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Neil O'Mahony, Partner

Neil O'Mahony


Practice areas

  • Commercial litigation
  • Litigation and dispute management
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Practice notes

Neil is a partner in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation and the Insolvency & Restructuring departments.

Clients are impressed by his "commercial view, responsiveness and work ethic" - Chambers Europe

"He excels in dealing with very complex insolvency issues and has an exceptional ability to articulate a legal position in correspondence" - Chambers Europe

Neil O’Mahony is "experienced in insolvency and banking litigation" - Legal 500

Neil specialises in litigation, corporate insolvency and restructuring. He has a wealth of experience, having handled some of the most commercially complex disputes and insolvencies in recent years. 

Most recently, Neil led negotiations with NAMA on behalf of John Ronan and the Ronan Group in exiting NAMA and refinancing their loans.  During 2015, he advised Lloyds Banking Group in the bankruptcy of Sir Tony O’Reilly.  Neil has also advised Vantive and Liam Carroll in the Zoe group examinership, and represented  the Quinn Family in their proceedings against IBRC.

Neil's recent experience includes:

  • Lead advisor to John Ronan and the Ronan Group in the negotiation and successful completion of their exit from NAMA.
  • Advising Persona Digital in a multi-billion euro claim arising out of the grant of a mobile phone licence to Esat and Denis O’Brien.
  • Acting for Tetrarch Capital in their acquisition of Mount Wolseley Hotel and Killashee House Hotel out of examinership.
  • Advising Lloyds Banking Group Plc on the bankruptcy of Sir Tony O’Reilly.
  • Lead insolvency advisor to Bank of Scotland Plc in its enforcement of loans to Bernard McNamara, including the appointment of Paul McCann (Grant Thornton) as receiver to the Burlington Hotel, Parknasilla Resort and Cork International Airport Hotel.
  • Advised Vantive/Liam Carroll in the Zoe group examinership.
  • Advised the Quinn Family in respect of their challenge to enforcement action taken by Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (“IBRC”), including challenging the legality of loans made by IBRC to the family, and the appointment of a Share Receiver by IBRC.

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