Ireland is a leading jurisdiction for the establishment of special purpose vehicles (“SPVs”) for structured finance transactions, particularly repackagings, securitisations, LPN structures, CLOs and CDOs, asset-backed commercial paper programmes, corporate and leverage finance structures, fund-linked structures, life settlement issues and a host of other receivables financing transactions.
Drivers of Ireland’s leading position as an SPV location are its favourable tax regime, access to double taxation agreements, “on-shore” jurisdiction, developed corporate legal system and experienced local professional and administration market.
Our clients comprise the originators and related issuers of an extensive range of structured finance transactions including securitisations, repackagings, LPNs, CDOs, CLOs and other structured products and the establishment of hedge and private equity funds.
We work with these clients to understand their European Capital Raising and investment plans including advising on set up, compliance, and ongoing advisory needs. Our clients include the world’s largest leasing operators, the structured “bad bank” finance vehicles of sovereign states, the portfolio companies of funds, and bespoke vehicles for high net worth and family offices.
Diarmaid O’Keeffe, Partner, is the former Chair of the Irish Debt Securities Association’s Audit Committee and has worked in the industry since some of the first S.110 transactions in the Irish State.
Audit & Advisory services include:
Tax services include:
Diarmaid is a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Financial Services department.
Diarmaid provides audit and assurance services to the firm’s domestic and international Financial Services clients, including aircraft leasing vehicles, mortgage backed securitisation vehicles, collateralised debt investment vehicles and pension funds. Diarmaid also leads the provision of the Firm’s advisory services to Irish and international retail banks.
Diarmaid works with the Firm’s corporate clients on pension’s compliance, financial reporting, risk management, internal and external audit and regulatory matters.
As Partner on engagements with both the Central Bank of Ireland and the National Asset Management Agency (“NAMA”), Diarmaid has extensive experience undertaking multiple asset, governance, due diligence and business plan reviews.
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