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Darragh Blake, Partner

Darragh Blake

Partner

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Financial institutions

Practice notes

Darragh is a Partner in our Banking & Financial Services Department.

Darragh Blake is "commercial, pragmatic and his knowledge is very good" - Chambers Europe 2019

Darragh Blake is praised for being "very keen to ensure that the firm delivers a quality service and a quick response." - Chambers Europe 2018

"He provides an astute technical analysis and understands the bigger picture, always gearing towards reaching the overall commercial objectives." - Chambers Global 2016

Darragh advises both lenders and borrowers on a full range of secured and unsecured finance transactions including bilateral and syndicated loans, security, intercreditor and hedging packages. He is also experienced in drafting and negotiating loan sales transaction documentation for major financial institutions. Darragh previously worked in the Banking & Financial Services department of a top five law firm in Dublin and previously qualified as a chartered accountant, having trained with KPMG in Dublin.

His recent experience includes:

  • Advising Bank of Scotland in connection with preparation and negotiation of assignment of loan and security portfolio, property sale and overall settlement agreement.
  • Advising Everyday Debt Recovery Limited in connection with the acquisition of loan books from the receiver to Cash Flow Services Limited and GE.
    Advising HSBC in connection with preparation and negotiation of assignment of loan and security portfolio.
  • Advising NAMA on review of loan and security documents in relation to various connections, and report for NAMA in relation to same.
  • Advising Bank of Scotland in connection with multiple security reviews across several jurisdictions. The scope of work included negotiating new facilities, security remediation and pre and post receivership advice.
  • Advising a trading group in connection with €70,000,000 banking refinancing and restructuring of group. The scope of work included negotiating new facilities, security and ISDA documentation.
  • Advising Jaguar Capital Limited in connection with multi jurisdiction refinancing.

Darragh is a member of the Law Society of Ireland, the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

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