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Piaras Power, Partner

Piaras Power


Head of Banking & Finance

Practice areas

  • Banking and finance
  • Commercial agreements
  • Financial services
  • Real estate finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency

Practice notes

"Piaras Power is the best banking lawyer we have worked with." - Legal 500

‘We get exceptional access to and service from Piaras Power. He is up there with the very best in the industry and his legal knowledge and pragmatism is exceptional. He has a wonderful way of efficiently executing the legal transaction or funding through pleasant, confident and influential leadership.’ - Legal 500

"Top class across the board" - Legal 500

"He knows both sides of the loan agreement and can advise on what is reasonable" - Chambers Europe

Sources note Piaras Power's "good degree of technical knowledge," adding: "His main standout strength is that he is very commercial." - Chambers Europe

Piaras Power "has a huge reputation for his knowledge, competence and ability to deliver on any funding-associated legal requirement." - Chambers Global

Clients highlight that "he translates the commercial requirement through the legal process into a legal agreement in a manner that is always respectful and pleasant, but serious when needed." - Chambers Global

"He is very astute at dealing with complexity, and can break things down into risk segments to explore ways of mitigating the risks." - Chambers Global

"well respected and very commercial" - Chambers Europe

Piaras Power has an "amazing reputation" in the market - Legal 500

Piaras is a Partner and head of the Firm's Banking & Finance team. Piaras is also co-lead of the Firm’s Financial Services Group. Piaras advises both Irish and international financial institutions and agencies in addition to specialised lenders on all aspects of banking law including in relation to corporate banking, acquisition finance, structured finance, commercial real estate and development finance, hedging and general secured and unsecured lending transactions. In particular, he has extensive experience in advising large corporates, plcs, public bodies, institutional firms, qualifying investor funds (QIAIFs), ICAVS and other regulated entities on complex and/or high value lending transactions. Piaras also has extensive experience in advising clients on debt restructuring, workouts and recovery related issues in addition to banking regulatory issues relating to insolvency, loan and security documentation. Piaras is also a member of the board of directors of the Irish mental health charity Aware.