and voluntary liquidations, examinerships, receiverships, schemes of arrangement and bankruptcies. Robin acts for insolvency and restructuring practitioners and advises distressed companies, company directors, shareholders and creditors of distressed companies. He has extensive experience in acting for NAMA, both domestic and international financial institutions and private equity funds in banking litigation and enforcement matters. Robin also has particular expertise in the restriction and disqualification of company directors.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Dispute Resolution & Insolvency

Background

Robin joined the Maples Group in 2010.  He was previously with a large Irish corporate law firm. Robin is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in international legal publications with IFLR1000 recently describing him as "Experienced, high quality and professional" as well as "a diligent and technically competent lawyer who is very client-centric in his approach." Chambers Europe also praised Robin for being "Commercial, technically strong and good to deal with". He is also listed as a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500's 2019 guide. 

BAR ADMISSIONS

2003 - Admitted as a solicitor in Ireland

EDUCATION

University College Dublin, Ireland, BCL (International)

Law Society of Ireland, Ireland, Diploma in Commercial Law

Professional Activities

Robin is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, Dublin's Solicitor's Bar Association, Irish Society of Insolvency Practitioners, INSOL Europe and Insolvency Lawyer's Association.  

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